Most companies use external data either as a part of their core business (aggregators, e-commerce companies etc.) or as an input to their strategy. Some of this data is taken from API access that popular companies such as Twitter provide. But most of such data needs to be scraped from websites on the internet. This involves complicated processes that need to be taken care of to ensure that the web scraping process is effective and that there are no inconsistencies in it. The quality of decisions has a direct bearing on the kind of data that is made available. In some cases, scraped data is used on websites and can directly affect user experience.
There are many different ways in which web data is applied by real world businesses. Here are some of the prominent use cases we have encountered based on the requirements received from our clients:
Sometimes the choice is whether to settle for a web scraper software tool or to opt for an expert custom web scraping company. In order to make this decision, think about a few pointers such as –
It all starts with you contacting us with your specific requirements. The requirements that we collect would comprise of the sites to be crawled, frequency of the crawls and the fields to be extracted.
We review the requirements, perform feasibility study and get into an agreement. Then, we set up the crawlers in the optimal method. Once the setup is complete, you start receiving the data in the format and delivery method opted by you.
The highlight of our solution is that the complexities associated with web crawling are taken care of by us and you only have to be involved in the requirement sharing stage. This leaves you with the sole task of utilizing the data for your business needs.
If a custom scraper software is not really something that will fulfil your needs, or might cause a drain on your resources and still may not be as reliable as you would want – you may want to opt for a reliable data partner for your needs. This will ensure that you have the right focus on your business operations and are not bugged by the constant failing of your scraper. (40% of websites change their structure often and this demands continuous monitoring).
Leaving the complex task of web data extraction to the experts comes with its perks. For starters, you will have more time in hand to focus on your core business activities. Here’s more:
Our fully customizable, managed web scraping solution is built up from scratch to handle requirements of any scale and complexity. If you are looking to extract data from the web, there’s no need to face the nuances of web data extraction that many companies are facing ; you can reap the benefits of our pre-built infrastructure at a much lower cost than what you’d incur by doing it yourself.
We have had several clients who tried to set up the crawler in-house, but eventually came back to us when the scale of the project required a dedicated infrastructure and engineering talent.
In case you wish to try out our end-to-end custom web scraping service which comes with constant monitoring of data sources, please get in touch with us using any of the contact forms on this website. Alternatively, you can also mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take it from there.