A Web Scraping Story

Our team started looking into web scraping in late 2014 and laid the foundation of scrapestack in the process. Today, scrapestack is trusted and used by more than 2,000 companies worldwide.

About scrapestack

Scraping the web can be straightforwad when it is done at a low volume. However, when the requirements are to scrape websites and harvest data at scale, you usually run into all kinds of technical challenges - from handling IP address blocks and multi-region proxy networks all the way to rotating IPs, implementing a smart retry algorithm and solving CAPTCHAs in a fast and automated way. In late 2014, an internal need at apilayer made our team build a first version of what scrapestack is today and continously improve the software to ensure the highest possible level of scraping consistency, cover as many edge-cases as possible, and keep performance and speed higher than the competition. Today, we are proud to be running one of the most popular scraping REST API services on the market, trusted by more than 2,000 companies worldwide.

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scrapestack is a service built and maintained by apilayer, the company behind some of the most popular developer tools, SaaS products and APIs currently on the market — including currencylayer, eversign, invoicely and many more.

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