Web scrapers are bots that fall into a grey area of legality; in some cases a site owner will want its content lifted and aggregated elsewhere (ex: news aggregation sites); in other cases, doing so is tantamount to theft (ex: price scraping).
Companies need to understand what web scraping is and how to stop it. That's why we created the Ultimate Guide to Web Scraping.
- The motives of web scraping
- The damage web scraping can cause
- How web scraping is perpetrated
- How to stop your site from being scraped