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The
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Web Scraping For Beginners Series

Part 1: How To Build Your First Python Scraper

In Part 1 of the series, we go over the basics of how to build a scraper with Python using Python Requests & BeautifulSoup.

Proxies, User-Agents & Avoiding Bans

Python Fake User-Agents: How to Manage User Agents When Scraping

In this guide we show you how to create and manage fake user agents when scraping in Python so you don't get blocked.

Python CloudScraper: Scrape Cloudflare Protected Websites

In this guide, we use the Python CloudScraper library to scrape Cloudflare protected websites.

FlareSolverr Guide - Bypassing Cloudflare Made Simple

In this guide we show you how to setup and use a FlareSolverr server to bypass Cloudflare when scraping.

Python Headless Browsers & Javascript Rendering

The Python Pyppeteer Guide - Use Puppeteer With Python

In this guide we show you how to use Python Pyppeteer, the Puppeteer library for Python, to render and scrape Javascript heavy websites.

Scrapy Javascript Rendering: The 4 Best Scrapy Libraries to Scrape JS Heavy Websites

In this guide we will go through the best javascript rendering libraries for Scrapy so you can scrape modern websites with ease.

Scrapy Playwright Guide: Render & Scrape JS Heavy Websites

In this guide we show you how to use Scrapy Playwright to render and scrape Javascript heavy websites.

Scrapy Splash Guide: A JS Rendering Service For Web Scraping

In this guide we show you how to setup and use Scrapy Splash in your Spider to extract JS rendered data from webpages.

Scrapy Selenium Guide: Integrating Selenium Into Your Scrapy Spiders

In this guide we show you how to setup and use Scrapy Selenium in your Spider to extract JS rendered data from webpages.

Smart Parser Libraries

Newspaper3k Guide: Scrape Articles Using AI

In this guide, we walk through the Python Newspaper3k library and how to use it to scrape & curate articles.

FeedParser Guide: Parse RSS, Atom & RDF Feeds With Python

In this guide, we walk through the Python FeedParser library and how to parse RSS, Atom & RDF feeds.

Python Requests

Python Requests: How to Use & Rotate Proxies

In this guide, we walk through how to use proxies with Python Requests. Including how to rotate proxies in a list, use proxy gateways, and proxy APIs with our Python Requests scrapers.

Python Requests: Retry Failed Requests

In this guide, we walk through how to configure Python Requests to retry failed requests so you can build a more reliable system.

Python Requests: Make Concurent Requests

In this guide, we walk through how to configure Python Requests to make concurrent requests so that you can increase the speed of your scrapers.

Python HTTPX

Python HTTPX - How to Use & Rotate Proxies

In this guide, we walk through how to use proxies with Python HTTPX. Including how to rotate proxies in a list, use proxy gateways, and proxy APIs with our Python HTTPX scrapers.

Python aiohttp

Python aiohttp - How to Use & Rotate Proxies

In this guide, we walk through how to use proxies with Python aiohttp. Including how to rotate proxies in a list, use proxy gateways, and proxy APIs with our Python aiohttp scrapers.

Python PycURL

PycURL - Guide to Using cUrl With Python

In this guide, we walk through how to use cURL in Python using PycURL. Including how to make GET, POST requests, use proxies, user-agents, and more.

Python BeautifulSoup

BeautifulSoup Guide: Scraping HTML Pages With Python

In this guide, we walk through how to use BeautifulSoup to scrape data from HTML websites and files.

How To Install BeautifulSoup

In this guide, we walk through how to install and use BeautifulSoup on Windows, MacOS, and Linux machines.

How To Use BeautifulSoup's find() Method

In this guide, we walk through how to use BeautifulSoup's find_all() method to find the first page element by class, id, text, regex, and more.

How To Use BeautifulSoup's find_all() Method

In this guide, we walk through how to use BeautifulSoup's find_all() method to find a list of page elements by class, id, text, regex, and more.

Fix BeautifulSoup Returns Empty List or Value

In this guide, we walk through how to fix your code when BeautifulSoup returns an empty list or value.

How To Eliminate Span & Other HTML Tags With BeautifulSoup

In this guide, we walk through how to use BeautifulSoup to remove HTML tags like span, script, etc. from HTML files.

Python Parsel

Parsel Guide: Scraping HTML Pages With Python

In this guide, we walk through how to use Parsel to scrape data from HTML websites and files.

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