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In today’s hyper-competitive environment, being analytics-driven is the best path for an eCommerce company to thrive. Web scraping has now become the latest tool for companies to take that quantum leap in gathering data for their product.

Scraping is used in data-centric industries such as the stock market, research and investigative journalism, tourism and hospitality, retail, and so on.

Marketing, finance, and management departments all depend on reliable data to make targeted business decisions. The majority of small and medium-sized eCommerce-focused companies aren’t up-to-speed with the most recent tech solutions. …


Web scraping is a complex and intriguing subject, and until all its secrets are revealed, it will remain a considerable uncertainty for most people.

When starting this journey as a developer, you need to make some decisions based on the facts that you know about the particular project you are working on: how much data you have to scrape, what kind of information is needed, how is it going to be analyzed, and so on.

One of the most significant challenges when it comes to web scraping is choosing how you will do it. And in this article, we will…


Whether you’re building something for fun or working on a product that’ll bring in revenue, the pure glee of finding out that some functionality you need already exists as an API is the same.

You’re right to be happy, after all, the benefits are clear to see:

  • Less time spent on implementing your version of the same feature.
  • Using an API cuts down on the size of your software.
  • Scaling is easier as you only have to focus on the core features of your product.

The usual progression for a project is for you to first realize that you need…


Just as there are plenty of use cases for web scrapers, there are a whole plethora of tools to choose from. Some of them are free, some are extremely easy to use, and some can quickly process a massive load of data. Some have several of those advantages and even more.

With such a wide range of solutions to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the details and wind up not knowing what product to actually choose.

Our aim with this article is to guide you through the choosing process and help you find the perfect tool for…


As the computers era has evolved, people developed a lot of useful techniques that can create gigantic datasets. One of these techniques is called web scraping and is most frequently used by data scientists, statisticians, computer scientists, and software developers for gathering valuable insights about a specific issue.

The web scraping technique can be done in many ways using various tools such as APIs, browser extensions, frameworks and so on. But the focus of this article is the last category of tools mentioned.

Being one of the most frequently used programming languages for developing software, JavaScript has a lot of…


If you are interested in web scrapers and want a solution that can extract various data from the Internet, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we will show you how easy it is to make use of WebScrapingAPI to obtain the information you need in just a few moments and manipulate the data however you like.

It is possible to create your own scraper to extract data on the web, but it would take a lot of time and effort to develop it, as there are some challenges you need to overcome along the way. …


Scraping a few web pages from a website is simple and poses hardly any difficulty. However, when you need to expand to scrape hundreds, thousands, or even millions of pages, you must know that you’ll face a slew of obstacles that will keep you from getting the data you need in a time-effective manner.

A web scraping API will assist you in gathering information such as website optimizations, keywords, and product data from both your rivals and your own/client pages more quickly.

Once you’ve scraped up all of this data, you can move on to the part you can’t automate…


If in the 20th century we dealt with a “time is money” mindset, now it’s all about data. More data means more insights, so better decisions, so more money.

Web scraping and web scrapers hugely increased in popularity in the last decade especially. More and more businesses need an accurate marketing strategy, which implies vast amounts of information in a short amount of time.

With the new spotlight shining over data extraction, companies are starting to see ways in which they can benefit. …


APIs come in many shapes and sizes. While plenty of developers have APIs to thank for making their jobs more manageable in a hundred different ways, not many actually take the time to learn more about these interfaces.

We get it. Time is limited, and understanding what defines a REST API might not be useful for everyone. We won’t deny that, but there’s a reason why just about anyone should learn this: it’s damn interesting. Plus, if you want to design or work with an API, it pays to know more about it.

So, in this article, we’ll take a…


As web pages become increasingly more significant in bite-size and loaded information, scraping them can become a real challenge.

While building WebScrapingAPI, our team has learned a lot about what efficient web scraping means and how to save as much time as possible while doing it. The following paragraphs will contain some of the tips we found to be most helpful during this process.

Why is web scraping essential?

We all heard about it before: “Knowledge is power”. Francis Bacon definitely did not hear about web scraping at the time but that doesn’t mean the quote is less valuable in our case. …

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