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Updated by Fusion 360 on Nov 21, 2014
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Web Scraping: Benefiting the Masses

Web scraping is such an interesting tool, but so many are not aware of its benefits. Industries all across the market can benefit from this software in many different ways. No matter what business you’re in, web scraping could likely benefit you in some way.


With online sales for companies booming, many are starting to look for technological products on the web rather than in stores. They are able to see a wide range of products from many different bands instantly. These companies need to be able to compare prices in order to stay relevant. Web scraping can collect this information across the web and organize it into one readable document.


Web scraping allows you to build and maintain a directory of health care providers so patients can learn about the care that is available to them. The software can also gather information on competitors so how customers are using other health care providers can be monitored.


There are so many airline companies with varying prices. Airlines are competitive with each other. In order to stay relevant, these companies constantly have to monitor prices of competing companies, to make sure they are able to offer the best deals. Web scraping can assist in this monitoring.




Retail industries must constantly ship products to customers. Web scraping can collect data on various shipping companies and find the best prices. It can also monitor changes and constantly update data, so no matter what prices change, you will always be able to find the best shipping deals for your customers.




The music industry can use web scraping to find data on music popularity, sales across platforms, as well as sites where music is being pirated. Web scraping can constantly be monitoring and gathering this data and organizing it into easily readable charts.


Web scraping can be used to find the best media platforms to advertise on. It can also be used to monitor competing companies and gather data on their success and traffic.

Real Estate

The real estate market is constantly changing. Web scraping can be used to monitor these changes and gather the data into charts to compare.


Gathering background information about various providers, clients and products can be time consuming. This information is vital to the success of your company and is something that needs to be constantly monitored. Web scraping can gather this information quickly and efficiently.




Kate Giolas is a tech writer. Information provided by Mozenda. Kate is a writer at Fusion 360, an advertising agency in Utah. Find her on Google+.

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