Automated data extraction is becoming increasingly popular and our managed web scraping service can be the most suitable option to help you meet your large-scale data needs completely. PromptCloud is a pioneer in data extraction solutions and has all the capabilities to get you data from any website on a recurring basis, irrespective of your industry vertical or data use case.
The data you can scrape from the web is not limited in any way when you choose to avail our dedicated web scraping service as long as the website doesn’t legally disallow web scraping. We ensure that there isn’t any legal blocks before starting with every web scraping project.
How our web scraping service works
PromptCloud works on a DaaS model, where we take care of all the aspects of web scraping once we receive the requirements from your end. Clean and structured data will be delivered to you while we handle all the complexities involved in scraping.
Requirement gathering is the only part where you as a client has to be involved and all you need to do is to tell us about the sites you need data from, data fields to be extracted and the frequency of scraping.
As soon as we receive your requirements, we establish the feasibility of the project to ensure the website legally allows web scraping. If all is good, you can kickstart the web scraping project by making the payment.
We will then go ahead and set up the web scraping system and start delivering the data in the format, frequency and delivery method you’ve opted for. The data formats that we support are JSON, XML and CSV and we deliver the data via FTP, Amazon S3, Dropbox, REST API and more. As all the data that we deliver go through various stages of cleansing and structuring processes, you would get clean and ready-to-use data that is ready for business application.
What are some of the specific use cases of web data extraction?
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:
- Product cataloging and competitive pricing by Ecommerce stores
- Dynamic pricing by airlines
- Hotel property data monitoring for competitive intelligence and regulatory requirements
- Market research and analytics firms catering to verticals ranging from human resources, automobile to Ecommerce
- Sentiment analysis by extracting data from forums, blogs and social media like Twitter
- Building price comparison websites
- Creating and growing aggregators in markets such as real estate, jobs and Ecommerce, etc.
- Media monitoring for competitive advantage and crisis management
- Extracting government data and court order for policy and compliance management
- Extracting data from business directories for business growth or new application development
- Extracting search result data from Ecommerce stores to monitor seller ranking
Popular applications of our web scraping service
The applications of web scraping isn’t limited to a set of industries alone. However, the popular applications are in travel, Ecommerce, content aggregation, business intelligence, brand monitoring, manufacturing and recruitment and market research. With our extensive tech stack and its automation capabilities, you can invent new applications for the web data that we can get you at scale. Following are some of the popular applications of web scraping.
1. Pricing intelligence
If you’re looking for ecommerce success, you simply cannot ignore the importance of having access to the price data from your competitors’ product catalogues. Our live crawls solution can get you the price data from ecommerce portals in near-real time. You can use the price data to fine-tune your pricing structure so as to stay ahead in the competition. You can also build a price comparison website using the price data feeds.
3. Market research
Market research needs a large amount of data to uncover effective and reliable insights. Our dedicated web scraping service can be used to fetch huge amounts of data to carry out a comprehensive market research.
5. Fueling Job boards
Job boards need fresh job postings data from company websites and job boards. Job postings data can be acquired using our web scraping service in the optimal frequency as specified by you.
7. Brand monitoring
Maintaining a good customer experience is crucial to survive in today’s competitive business world. With web scraping, companies can keep track of their web presence by monitoring customer feedback and grievances so as to resolve them in time. This will help maintain a positive brand image.
Managing the images and product descriptions for a huge number of products can be tough and it’s crucial to have up-to-date data on product pages for high conversion rates. Using our web scraping service, you can extract product data from OEM websites and ecommerce portals to fuel your cataloging. Cataloging can also help you identify new products and categories to include in your Ecommerce website.
4. Sentiment analysis
User generated data scraped from social media sites like Twitter and public forums is imperative to conduct sentiment analysis. You can extract data from blogs, forums and ecommerce portals to gather data required for sentiment analysis using our custom web scraping service.
6. News feeds aggregation
News and media companies need ready access to the trending information and breaking news. Such data can be made available by setting up web crawlers to scrape new data from relevant sources. Our low latency solution is ideal for fetching news data from media websites.
The applications discussed above are only a tiny fraction of the wide-range of use cases that we cater to with our dedicated web scraping service. You can come up with your own use case and the flexibility of our solution will allow for heavy modification of the crawler to suit the application.
Why choose PromptCloud’s web scraping service?
PromptCloud is the pioneer in enterprise-grade web scraping service with about a decade of expertise in this space. Here are some of our exclusive benefits:
- Fully managed service
- Prompt customer support
- Dedicated solution with plenty of customization options
- Automated and manual monitoring layers to spot website changes
- Ready-to-use clean and structured data
- No maintenance worries
- Can handle dynamic and complex websites
- More time to focus on your core business
- Multiple data delivery options ensure compatibility
- Cost is significantly lowered
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel
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.
We take end-to-end ownership of the web scraping projects and provide you with the data you need, the way you need it. You can submit your requirements below to get started.