Let me tell you what you already know! Octoparse is a great web scraping tool! But like every great tool, it’s got its limitations. At times, you may wonder if there are any alternatives to Octoparse. We wondered the same and put together this blog to provide you a short list of Octoparse alternatives along with their features and distinguishing factors. Let’s get started!
Luminati offers its customers a full suite of real-time data collection tools that help them gain and maintain a competitive market edge. Luminati prides itself on its ethical and 100% legally compliant approach.
Our brand new version Octoparse 8 (OP 8) just came out a few weeks ago. To help you get a better understanding of what the differences between OP 8 and 7 are, we have included all the updates in this article.
Have you ever thought you could make money by knowing how many restaurants there are in a square mile? There is no free lunch, however, if you know how to use Google Maps, you can extract and collect restaurants’ GPS’s and store them in your own database. With that information in hand and some math calculations, you are off to creating a big data online service.
Nowadays, when one has some questions, it comes almost naturally for us to just type it in a search bar and get helpful answers. But we rarely wonder how all that information is available and how it appears as soon as we start typing. Search engines provide easy access to information, but web crawling and scraping tools, which are not such well-known players, have a crucial role in wrapping up online content.
Anything free always sounds appealing. And we are often ready to go an extra mile to avoid expenses if we can. But is it a good idea to choose the free option when it comes to using proxies for data scraping? Or should you stick to the paid ones for better results?
Let’s weigh all the pros and cons to see why you should consider using residential IP providers like Infatica, Luminati, NetNut, Geosurf and others.
In this blog post we are going to show how you can solve [Re]captcha with Java and some third party APIs, and why you should probably avoid them in the first place.
For the Python code (+ captcha API) see that post.
“Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” is what captcha stands for. Captchas are used to prevent bots from accessing and performing actions on websites or applications.
The last one is the most used captcha mechanism, Google ReCaptcha v2. That’s why we are going to see how to “break” these captchas.
As fraudsters and hackers are polishing their techniques, identity theft and online shopping fraud cases are rising every year. Most online shoppers are unaware of these threats and of the simple rules that can make online shopping safe. If you want to protect your money and your identity, you need to take certain precautionary measures.
If you were an Amazon seller, would you want to know the listing price of a product of all competitors? Since you don’t have direct access to the Amazon database, you are out of luck and have to browse and click through every listing in order to construct a table of sellers and prices. A web scraping tool comes in handy. It automatically downloads your desired information such as product name, seller’s name, price, etc. However, web scraping that requires coding skill can be painful for professionals in IT, SEO, marketing, e-commerce, real estate, hospitality, etc.
It seems beyond one’s job description if he/she needs to learn how to code in order to obtain certain useful data from the web. For example, I have a friend who graduated in Mass Communication and works as a content marketer. She wants to scrape some data from the web, so she decided to learn Python herself. It took her two weeks to come up with a page of messy codes. Not only did she waste time on learning Python, but she also lost the time she could have used for doing her real work.
Web scraping is a technique that enables quick in-depth data retrieving. It can be used to help people of all fields, capturing massive data and information from the internet.