Instagram pages not loading in Octoparse v7.3.0.12181 (even for Firefox 45 browser)

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  • gperseu

    The same browser problem is happening when I try to do the same thing on the URL provided in Octoparse tutorials for Instagram scraping: https://www.instagram.com/izkiz/

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  • Kara

    Hi Gianluca,

    Thank you for reaching out.

    Looks like our colleague has already helpt you on this issue via ticket, and just to let you know, it's always more likely to get blocked by Instagram while scraping with a regular task, that's why all our built-in task templates for Instagram are written with JavaScript especially.

    Best regards,

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  • gperseu

    Hi Kara,

    Thank you for your response. The troubleshooting via ticket was a very quick and helpful one as well.

    I believe my issue had to do with Instagram blocking me, as I had extracted some data previously.

    The task has started working again after about 10 days without me having to adjust anything. Maybe that is the way Instagrm blocks work?

    Sincerely,

    Gianluca

     

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  • Kara

    Hi Gianluca,

    Thank you for your reply.

    Yes, it is possible, especially for the tasks with login steps, it is very likely the website blocked your account for a while, so it can not login and scrape data within the task.

    Best regards,

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