15 Web Scraping Questions To Ask Before Writing Your Own Scraper
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by Bhagyeshwari Chauhan
1y ago
Are you starting with a breakthrough business idea? Or looking to leverage your online store? Are you keeping an eye out for the up-and-coming trends in your industry? If the answer to any of these is yes, then web scraping could be a game-changer for you!  Web scraping is hardly a new trend. Whether you are into marketing, retail, sales, or e-commerce, web scraping can reveal a range of fresh insights if done correctly. However, scraping websites for data can be tricky. With website structures getting more complicated by the day and the advent of sophisticated anti-scraping mechanisms, m ..read more
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Web scraping: How Small Retailers Can Start Post-Pandemic Recovery
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by Sakshi Ragini
1y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic was a litmus test for businesses worldwide – small, big, or medium. According to a local economic impact report by Yelp.com, about 97,966 businesses have shut down due to the pandemic. While business owners struggle with finding a silver lining, there is much you can learn about the marketplace and your business too.  Companies at all levels- big or small can make a significant difference for their customers by leveraging data. Web scraping can help you understand how your products fare in a certain market and point at areas requiring improvement. It is a time-effect ..read more
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How to Leverage Product Feeds to Boost your E-Commerce Business
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by Bhagyeshwari Chauhan
1y ago
Do you often see product listings like these when you search for a product on Google? As a retailer don’t you want your product to automatically pop-up in the list of suggestions for search queries? Don’t you wish to gain higher visibility across multiple channels? How gratifying it would be to have complete control over the content displayed for your product!  A well-built product feed can accomplish the same for you. And that’s not all! From higher customer acquisition from price comparison sites to social networks, applications of an intelligently crafted product feed are endless in i ..read more
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How to Use E-commerce Product Enrichment To Increase Sales
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by Fiona Mathews
1y ago
According to recent data from Baymard Institute, the average documented online shopping cart abandonment rate across all industries is just under 70 percent. In other words, seven out of every ten customers will leave your website in the middle of shopping. Low conversion rates are very troubling to e-commerce store owners, especially when they do everything to drive traffic to the website. So, how do you convince customers to stay put and follow through? Three words – E-commerce Product Enrichment. E-commerce Product Enrichment Simply put, to enrich means to add value or improve. Online store ..read more
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Product Data Management: A to Z of Inter-Departmental Data Sharing
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by Sakshi Ragini
2y ago
In any business, every department generates data points. Each product data set can transform into actionable insights. What’s interesting to note is that most of the time, data generated from one department can help another. The businesses on top of their game rely highly on inter-departmental product data sharing. This revolution in product information management helps you squeeze a data sets potential to its fullest. In the early days, brands formulated marketing campaigns as per the trial and error method. But once they tasted the power of data, there was no going back. With data becoming i ..read more
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Web Data Integration: The Answer To Your Data Consistency and Quality Concerns
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by Fiona Mathews
2y ago
Businesses today have access to an enormous amount of data, with over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data getting generated every day. There is no shortage of web data and almost all businesses leverage it for valuable insights and improving performance. The data that is often painstakingly extracted, probably paying a considerable amount, begs several questions.  Is the data clean?  Are there any consistency issues? Is the data reliable? This is where web data integration (WDI) comes to play. Web data integration is the process of extracting data from different web sources, which then goe ..read more
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Reflecting on 2020: startup lessons learned during a global pandemic
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by Tony Paul
2y ago
Holidays are an excellent time for founders to look back and reflect on what has happened to their startup over the past year. Datahut is a startup with limited resources and unlimited dreams. 2020 tested our limits, and Oh boy, what a year it has been!  Covid-19 hit all industries hard, really hard. At Datahut – we work with companies in the travel, real estate industries, etc. Our business requires our customers ( mostly consumer businesses) and their competitors to have a significant number of transactions. The number of transactions in these industries slowed down significantly due to ..read more
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Is Scraping Legal? A Guide to Understanding Web Scraping Compliance in 2021
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by Bhagyeshwari Chauhan
2y ago
 Web scraping is both loved and hated. Web scraping is a boon for some: consumers love price comparison services to save money in purchases, and market researchers get to gauge sentiment on social media and build a better product. However, “bad bots” conduct various fraudulent activities, such as online fraud, data theft, theft of intellectual property, unauthorized vulnerability scans, and digital fraud. These bots take control away from a website’s owner.  So the big question is: Is web scraping legal or illegal? Web scraping and crawling aren’t illegal by themselves, provided you ..read more
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It’s the Season to Get Holiday Pricing Right!
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by Fiona Mathews
2y ago
To say a lot has changed this year would be an understatement. The pandemic has globally affected consumer spending across all income brackets. Moreover, an increasing number of customers are choosing to shop online rather than shopping at brick and mortar stores. Holiday forecasts predict that 30% of all 2020 holiday sales will happen online (vs. last year’s 23%). Retailers need to step up their holiday pricing strategies to make the most of this holiday season.  Before you begin to undertake your holiday pricing strategy, here are the hottest holiday trends of 2020 to give you some ..read more
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3 Ways Popular Price Comparison Websites Gather Data
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by Bhagyeshwari Chauhan
2y ago
A few years back, a typical online buyer looking to buy apparel or an electronic gadget would scour the web to compare prices from various e-commerce sites and look for the best deals available. Prices of the same commodity would vary vastly over different sites which in turn prompted sites to monitor price changes in real-time using analysts. In today’s hyper-competitive e-commerce scenario, retail players grab every opportunity to attract potential customers. Price comparison websites are one of the opportunities e-retailers leverage to attract customers. Price comparison webs ..read more
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