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How to Efficiently Scrape Competitors’ Prices

You want to grab some prices from your competitors so you can do some market research. Once you have the prices in your hands, you will have the information necessary to have a much-needed competitive edge in your market. Then, you can finally put some distance between your business and the competition. There’s just one problem. Price scraping can take forever. Sure, it is supposed to be a quick and easy process, but it ends up taking most people a really long time, and it’s just because they don’t know what they’re doing. Fortunately, you can be more efficient by [...]

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on How to Efficiently Scrape Competitors’ Prices

Everything You Need to Know About Data Mining

Big data rules the world. It is so important that some businesses pay data scientists big bucks to gather and analyze data for them. They use the data to predict future trends, come up with business strategies, and more. Basically, they use the data to make more money for their companies. You don’t need to have a data scientist to take part in the big data revolution, though. A web crawler for data mining lets you get the data you need without hiring outside help. Before you begin, though, you need to get a better understanding of what data mining [...]

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Data Mining

Read This Before Using an Amazon Data Extractor

Lots of people use an Amazon data extractor to get the product information they need, but few know how to properly use it. If you don’t scrape the data the right way, you can get banned from Amazon. Take some time to learn how to do it properly so you can get all of the data you need and still get to use the site when you are done. Choose the Right Amazon Data Extractor It’s normal to do a quick Google search for a data scraper and pick the first one you see. After all, that site must have [...]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on Read This Before Using an Amazon Data Extractor

How to Scrape Data from Craigslist

Out of all of the sites out there to scrape, none is quite as difficult as Craigslist. The site is set up in a way that makes it very hard to scrape data, and it’s because of its API. While some sites have APIs that contain information that you can easily scrape, Craigslist’s API is set up differently. Instead of allowing you to pull data, Craigslist’s API is created for people to post data. You can use the API to post data in bulk, but it isn’t made for pulling data. This API might leave you banging your head against [...]

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on How to Scrape Data from Craigslist

Website Scraping Tips for Beginners

Website scraping is easy, right? You just jump in, grab some data, and then go about your day. It’s not quite as simple as that. Websites have a ton of data, and it is easy to get overwhelmed while scraping. Sites also have complex security systems in place, and that can make scraping difficult. Follow some tips to ensure you are successful when scraping a website. These tips will transform you from a novice to a pro so you will be ready to scrape with the big boys. Gather Your Tools Unless you are a web developer, you need to [...]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on Website Scraping Tips for Beginners

Troubleshooting the ScrapeBox Harvester

ScrapeBox is one of the most powerful SEO tools around. You can use it to scrape websites, comment on blogs, check links, and more. While the tool typically runs like a well-oiled machine, you might run across some problems from time to time, especially when dealing with the harvesters. First, let’s take a look at the various harvesters you will use when working with ScrapeBox. Then, let’s look at some troubleshooting tips you can follow if you have issues. These tips should help you get back on track so you can get the most out of this powerful tool. Keyword [...]

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Troubleshooting the ScrapeBox Harvester