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From creating a Google Business account to conquering your local market

Vladislav Polikevych How-To Articles February 17, 2020

Here it comes… Google My Business – the Master of local search and a sizable chunk of benefits for your business exposure. It serves as a matchmaker keeping the gate between your company and your customers open as long as your business hours allow for. If you still can’t figure out how GMB works and why it’s a harbinger of your success, this guide is for you.

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Taking a shortcut to submit your website to Google

Eugene Serbin (Head of SEO) How-To Articles January 22, 2020

The first thing to realize is that you – as an SEO or a business owner – can do nothing to make sure your brand-new website is indexed in the twinkling of an eye. Face the fact: becoming visible is not about instant gratification. What you can do, though, is to grease the wheels of the process, showing Googlebot that there’s something it hasn’t seen yet. Submitting your site to Google sets the stage for further development in terms of search engine optimization. And even though this does NOT make you show up high, you can now rest easy knowing you’ve eventually got it off the ground. So, how to make it appear on the web? What is the most headache-free way of helping Google get its hands on your website? Take it easy as I’m going to shed some light.

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Save yourself the trouble of downloading all images from a website by hand

Olya Pyrozhenko How-To Articles November 23, 2018

It’s never been difficult to save a picture found on a site. The whole process comes down to a few mouse pushes: right-click and choose the “Save image as” option. Done! But that sounds easy as long as you do it several times. What if hundreds or thousands of pictures need to be downloaded onto your device? Are you ready to repeat the click-and-save procedure over and over again? We bet you don’t have so much time, which is why you may wonder how to download all images from a website fast and effortlessly. If you turn thumbs down on saving pictures one by one, you’ll love this article. We are going to unveil some practical ways of extracting images from websites online without writing any sophisticated codes. Scraping a website to mass-download pictures is a beneficial skill you’d better have under your belt. Are you about to develop a computer vision app or an image search engine from scratch? This is where your competence in extracting will come in handy. Read on to dig deeper into this.

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Web scraping with JavaScript: Covering the basics

Olya Pyrozhenko How-To Articles November 15, 2018

Sometimes you need to pull data out. But how can you do that when the web environment is flooded with both essential information and good-for-nothing one? JavaScript scraping is vetted as the best technique for surfing the net and collecting data. By using a specific template, you can fetch and grab a lot of files without any manual settings. Such a pattern-based language as JavaScript can be your lifesaver in doing so. It has grown in popularity and left Python, Ruby, C++, and PHP in the dust. Website owners, developers, and other specialists fall back on a myriad of web scraping JavaScript tools to extract sought-after content. But there’s still one platform that makes JS universal ‒ Node.js. It helps set up server- and customer-oriented apps and streamline your scraping experience. Its versatility aside, it’s absolutely free for everyone to use. JS is usually used as a built-in language for programmatic access. For harvesting purposes, though, it needs some helpers on its side. Thus, JavaScript web scra

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How to web-scrape and make the most of data?

Olya Pyrozhenko How-To Articles November 1, 2018

With the dawn of the Internet, all “business doings” are impossible without the World Wide Web. It’s of paramount importance to get actual data about market tendencies to make much headway in these. That’s why IT developers often do some research on sites to extract relevant information every now and then. Here is when web scraping with PHP comes into play. Parsing, harvesting, and screen scraping are about the same things ‒ exploring the content of a page and converting it to different forms. They stand for the techniques applied to get data from a website that is then saved to a local file or a database. PHP web scraping is used for several reasons. Analyzing a competitor’s site to see what strategies you can adopt in your products is one of them. The general concept of screen scraping can be explained with the help of an automated code, which: makes GET requests to a target site; receives an answer and parses an HTML or XML document; searches for data and converts it to a designated format (a video, prod

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