November 2018

The Danger of Fake Reviews

Posted on November 21, 2018 by

How to Spot Fake Reviews in Time for the Holidays Black Friday is here, and as the biggest shopping day of the year, it means a lot of people will be on their favorite ecommerce site this week shopping for the best deals. In total, Black Friday is estimated to reach almost $718 billion in

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How to Extract Data from Websites: Scraping Tools, DIY or DaaS

Posted on September 7, 2017 by

This is part 2 of our guide to web data extraction. Read part 1 to learn about the questions to ask before you start, or download the complete Web Data Extraction Playbook (PDF). Now that you’ve covered both the business and technical requirements for your web data extraction project (and if you haven’t, check out

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Web Data Extraction Guide: 11 Questions to Ask

Posted on August 31, 2017 by

The following is an excerpt from our new Web Data Extraction Playbook. We’ll be publishing the second part next week, or you can grab the full guide here. The internet has become an undeniable force in our lives over the past few decades, changing everything from the way we do our shopping to the way

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The 15 Data Experts You Should be Following on Twitter

Posted on January 14, 2016 by

Twitter is a phenomenal place not only to connect with peers in the analytics industry but also to follow and learn from its leading authorities. Unfortunately, the Twitter marketplace is crowded and trying to wade through and research exactly who’s who on your own is overwhelming Even worse is making your Twitter decisions based on

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Five Reasons a News Crawler Is Essential to Your Business

Posted on January 5, 2016 by

“Originality is the art of remembering something but forgetting where you heard it.” Case in point, I don’t remember where I heard that. Nonetheless, it’s absolutely true, especially when it comes to running an online business. Why? Because in today’s online marketplace, sales, brand management, and genuine engagement are all practices that shouldn’t begin with

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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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Webhose.io Tip: Search for top performing (viral) posts

Posted on April 30, 2015 by

Our crawlers download millions of posts a day from millions of sources. Sometimes you may want to only sift through news or blog posts that had some kind of social impact. To provide you with this capability, we are introducing a new score we call the “Performance Score”.  

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Building a Better Search Query

Posted on December 10, 2014 by

Many factors can affect streaming data relevancy. When the data you consume isn’t ordered by relevancy, rather by the time it was crawled, getting the relevant posts is essential. I would like to share with you a few tips you can use to highly increase the relevancy of the data you consume via Webhose.io API

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