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Do you know a few common anti-climbing methods? Crawler must see!

2023-07-26 13:50

In today's digital age, the value of network data has been paid more and more attention, and many enterprises and individuals need to obtain network data through crawler technology for market research, competitive intelligence, data analysis and other purposes. However, with the development of crawler technology, many websites have also adopted various anti-crawling measures to prevent crawlers from visiting their websites. In order to help crawler users better understand the anti-climbing means and solve the corresponding problems, this article will introduce several common anti-climbing means.


First, the verification code


Captcha is a common anti-crawling method, which requires the user to enter the correct capTCHA before performing a specific operation. Captcha can effectively block access by automated crawlers, as crawlers often cannot recognize and process captcha. For the case of captCHA, the crawler can solve it by calling a third-party captcha recognition service, or manually entering the captcha.


2. IP blocking


Many websites block frequently visited IP addresses to prevent malicious crawlers from attacking them. When the crawler visits the site frequently, the site may blacklist the IP address, preventing it from accessing the site content. In order to solve the problem of IP blocking, the crawler can use the IP proxy rotation, using multiple IP addresses to disperse the access frequency and avoid being blocked.


3. User-Agent detection


User-agent is the part of the HTTP request header that identifies the browser and operating system used by the User. Some websites will detect the User-Agent, and if they find that the User-Agent in the request is inconsistent with the normal browser, they will consider it to be a crawler and restrict it. To avoid detection by the user-agent, the crawler can set the user-agent to a common browser identifier, making it look like normal User access.


Four, access frequency restrictions


In order to prevent crawlers from visiting websites too often, many websites restrict the frequency of visits to the same IP address. This means that the crawler can only make a limited number of visits at a given time. In order to avoid being restricted by the frequency of access, the crawler can reduce the frequency of access, such as increasing the time between visits, or reducing the number of concurrent connections.


Five, dynamic page


Some websites use dynamic page technology to present content, which means that the content of the website is not static HTML, but dynamically generated through technologies such as JavaScript. In this case, traditional crawlers may not be able to get the complete data. To solve the dynamic page problem, crawlers can use some special crawler frameworks, such as Selenium, to simulate the behavior of the browser in order to obtain dynamically generated content.


6. Login restrictions


Some sites restrict access to users who are not logged in, so that only users who are logged in can get more data. In this case, the crawler can take the way of simulating login, login to the website through the user name and password, so as to obtain the data after login.


Summary: With the increasing importance of network data, anti-creep methods are increasingly diversified and complicated. When using crawler technology to obtain network data, it is critical to understand and address common anti-crawling methods. By using appropriate proxy services, adjusting access frequency, simulating user behavior and so on, crawler users can effectively bypass the anti-crawling means, obtain the required data, and realize the effective use of network data. I hope this article will help you understand the anti-climbing means and solve the corresponding problems!

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