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· 15 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How to Create a Proxy Server in Python Using Proxy.py

You can be one of two groups of web developers:

  1. Developers who get blocked when web scraping
  2. Developers who use proxy servers to hide their IP and easily extract the data they want

If you’re in group 2, then you make it harder for websites or services to track your online activity. You will be able to bypass regional restrictions and access content that might otherwise be unavailable. You can even filter and inspect incoming and outgoing traffic to protect against malicious requests or unauthorized access attempts.

In this article, we’ll explain how to use the proxy.py library so you will be firmly set to be in group 2. Let’s not waste any more time and get straight to it.

· 15 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How to Use Requests Library with Sessions to Crawl Websites in Python

Extracting information from websites is an invaluable skill. When utilized, it can support you by collecting vast amounts of data from the internet quickly. Automating data gathering from websites takes away the tedium and time consumed when done manually. This process, popularly known as web scraping, is made significantly more accessible with the Python Requests library.

· 9 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How To Scrape Data From LinkedIn

There’s no denying that the internet is a goldmine of information for businesses, researchers, curious cats, and everyday folks, and an important part of that mine is LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a treasure trove of valuable information and data waiting to be retrieved. If only there was a way to get all that information into your possession. Well, actually, there is. And yes, I know what you’re thinking, that this must be incredibly complex.

· 10 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How to Use Proxies with NodeJS Axios

When scraping websites for all important data, developers are looking for, above all, privacy and security. Using proxies is the best and most effective way to do so without the risk of exposing your IP address, making it less likely that those sites will ban your address in future visits.

Axios is a popular JavaScript Node.js library frequently used for website scraping. It’s a popular tool used widely due to its fast and accurate downloading of website content.

· 16 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Python Requests Proxy | How to Use Proxy Types in Python Requests

Python requests are a helpful tool that makes sending HTTP requests easier for Python programs. It simplifies online API connections, website data retrieval, and other web tasks.

Proxy servers are a key part of web scraping, which enables mass data extraction from websites. By utilizing proxies in web scraping with Python requests, you can overcome restrictions, enhance privacy, mitigate IP blocking risks, and effectively gather the data you need for your projects or analysis.

· 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.