Web crawler (web spider, bot, web scraper, web scutter) is a program that visits websites and their pages and scans them in order to collect selected data.
The biggest search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing as well as services: Netflix, Microsoft, Amazon or Apple have their own bots. Search engines are using bots for Web indexing, but the other services need spiders for a variety of purposes.
Web crawling and web scraping is closely related to each other. The difference is that the web crawling is using by search engines to indexing websites and web scraping is data extraction technique.
It may look scary, leads to imagine that bot is like virus that moves itself between sites; but it’s not true, a web spider simply visits sites by requesting documents from them.
Why do I need web scraping?
Internet data is unordered, pages load slowly, so obviously manual research takes a lot of time.
Furthermore, websites are often illegible and unclear, so collecting needed information is quite difficult and time-consuming.
Both big companies and small businesses need a lot of information to stay in the market. There just a few examples of the desired data:
- market behavior
- competition study
Of course, the possibilities are endless. Spiders allow you to get any Web information you want.
you will immediately benefit through web crawling, because it’s:
- Incredibly easy and affordable way to grow your e-mail database
- Super effective market analysis tool
- Painless way to make the most efficient business decisions
- Your priceless time-saver
- Necessary protector against hiring a inessential full-time developer
- Pioneering method to track even the subtlest trends
- Highest expert tool for competitive analysis
You shouldn’t always do everything by yourself, just leave it to the professionals and enjoy the result.
Why you can trust us?
Simply, because we are scraping-experts which is confirmed by:
- 7-years experience in web crawling
- About 40 milions records extracted
- 300 web spiders created for various companies
- Top industry technologies that make our solutions robust and performant
Tarantoola is a team of best engineers experienced in web-scraping and web-crawling. We started in 2009 as co-workers implementing web-crawlers for large file and video search engine – filestube.com (now defunct). Some of us were hired by Scrapinghub and were involved in one of DARPA’s project Memex by helping in setting up crawling infrastructure, and of course writing spiders.
After several years, we reunited to achieve our most important goal: enable people to use Internet as structured data.
Are you interested in professional web-scraping services? Contact us!
- Extracting structured data from any website (no matter how complicated)
- Regular updates
- REST API
- Custom exporters
- Custom anything
Limited offer: we will extract data for you from single website for free ($0)! After you receive initial dataset and you are satisfied, we can talk about money. We will really appreciate having your logo and testimonial on our website to help us grow.
And again. Really. Contact us. It’s free and we don’t bite 🙂