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· 13 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Ultimate Guide to Scrape Google Maps | Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices!

Google Maps is arguably the most popular and widely used map service in the world. Providing a wealth of information about locations, places, businesses, and directions, Google Maps data can be very useful for various purposes. Market research, lead generation, and data analysis can benefit from Google Maps data. The thing to keep in mind is Google Maps does not provide an easy way to export or download its data.

So if you want to scrape Google Maps data, you need to use some tools and techniques to access and extract the data you need. This comprehensive guide will show you how to scrape Google Maps data. We will also explain the benefits and challenges of scraping Google Maps data and provide some tips and best practices for efficient and ethical scraping.

· 11 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How To Scrape Instagram Data | A Step-By-Step Guide To Scraping Valuable Insights

Insights from social media platforms like Instagram hold valuable potential for researchers, marketers, and businesses. Scraping Instagram, which involves extracting data from the platform, is a powerful technique to gain insights into user behavior, demographics, preferences, and trends. This article will discuss the legality, tools, methods, and best practices for how to scrape Instagram.

· 7 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Is Using Proxies Safe? 10 Tips to Use Proxies in Scraping Legally

The popularity of proxies has made many users ask, are proxies safe? Yes, proxies are safe to use. Some are vulnerable to security breaches, while others offer robust protection.

When web scraping, it’s essential to understand the different types of proxies and their associated risks.

Essentially, there are two proxies available for use. They include free or public proxies and dedicated or private proxies.

As the name suggests, the free proxies are free for anyone. In contrast, the dedicated proxies are typically assigned to individual users and can only be accessed after being paid for.

· 9 min read
Oleg Kulyk

10 Main Types of Proxies and How to Manage Them Effectively

One of the best practices for web scraping is the use of proxy servers, as they efficiently keep the scrapers anonymous and well-protected. Because of the anonymity, you can easily scale your web scrapers without being detected by antibots.

However, not all proxy servers are the same. There are several different types of proxies with varying proxy server uses, so picking the right one is crucial. We’ll review some of them to help you make an informed decision.

Let's dive right into the ultimate list of proxy servers right now.

· 10 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Proxies for Web Scraping - The Ultimate Guide

Web scraping is a massive industry with a great number of business applications, including data aggregation, machine learning, lead generation, etc. It provides access to valuable online data for companies.

However, getting information consistently and on a large scale is a big issue that web scrapers must navigate. Website owners often implement anti-scraping measures, such as CAPTCHAs and honeypots, to protect their sites from being scraped. They sometimes even block the IP addresses of those who violate these safeguards.

This is why there is such a demand for reliable proxies for web scraping.

This article will define proxies, discuss their utility in web scraping, and classify web scraping proxies into functional categories. Read on to learn about the inner workings of proxy servers, the various available types, their advantages, and how to use them.

· 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.