Bypass Distil

The Distil scrape protection is a prominent one in the modern anti-scrape techniques. So, now we want to share with you some tips of how to bypass it. If you are interested, please make an inquiry to the following email: igor[dot]savinkin[at]gmail[dot]com


Scraping JavaScript protected content

Here we come to one new milestone: the JavaScript-driven or JS-rendered websites scrape.

Recently a friend of mine got stumped as he was trying to get content of a website using PHP simplehtmldom library. He was failing to do it and finally found out the site was being saturated with JavaScript code. The anti-scrape JavaScript insertions do a tricky check to see if the page is requested and processed by a real browser and only if that is true, will it render the rest of page’s HTML code.

My site is being scraped, how can I prevent being scraped?

As anyone who has spent any time on the scraping field will know, there are plenty of anti-scraping techniques on the market. And since I regularly get asked what the best way to prevent someone from scraping a site, I thought Id do a post rounding up some of the most popular methods. If you think we’ve missed any out, please let me know in the comments below!

If you are interesting of how to find out if your site is being scraped, then turn to this post:  How to detect your site is being scraped?

ScrapeShield – a limited feature anti-content-duplicate tool

Here we come to the next anti-scrape tool, called ScrapeShield.

ScrapeShield

The ScrapeShield app has been developed by CloudFlare to guard a site’s content. Its features are limited number, but it’s still an interesting tool to look at for anyone interested in web scraping.

BotDefender Analysis

Here I’d like you to get familiar with an online scraping protection service called BotDefender. It’s interesting both to know how to use it (in case you want to protect your data) and to understand how it works in case you ever come across it while collecting data.

7 Ways to Protect Website from Scraping and How to Bypass this Protection

In this article I’d love to revise few well-known methods of protecting website content from automatic scraping. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so you need to make your choice basing on the particular situation. None of these methods is ultimate and each one has its own ways around I will mention further.

If you are interesting of how to find out if your site is being scraped, then turn to this post: How to detect your site is being scraped?

Distil: Scrape Bot Protection Test

The anti scrape bot service test has been my focus for some time now. How well can the Distil service protect the real website from scrape? The only answer comes from an actual active scrape. Here I will share the log results and conclusion of the test. In the previous post we briefly reviewed the service’s features, and now I will do the live test-drive analysis.

Distil Review: Anti-Scrape-Bot Service

Are you thinking of protecting your website content from theft and nonlegal scraping? Are you suspecting that some ‘innocent bots’ are continually visiting your web pages for data retrieval? Now we come to the anti scraping bot software and services. In this post we want to briefly review the new anti scrape bot service called Distil

Anti Web Scraping WordPress Plugins Review

As we have been considering web scraping for positive use, there is also the aspect of the negative use of scraping for the purpose of stealing other bloggers’ proprietary content. Let’s consider some anti web scraping WP plugins.

As for a web content ownership the main indicator here is the indexing done mainly by Google. This means that if the content is scraped and immediately reposted, Google might be fooled to index it as the original, while the genuine source will be counted as content farming. Higher ranking sites might have better chances of being indexed earlier than sites with the original content, and the latter might even get a mark for being spam. This is not necessarily a tendency, but in the past some precedents have happened. This seems ridiculous, but through a published feed the offenders might detect and quickly scrape the original content for repost.