Acquiring data from the web
Web Data Harvesting
Whether you want to manage your company’s reputation, monitor the online chatter surrounding your brand, perform research or just keep a finger on the pulse of a certain product or industry, the go to method of obtaining structured data from the web is usually by using a crawler or a scraper. There are many good crawlers and scrapers out there, but you still have to deal with the lists of sources, hire the personnel that define and maintain custom crawlers and parsers for each site. Either host it yourself or in the cloud, either way it’s a whole operation that you rather not deal with.
That’s where Webhose.io comes to the rescue. The idea behind Webhose.io is that when you need data from the web, you don’t necessarily have to build a crawler or use a scraper. Webhose.io does the heavy lifting for you. Our crawlers download and structure millions of posts a day, we store and index the data so all you have to do is to define what part of the data you need.
Here at Webhose.io we have already built a server farm with thousands of crawlers, working 24/7 to download millions of web pages daily. We crawl millions of sources, our dedicated team knows how to maintain and of course very efficiently add new sources. We remove duplicates, and enable you to filter only the content you require for a fraction of the cost of running a crawling operation yourself.
When you use Webhose.io, you know that you are using a best-of-breed DaaS (Data-as-a-Service) solution, used by enterprise organizations like Salesforce Radian6, Meltwater, Sysomos, Engagor, Kantar Media and many others.
It really is a no brainer. Free up your resources, let the experts collect and provide you with the data in a structured format and of course all this while reducing your costs substantially.