Why Scrape the Web?
Today, more and more businesses publish data on the internet.
This information includes the product, customer, pricing, and supplier details.
Companies—in the telemarketing industry, for example—scrape this data from
websites for competitive intelligence and strategic positioning purposes.
Web scraping is used to collect
large information from websites. But why does someone have to collect such
large data from websites?
let’s look at the applications of
- Price Comparison: Services such as ParseHub
use web scraping to collect data from online shopping websites and use it
to compare the prices of products.
- Email address gathering: Many companies that use
email as a medium for marketing, use web scraping to collect email ID and
then send bulk emails.
- Social Media Scraping: Web scraping is used to
collect data from Social Media websites such as Twitter to find out what’s
- Research and Development: Web scraping is used to
collect a large set of data (Statistics, General Information, Temperature,
etc.) from websites, which are analyzed and used to carry out Surveys or
- Job listings: Details regarding job
openings, interviews are collected from different websites and then listed
in one place so that it is easily accessible to the user.