Web Page Change Tracking

Often, you want to detect changes on some eBay offerings or get notified of the latest items of interest from craigslist in your area. Or, you want to monitor updates on a website (your competitor’s, for example) where no RSS feed is available. How would you do it, by visiting it over and over again? No, now there are handy tools for website change monitoring. We’ve evaluated some tools and would like to recommend the most useful ones that will make your monitoring job easy. Those tools nicely complement the web scraping software, service and plugins. more…

OutWit Hub Review

OutWit Hub is a software providing simple data extraction without requiring any programming skills or advanced technical knowledge. What impressed me about Outwit Hub is its general approach to data gathering: harvest everything (links, text, images, etc.) and, then, let the user choose what is needed (sift by scrapers). The program is apt to browse over links on pages, so this feature works well if multiple chains web scraping is required. more…

ScraperWiki Review

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ScraperWiki is a unique, state-of-the-art scraping cloud service providing developers an extensive tool and meeting the users’ needs on demand. ScraperWiki, a free social tool, is a professionally designed playground for amateur custom scrapers to be launched, as well as for business use on request data with certain services charged. Other web scraping and web harvesting software and services are overviewed in here.

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