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Marketing specialist at Octoparse, a SaaS company helping clients get data on the Internet
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9 Ways to Grow Your Business with Custom Web Scraping Tools

Posted on June 24, 2020 at 1:30am 1 Comment

What is a custom web scraping tool?

A custom web scraping tool is a web scraping software that allows its users to extract data from websites without writing a single line of code. Tools of this kind are built on web scraping techniques. In other words, it’s a coding-free web scraper.

What can you do with custom web scraping tools?…


Data Mining VS Data Extraction: What's the Difference?

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 1:30am 0 Comments

As two typical buzzwords related to data science, data mining and data extraction confuse a lot of people. Data mining is often misunderstood as extracting and obtaining data, but it is actually way more complicated than that. In this post, let’s find out the difference between data mining and data extraction. 


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  • What is Data Mining?
  • What Can Data Mining Do?
  • Some Use Cases of Data…

Competitor Monitoring for Price Strategy and Product Planning

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Because launching an online business has little to no initial cost, aspiring entrepreneurs will likely face a number of rivals who may try to undercut their pricing. Therefore, it is important to monitor your competitors to determine what products they are offering at what price. Monitoring competitors’ product listings will give you a wealth of valuable information about your competitors—perhaps a well-funded rival is doing penetration testing into one of your niches, or maybe you’re…


3 Ways to Scrape Data from a Table

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 7:24pm 0 Comments

There is a lot of data presented in a table format inside the web pages. However, it could be quite difficult when you try to store the data into local computers for later access. The problem would be that the data is embedded inside the HTML which is unavailable to download in a structured format like CSV. Web scraping is the easiest way to obtain the data into your local computer.


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