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Import.io increases speed and scalability with React

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Import.io increases speed and ease of use by reducing time to data and simplifying the customer experience. Recently, Import.io standardized the user interface and dashboard on React and users are seeing up to a 50% improvement in responsiveness. React is a javascript library built and maintained by Facebook, Instagram, and others for large-scale, dynamic applications […]

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Big Data News Oct. 18 2017

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Feature article Import.io increases speed and scalability with React Import.io increases speed and ease of use by reducing time to data and simplifying the customer experience. Recently, Import.io standardized the user interface and dashboard on React and users are seeing up to a 50% improvement in responsiveness. Import.io is committed to reducing time to data […]

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Defining Data Extraction And What It Means For Your Business

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Data extraction consists of more than just scraping valuable business information and compiling it in a spreadsheet for future use. It can also transform your business by keeping you from spending too much time on tasks like manual data entry. You can simply automate it all with a set-it-and-forget-it data scraping process. Although web scraping […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter Oct. 16 2017

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How to Create a Competitor Price Monitoring Strategy Online shopping means online comparison shopping. If your prices are not similar to or better than the next retailer, you’re going to lose the sale. It’s that simple. You have to be competitive, because in the digital realm, you’re competing against everyone. Competitor price monitoring is a crucial cog in […]

Import.io gathers data for optimizing client advertising campaigns

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A global communications agency, optimizes client advertising campaigns with data and reporting from Import.io. With Import.io, the communications agency not only tracks and understands how competitors impact their banking client’s sales, but also gains insight into how property listings across the market impact the demand for home loans. Data gathered using Import.io includes: competitor loan rates […]

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Big Data News Oct. 5 2017

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  Feature article How to Leverage Data Extraction in Research Gathering big data for research reports is time consuming and resource draining. Fortunately, the right tools can help organize and speed up the process so tedious research and data entry tasks are streamlined. Data extraction software gets the data you need in a structured format […]

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21 Competitor Analysis Tools for Social Media from NetBase

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Thanks NetBase for including Import.io for competitor analysis! Spying on the competition is so expected there is a range of competitor analysis tools for brands to use. Which tool is best for you? Take a look at our list below to find one that suits your goals and budget. With competitive data in hand you can move […]

Ecommerce News Oct. 2 2017

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  Data extraction – from technology tool to business necessity The internet contains an estimated 4.57 billion pages of data, making it the largest publicly accessible database in the world. Those who tap into this data get a jump on the competition. For example, a retailer that monitors competitor websites for price changes is in […]

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How to Leverage Data Extraction in Equity Research

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Gathering data for equity research reports is time consuming and resource draining. Fortunately, the right tools can help organize and speed up the process so tedious research and data entry tasks are streamlined. Data extraction software gets the data you need in a structured format to quickly synthesize the information into usable equity reports. This […]

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Big Data News Sept. 27 2017

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Feature article Data extraction – from technology tool to business necessity The internet contains an estimated 4.57 billion pages of data, making it the largest publicly accessible database in the world. Those who tap into this data get a jump on the competition. Import.io not only offers web data extraction to a structured spreadsheet, but […]

Ecommerce News Sept. 21 2017

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  7 Ecommerce Analytics Tools To Supercharge Your Online Store Ecommerce owners have tons of data at their fingertips, from online traffic to the visitor journey and the purchase of a product. However, the volume of data that’s available – and what to do with it – is overwhelming. Collecting data is just the first […]

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Big Data Newsletter Sept. 20 2017

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  Feature article Have you seen the new Import.io features? Import.io has added features that enhance ease-of-use and provide significantly increased value. Hundreds of user interface changes allow easy access, download and analysis of web data as well as predefined capabilities for detecting and reporting on data changes and comparing multiple sites. New features include […]

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Import.io helps enterprises get relevant web data for critical business decisions

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New features include change & comparison reporting and a portal for data sharing   Los Gatos, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 – Import.io has added features that enhance ease-of-use and provide significantly increased value for business users. Hundreds of user interface changes allow easy access, download and analysis of web data as well as predefined capabilities […]

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7 Ecommerce Analytics Tools To Supercharge Your Online Store

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Ecommerce owners have tons of data at their fingertips, from online traffic to the visitor journey and the purchase of a product. However, the volume of data that’s available – and what to do with it – is overwhelming. In fact, only 20% of online retailers are effectively using their analytics, and the majority of […]

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Import.io enables MoveGB to collect leads for rapid expansion

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UK based MoveGB has pioneered a nationwide variety fitness membership that includes access to fitness providers of all types from national gym chains like Virgin Active to independent yoga instructors. They use Import.io to collect the contact details and leads on fitness providers so they can invite them to join the one stop shop fitness […]

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Big Red’s Equipment stays price competitive using Import.io

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In business for almost 15 years, Big Red’s Equipment is the place in Texas for new and used farm equipment. They use Import.io for monitoring market prices on various products and keeping on top of price promotions on competitor websites, without alerting the competition. This is important in a price sensitive market. With Import.io, they […]

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Big Data Newsletter Sept. 1 2017

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Feature article How Financial Analysts can leverage web data extraction Financial analysts have long relied on traditional sources of data, such as company filings, to track trends in the stock market and investments. But, leveraging web data extraction of non-traditional sources can put you ahead of the trends in the sectors you manage. Read the […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter August 30 2017

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4 data extraction tactics to take your SEO to the next level Data extraction has powerful uses in a number of industries. Some notable use cases are equity research, marketplace inventory, competitor price monitoring, lead generation, and reputation monitoring. In this article, we’re going to dive into how you can use data extraction to gain traffic […]

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How Financial Analysts can leverage web data extraction

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Financial analysts have long relied on traditional sources of data, such as company filings, to track trends in the stock market and investments. But, leveraging web data extraction of non-traditional sources can put you ahead of the trends in the sectors you manage. While anyone can leverage readily-available information on the web, it’s tedious to […]

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Big Data Newsletter August 17 2017

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Feature article 4 data extraction tactics to take your SEO to the next level Data extraction has powerful uses in a number of industries. Some notable use cases are equity research, marketplace inventory, competitor price monitoring, lead generation, and reputation monitoring. In this post, we’re going to dive into how you can use data extraction to […]

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4 data extraction tactics to take your SEO to the next level

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Data extraction has powerful uses in a number of industries. Some notable use cases are equity research, marketplace inventory, competitor price monitoring, lead generation, and reputation monitoring. In this article, we’re going to dive into how you can use data extraction to gain traffic from Google. Or in other words, how you can use data extraction […]

Financial analysts rely on non-traditional data sources for more informed investment decisions

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Data is the basis for all sound investment models. In addition to traditional sources, such as company filings, investment managers are turning to non-traditional data sources for a more complete investment model. Non-traditional data includes information that is publicly available on the internet, but often difficult to get in a structured, easy to digest format. […]

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Yay, it’s back to school!

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To kids, “back to school” doesn’t sound so good; summer is ending and school is approaching. But to retail professionals, back to school is something to celebrate. The back-to-school season has become one of the biggest shopping times of the year. According to data and research firm eMarketer, US consumers will spend more than $857 […]

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Big Data Newsletter August 3 2017

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Feature article 9 Ways to Make Big Data Visual Big data – while incredibly useful – is just too much to wrap our heads around. It’s mind-boggling. We want to quickly understand what it is we’re looking at and what the data is saying. The best way to do that? Visuals. Remember: a picture is […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter August 3 2017

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What the Biggest Speakers at Retail Global Conference Will Be Discussing The retail industry is thriving, with Deloitte reporting that the top 250 global retailers generated aggregated revenues of $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile, Forbes reported that the e-commerce industry will surpass a $2 trillion annual haul in 2017. But there’s something else going on in the […]

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Import.io helps investment banking firms model the impact of retail change

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Leading global investment banking, securities, and investment management firms provide research that helps investors make better decisions. The data guiding their research often comes from Import.io. Import.io helps investment firms gather and make sense of the vast amount of data that goes into an equity research report. For example, one leading investment banking firm uses Import.io […]

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What the Biggest Speakers at Retail Global Conference Will Be Discussing

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The retail industry is thriving, with Deloitte reporting that the top 250 global retailers generated aggregated revenues of $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile, Forbes reported that the e-commerce industry will surpass a $2 trillion annual haul in 2017. But there’s something else going on in the world of retail beyond just revenue. Technology is rapidly changing how […]

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Are you ready for the holiday shopping season?

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It’s never too early to prepare for the holiday shopping season. Ensuring a top-notch shopping experience is vital, otherwise you lose customers to the competition. One of the most important factors for success is having the right prices. With so many gifts to buy, customers look for the lowest cost especially around the holidays. According […]

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Big Data Newsletter July 27

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Feature article 13 Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools Consider the amount of raw data floating around the internet: webpages made up of text, images, videos, graphics, memes, infographics, and more. It’s mind-boggling when you slow down and think about it. Read the article. Hoteliers can easily monitor competitor pricing with Import.io Change Reports How […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter July 27

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Hoteliers can easily monitor competitor pricing with Import.io Change Reports How do you ensure that your prices are not only competitive with those in your market, but also not so low that you are leaving money on the table? Read the article. 4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Facebook Campaigns Facebook campaigns for ecommerce can […]

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3 Ways Non-Technical Marketers Can Leverage Web Scraping

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You may hear web scraping and shiver, thinking that it’s only for the most technical among us. However, marketers can use web scraping too, and they can get massive value from doing so. You don’t even need to be super technical to figure it out, either. While you’re probably aware of what web scraping is, […]

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Monitor song & movie rankings with change reporting

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Media business analysts need to know when their assets have changed ranking positions in order to predict revenue. This requires continuously understanding and reporting on how artists, albums, songs, or movies are doing across multiple charts. With Import.io change reporting, they can do this easily. Just grab the URLs for monitoring, such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Music, […]

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How to Turn Existing Web Pages Into RESTful APIs With Import.io

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Jul. 05 2017 By Bob Reselman CogArtTech for ProgrammableWeb APIs are all the rage these days and with good reason. Gone are the days when people used desktop applications, either web-based or native, to interact with data that lived on proprietary backends. These days, more often than not, the primary computing device will be a cell phone or […]

How Any Ecommerce Store Can Leverage Big Data

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Small ecommerce businesses may have the impression that big data is only for major industry players with multi-million dollar budgets. Think Amazon, with its recent acquisition of Whole Foods that created new opportunities to use big data to target savvy shoppers looking for a revolutionized e-grocery store experience. There aren’t many Amazons out there with […]