Frequently Asked Questions

What is web scraping?

Web scraping is the process of using automated tools to extract data from web pages, effectively automating the manual copy-paste tasks.

Why use web scraping?

When you need to gather large amounts of data from websites, manually copying and pasting can be extremely time-consuming, taking hours or even days. Web scraping automates this process, providing data quickly and cost-effectively.

What types of data can be scraped?

Web scraping is versatile and can be applied to various real-world scenarios, including:

  • Extracting leads from directory websites
  • Comparing prices by scraping product data from competitor eCommerce sites
  • Gathering property details from real estate websites
  • Fetching live scores and stock prices
  • Collecting emails for marketing campaigns

Is web scraping legal?

We assume that you have obtained permission from the website owner to extract data. We ensure that our scraping activities do not negatively impact the website’s performance or bandwidth.

How long does it take to scrape data from a website?

The time required depends on factors such as:

  • Website complexity
  • Number of records to extract
  • Use of AJAX on the site, which complicates scraping
  • Presence of CAPTCHA mechanisms

What methods do you use for web scraping?

We utilize both third-party scraping software and custom-built tools, tailored to meet specific needs. Our custom scrapers are developed using languages like PHP, C#, Python, and VBA.

How can I hire your web scraping services?

You can hire us through various freelance platforms or contact us directly via our website.

How much does web scraping cost?

The cost varies depending on the website’s complexity, the volume of data required, and the urgency of the request. Please request a sample scrape and a cost estimate.

Do you offer refunds?

Yes, if we are unable to deliver the requested data, we provide a full refund.

Are there any risks involved?

As long as the scraping is performed carefully, there is no risk to you.

What types of websites do you not scrape?

We do not scrape adult content websites or those containing sensitive personal information like credit card numbers or social security details.