Author Archives: Ran Geva

Dead simple {for devs} python crawler (script) for extracting structured data from any website into CSV

Posted on August 16, 2015 by Ran Geva

On my previous post I wrote about a very basic web crawler I wrote, that can randomly scour the web and mirror/download websites. Today I want to share with you a very simple script that can extract structured data from any <almost> website. Use the following script to extract specific information from any website (i.e prices, ids, titles,

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Tiny basic multi-threaded web crawler in Python

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Ran Geva

If you need a simple web crawler that will scour the web for a while to download random site’s content – this code is for you. Usage: $ python tinyDirtyIffyGoodEnoughWebCrawler.py http://cnn.com Where http://cnn.com is your seed site. It could be any site that contains content and links to other sites. My colleagues described this piece of code I wrote

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How we quadrupled the performance of Elasticsearch

Posted on July 19, 2015 by Ran Geva

Well, that’s a misleading title. We actually quadrupled the performance of our brand monitoring alert system that uses Elasticsearch’s Percolator, but that would have been a much longer title. Some background Buzzilla has two main products. The first is Webhose.io which provides businesses worldwide access to structured data from the open web, and the second

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Building a Better Search Query

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Ran Geva

Many factors can affect streaming data relevancy. When the data you consume isn’t ordered by relevancy, rather by the time it was crawled, getting the relevant posts is essential. I would like to share with you a few tips you can use to highly increase the relevancy of the data you consume via Webhose.io API

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