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Mar 3, 2021

Using Web Scraping to Launch Your Startup

Getting a startup off the ground can be an incredibly challenging feat. It’s entirely possible that you can have done all your research, laid out the groundwork as best as possible, and worked hard to provide a top-notch product only to find that either the market wasn’t ready or your

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Mar 3, 2021

How Growth Hackers Use Web Scraping

When it comes to online business, the strongest indicator of success is growth. However you measure it, the rate at which new users are attracted to your product or service will most likely be the strongest indicator of your long term success. In fact, in many ways it’s the only

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Mar 3, 2021

How Hedge Funds Are Using Web Scrapers

As web scraping becomes more and more prominent in business online, we’re beginning to see it being utilised by banks and investors to make big market calls before anyone else. Whilst it should be no real surprise that embracing the ability to parse through large amounts of data results in

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Mar 3, 2021

Web Scraping for Online Reputation Management

In the business world, good reputation management is an essential step on the path to success. Whether that comes from solid advertising, quality products, or savvy customer engagement, the result is the same: potential customers will be more likely to do business with you, and existing customers will be more

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Mar 3, 2021

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

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Mar 3, 2021

What Kind of Companies Use Web Scrapers?

We’ve talked a lot about the mechanics of web scraping – what tools to look for, what approaches to take and what methods to avoid to ensure that you’re getting the most from your time and money spent. But let’s take a step back for a moment and take a

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Mar 2, 2021

Scrapebox Integration

Setting up Scrapebox to use ScraperAPI as a proxy is straightforward. Scrapebox generally recommends using multiple proxies to spread your scrapes across IP addresses and prevent bot detection, but when using ScraperAPI we do all that for you. So you only need to configure Scrapebox to use one proxy: ScraperAPI.

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Feb 22, 2021

The 10 Best Residential, Backconnect & Rotating Proxies for Web Scraping

Web scraping without residential, backconnect or rotating proxies 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 need to use residential proxies, backconnect proxies, rotating proxies, or other IP rotation methods in order

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Feb 2, 2021

Python Requests and Beautifulsoup Integration

In this guide, we’ll see how you can easily use ScraperAPI with the Python Request library to scrape the web at scale. We will walk you through exactly how to create a scraper that will: Send requests to ScraperAPI using our API endpoint, Python SDK or proxy port. Automatically catch

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Jan 14, 2020

Top 10 Providers of Static, HTTPS and Datacenter Proxies for Web Scraping

There are a number of reasons why you may need a proxy provider to source high quality datacenter proxies when web scraping. Even though we live in an age when information is more accessible than ever, some data can sometimes be really difficult to find and extract. There are many

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Jan 6, 2020

The 10 Best Free Proxies and Free Proxy Lists for Web Scraping

Free proxies are often seen as a dream come true but can quickly turn into a nightmare, and finding a free proxy list can feel like striking gold, only to find that the motherload has been claimed by too many other prospectors. In other words, free proxies for web scraping

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Jan 1, 2020

Best 10 Dedicated, Shared, and Virgin Proxy Providers for Web Scraping

Everyone who is truly eager to make the best of their web scraping or already has substantial experience with this process knows one thing – web scraping is impossible without a pool of high-quality proxies. Whether you want to use residential, backconnect, or rotating proxies for your scraping venture, you

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