March 2019

Avoid Biased Data Analysis with Clean and Structured Data

Posted on March 10, 2019 by

I want to share with you an unfortunate truth: All data is biased. Here at Webhose, we’ve written about this at length in our posts that explained how surveys are biased and the danger of fake reviews.  News headlines throughout 2018 were full of examples of disinformation, fake news and the questioning of its impact

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3 Ways to Use eCommerce Product Data for Market Research

Posted on September 14, 2017 by

The web is an invaluable source of data when it comes to competitive intelligence, research and creating a go-to-market strategy. A simple Google search will reveal incredible amounts of public information about your main competitors, and connect you to mounds of existing research, financial analysis and other information that could be pertinent to your next

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5 Ways to Measure the Impact of Crawled Web Data on Your Business

Posted on July 27, 2016 by

The analysis you provide is only as good as the raw data you start with. Although data from the open web is often perceived as a commodity, not all crawled data is created equal.  Whether you’re relying on a proprietary crawling technology, tapping into a vendor’s firehose, or implementing a combination of both strategies –

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How to Keep Your Restaurant Sentiment Analysis Well-Fed

Posted on April 6, 2016 by

When the team from London-based data analysis service GetSentiment developed a bleeding-edge system to measure the emotional baggage found in free text, they were missing just one thing: relevant data. “We were looking for a data provider that would be able to give access to sufficiently large amounts of frequently updated mentions of brands,” recalls

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Why Extracting Content From The Open Web Is Better than Surveys for Research

Posted on March 21, 2016 by

What’s the best way to find out how people feel about a given topic? Simply ask them, right? Well, at least that’s what we’ve been led to believe. Standard polling practice tells us that if you put together some questions, pose them to a group of people and then “normalize” the data to account for

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Webhose.io Archive Access is now LIVE

Posted on February 8, 2016 by

Following popular demand, we are really happy and excited to grant access to Webhose.io’s historical data archive. This is the first time that anyone can programmatically access a huge index of the internet for analytical purposes. We like to keep things simple here, so accessing the archive is as simple as one two three (and possibly

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How to Extract Data from a Website: 5 Steps to Transform Unstructured Data into Business Insights

Posted on December 8, 2015 by

Big data is big business. And for good reason. As Harvard Business Review recently reported, an exhaustive study of 330 North American companies led by the MIT Center for Digital Business in conjunction with McKinsey’s Business Technology Office revealed that the use of data in business decisions like product development, hiring and firing, as well

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