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Challenge

Is there any way to skip CAPTCHA?

JavaScript powered CAPTCHA

Most of the answers to the question in internet forums are given by services that automatically solve captchas. They provide services to solve CAPTCHA rather than to fully skip it.

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Miscellaneous

Octoparse review

octoparse-logoOctoparse is a new modern visual web data extraction software. It provides users a point-&-click UI to develop extraction patterns, so that scrapers can apply these patterns to structured websites. Both experienced and inexperienced users find it easy to use Octoparse to bulk extract information from websites – for most of scraping tasks no coding needed! 

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Development Web Scraping Software

Content Grabber with free proxy account integration for business directories scrape

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…

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Uncategorized

import.io’s New Scraping Process and Features


Web scraping Data platform import.io, announced last week that they have secured $3M in funding from investors that include the founders of Yahoo! and MySQL.

They also released a new beta version of the tool that is essentially a better version of their extraction tool, with some new features and a much cleaner and faster user experience.

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Web Scraping Software

Review: import.io’s New Scraping Process and Features

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Web scraping Data platform import.io, announced last week that they have secured $3M in funding from investors that include the founders of Yahoo! and MySQL.

They also released a new beta version of the tool that is essentially a better version of their extraction tool, with some new features and a much cleaner and faster user experience.

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Web Scraping Software

Free Online Web Scrapers

Free online web scrapers are a useful tool for gathering information and putting it into useable form. The contents of a given URL can be placed in a spreadsheet and expanded over time into a data-set. With an online web service, collected data can be merged into a new or existing database.

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Miscellaneous

Free Website Backup

For simple web scraping jobs I often prefer a php + mysql bundle putting the project right to the web and working online. But as you work online a problem appears: how to backup your work results?

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Web Scraping Software

TheWebMiner, a cloud scraping tool

If you need to quick extract some data from an website and you lack of tech skills of the TheWebMiner’s Get By Sample web tool is a solution for you. Get By Sample works as a cloud web scraper and therefore it may work everywhere, on many devices even tablets and smartphones.