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How a Residential Proxy Network Helps to Scrape Amazon

The American company Amazon and its founder (the second richest and possibly the first most disliked person in the world) don’t need long introductions. Today Amazon is a giant in e-commerce, cloud storage, digital streaming, artificial intelligence, logistics, etc. We’ll focus o...

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Ella Moore
September 23, 2022

Open up New Horizons with Vimeo Proxies

Everybody likes watching videos. But not everybody knows how to unlock hidden content or how to use videos as a great alternative data source for research purposes. Luckily, a single dope platform is enough if you use the right tools. If you’re into videos, you probably know what...

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James Keenan
September 16, 2022

Python Tutorial: Scraping Telegram with Datacenter Proxies

Social media scraping can look like a tough nut to crack due to strong anti-bot systems. Gladly, it’s not a rule, at least in Telegram’s case. This platform supports various Telegram bot automation, making the scraping process easier.  There’re a lot of ready-built solutions for ...

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Ella Moore
August 31, 2022

How to Scrape AliExpress and Beat Your Competition

If you’ve ever gotten an ad for a bizarre product when scrolling through a news website, social media, or another online place, it was likely an item from AliExpress. They have both the most normal and the weirdest things on sale. AliExpress, Wish, Banggood, and similar internati...

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Mariam Nakani
August 30, 2022

How to Scrape YouTube Search Results With Web Scraping API

OK, OK. You prolly know it already, but let us remind ya. YouTube is a site that allows users to upload, watch, and interact with videos. Since 2005, it has become the MVP platform for various things – starting from storing fav clips or songs and ending with marketing for compani...

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Mariam Nakani
August 12, 2022

Pay As You Go – Enjoy Residential Proxies With No Commitment

Hey, ho! We’ve just launched Pay As You Go. This new payment system allows you to enjoy residential proxies without committing to a subscription plan. Say what? Yeah, we’re not jokin’ – you simply pay for the traffic as you go without worrying about pillin’ up unused GBs.

Topics: News
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James Keenan
August 04, 2022

How to Scrape Instagram Followers to Network with Businesses and Customers

Today Instagram isn’t the newest or the hippest, but still remains one of the top social networking services as around 500 million people are actively using it daily. However, it’s arguably not as fast-paced as TikTok while being more captivating than Facebook. Such a balance mea...

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James Keenan
July 20, 2022

How Stealth Accounts Can Save Your Business on eBay

When we think of online shopping, eBay is clearly the leader in e-commerce. If you own a business, chances are you’re already familiar with how profitable the eBay platform is for retail. As with any sales endeavor, however, there are certain risks on eBay. Aside from issues such...

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Ella Moore
June 30, 2022

Why Do Music Royalties Data Matter? Listen Up

Have you ever wondered how much Mozart could earn if he had lived in our times? If he were alive now, he could collect a stack of money from music royalties alone.  Creating music doesn't end up with finishing a song, finding a way to spread it to the world, and then sitting peac...

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Mariam Nakani
June 22, 2022

Manage Your Business Reputation with SERP Scraping API

A widely available internet leaves the door open for people to find information about everything. For example, everyone can check a business's online presence before trusting it. So, everything that could be found online about your brand helps your potential audience evaluate if ...

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Ella Moore
June 20, 2022

Structured and Unstructured Data: The Main Differences

Information keeps the world spinning as more people continue to spend their time online. By buzzing in the digital world, we keep generating more useful information, which can be collected and analyzed.  Different informational units and formats are spawned every second, so the d...

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Ella Moore
June 17, 2022

Smartproxy Won the Best Value Provider Award for the Second Year in a Row

Time to pop the champagne – once again, we’ve been recognized as the best value provider at the one and only Proxy Service Awards! Proxyway’s research showed that Smartproxy provides the best overall user experience.

Topics: News
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Mariam Nakani
June 15, 2022

Scrape Like a Pro with Smartproxy Scraping Tools

Public data scraping is becoming a hot topic, and our talented devs cannot just sit back and relax. So, they took on a challenge and presented FOUR(!) powerful tools designed to harvest all sorts of web data.  How does getting real-time data from any corner of the world at a 100%...

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James Keenan
June 09, 2022

How Do Concurrency and Parallelism Differ?

If you are a software engineer, you’ve probably heard those two words many times. If not, don’t worry, we will explain the logic behind them as applying concurrency and parallelism may level up your programming journey. Concurrency and parallelism are closely related to multitask...

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Ella Moore
June 07, 2022

What’s DaaS and How Can It Benefit Businesses?

More companies are full of zeal and zest about automated and cloud-based solutions than ever before. The enthusiasm especially revolves around topics related to data management strategy. As a result, Data as a Service has become a popular choice among startups and other businesse...

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Mariam Nakani
May 18, 2022

Hop on a Datacenter Proxy Ride All Around the US and Europe!

Traveling is great. Discovering new things, exploring unfamiliar places, getting into adventures… What if we told ya that now it’s easier than ever? Well, listen up, buddy, because, with our shared datacenter proxies, you can travel all around the United States and Europe! Yeah, ...

Topics: News
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James Keenan
May 10, 2022

Why Does Customer Sentiment Data Matter?

No matter what industry you may belong to, your customers are an inseparable part of your business. Feedback from them can be an extremely valuable resource that, if dealt with right, can bring both benefit and efficiency. But how do we sift through, measure, analyze, and draw co...

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Ella Moore
May 04, 2022

Grab a SERP Scraping API free trial, don’t feel left out

Drum roll round, please! SERP Scraping API starts a free trial! Sometimes you gotta check a thing without buying one. With this free trial, you’ll get 3k requests for 3 days straight to test if this tool is your jam. After the free trial ends, you’ll be automatically charged for ...

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James Keenan
May 02, 2022