Manually sourcing high quality images from the web can be a tedious task. Ecommerce websites, for example need images to go with their product listings and these images can be sourced from the product websites or competitor sites by using the right tools. Web scraping is one such tool that has countless use cases in the Ecommerce industry. Extracting images from the web is much faster and efficient if a web scraping setup is deployed to do the job. Here is how PromptCloud’s web scraping solution can be used to scrape images from websites.
With our fully managed solution, you only need to reach out to us with the requirements. Particulars in the requirement include target websites, frequency of crawl, data fields and method of delivery. You could also specify any additional notes if needed. You could also get started with your image scraping by directly going to CrawlBoard and adding your project.
The crawler setup
Web crawlers are programs written to fetch selective data from websites. Once we receive your requirement, our team starts building the crawlers needed for the project. These crawlers are fed with the target URLs, required data points and crawling frequency. Once the setup is complete, the data starts flowing into our storehouses from where it’s sent your via your preferred delivery method.
Monitoring and maintenance
Web crawlers need constant monitoring as they tend to break whenever the target sites undergo changes. To counter this, we use an advanced monitoring system that reports such changes on the target sites which would require the crawlers to be updated accordingly. This ensures that no data is lost and the flow is consistent throughout.
With our fully customisable solution, extracting images from websites can be completely automated. The benefits include faster delivery, large scale extraction and lots of customisation options.