The A-Z of Web Scraping in 2020 [A How-To Guide]

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Many web sites like Twitter, YouTube, or Facebook provide an easy way to access their data through a public API. All the information that you obtained using API is both well structured and normalized. For example, it can be in the format of JSON, CSV, or XML.

3 Ways to Extract Data From Any Website

Web Scraping vs API

#1 Official API.

First of all, you should always check out if there’s an official API that you can use to get the desired data.