Reducing data gathering costs with Oxylabs Real-Time Crawler

Iveta Vistorskyte

May 28, 2020 2 min read

Oxylabs is continuously working with search intelligence companies to help them achieve their business goals. The main challenge for every search intelligence company is to help their clients to stay at the top of search results. It is necessary for these companies to gather data from search engines since they provide SEO tools and information to their clients that help them remain competitive on search engines.

Finding ways to reduce web scraping costs

One of our clients – a leading search intelligence company, already had a steady proxy infrastructure and even a dedicated team for web scraping tasks. The problem for them was operational maintenance and resource costs. They were too high compared to the results. However, they had to find a solution to this problem to make their business model viable.

Naturally, before choosing Oxylabs for their problem solving, this company tried other proxy providers. They were unable to offer any solution that would have helped resolve this issue. After analyzing the situation and possible solutions, Oxylabs decided to offer Real-Time Crawler. It’s a powerful data extraction tool specifically built to scrape data from search engines and e-commerce websites.

Ultimate solution

At Oxylabs, we strive to provide excellent service to all of our clients. There is also no exception in this case – with the tech team help, our account managers ensured a smooth integration of Oxylabs’ Real-Time Crawler. When implementation was done, the main challenge for this search intelligence company was to reduce web scraping costs on in-house development and analytic teams, as well as increase the volume of gathered data.

How Oxylabs’ Real-Time Crawler helped this company?

To sum up, our Real-Time Crawler helped reduce development costs by ~50%. Real-Time Crawler is powered up by proxies and has the advantage of being highly customizable. It can deliver up to millions of pages, and there is no location that Real-Time Crawler can’t access.

Also, there are more benefits since this company started to use Oxylabs’ Real-Time Crawler:

  1. They allocated 10 employees to the team. Real-Time Crawler is capable of getting information even from the most challenging data sources, so the team could work on other, more important tasks. 
  2. Our Real-Time Crawler ensures a 100% success rate, so Oxylabs increased this companies’ data acquisition. Real-Time Crawler delivers only successful results, so now they get all the required data without any additional costs. 
  3. Now, the main focus of this company is on data analysis rather than extraction itself as Real-Time Crawler handles the whole data gathering process.


Our clients, like in this case, have significantly increased growth and solved other issues with Oxylabs’ Real-Time Crawler. If you are also looking for ways to improve your business, register here to start using our Real-Time Crawler or book a call with our sales team! 


About Iveta Vistorskyte

Iveta Vistorskyte is a Content Manager at Oxylabs. Growing up as a writer and a challenge seeker, she decided to welcome herself to the tech-side, and instantly became interested in this field. When she is not at work, you'll probably find her just chillin' while listening to her favorite music or playing board games with friends.

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