Recently I got notified of Kimono service finishing its work due to kimono team being joining another project. So many data hunters who were using this prominent free API service are now in search for a good alternative.
As web scraping is becoming easier to use, more and more people are able to leverage the world’s web resources. As this trend grows, structured data from the web empower businesses and enable a wave of new business ideas to become a reality. Now there is a new technology on the market called: “self-contained agents” that might just make this a tsunami!
Professional data extraction requires adequate proxying to keep anonymity of scraping robots. When attempting to extract large data sets (over 1M records, ex. business directories) reliable and fast proxy service is needed.
Sequentum has released the Nohodo proxy service integration for Content Grabber. Nohodo provides a free account for Content Grabber users (up to 5000 requests monthly for free). The feature is available for both trial users and regular customers. Here’s how it works…
Consistent web scraping requires the use of multiple rotating proxies to prevent blocking and throttling by your target website. Let’s take the Content Grabber – a visual scraper with the Proxy-Connect rotating proxy server service for an example scrape.
Content Grabber by Sequentum (now it’s the Sequentum Enterprise) is a powerful, multi-featured web scraping solution with web automation capabilities. It was developed by the folks that brought you Visual Web Ripper and it includes all the VWR features and more. In fact Content Grabber truly has raised the bar.
The software is targeted at companies with a critical reliance on web scraping and second it is for those who want to build, package and sell their own web scraping offerings (independent agents). It is an Enterprise grade solution which has been built from the ground up with a focus on performance, scalability and usability.