Scraper API Blog

Top 10 Residential, Backconnect & Rotating Proxies for Web Scraping

Updated 2019-09-30 by Daniel Ni

Here are 10 most popular residential and backconnect rotating proxy services among web scraping developers right now.

The 10 Best Data Scraping Tools & Web Scraping Tools

Updated 2019-09-30 by Daniel Ni

Data scraping and web scraping tools are becoming increasingly important as web data extraction continues to grow. We've picked out the 10 best in our article!

5 Tips For Web Scraping Without Getting Blocked or Blacklisted

Updated 2019-09-30 by Daniel Ni

Web scraping is getting harder, especially for popular sites. Here are 5 tips for web scraping while avoiding blocks, blacklists, IP bans, and CAPTCHAs!

Web Scraper Proxies: In House or Outsource?

Updated 2019-07-26 by Daniel Ni

When you're putting together the proxies for your web scraping efforts, is it better to outsource this, or do it yourself?

Using Web Scraping to Launch Your Startup

Updated 2019-07-26 by Daniel Ni

In today’s article we discuss how you can use web scraping to launch your new business. We go through our favorite tips, tricks, best-practices, and more.

How Growth Hackers Use Web Scraping

Updated 2019-07-26 by Daniel Ni

The goal of growth hacking is to grow a business in the shortest time possible. Today we discuss how scraping can be applied to this task and how it works.

How Hedge Funds Are Using Web Scrapers

Updated 2019-07-02 by Daniel Ni

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

Web Scraping for Online Reputation Management

Updated 2019-06-17 by Daniel Ni

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

Updated 2019-06-17 by Daniel Ni

Learn the power of web scraping as a utility to crawl websites like Crunchbase and Angelist for prospective clients.

5 Tips For Building Large Scale Web Scrapers

Updated 2019-06-10 by Daniel Ni

Thinking of scaling up your scraping game? Click here to learn our top 5 tips to make sure you get it done right the first time, without wasting time or money.

What kind of companies use web scrapers?

Updated 2019-06-06 by Daniel Ni

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

Updated 2019-06-02 by Daniel Ni

It can be hard finding the right type of proxy. In this article we talk about the 6 different types of common proxies, and how they could apply to your web scraping.

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!