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lxml Tutorial: XML Processing and Web Scraping With lxml

Go through the basics of creating XML documents and jump onto processing XML and HTML documents in this Python lxml tutorial.

Gabija Fatenaite

2021-08-30

6 min read

OxyCon 2021: The Top Takeaways From Day Two

The OxyCon 2021 web scraping conference has come to an end but provided us with good food for thought. Read this article summarising the top takeaways from Day Two.

Maryia Stsiopkina

2021-08-27

6 min read

OxyCon 2021: The Top Takeaways From Day One

The first day of OxyCon 2021 has passed. We had some amazing presentations and learned a lot about the world of web scraping. Here are the top key takeaways from day one.

Monika Maslauskaite

2021-08-25

5 min read

Free White Paper: Web Scraping in the Travel Industry: Main Challenges and Use Cases

Download this free white paper and get all the information on how you can benefit from web scraping in the travel industry and deal with challenges when gathering the required public data.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-08-18

1 min read

WebSocket vs HTTP: The Differences

This article discusses the differences between WebSocket and HTTP and their use cases.

Maryia Stsiopkina

2021-08-18

6 min read

What Is Financial Data?

This article will discuss different types of financial data, their use cases, and financial data management and analysis tools.

Maryia Stsiopkina

2021-08-18

6 min read

Free White Paper: How to Build a Successful Competitive Intelligence Process?

Download our free white paper and get all the information on competitive intelligence and how to solve the main issues that may arise when building competitive intelligence process in your organization.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-08-11

1 min read

OxyCon Agenda Announced - How to Make the Most of It?

OxyCon 2021, a virtual two-day web scraping conference, has already attracted a lot of attention from industry leaders and the web scraping community. It’s time to reveal what engaging presentations and discussions are waiting for you on 25 and 26 August.

Adelina Kiskyte

2021-08-06

2 min read

What is API (Application Programming Interface)?

In this article, you'll learn what exactly an API is and how an API works. Simply put, an API is a tool that delivers your request to the provider that you're requesting and then responds to you. Some websites (or apps) even provide APIs to give access for developers to receive specific data.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-07-19

6 min read

What Is Bot and How Does It Work?

Bots are everywhere and we hardly notice them: from malicious bots to so-called good bots. What is a bot? How do they work? How do websites detect bots? Read more in this article.

Vejune Tamuliunaite

2021-07-13

5 min read

Proxy vs VPN

In this article, we will go over both Proxy and VPN terms, explore their similarities and differences in order to establish when one should be picked over another.

Vytautas Kirjazovas

2021-07-13

6 min read

XPath vs CSS Selectors

Read this article to learn what XPath and CSS selectors are and how to create them. Find out the differences between XPath vs CSS, and know which option to choose.

Monika Maslauskaite

2021-07-13

10 min read

The Driving Force of Search Engine Ad Intelligence

This article is intended to offer a 360-degree view of search engine ad intelligence: what it is and how to collect it using proxies alongside in-house web scrapers or ready-to-use tools.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-07-13

6 min read

Business Leads Scraper: What Do You Need To Know?

Building your tools to generate leads can be a lot more cost-efficient, and using web scraping is one of the most optimal ways to generate leads for your business. In this article, we'll go through the process of web scraping for lead generation and where to start.

Gabija Fatenaite

2021-07-13

3 min read

Sources of Competitive Intelligence and Best Practices

If you’re interested in learning everything about competitive intelligence, this article is for you. Read this article to understand what competitive intelligence is and learn more about competitive intelligence sources, its challenges, and best practices.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-07-09

6 min read

Free White Paper: Why Is Alternative Data Playing an Increasingly Larger Role in Financial Markets

Read why collecting alternative data is essential for applications in financial markets. Find out the main challenges while scraping alternative data and learn the solutions that can help make the best out of alternative data in the financial industry.

Monika Maslauskaite

2021-07-09

1 min read

Reverse Proxy vs. Forward Proxy: The Differences

What is a forward and reverse proxy server? In this article, we explain the main differences between forward and reverse proxies are and explore prominent use cases of each proxy type.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-07-08

5 min read

Pagination In Web Scraping: How Challenging It May Be

Dealing with pagination in web scraping might be challenging and result in missing data. Learn about different approaches when scraping multiple pages.

Vejune Tamuliunaite

2021-07-06

7 min read

What Is an IP Address?

What is an IP address? What are the main types of IP addresses? What are the challenges in IP management? Read this article and find out!

Vejune Tamuliunaite

2021-07-04

8 min read

Concurrency vs Parallelism: The Main Differences

This article explains in depth what concurrency and parallelism are. We'll also use a practical example to explore the concepts even more and show how using concurrency and parallelism can help speed up the web scraping process.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-07-01

6 min read

Free White Paper: Alternative Data Brings Opportunities to The Financial Sector

Read how we, in cooperation with Censuswide, have surveyed senior data decision makers in the UK finance sector! Get all the details they shared on how alternative data is being used in their industry.

Adomas Sulcas

2021-06-29

1 min read

Oxylabs Webinar: Web Scraping for Business - Why Every Company Should Do It

Where to start with web scraping? What tools to choose? Get your questions answered by web scraping experts and watch a live demonstration of a powerful web scraper!

Vejune Tamuliunaite

2021-06-23

2 min read

Manage Your Datacenter Proxies Via Datacenter Proxy API

From now on, you can access and manage your Datacenter Proxies via our Datacenter Proxy API! With it, you can replace your IPs from a specific subnet in your existing proxy list.

Gabija Fatenaite

2021-06-22

1 min read

Free Webinar: Why Ethically Sourced Proxies Should Be The Only Proxies

Join this webinar to learn why ethical proxy acquisition should be important to businesses that use proxy services as much as the services themselves.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-06-17

2 min read

What is Jupyter Notebook: Introduction

Find out what Jupyter Notebook is, its use cases, how to set it up, and whether it’s ideal for beginners. Importantly, this article discusses the application of Jupyter Notebook for web scraping.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-06-16

10 min read

OxyCon 2021: Web Scraping Conference You Don't Want To Miss

Save your seat at OxyCon 2021 on August 25–26, and join the discussion on the most relevant topics in the world of web scraping! The two-day virtual event will bring global business leaders and Oxylabs' experienced team together for in-depth, engaging talks and workshops.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-06-02

2 min read

What Is A Honeypot and How Does It Work?

A honeypot is a security system designed to attract malicious activity from cybercriminals. Read this article to understand how honeypot traps affect web scraping.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-06-01

5 min read

Residential Proxy Sourcing: Risks

Proxy-reliant companies have long been familiar with the benefits of residential proxies. However, very little is known about the risks of using unethical or even illegal proxies. Lack of knowledge on this matter is dangerous both for proxy network participants and companies using residential proxies. Read this article to learn more about proxy sourcing risks and how to avoid them.

Jurgita Tuzikaite

2021-05-27

2 min read

Pricing Intelligence: Focus on Data-Driven Decision Making

If you are interested in starting to make data-driven decisions, this white paper is for you! Learn everything about pricing intelligence and how third-party data gathering solutions help you forget web scraping challenges.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-05-21

1 min read

Building Price Scraping Tools: Picking the Best Proxies

What are price scrapers? Why is it essential for e-commerce businesses, and what tools should they be using? Find all about it in our new article.

Gabija Fatenaite

2021-05-13

6 min read

Web Crawler vs Web Scraper: The Differences

Data scraping has become the ultimate tool for business development with a significant influence in nearly any business area. With this article, we're covering the intricacies of data scraping in greater detail.

Gabija Fatenaite

2021-05-04

6 min read

Residential Proxy Sourcing: Worst Practices

Unethically sourced residential proxies

Jurgita Tuzikaite

2021-04-29

3 min read

What Is Online Reputation Management?

What is online reputation management? Why is it beneficial? What are the main challenges of monitoring it? Read the article and find out more.

Vejune Tamuliunaite

2021-03-29

8 min read

Under the Hood of Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Counterfeiting is a big issue around the world. Anti-counterfeiting technologies have to be well advanced to be capable of finding counterfeit goods online, anywhere in the world. Web scraping tools and proxies are an inseparable part of modern anti-counterfeiting solutions.

Adelina Kiskyte

2021-03-24

5 min read

Oxylabs Signs Exclusive Contract with Honeygain

Honeygain and Oxylabs have signed an exclusive agreement! Find out how this will strengthen our long-lasting partnership and benefit the proxy industry at large.

Jurgita Tuzikaite

2021-03-18

2 min read

How to Avoid Phishing With Proxies?

How to avoid phishing with premium proxies and brand new web scraping techniques? Read this article and learn more!

Vejune Tamuliunaite

2021-03-15

5 min read

Oxylabs Webinar: Web Scraping From a Legal Perspective

Watch our free legal webinar! We aim to help those who perhaps do not have a legal team to maneuver public data gathering roads.

Gabija Fatenaite

2021-03-05

2 min read

Free White Paper: Guide to Threat Intelligence Data Acquisition

One of the cybersecurity practices that modern companies use to avoid potential dangers is threat intelligence. Learn how threat intelligence enables businesses to make faster and data-backed security decisions and be proactive in the fight against threat actors.

Iveta Vistorskyte

2021-03-05

1 min read

Free White Paper: Commercial Data as Alternative Data for Financial Industry

More and more data gets created every day, and asset management companies and hedge funds can leverage this data for analysis to reveal trends, patterns, and risks. However, traditional data has not been covering the needs of the competitive investment market. Meanwhile, alternative data enables investors to make better, informed predictions.

Adelina Kiskyte

2021-03-04

1 min read

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