Web data extraction has become one of the most important tools for businesses to grow and stay ahead of the competition. From developing better pricing strategies to identifying hidden risks and building better products, web data extraction provides the power to transform infinite web data into a structured format that can help you make profitable decisions.
Today we are delighted to launch a Beta of our newest data extraction API: AutoExtract Vehicle API. With this API you can collect structured data from web pages that contain automotive data such as classified or dealership sites. Using our API, you can get your data without writing site-specific code. If you need automotive/vehicle data, sign up now for a beta version of our Vehicle API.
In case you missed the first part of this series, where we went through data validation techniques, you can read it now: A Practical Guide To Web Data Extraction QA Part I: Validation Techniques
Football. From throwing a pigskin with your dad, to crunching numbers to determine the probability of your favorite team winning the Super Bowl, it is a sport that's easy to grasp yet teeming with complexity. From game to game, the amount of complex data associated with every team - and every player - increases, creating a more descriptive, timely image of the League at hand.
By using web...
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the use of alternative data sources in investment decision making in hedge funds, investment banks and private equity firms.
These new data sources, collectively known as “alternative data”, have the potential to give firms a crucial informational edge in the market, enabling them to generate alpha.
Investors understand the importance of high-quality information. It minimizes risk, empowers decision-making, and enables investors of all sizes to obtain alpha - like the old adage, knowing is often half the battle.
Knowing this, alternative data providers wield vast, untraditional datasets derived from hundreds of millions of sources, not only enabling asset managers to consistently obtain...
When it comes to web scraping, one key element is often overlooked until it becomes a big problem.
That is data quality.
Getting consistent high quality data when scraping the web is critical to the success of any web scraping project, particularly when scraping the web at scale or extracting mission critical data where accuracy is paramount.
Data quality can be the difference between a...
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...
Computers are great at repetitive tasks. They don't get distracted, bored, or tired. Automation is how you should be approaching tedious tasks that are absolutely essential to becoming a successful business or when carrying out mundane responsibilities. Price monitoring, for example, is a practice that every company should be doing, and is a task that readily lends itself to automation.