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What are Web Scrapers and Their Applications?

The Internet is filled with information about almost everything, but that massive amount of information is not structured or it is not in a form where it can be easily analyzed. With all this publicly accessible information, some companies and individuals use various strategies and tools to gather it, store it in a structured format, analyze and use it for their own purposes.

What are Web Scrapers and Their Applications?

What are Web Scrapers?

Web scrapers are data analysis tools used to extract and process publicly accessible data and product item from websites automatically. In other words, web scrapers are used to automatically extract and save data, like images, product information, videos and other information to spreadsheets, databases, or local files.

Web Scraping Applications

The power of web scraper tools is amazing, which is the reason why they are used by companies or business to stay ahead of the game. Here are some areas where web scraper tools are most often used:

  • Marketing
  • SEO
  • eCommerce
  • Finance
  • Social Media
  • Real Estate
  • Sales Leads

The Benefits of Web Scraper Tools

  • Automation

    Imagine the time or how time consuming it will be to extract information from websites and store the same information in a structured format so that it can be analysed. With web scraper tools, you can have the tools do all the hard work for you with the push of a button.

  • Accuracy

    Web scraper tools, like ParseHub, Xpath and Diffbot, are not only fast, but also exceptionally accurate.

  • Data Management

    Web Scraper Tools can extract information and store it in the form of a spreadsheet or databases where it can be easily analyzed. A popular web scraper tool that can achive this is called Mozenda.

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What are Web Scrapers and Their Applications?