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Another year almost down, but we’re sneaking out some last-minute updates in the dregs of 2015. The latest highlights from our Changelog include a host of updates for our intelligent crawler, Crawlbot:
Just for the visual and auditory learners — and/or those of you who prefer their web crawling with the dulcet tones of yours truly — a couple of Crawlbot tutorials to help you get up and running: Crawlbot Basics A quick overview of Crawlbot using the Analyze API to automatically identify and extract products from […]
In 2013 we welcomed Matt Wells, founder of Gigablast (and henceforth known as our grand search poobah) aboard to head up our burgeoning crawl and search infrastructure. Since then we’ve released Crawlbot 2.0, our Bulk Service/Bulk API, and our Search API — and are hard at work on more exciting stuff. Crawlbot 2.0 included a number […]
A common use for Diffbot APIs: build an index of structured content for easy and precise searching. This post walks through the most simple way to do that using our Bulk Processing Service and Search API.
One of the more common uses of Crawlbot and our article extraction API: monitoring news sites to identify the latest articles, and then extracting clean article text (and all other data) automatically. In this post we’ll discuss the most straightforward way to do that.
We’ve long offered HTML as a response element in our Article API (as an alternative to our plain-text text field). This is useful for maintaining inline images, text formatting, external links, etc. Until recently, the HTML we returned was a direct copy of the underlying source, warts and all — which, if you work with […]
One of our most common feature requests: can Diffbot APIs access content behind a login or firewall? Until recently, the answer was mostly “no.” But now we’ve recently added new features to all of our APIs, both Automatic and Custom, that should allow much broader access to non-publicly available content: