Webhose.io

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Jonas D.
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"Easy to use service and cheaper than alternatives"

What do you like best?

Good support - always answers the questions, in most cases takes comments into account. support is as good or better then one of competitors. easy to implement. free test data is also convenient to test the product. no set-up fees also allows to check the data - which is convenient. flexible data plans. The cost is quite competitive - we were looking into IBM and windows solutions, but they were way more expensive. In short we could not find anything better at the time. if the platform improves and covers even more data sources, then it will be the best solution online.

What do you dislike?

it does not have all the data. i.e. it does not scrape blomberg.com or other sites which have useful information, but maybe do not appreciate data scraping. in this way you can only indications about the information online, but by no way you can make accurate conclusions, since many sources will not be covered (in many cases these will be high value sources). Another problem is that filtering is not working totally accurately - languages is not 100% identified correctly, some of the information is not relevant and does not match keywords (and slip through negative keywords).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

good (from our research the best) value for money. but make sure it has what you need (since it does not cover all the news resources on the web)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

using webhose to find relevant and interesting content for content marketing

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Marco C.
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Verified Current User
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"Excellent service, building useful data"

What do you like best?

The service allows you to query tons of public data that you can use to build up tools for your business, thanks to the structured orientation of the results.

What do you dislike?

There could be some improvements for non English languages, in my case Italian. Filters can be improved too, e.g. allowing to filter by multiple site-keys (site, site_full, thread.url). In my case I have to perform 3 queries instead of one.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a very useful tool and for our business it has made us improve our services. We use Webhose to collect articles from websites and generate aggregated data based on our industry.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can have an extended overview of several external website without the need to code an interface for each of them. Basically it would have been impossible to reach our goal without Webhose.

What Data Extraction solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Ivan D.
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Verified Current User
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"Pretty high quality, reasonable price, perfect support"

What do you like best?

1. Time to response on tickets - guys from webhose answer really fast, the period of solving issues is short.

2. Pricing model: very flexible and easy to manage.

3. Playground functionality: make the process of testing the quality and quantity of data for different cases much easier.

4. Well-architectured API

What do you dislike?

We haven't met any major problems.

However, there is some amount of corrupted data, that is not very significant to cause the problems for our business.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do not hesitate to contact their support in case of any issues. In most cases, you will receive all the needed information in the answer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use webhose.io mostly to expand our coverage of news, blogs, and forums for social media listening purposes.

I
Internal Consultant
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"easy to use API for web content retrieval"

What do you like best?

Webhose solves a sizable part of web monitoring by providing a comprehensive, easily usable API with which to perform advanced search on deeply indexed content. The website / forum / discussion groups indexed base is obviously not the whole internet, but provides a wide enough sample as to be statistically relevant.

What do you dislike?

Queries sometimes are not the easiest to fine tune, especially the most complex ones. I highly recommend using the web interface to fine tune queries before switching to production. For pretty much this reason, test queries via the web interface should not be counted against your monthly quota, or a sandbox / test environment outside the quota could be provided. Also, the pricing scheme is a bit disorienting: there are no volume discounts, as one would expect, but rather price per query / API request slightly increases with volume.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Testing queries before switching to production is necessary, and will save an enormous amount of time later on. Also, the metadata provided by webhose are worth looking into, although this changes on a per case basis.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a web and social media listening company with multinational clients and a boutique approach, consulting on web and social media and the conversations around our clients' brands. Webhose allows access to a sizable, representative part of the ongoing online conversations by crawling and indexing millions of sites daily.

EC
Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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Verified Current User
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"Great product for the price. "

What do you like best?

We are currently a customer that has access to a firehose of data for blogs and new. I like the ability to be able to download the data without having to write queries for the data. I also like the price points for the firehose. It is cheaper than all other solutions currently on the market.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the delivery mechanism of the firehose. We have to connect to an FTP site to download the data. I have found that certain content is malformed which causes issues to process. I also do not like XML format and would much rather prefer a json format delivered over an http stream.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to have error checking in place in case of malformed XML.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a social media analytics company. We augments our solution with data from webhose to allow our customers to find when our customers brands has been mentioned.

Jason J.
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"A* Service"

What do you like best?

The service delivered by WebHose.io is 1st class, when comparing them to other content providers we work with. This company is simply a dream. Their communication with the customer is extremely good and all staff I've worked with are very friendly and professional, with a willingness to accommodate customer needs as best as possible.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I can think of, as they have always been able to deliver on anything I've thrown at them.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend this service!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We receive content addition requests for Forum content, which WebHose.io provide. We had an issue internally requiring us to request optimization of the solution we use to track requests. WebHose worked alongside me to accommodate our needs and create a better solution that was in place, greatly helping to gain better context on requests for us internally. This was the first time we worked on a solution together, and I was amazed at WebHose's willingness to keep the customer happy.

AC
Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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Verified Current User
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"Useful for Dark Web searching, despite frustrating bugs and limits"

What do you like best?

Just the ability to search dark web content is in itself pretty awesome, but the extensive support for filtering by a wide range of enriched data fields (SSN, CCs, etc.) is especially useful

What do you dislike?

A. Occasional bugs that break responses without any notification that the bug has arisen from support

B. No visibility into how often various sites/networks are crawled

C. Only able to make one call a second to the cyberFilter endpoint

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have demonstrated use cases and know that you will be finding content that will be valuable to you or your customers, because it is very expensive...

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protecting customers who are concerned about credtheft and PII exposure on dark web forums/networks has been our primary use case, and we have found several legitimate cases of PII exposure.

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Administrator
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"Huge Amounts of Data for our Product"

What do you like best?

The amount of data that comes in through webhose is massive, it's more than the other providers we tested. The Python API is quite useful as well.

What do you dislike?

You cannot use your regular credits to get data older than 30 days but instead have to pay additionally if you want to access old data. Besides, the data is not enriched, i.e. you don't really know about the category (apart from overall page category).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The FAQ answers already some questions but not all of them. Don't hesitate to contact the support, typically they're pretty fast.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analysing news data for our clients. With webhose we can be sure that we have all the news data there is.

A
Administrator
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Verified Current User
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"Nice service to get quality news and blog data"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of the API, the coverage and the ability to go back in history make this is very dependable service. We have used the API to collect news, blogs and forum data from countries that we don't cover on our own. The quality and quantity of site coverage have always improved and feedback is taken positively.

What do you dislike?

Content extraction and site list cleanup need to happen from time to time. This probably would help improve latency.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Maintaining an exhaustive list of news site globally and keeping it updated takes a lot of effort and resource. This has been easily solved. Besides the fact, we are able to serve our customers historical data needs.

U
User
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Verified Current User
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"Great customer experience, very good platform"

What do you like best?

I really love the response from the Webhose team. Every time I've asked for help on support, they responded quickly and we got a solution within a few messages. Also, their API is simple to use, and the API playground in the platform makes everything easier.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes we find a site that is not covered by their service, and a custom parser for it is a bit expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If I was thinking about choosing or not Webhose, I would suggest to use their trial plan, which is free forever, with just a very low monthly limits.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We understand what the digital media is saying about our customers. Webhose help us by abstracting the infrastructure needed to get this data.

A
Administrator
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Verified Current User
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"So Powerful and easy to use"

What do you like best?

Webhose provide a freemium plan with a Playground section that enabled me to easily run some primary tests before going on a premium subscription. Now our team is integrating Webhose api into our service. Their support has been exemplary since day one and their team helped us adding every blogs we wanted to monitor.

What do you dislike?

Sometime posts images are not available even if their developers could find some workaround to get it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a simple api service to get all online news about something, webhose is THE solution.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are offering a media monitoring service in the Music industry. Webhose is a must have api for us.

U
User
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Verified Current User
Review Source

"Robust Data Sources & Great Customer Service"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy talking with the support at Webhose. They are always very helpful. They do support many different types of data sources and continue to make improvements and changes to their list.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything specific I "dislike". I do think they can continue to make improvements to their dark web capabilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're looking to implement data sources from various different sites and get valuable data from those sites -- Webhose is a great solution to meet those needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing our customers with additional data sources (i.e. forums, Pinterest, dark/deep web). Webhose does bring back valuable data to our customers and works efficiently.

U
User
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Social data gathering from webhose survey"

What do you like best?

Flexible API, speed of response from support team, transparent billing system, quality of data, coverage of data sources and good partner relationship maintenance, valuing customers, etc.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to say as webhose is very good.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good friendly support team. Even L1 support team is very technical and most of your issues get resolved there. The SLA met criteria is very good. Quality of data is also very good. Worth trying. I didn't try the firehose yet but heard that it is more outstanding the package that we are using.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We gather social data from various sources and we use webhose for forums data. We also have in house built crawlers for forums and other social media sources, so we know and we understand the quality of data that we get and the price at which it is tagged is low. We always got good quality data and their search API is very good.

UC
User in Computer Software
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Webhose.io for Reviews"

What do you like best?

There is the option to access the dark web's data, which otherwise could be difficult to retrieve. It displays a variety of data analysis compiled for potential company profit and improvement. You can also integrate the code in eight different coding languages into one's own software.

What do you dislike?

The dark web information retrieval can be a bit "sketchy". The information retrieved has to be very specified in the query so that one is not overloaded with excess information. Though easy to use, there are, in my opinion, better alternatives for searching products.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

See if there are other products like Webhose to see which one works best for you. The pricing is fairly reasonable. There is an option to get 1000 requests per month with no cost, and other options for actual subscriptions.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to create a website where businesses can see all their product reviews in one place so they do not have to individually access several different websites to see their reviews. Also, we wanted to make it so that customers of products can search a product and see all the reviews compiled to make a decision whether they would like to purchase it or not.

Nate M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
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"Excellent source for our data pipeline"

What do you like best?

Webhose gives us access to large amounts of data that help us process mission critical data in our pipeline.

What do you dislike?

Some of the data formats we receive can be formatted poorly.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's great if you need the data sources they offer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We provide essential data analysis to our customers. Our customers appreciate having data from many sources, which webhose provides.

E
Executive Sponsor
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Verified Current User
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"Excellent Service with an average UI"

What do you like best?

The sheer amount of information available to subscribers and the refresh levels of these information makes it a valuable tool for anyone.

What do you dislike?

Their interface and management of their API Keys, Consumption, etc. could be handled much much better. There is also very limited query history or consumption history which makes it a bit hard to track when working with big teams

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take care of the refresh rates :)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building a brand image by collection of data from a various of online sources that would otherwise be unaccessible to us.

Rodrigo de Castro R.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"It's like an API for google crawler"

What do you like best?

I really liked the ease of use of the api dashboard so we can test our queries and see the results.

What do you dislike?

I think the client SDKs for developers should have a better abstraction for the query language.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're using webhose.io to discover trending topics related to sports, news, weather and politics.

U
User
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Webhose Review"

What do you like best?

I think the customer service is great and very accommodating. There is a great variety of data sources that Webhose offers.

What do you dislike?

I don't think there is anything I "dislike", but I do feel that Webhose needs to improve their dark web capabilities. I feel there needs to be more research (analyst work) done so that new sites are being added continuously.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think the complexity of data sources has been super helpful. The time we receive alerts has been very beneficial and Webhose has been accommodating when I've asked to add in additional forums/blog sites.

Alain Philippe P.
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Verified Current User
Review Source

"Very good service with good price"

What do you like best?

The interface is easy to work with and the possibility to have the data from the last 30 days

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything in particular but I would like to be more precise (chosing the day) when doing a backsearch

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hability to have more data to work with to have a better analysis

Mike A.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Excellent variety and quality of data"

What do you like best?

Query system is simple to use and consistent across data providers

Data is well cleaned

Pricing is very clear and approachable

What do you dislike?

Machine Learning based tags need a bit of work

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Webhose provided a way for us to test and validate the value of additional web content data-sets on our existing platform quickly and easily.

U
User
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"We use webhose as our news provider"

What do you like best?

We really like how webhose is very affordable and their api, although could be simpler to structure is pretty stable.

What do you dislike?

They do have some way to improve in terms of quality of content returned, for example automatically filtering out Freelancer.com job adverts and other low quality content, and using parameters for api call filtering instead of query strings but for the price it’s good.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for the free trial and test

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to build our news search engine system on our SaaS product.

AE
Administrator in Entertainment
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Verified Current User
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"Amazing Web Data platform"

What do you like best?

I love that it is easy to use and doesn't require a CC to get started!! It is easy to create "Machine-Readable Data Feeds from Millions of Blogs" - I love the live demo feature!

What do you dislike?

It's a little confusing to get started. They have guides but I feel like they need step-by-step videos.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a company, we are able to track our influencers to ensure the best content is being reached.It helps us with our market research & financial tracking.

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User
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
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"Great source of news and blog posts content"

What do you like best?

The volume of data we can gather from Webhose is awesome, espacially if you can drive precisely your queries and filters.

What do you dislike?

If you can't drive well your queries, your results will carry lots of useless stuff.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are planning to purchase Webhose plans, make sure the main user knows about logical filters.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are tracking Business Intelligence in different ways, and Webhose help us to collect company's news for better market understanding.

Amien K.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great Reliability & Support"

What do you like best?

the service's reliability and support, also easy to implement

What do you dislike?

More localised data sources in each country

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy setup, excellent support

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Acquiring blog posts from Indonesia we've managed to add our overall data collection

A
Administrator
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Verified Current User
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"Great tool for data scraping"

What do you like best?

easy to use software that we would otherwise would have to scrape (news articles mainly)

What do you dislike?

some of the data has leftover scrap content in it such as advertisements or social metadata (example posted at 12 feb - source etc)

Recommendations to others considering the product:

still need additional data cleanup in order to use it in production

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scraping of news websites is no longer needed, we can now get the data directly

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