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Would a web scraping service be worth starting?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheeAriGrande, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. TheeAriGrande

    TheeAriGrande Regular Member

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    The title says it all.

    Would a web scraping service be worth starting?
    For example, scraping products, videos, etc. Anything really. Even cloning sites.
    I'm thinking of starting one when I go Jr Vip.
     
  2. monkid

    monkid Power Member

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    You don't know if you don't try.

    Try promote your scraping service on adwords. Company always need these kind of data.
     
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  3. TheeAriGrande

    TheeAriGrande Regular Member

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    That is true.

    As for adwords, I'll look into that. I would imagine that big companies wouldn't need a service like that. Maybe smaller companies. Nonetheless, thanks for the input.
     
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    You can try this section for Adowrds Coupon and Adwords related campagin Goodluck Bro with your service!
     
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    you see how much stuff I want to scrape. I think the easy answer is yes.. hell yes.
     
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  6. TheeAriGrande

    TheeAriGrande Regular Member

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    Bump. I just helped out a member and created a plugin that scrapes yelp into a csv and scrapes images (for free I might add. lol), and he told me this would be really sell-able. I just wanted to see if anybody has an more thoughts on the OP