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Why Exactly Would You Need Web Scraping Services?

Why Exactly Would You Need Web Scraping Services?

It doesn’t matter if you are a small online store or a large eCommerce corporation — you need data. Today, you are operating in a hypercompetitive world. If you want your business to succeed, you need to offer the best services among your competitors.   But if you don’t know your customers, the competition and the market in general, how are you going to offer the best services? How are you going to set good prices? Find the latest, trending products? Improve your customer service? The answer is simple: with web scraping services. This service will perform data crawling for your business, and get the data that will help you make better business decisions, measure business performance and streamline your business processes. In summary, the two biggest benefits of using web scraping services is that:      a) You will understand your consumers’ likes/dislikes.      b) You will see your competitors’ business strategy. Still not convinced? Then let us show you 5 other benefits of using web crawling services for your business. Benefit # 1: No Personal Involvement Web scraping services do a great job of collecting data by themselves. Once you tell them what kind of data you want i.e. prices, inventory lists, reviews etc., you can be sure they will accurately collect the exact data you require. You don’t need to be personally involved to oversee the data crawling process. That’s because once the data crawling process starts, the data collection happens without human interference. And hence, there is absolutely no chance for humanlike errors to occur. You can be sure the data that’s being collected is...
Top 2018 Tech Trends and How Web Scraping Fits into the Picture

Top 2018 Tech Trends and How Web Scraping Fits into the Picture

Trends change from year to year, demanding that marketers and analysts stay nimble and in a state of feverous perpetual education. And, that’s a good thing – sink or swim; grow or perish. Today, we are focusing on two of the primary trends in the information technology sector this year that will shape and affect the circulation of data on a global scale:   Internet of Things (IoT) Artificial Intelligence (AI) These two trends shouldn’t seem unfamiliar to our readers, as they have been all over the news, social media and tech thought leader blogs. However, even those with a thorough understanding of what web data scraping is and what web scraping services are out there, how are these profoundly growing IT trends and data scraping services going to get along with each other? Let’s start with IoT, and see what the challenges, opportunities or both will be for web data scraping services. The Internet of Things – How do web scraping services fit in? Ten years ago answering a phone call with your wristwatch was but only a goal. Nowadays, it’s practically ubiquitous. Or, a parka with Bluetooth connected speakers in the hood? In 2018, IoT is paced to become so common that in a short period of time we’ll no longer have terms to describe what it even is! According to Business Insider, by 2025 there will be 55 billion IoT devices, whereas last year there were only (yeah, only) 9 billion devices. Yet, with any rapid transformation, the future becomes increasingly uncertain. This is especially important for data security risks, as while we absolutely will only...
Data Scraping vs Data Crawling: How to Combine These Two

Data Scraping vs Data Crawling: How to Combine These Two

In everyday speech, you can often hear people using phrase data scraping vs data crawling as if they meant the exact same thing. However, even though these two methods are potentially referred to as “the same process”, they are essentially different. Both of these methods are crucial when it comes to retrieving data, but the information needed and the processes involved in both of them differ in many ways. In some situations, a person will choose data scraping for data extraction, while in others they will go for data crawling. In order to avoid confusion when it comes to the subject of data scraping vs data crawling, we will explain the differences in a simple way, so that you won’t need an IT expert to help you out. Once you know the difference between these methods, you will understand how to retrieve the information you need. The Essentials of Data Scraping Data scraping is basically all about finding the right data and extracting it afterward, and it pulls data straight from the page. This way, it doesn’t necessarily need to be pulled from the web alone, as it can actually be taken from any place where data exists. This may refer to basically any form of data from a variety of different sources – storage devices, spreadsheets, etc. The data doesn’t need to be from the internet or a web page, as we are talking about data scraping in a broader sense, and not specifically web scraping. We turn to this process when we want to filter and distinguish between various kinds of raw data from various sources, and turn it...
4 Questions to Consider Before Choosing a Web Scraping Company

4 Questions to Consider Before Choosing a Web Scraping Company

We’re living in an era of overflowing and chaotic data. We seem to have more on our plates nowadays than ever before in all the domains of life. However, having access to more choices is a double-edged sword. Faced with myriad options, it’s now even harder to make a decision than it was in the ‘pre-Internet’ era. This equally holds true for the practice of web data extraction. Imagine this situation: an HR professional of a major organization needs to find information about potential job candidates for a vacancy, and this is not his/her only task on the agenda. Doing it manually will mean hours (or, even days) of monotonous work in front of the computer, and…missed deadlines for other assignments. A stressful situation, indeed. The good news is that there’s an effective solution – the company can hire a web scraping company to do the job and thus save time and efforts.   For the uninitiated, web scraping may sound one of those scary tech buzzwords. But, it’s more conceivable than you think. Web scraping, sometimes called data extraction or web harvesting, is simply the process of collecting data from websites and storing it on your local database or spreadsheets. Web scraping tools come in handy not only for recruitment purposes, but also in e-commerce, marketing, weather forecasting and many other industries. In one of our previous posts, we discussed the pros and cons of using web scraping tools by yourself and hiring a data extraction service instead. Of course, for more accurate results and time saving purposes, it’s preferable to reap the results of a professional ‘web harvester’....
Welcome to Our Web Scraping Blog

Welcome to Our Web Scraping Blog

We’d like to welcome you to our Advanced Web Scraping Services blog, where you can learn more about web scraping, starting from a beginner level towards the advanced level. The blog posts are published thrice per month, keeping you up-to-date on trends and tricks, working in the different markets. You are welcome to comment and give feedback on our articles, so we can improve their quality for...