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What is web scraping?
What is web scraping?
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Web scraping is an automated process of collecting publicly available data from various websites. Instead of collecting data manually, you can build a web scraping tool powered by proxies or use advanced public data gathering solutions to acquire a vast amount of information in seconds. Collected public data is mostly used to gain competitive advantage because it lets businesses perform market research, price monitoring, review monitoring, and more.

For more information, watch a video lesson by Oxylabs' Technical Team Lead, Eivydas Vilčinskas, about Practical Application of Common Web Scraping Techniques.

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