In some cases, you’ll want to scrape the raw data and feed it into a database for analysis. In others, you’ll want to download files or aggregate information and republish it with the original links. Regardless of how you use it, web scraping can automate the manual process. A few examples of uses of web scraping include:
1. Exporting publicly available datasets
2. Comparing prices across ecommerce sites
3. Aggregating news stories and event calendars
The actual web scraping is just the beginning, as there are many options of what to do with the data after it has been pulled from its original website. One of these options is to automatically curate the content and distribute the information by email.