Scraper API Blog

How Hedge Funds Are Using Web Scrapers

In this article we discuss one real-world application of web scraping: hedge funds. Learn how and why they use scrapers to help their business.

Web Scraping for Online Reputation Management

Keeping tabs on online chatter about your business can provide vital insights. Here is how scrapers can help you manage your online reputation.

Using Web Scraping to Generate Leads

Web scraping can be an immensely powerful tool for your business. From trawling consumer data on an online retailer to price comparison platforms and more, the potential application of the technology is nearly endless. With such a flexible tool in hand the savvy entrepreneur can carve out a nice advantage in their niche and really give their business a huge boost, generating leads more reliably at a much quicker pace than rivals who stick to more traditional methods. But how exactly can we make this happen? To help you and your business grow, we’ve compiled a few examples of ways you could be using web scrapers to generate leads for your business.

5 Tips For Building Large Scale Web Scrapers

If you’re a company that utilises web scraping to help grow your business, you might find that you’re limited by time. Making decisions based on data can be difficult if you have a shallow pool of information to draw from, and you might often find that you never feel fully in control, or that opportunities are being missed. If any of this rings true then you need to start thinking about scaling up your scraping game! Here are a few ways you can go about building large scale scrapers that will not only perform well, but will have the longevity you need to build a strong, stable business.

What kind of companies use web scrapers?

We've spoken a lot about how web scrapers work, and are set up. In this article we discuss practical applications, and how they're applied in the real world.

Comparing Free, Shared, Dedicated, Datacenter, Residential, and Rotating Proxies for Web Scraping

Web scraping can be an arduous task at times - you might often feel as though you’re spending too much time trying to keep your scrapers online and unblocked and not enough time actually getting to grips with the data they collect. Fortunately for every potential problem there is a solution, and one of the most fundamental tools in the kit for any developer is the humble proxy. Understanding and utilising proxies properly is key to beating the IP blacklist and maintaining scraper uptime. Here are a few examples of different proxies to help you understand what to look for in a proxy service and what to avoid.

5 Tips For Web Scraping Without Getting Blocked or Blacklisted

Web scraping can be difficult, particularly when most popular sites actively try to prevent developers from scraping their websites. However, there are many strategies that developers can use to avoid blocks and allow their web scrapers to be undetectable...

Top 10 Residential, Backconnect & Rotating Proxies for Web Scraping

Web scraping can be difficult, particularly when most popular sites put heavy restrictions on access from certain IP addresses. In order to properly scrape most popular sites, developers should use IP rotation services in order to avoid unnecessary downtime, particularly when running scrapers in data centers, where IP addresses are often blacklisted from visiting popular sites on the consumer internet. Here are 10 popular IP rotation services among web scraping developers right now...

The 10 Best Data Scraping Tools & Web Scraping Tools

Web scraping, web crawling, and any other form of web data extraction can be complicated. Between obtaining the correct page source, to parsing the source correctly, rendering javascript, and obtaining data in a usable form, there's a lot of work to be done. Different users have very different needs, and there are tools out there for all of them, people who want to build web scrapers without coding, developers who want to build web crawlers to crawl large sites, and everything in between. Here is our list of the 10 best web scraping tools on the market right now, from open source projects to hosted SAAS solutions to desktop software, there is sure to be something for everyone looking to make use of web data...

Our Story
Having built many web scrapers, we repeatedly went through the tiresome process of finding proxies, setting up headless browsers, and handling CAPTCHAs. That's why we decided to start Scraper API, it handles all of this for you so you can scrape any page with a simple API call!