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Getting Started

You can start scraping any website in literally 1 minute. Our Web Scraping API will provide you with a seamless data pipeline which is almost 99.99% unbreakable.
Using Scrapingdog is pretty straightforward. Simply forward the URL you wish to scrape to the API, along with your API key, and the API will provide you with the HTML response from that designated URL.
Scrapingdog uses API keys for request authentication. To leverage the API, you must register for an account and incorporate your exclusive API key into each request.
API URL is: https://api.scrapingdog.com/

Points to Remember

  • Each request will be retried until it can be successfully completed (up to 60 seconds). Remember to set your timeout to 60 seconds to ensure this process goes smoothly. In cases where every request fails in 60 seconds, our API will return a 410 error, you may retry the request and you will not be charged for the unsuccessful request (you are only charged for successful requests, 200 and 404 status codes). Make sure to catch these errors! They will occur on roughly 1-2% of requests for hard-to-scrape websites.
  • There is no overage allowed on the free plan, if you exceed 1000 requests per month on the free plan, you will receive a 403 error.
  • Each request will return a string containing the raw HTML from the page requested, along with any headers and cookies.
  • If you exceed your plan concurrent connection limit, the API will respond with a 429 status code, this can be solved by slowing down your request rate or upgrading to a bigger plan.

Error Codes

Error Codes
Description
200
Successfull Request
410
Request timeout
404
URL is wrong
202
Your request is accepted and the scraping is still going on. This status code only appears in the LinkedIn Scaping API
403
Request Limit Reached.
429
Concurrent connection limit reached.
401
API Key is wrong.
400
Request failed.

Credit Cost of APIs

GWS is a General Web Scraping API
API
Cost
GWS with rotating proxy
1
GWS with premium proxy
10
GWS with JS rendering and rotating proxy
5
GWS with JS rendering and premium proxy
25
Amazon Search API
1
Amazon Product API
1
Linkedin Scraping API
200 if the profile is not protected and 400 if it is. For more info read this.
Linkedin Jobs API
5
Twitter Scraper API
10
Google Scraper API
20
Indeed Scraper API
1

Authentication

You can authenticate to our API by providing your API key which you can obtain in the member area.
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