How to extract data from Capterra with unofficial Capterra API

If you're looking for an API for Capterra, this scraper acts as an unofficial Capterra API to help you extract data at scale.

Content

If you're looking for an API for Capterra, this scraper acts as an unofficial Capterra API to help you extract data at scale.

Features

Capterra Scraper supports the following features.

  • Search any keyword
  • Scrape lists
  • Scrape resources
  • Scrape categories
  • Scrape products
  • Scrape reviews

Capterra provides business software reviews, rating infographics, and the most comprehensive list of the top tools on the web. Scraping that content and extracting it in structured format could give you invaluable business insights and an edge over the competition.

Upcoming changes

  • Retrieve comparisons
  • Enrich reviews and output of products

Tips on scraping Capterra

When you want to scrape a specific listing URL, just copy and paste the link as one of the startURLs. If you would like to scrape only the first page of a list, then add the link for the page and have the endPage as 1.

Please also keep in mind that the includeReviews parameter will add multiple requests per product. That's why the number of requests or CUs that are consumed might be higher if you set this option as true.

Compute unit consumption

Capterra Scraper is essentially a web scraping tool optimized to run extremely fast and scrape many as listings as possible, so it forefronts all listing detail requests. If the actor doesn't get blocked very often, it will scrape 100 listings in 2 minutes and consume ~0.07-0.08 compute units.

Final words

Like all other Actors created by this dev, there are lots of new features on the roadmap. Please donโ€™t hesitate to contact the dev who created the Actor if you have any feedback, feature requests, or totally new ideas that might be interesting to implement.

P.S. You should always use a proxy to get the best results.

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