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· 22 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How to Find the Best Cheap Residential Proxies in 2024

If you are looking for a way to access the web anonymously, bypass geo-restrictions, scrape data, or run multiple accounts, you might need a residential proxy.

Unlike data center proxies, which are easily detectable and often blocked by websites, residential proxies are more reliable and trustworthy, as they appear as regular users.

However, residential proxies are not cheap. They are usually sold by proxy providers with access to millions of IP addresses from different countries and regions.

This blog post will show you how to find cheap residential proxies in 2024 without compromising quality or performance.

· 8 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Web Scraping for Finance - Create a Killer Investing Strategy

Online scrapers can quickly get stock data with web scraping by collecting information about a firm's financial state from company websites and online public documents. Generated reports create a data-driven creditworthiness score that benefits investors, banks, and financial institutions.

The most significant return on investment from online data is predicted to be in economic and market research. Hedge funds reportedly invest around $2 billion in web scraping software to gain a competitive advantage in the financial markets.

· 8 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Best Practices for Effective Web Scraping: DOs and DON'Ts

Web scraping is a great way to quickly and efficiently get the needed data. It involves extracting data from websites or other sources on the internet using automated tools like ScrapingAnt.

However, the key to successful web scraping lies in understanding how different systems work online and knowing when and where to apply specific web scraping techniques for maximum effectiveness.

If done correctly, web scraping can be incredibly useful for your project.

In this article, we will cover the most common data extraction do's and don'ts so that you can ensure you're applying the best practices for web scraping tasks.

· 13 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Breaking Down IP Restrictions: How to Overcome Website Limits and Gather Data Safely

As the internet grows, I'm finding that many website owners are using IP restrictions to protect their content from unauthorized access. Essentially, IP restrictions limit the requests a user can make to a website within a specific period. Still, they can also pose a challenge for web scrapers like me trying to gather data from the site. In this blog post, I'll explain how IP restrictions work, why they're used, and explore different ways that I can overcome these limitations as a web scraper.

· 8 min read
Oleg Kulyk

A Quick Guide to Parsing HTML with RegEx

Parsing HTML documents can be complex and tedious, but it is an integral part of web development. It is common to parse HTML pages to extract the required information when working with web scraping or website building. One of the methods applied to parse HTML pages is through the use of regular expressions (RegEx).

This guide will walk you through how to parse HTML with RegEx using Python, along with best practices and tips.

· 9 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Puppeteer Debugging and Troubleshooting - Best Practices

Puppeteer is a powerful tool for automating web testing and scraping. However, it is still subject to problems and bugs like any other software.

It's crucial to have a well-thought-out plan for solving issues in place for times like these.

In this post, we'll explore some of the best practices for Puppeteer debugging and troubleshooting with Puppeteer.

· 6 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Becoming a Web Scraper - Scraping as Google Crawler for Maximum Results

Are you looking to become a web scraper? While web scraping can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. In this blog, we’ll discuss what web scraping is, how pretending to be a Google crawler can help you get the most out of web scraping, and how to use web scrapers for maximum results. So get ready, because you’re about to learn the ins and outs of web scraping and how to become a web scraper.

· 12 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Avoid Cloudflare with These 5 Proven Methods

Before we begin, it's essential to understand that data extraction and web scraping are legal gray areas. For some, this is highly immoral, if not outright illegal, so pay attention to what you're scraping and how you're using it. Scraping personal data, gathering information without permission, or copyrighted data (among other things) may be illegal. So make sure you're careful about what you get and what you do with it once you have it. This information can make a big difference for your business, but if you're not using it correctly, it could cause you problems.