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Looking Back at 2016

We started 2016 with an eye on blowing 2015 out of the water. Mission accomplished.

How to Increase Sales with Online Reputation Management

One negative review can cost your business up to 22% of its prospects. This was one of the sobering findings in a study highlighted on Moz last year. With over half of shoppers rating reviews as important in their buying decision, no company large or small can afford to ignore stats like these - let alone the reviews themselves. In what follows I'll let you in on how web scraping can help you...

How You Can Use Web Data to Accelerate Your Startup

In just the US alone, there were 27 million individuals running or starting a new business in 2015. With this fiercely competitive startup scene, business owners need to take advantage of every resource available, especially given a high probability of failure. Enter web data. Web data is abundant and those who harness it can do everything from keeping an eye on competitors to ensuring customer...

Why Promoting Open Data Increases Economic Opportunities

During the 2016 Collision Conference held in New Orleans, our Content Strategist Cecilia Haynes interviewed conference speaker Dr. Tyrone Grandison. At the time of the interview, he was the Deputy Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Tyrone is currently the Chief Information Officer for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Interview: How Up Hail uses Scrapy to Increase Transparency

During the 2016 Collision Conference held in New Orleans, Scrapinghub Content Strategist Cecilia Haynes had the opportunity to interview the brains and the brawn behind Up Hail, the rideshare comparison app.

Embracing the Future of Work: How To Communicate Remotely

What does “the Future of Work” mean to you? To us, it describes how we approach life at Scrapinghub. We don't work in a traditional office (we're 100% distributed) and we allow folks the freedom to make their own schedules (you know when you work best). By finding ways to break away from the traditional 9-to-5 mode, we ended up creating a framework for the Future of Work.

What the Suicide Squad Tells Us About Web Data

Web data is a bit like the Matrix. It’s all around us, but not everyone knows how to use it meaningfully. So here’s a brief overview of the many ways that web data can benefit you as a researcher, marketer, entrepreneur, or even multinational business owner.

Introducing the Datasets Catalog

Folks using Portia and Scrapy are engaged in a variety of fascinating web crawling projects, so we wanted to provide you with a way to share your data extraction prowess with the world.

Introducing the Crawlera Dashboard

We’ve been rolling out a lot of updates, upgrades, and new features lately, and we’re continuing this trend by announcing the very first Crawlera Dashboard!

Machine Learning with Web Scraping: New MonkeyLearn Addon

Say Hello to the MonkeyLearn Addon

We deal in data. Vast amounts of it. But while we’ve been traditionally involved in providing you with the data that you need, we are now taking it a step further by helping you analyze it as well.

Be the first to know. Gain insights. Make better decisions.

Use web data to do all this and more. We’ve been crawling the web since 2010 and can provide you with web data as a service.

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Here we blog about all things related to web scraping and web data.

If you want to learn more about how you can use web data in your company, check out our Data as a Services page for inspiration.

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