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StackExchange Scraper API

Tap into StackExchange's vast data with the custom StackExchange Scraper API. Access the latest information from posts, comments, user profiles, and more. Explore a wide range of topics from programming to philosophy. With the StackExchange Scraper, you can:

  • Access real-time localized data

  • Get around sophisticated anti-bot systems

  • Utilize JavaScript rendering

*This scraper is part of Web Scraper API

StackExchange Scraper API

How do I scrape data from StackExchange?

To extract information from StackExchange, simply construct a payload incorporating job parameters and the StackExchange website URL. Following this, transmit the request to our API and obtain the outcomes in HTML format.

Harness StackExchange's vast knowledge base to understand diverse fields and trends. Make informed decisions for your learning journey's success by leveraging the community-driven insights and top-rated answers.

See the output example on the right, and visit our documentation to find more details.

{
    "results": [
        {
            "content":"\n\n
            ...
            
\n\n",
"created_at": "2023-11-26 06:36:09",
"updated_at": "2023-11-26 06:36:13",
"page": 1,
"url": "https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/search?q=proxies",
"job_id": "7135159617994120193",
"status_code": 200
}
]
}

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In-depth tutorials

Get up and running with our documentation and demo video.

Proxy management

Access the 102M+ proxy pool to extract data from any worldwide website.

Bulk scraping

Collect data from up to 1000 URLs per batch at once.

Multiple delivery options

Receive results via our API or to your cloud storage bucket (AWS S3 or GCS).

Highly scalable

Easy to integrate, customize & supports a high volume of requests.

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Smart scraping with API features

Custom Parser

Custom Parser

Independently write parsing instructions and parse any target effortlessly while using our infrastructure.

  • No need to maintain your own parser

  • Define your own parsing logic with XPath and CSS selectors

  • Collect ready-to-use structured data from StackExchange

Web Crawler

Web Crawler

Discover all pages on StackExchange and fetch data at scale and in real time with Web Crawler feature.

  • Gather only the data you need from target websites

  • Control the crawling scope and tailor the end result

  • Retrieve your results in a specified format

Scheduler

Scheduler

Automate recurring scraping and parsing jobs with the needed frequency by scheduling them with Scheduler feature.

  • Create multiple schedules for different jobs

  • Receive data automatically to your preferred cloud storage

  • Get notifications once each job is done

StackExchange Scraper API pricing

Gather data from StackExchange effortlessly

Regular
Enterprise

Pay only for successful results

Gather highly-localized data

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Free Trial

0

1 week trial

Limited to 1 user

Micro

49

$2.80 / 1K results

$49 + VAT billed monthly

Starter

99

$2.60 / 1K results

$99 + VAT billed monthly

Advanced

249

$2.40 / 1K results

$249 + VAT billed monthly

Results
5,000

17,500

38,000

104,000

Rate limit
5 requests / s

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15 requests / s

30 requests / s

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Frequently asked questions

What is StackExchange?

StackExchange is a network of question-and-answer websites on various topics in diverse fields. Each site in the network focuses on a specific subject, such as programming, mathematics, science, photography, and many more. Users can ask and answer questions, and through a system of votes, the best answers rise to the top. It's a platform designed to promote learning and sharing of knowledge in a community-driven environment.

Is scraping StackExchange legal?

The legality of web scraping, including sites like StackExchange, largely depends on the terms of service of the specific website and the laws of the country where the scraping is taking place. In general, if a website's terms of service explicitly prohibit web scraping, then it could be considered illegal. Additionally, if the scraping involves any form of data theft or copyright infringement, it could also be against the law. It's always best to review the terms of service of any website you plan to scrape and consult with a legal professional if you have any doubts.

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