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How to Build a Web Crawler from Scratch – A Guide for Beginners

Living in the digital world today has definitely made our lives easier in many aspects as the internet becomes the ultimate source to finding most of everything we need; such digital transformation has generated new challenges to how data can be assessed, collected, stored and analyzed.The number of internet users around the world had just passed 4 billion, up 7% from year 2017according to the new 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite. People are turning to…See More
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Web Scraping Spotlights: What is it and why you need to learn it?

original posted at: https://www.octoparse.com/blog/what-is-web-scrapingWhat Is Web Scraping?It is the process of extracting information and data from a website, transforming the information on a webpage into structured data for further analysis. Web scraping is also known as web harvesting or web data extraction. With the overwhelming data available on the internet, web scraping has become the essential approach to aggregating…See More
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Web Scraping Service vs. Automatic Web Scraper: Which is the best option for web scraping?

 What is web scraping?Web scraping aka. web extraction or web crawling refers to the process of obtaining various unstructured information from any websites and turn it into structured, clean data such as xls, csv, or txt or populate the captured data to a database directly. Some common uses of web scraping include lead generation, data collection for academic researches, price monitoring from competitors’ websites, product catalogue scraping and many more. For all kinds of good reasons people…See More
Sep 1, 2017
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Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis

There are thousands of big data tools out there for data analysis today. Data analysis is the process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. To save your time, in this post, I will list out 30 top big data tools for data analysis in the areas ofopen source data tools, …See More
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Octoparse vs. Import.io comparison: which is best for web scraping?

Web scraping software, also known as data extraction tool, is the software to collect the data from the website. It’s usually not easy for us to pick up a web scraping tool as there’s so many web scraping tools available now (refer to Top 30 Free Web Scraping Software to learn more). That’s why I decided to put the web scraping tool Octoparse head to head with …See More
Aug 3, 2017
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3 Typical Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools for Marketing Decision

(from http://www.octoparse.com/blog/3-typical-ways-to-use-web-scraping-to...)Web scraping, also known as web crawling, (web) data extraction, data mining, screen scraping, is the process of collecting large amounts of data from the web, then save to a file, database, etc. Let’s dig deeper into web scraping. It’s estimated that the Internet has doubled in size every year…See More
May 15, 2017
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Top 20 Web Crawler Tools to Scrape the Websites

Web crawling (also known as web scraping) is widely applied in many areas today. It targets at fetching new or updated data from any websites and store the data for an easy access. Web crawler tools are getting well known to the common, since the web crawler has simplified and automated the entire crawling process to make web data resource become easily accessible to everyone. Using a web crawler tool will set free people from repetitive typing or copy-pasting, and we could expect a…See More
Apr 26, 2017
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Scraping News Articles from TheStreet.com

Octoaprse enables you to scrape latest news articles from news source.There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud. In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the latest news articles of TheStreet.com to get article information - such as the title of article, article body text, date/time article published, author and article URL with Octoparse. The website URL we will use is…See More
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How to Build a Web Crawler from Scratch – A Guide for Beginners

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Living in the digital world today has definitely made our lives easier in many aspects as the internet becomes the ultimate source to finding most of everything we need; such digital transformation has generated new challenges to how data can be assessed, collected, stored and analyzed.

The number of…

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Web Scraping Spotlights: What is it and why you need to learn it?

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original posted at: https://www.octoparse.com/blog/what-is-web-scraping

What Is Web Scraping?

It is the process of extracting information and data from a website, transforming the information on a webpage into structured data for further analysis. Web scraping is also known as web harvesting or web data extraction. With the…

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Web Scraping Service vs. Automatic Web Scraper: Which is the best option for web scraping?

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What is web scraping?

Web scraping aka. web extraction or web crawling refers to the process of obtaining various unstructured information from any websites and turn it into structured, clean data such as xls, csv, or txt or populate the captured data to a database directly. Some common uses of web scraping include lead generation, data collection for academic researches, price monitoring from…

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Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis

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There are thousands of big data tools out there for data analysis today. Data analysis is the process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. To save your time, in this post, I will list out 30 top big data tools for data analysis in the areas ofopen source data…

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