Well that’s the holy grail. To be able to tap into World Wide Web as a whole is something that anyone dealing with data would like to have, but is far FAR from achieving (except maybe for the NSA, we don’t know).
The idea behind Webhose.io is that when you need data from the web, you don’t necessarily have to build a crawler or use a scraper. Webhose.io does the heavy lifting for you. Our crawlers download and structure millions of posts a day, we store and index the data so all you have to do is to define what part of the data you need.
You might have your own proprietary crawling technology, or even use a third party solution, and you might ask yourself why should you use Webhose.io on top of that? Well as the title states, you can never reach a full coverage of the web, but you can still aim for it. Since our system is super affordable (we developed the technology that makes it possible), for only 200$ a month you can add up to 5 million posts to your current solution. That is without a doubt a cost effective way to increase your current coverage.
Many of our clients are using Webhose.io as their sole content provider, as they want to focus on what they do best, and not to deal with coding any scraper bots, managing any site lists or parsing any fields. Others wants to back it up by their own solution or by a third party service, either way you can never go wrong with a better coverage of the web.