July 6, 2020

Technology investment, blog, and COVID stuck ๐Ÿœ

Oleg Kulyk @kami4ka

Our blog section becomes alive โค๏ธ
https://scrapingant.com/blog/

And even some articles were at the main of HackerNews. ๐Ÿค“

Blog writing is a pretty good idea for SEO purposes, but the conversion rate is quite small, so it's more about long-term ranking investment.

We've started 3 months ago really fast with a straightforward and not optimized solution. Now we're having several fundamental tech basics that help us to have the API with close to 100% success rate and low latency. One of those basics is a good and reliable proxy provider. Our goal is to make a good product, so it's not a good idea to save money on the quality of the components ๐Ÿ˜‰

The last month was pretty tough and full of waiting - we've finished all the hard work to move all into the Kubernetes cluster, but we still have to wait for the legal documents to be finished for moving from MVP to a real product. ๐Ÿงณ

The K8S improvement doesn't require really so much time but in case most of the borders are still closed we're not able to spread the technology using our self-hoster solution instead of RapidAPI only because of company registration delays. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

So, while we have some time before all the documents will arrive, we're working on a more stable and reliable service, understanding business needs and pains and pushing the things forward as usual ๐Ÿ’ช

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