Web Scraping Software

Reviews, Tests, Tutorials, Ratings and Comparisons of Web Scraping Programs and Services

Import.io Enter the Enterprise DaaS Market

Import.io Enterprise
Recently, import.io (a free scraping online tool) announced that they are adding another way to get data from the web: they’ll build it for you. This new “Data as a Service” program is targeted at businesses and organizations who need data, but don’t have the time or resources to devote to using the import.io tool to build it themselves. For these clients, import will curate custom datasets based on their specific requirements as well as develop custom data implementation solutions based on the organization’s in-house software. more…

My Experience in Choosing a Web Scraping Service

Choosing of Web Scraping Services Recently I decided to outsource a web scraping project to another company. I typed “web scraping service” in Google, chose six services from the first two search result pages and sent the project specifications to all of them to get quotes. Eventually I decided to go another way and did not order the services, but my experience may be useful for others who want to entrust web scraping jobs to third party services. more…

7 Ways to Protect Website from Scraping and How to Bypass this Protection

Anti-Scraper In this article I’d love to revise few well-known methods of protecting website content from automatic scraping. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so you need to make your choice basing on the particular situation. None of these methods is ultimate and each one has its own ways around I will mention further.
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Anonymous Scraping with Visual Web Ripper

AnonymousIt’s very common to use proxy servers for web data extraction. If you want to stay undetected when you scrape a website, you have to change your IP address periodically. Otherwise it is very easy to detect unusual activity by observing a large number of requests from a single IP address. Visual Web Ripper has a built-in support of proxy servers called Private Proxy Switch. more…

Easy Data Visualisation with Silk.co

Data Visualisation with Silk.coThis is a guest post by .

With the rise of social media sharing, collaboration and a increasingly interested market for data, there are more and more people wanting to ‘play with data’ and learn using some basics free tools. So recently I’ve been trying to find a technically advanced and interesting combination of free tools to collect and visualise web data that will allow enthusiasts and students to get those all important initial quick and easy wins. more…

Kimono scraper is now enhanced with Pagination, Crawling and Data History

Several days ago I wrote the Kimono scraper review  where I mentioned that the service is short of pagination support and some other important functions. But it is fair to say that this service is developing quite rapidly and now they have not only added the ability to go over several pages and URLs, but even to keep the history of scraped data. Lets look at these features closely. more…

Captcha Breaker Review

Captcha Breaker BoxGSA Captcha Breaker is a CAPTCHA solving software. It uses Optical Character Recognition algorithms for CAPTCHA decoding. Being a standalone program it works independently of any online captcha recognition services (like DeathByCaptcha, BypassCaptcha and etc). This means that once you have paid for the program you don’t need to pay for each recognition anymore, and this allows you to save money when you need to recognize a huge amount of CAPTCHAs. more…

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