Make Data-Gathering Safe with a Proxy and Easy with WebHarvy

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A good proxy provides you with safety and privacy while you scrape the web. You can use this safe environment to best advantage with a good scraping tool. WebHarvy is easy to use with ProxyMesh rotating proxies. WebHarvy employs a point and click interface, without the need to write code or scripts to scrape data. You can select the data to be scraped with mouse clicks. And you can scrape data by automatically submitting a list of input keywords to search forms. This tool also can perform scheduled scraping. Let’s look at ways to make data-gathering safe with a proxy and easy with WebHarvy.

WebHarvy supports the following protocols:

  • HTTP
  • SOCKS4
  • SOCKS4a
  • SOCKS5

How to set up WebHarvy to scrape websites via proxy? We’ll illustrate with ProxyMesh. First, carry out the WebHarvy download steps. After download, follow this link for configuration of WebHarvy for scraping with ProxyMesh. There, you’ll also find links to helpful WebHarvy pages.

Let’s talk more about the benefits of using WebHarvy with proxy protection.

Pattern Detection

WebHarvy automatically identifies patterns of data occurring in web pages. So you don’t need additional configuration for scraping a list or table of items from a web page, no extra configuration is required. If data repeats, WebHarvy will scrape it automatically.

Saving to File or Database

You can save data in a range of formats, currently including Excel, XML, CSV, JSON, and TSV file. And you can also export data to a SQL database.

Handling Pagination

When websites display data (e.g., product listings or search results) on several page, WebHarvy can automatically scrape from them.

Submitting Keywords

You can automatically submit a list with any number of keywords to search forms. When appropriate, WebHarvy then searches multiple input text fields. It can scrape from search results for all combinations of input keywords can be scraped.

Scraping categories

With a single configuration, you can scrape categories and subcategories on websites. This lets you gather data from a list of links to similar pages or directories on a website.

Regular expressions

For added flexibility and control, apply Regular Expressions on text or HTML source of web pages and scrape the matching portions.

JavaScript support

Before scraping data, run your own JavaScript code in a browser. In this way, you can interact with page elements, modify DOM, or invoke JavaScript functions already implemented in a target page.

Image scraping

You can download images or scrape image. WebHarvy also automatically scrapes multiple images displayed in eCommerce product details pages.

Automate browser tasks

You can easily configure WebHarvy to click Links, selecting list or dropdown options, input text to a field, scroll a page, and more.

Wrap Up

Businesses need to gather and analyze large amounts of data in safety. WebHarvy simplifies data-gathering. It can scrape data from any website, handling login, form submission, navigation, pagination, categories and keywords.

WebHarvy makes data-gathering easy. ProxyMesh makes it safe.

Core Topic: A Short Introduction to Web Scraping