How to Build a Truly Hands-Off Web Scraper

  • We the web pages dont load
  • Internet is down
  • When the content at the URL has moved
  • You are shown a CAPTCHA challenge.
  • The web page changes its HTML, so your scraping doesn’t work.
  • Some fields that you scrape are empty some of the time, and there is no handler for that.
  • The web pages take a long time to load
  • The web site has blocked you completely.
  • Just use a professional third party Rotating Proxy Service to avoid the inevitable IP block. There is no getting around it. We have tried it for years.
  • We have tried it all. That’s why we built the Proxies API. It will rotate proxies with a pool of a couple of million private residential proxies. Rotates user-agents retries requests automatically, solve captchas, renders AJAX pages. Problems you should not be solving and won’t be able to without massive investments.

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