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9 Industries Benefiting from Web Scraper Octoparse

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Big data has become a fast-growing trend in nowadays’ economy, and the demands for data extraction tools like Octoparse are getting higher. This article lists 9 industries that link closely with big data, and have great demands for web scraping, data extraction tools. Let’s see if your industry is on the list.



E-commerce companies use web scraping to collect competitor’s information, such as monitoring their competitor prices and title attributes, which can help them build strategies to compete against competitors. They also collect product reviews to do sentiment analysis, from which they get to know the flaws of their products and help them adjust and refine. Furthermore, reviews are very important for start-up E-commerce companies, they can use web scraping to collect reviewers’ information, this would save them much time and energy. 



Media companies use web scraping to collect comments from social media, and discover the trending topics. Octoparse’s cloud service has the function of getting real-time data, which saves the users’ worries, and help improve working efficiency.


Website Creation

A website creator does not write all the contents on his own, especially for website types are forums, blogs, and etc. Usually, he searches articles and information from competing websites and uses the information as a reference to build his own websites. Web scraping tools can help website creators obtain demanded information quickly, and put one's work in progress.


Real Estate

Real estate companies use web scraping to collect potential customers’ profiles, getting people’s phone number or E-mail address. 



Travel companies use web scraping to discover the hottest traveling spots, and scrape down traveler’s profiles to see one's traveling will and use the information to make traveling plans that suit most of the potential customers. Also, travel companies can scrape destination spot's information to build their traveling plans, such as historical sites, hotels, and restaurants. (data extracted by Octoparse)




Lawyers handle plenty of cases, mainly are commonly seen, but there would be some strange cases they have not dealt with before. In this case, they may want to look through the past judgment of the kind. Octoparse helps them scrape down certain cases in whole. This information may help them study cases.



Finance companies deal with massive data every day, and mostly the data reflects directly to investors’ money. Therefore, accurate data is very important for finance companies. Octoparse can help finance companies collect massive accurate data in a very short time, and help them make the best decision.



Research individuals or companies need data to support their models to prove their hypotheses. There are two ways to obtain data: the first is to conduct a series of experiments to find one's own data; the second is to scrape from former researchers’ papers or databases.  


Lead generation

Every lead generation based company wants a tool to help them scraping customer profiles. This information is the source of their revenue, the accuracy, quantity and time, which are all important for them. They cannot fulfill three of these at the same time manually, so they use a web scraping tool to collect data.


Actually, most companies may have requests for web scraping, data extraction tools. Since everyone has competitors in the world nowadays, they may want to collect competitor product’s price, features, and so on. Furthermore, when companies are recruiting, they wish they can scrape down applicants’ profiles to filter the unmatched candidates. Big data is a powerful tool for most people, and Octoparse can help you get it.


In case you'd like to start scraping for your business now, I've prepared some typical web scraping tutorials for your reference:

Web Crawling Case Study | Scraping data from Justdial.com

How to extract data in the list on eBay

Web Scraping Hotel Information from Google Maps


Author: The Octoparse Team 


More Resources


Data Insight: 54 Industries Using Web Scraping

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30 Ways to Grow Your Business with Web Scraping

Top 20 Web Scraping Tools to Scrape the Websites Quickly

Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis



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