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Job Postings Beta API: Extract Job Postings at Scale

We’re excited to announce our newest data extraction API, Job Postings API. From now on, you can use AutoExtract to extract Job Postings data from many job boards and recruitment sites. Without writing any custom data extraction code!

How To Scrape The Web Without Getting Blocked

Web scraping is when you extract data from the web and put it in a structured format. Getting structured data from publicly available websites and pages should not be an issue as everybody with an internet connection can access these websites. You should be able to structure it as well. In reality though, it’s not that easy.

Looking Back at 2019

2019 was an exciting year for Scrapinghub. We created things we have never created before and did things nobody in our industry had ever done before. Let’s revisit what happened in 2019!

How to use a proxy in Puppeteer

Puppeteer is a high-level API for headless chrome. It’s one of the most popular tools to use for web automation or web scraping in Node.js. In web scraping, many developers use it to handle javascript rendering and web data extraction. In this article, we are going to cover how to set up a proxy in Puppeteer and what your options are if you want to rotate proxies.

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Building Blocks of an Unstoppable Web Scraping Infrastructure

More and more businesses leverage the power of web scraping. Extracting data from the web is becoming popular. But it doesn't mean that the technical challenges are gone. Building a sustainable web scraping infrastructure takes expertise and experience. Here, at Scrapinghub we scrape 9 billion pages per month. In this article, we are going to summarize what the essential elements of web...

Backconnect Proxy: Explanation & Comparison To Other Proxies

Scaling up your web scraping project is not an easy task. Adding proxies is one of the first actions you will need to take. You will need to manage a healthy proxy pool to avoid bans. There are a lot of proxy services/providers, each having a whole host of different types of proxies. In this blog post, you are going to learn how backconnect proxies work and when you should use them.

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Web Scraping Questions & Answers Part I

As you know we held the first ever Web Data Extraction Summit last month. During the talks, we had a lot of questions from the audience. We have divided the questions into two parts - in the first part, we will cover questions on Web Scraping at Scale - Proxy and Anti-Ban Best Practice, and Legal Compliance, GDPR in the World of Web Scraping. Enjoy! You can also check out the full talks on...

The Web Data Extraction Summit 2019

The Web Data Extraction Summit was held last week, on 17th September, in Dublin, Ireland. This was the first-ever event dedicated to web scraping and data extraction. We had over 140 curious attendees, 16 great speakers from technical deep dives to business use cases, 12 amazing presentations, a customer panel discussion and unlimited Guinness.

GDPR Update: Scraping Public Personal Data

One common misconception about scraping personal data is that public personal data does not fall under the GDPR. Many businesses assume that because the data has already been made public on another website that it is fair game to scrape. In actuality, GDPR makes no blanket exceptions for public personal data and the same analysis for any other personal data must be conducted prior to scraping...

Solution Architecture Part 5: Designing A Well-Optimised Web Scraping Solution

In the fifth and final post of this solution architecture series, we will share with you how we architect a web scraping solution, all the core components of a well-optimized solution, and the resources required to execute it.