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What is scraping?

Scraping, also web scraping or content scraping, is the act of using a bot to take content or data from a website. This data can then be used for whatever purpose.

Is scraping a spammy tactic?

Scraping is often associated with black hat techniques as it's fairly common for spammers to use content scrapers to effectively copy the content one website and put it on their own for an SEO boost (for the record, this is highly unlikely to bring any benefit). However, scraping is also a very useful way to gather data from around the web efficiently and for a variety of useful purposes.

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