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Oct 15
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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
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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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Aug 18
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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
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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
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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
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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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Dec 27, 2016
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Octoparse Tutorial: How to Use Octoparse to Make a Crawler?

A step-by-step guide on how to use Octoparse to make a crawler to deeply scrape data from each detail web page of the search results without having to know how to code. Yellow pages is use as an example here.
Dec 22, 2016
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5 Steps to Collect Big Data

 (picture from databigandsmall.com)We know most companies today collect big data to analyze and interpretate of daily transaction and traffic data for keeping track of the operations, forecasting needs or implementing new programs. It is in this way that we define big data as the capability allowing companies to extract value from large volumes of different kinds of data. But how to collect such capability of big data we want directly?There may be a lot of data collection methods and you may…See More
Dec 22, 2016
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Web Scraping|Scrape Data from Online Accommodation Booking Sites

For personnel who are actively looking for flight or hotels with low prices for traveling to other places, or for businesses who want to track prices of flights or any types of travel accommodations for maintain their competitive edge, Octoparse works great to effortlessly collect data based on different filters without manual searches.An real-life example from one of our users who was trying to scrape data from …See More
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Web Scraping Service vs. Automatic Web Scraper: Which is the best option for web scraping?

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 3:43am 0 Comments

 

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

Posted on August 27, 2017 at 10:42pm 0 Comments

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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Octoparse vs. Import.io comparison: which is best for web scraping?

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

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…

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3 Typical Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools for Marketing Decision

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 4:00am 0 Comments

(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…

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