E-commerce websites are a hub of information, info about pricing, available products, and the stock that a retailer has, etc. To competing vendors, this information is vital. Thus, web scraping tools exist.
But e-commerce websites, having also recognized the importance of data stored in their servers, have come up with anti-scraping tools to thwart the extraction of data from their websites. The detection techniques constitute the main challenges of web scraping.
Challenges of Web Scraping
The anti-scraping tools work by detecting any IP address that makes multiple web requests. Since scraping mainly entails making numerous requests to obtain the requisite data, then the anti-scraping tools automatically flag the IP address behind this.…Continue reading