Academic research

The structured search engine for academic research

The web is a source of a vast amount of information. But it's also the greatest information chaos. It's unstructured which makes it extremely hard to use the data for academic research. Our search engine provides researchers at national statistical offices and universities with easy access to clean structured data. Use web data insights from 600 million domains, including 25 million company websites, for your statistical analyses, verification purposes or research focus expansion. Analyze the Covid-19 impact on digital transformation and technology adoption, measure countries' digital economies and examine how cybercrime affects businesses and governments.

Academic research
Explore a broad depth of web coverage for your research

Use our data to build upon your data

Deep analyses for specific questions

Do deep analyses to answer very specific questions

Use our structured Search Engine to get unique insights into the structure and contents of the internet. Dissect the data with more than 200 data points, such as company name, web technologies, online store, country, city and more distilled from millions of websites and discover information you can’t find using a regular search engine. Build comprehensive datasets to gain granular insights into geolocation, business, content, e-commerce, marketing, technical specifications, hosting and development.

Explore web history

Explore web history for a trend analysis

Depending on your subscription, you can search through up to 8 years of internet history and measure and track current and historical trends to see how the data is evolving. Go back in time and analyze web trends to get a historical perspective or follow monthly growth and decline over time. Request a history lookup of a domain, with all changes to the domain being tracked, and delve into its past. Construct detailed company profiles, find new angles for your research and expand your focus and methods using web trends.

Research

Adopt an innovative approach to complement your research data

Integrate a web-based source with traditional ones for in-depth research. Check the plausibility of your research results or complement your data as necessary. Put together an almost complete picture of the digital economy of a country. Make use of exhaustive datasets based on relationships to facilitate in-depth analyses of various trends: which are the most popular web technologies that businesses are using, how are small businesses growing, what’s the state of different industries across countries and more.

Monitor your dataset

Rely on actionable and verifiable data

Never doubt the transparency and accuracy of our data which is indexed from public websites and updated every month. Receive automatic notifications in your tool of choice whenever anything on the domains you’re interested in changes: for example, when a website starts using a new web technology or a website becomes an online shop. Turn lists into actionable insights with a single click: break down results by more than 200 relevant data points, so you can dig into the data and find very specific information.

Products

  • Search Engine

    Filter results by a company name, web technology, country and more

    • Measure and track historical web trends in 50 countries
    • Do an intelligent search with automatically generated graphs and statistical reports
    • Export CSV reports for in-depth analyses
  • Traffic Index

    Track the popularity of websites and different web services

    • Rely on a benchmarked estimation relative to the most popular website
    • Monitor the daily popularity of payment and communications websites and services
    • Explore all relevant discovered subdomains
  • Monitoring

    Oversee the state of websites and domains you’re interested in

    • Monitor changes to websites right as they happen
    • Plug and analyze: get the right data into the tools you’re already using
    • Get uniform, seamless data across your tools

Using company websites as a new data source in academic research