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Unbeatable Instagram Profile Scraper: How to Build One Using Web Scraping API

An Instagram profile scraper allows you to gather public Instagram profile data. Instead of building a scraper yourself, use our Web Scraper API. In this blog post, you’ll get Python code sample for real-time data collection with a combination of residential and datacenter proxie...

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Mariam Nakani
January 11, 2023

How to Automate Instagram Emails Scraping

Remember the old days when email scraping from Instagram was available via the script you’ve had to fashion yourself? And this is if you are a coding genius, of course. It is widely frowned upon how little Instagram the Unscrapable enjoys all these bot-like activities. Well, enou...

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Ella Moore
January 09, 2023

Opening The Off-Limits Codeless Scraping World: How Did We Develop a No-Code Scraper

No-code scraping can be complex. I tested quite a few software for codeless scraping and noticed that the existing solutions could still be a struggle for non-coders. So, naturally, I felt encouraged to develop something different: Smartproxy No-Code Scraper. Yes, my idea wasn't ...

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Paulius Taraškevičius
December 23, 2022

Empower Your Research with YouTube Comment Scraper

A YouTube comment scraper is a tool that extracts comments from a selected YouTube video. Comments are an awesome resource for researching your own or your competitor’s brand, which can be used to your advantage. While YouTube offers a free Data API, it’s limited in its capabilit...

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Mariam Nakani
December 20, 2022

Meet New Shared Datacenter Proxy Pricing – Pay per IP

Another day, another big announcement. This time, it’s us releasing a new shared datacenter proxy pricing option that gives a three times cheaper entry point. Yep, we’re not kiddin’ – the pricing starts from $10 a month with an option to customize your subscription plan. Sounds b...

Topics: News
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James Keenan
December 19, 2022

How Hundreds of Failed Tests Led Us to Create a Functional Extension Everyone Can Use

Is it possible to have the powers of a developer without being one? Can a person without any coding knowledge scrape something? These were the questions that I kept asking myself while chasing new side-hustle ideas. One day, I decided to find an answer myself and build a tool tha...

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Paulius Taraškevičius
December 05, 2022

SERPMaster Becomes a Part of Smartproxy

Smartproxy, one of the biggest proxy service providers in the market, acquired SERPMaster, a company that engineers an all-in-one Google SERP scraping solution.  "Smartproxy has always been customer-obsessed. We see a clear trend that proxies are no longer enough – businesses nee...

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James Keenan
October 03, 2022

How to Scrape Twitter Data Using a Residential Proxy Network

Out of a dozen established social networking platforms, Twitter is one of the leaders. Politicians, comedians, musicians, athletes, and even big corporations commonly use it to network, share news, daily updates, promote a product or event, and so on. With so many participants in...

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James Keenan
September 28, 2022

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 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.

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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.

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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