Top 10 questions about web scraping — answered edition

Introduction

What is web scraping?

Why is web scraping so hot?

What is web scraping good for?

Is data extraction legal?

Can I scrape data behind a login page?

What kind of web scraping tools are there?

Bowser extensions

APIs

Can I make my own web scraper?

Can web scraping be detected?

How to protect the scraper from getting blocked?

1. A strong proxy pool

2. Geolocation options

3. Rotating proxies

4. Anti-fingerprinting measures

Where to start with web scraping?

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