Why Do We Charge Credits for 404s?
In our API, a 404 is considered a successful query, despite being classified as an error code. You can check our API reference manual sections on credits and status codes for official documentation at any time, but here we will explain the why of this policy. When a request comes
Why Do Employee or Student Counts from our API Endpoint Differ from LinkedIn's Data?
1. Our Employee/Student Listing API endpoint relies on LinkDB, a database that exclusively gathers public LinkedIn profiles. Consequently, the data we can provide is only as comprehensive as the content available in LinkDB. 2. LinkedIn's specific heuristics for associating an individual with their employer are not transparent to us.
Why Does the Reverse Work Email Lookup Return Incorrect Results, and Can It Be Fixed?
The Reverse Work Email Lookup API endpoint is a search function designed to return the closest match. However, the Reverse Email Lookup can sometimes return false positives. Even Google's search results can be inaccurate at times. It's important to understand that the Reverse Work Email Lookup doesn't actually search a
Am I Charged for Making the Same API Calls Repeatedly?
Yes, you are. Each API call you make is an independent call to our servers, and we bill you each time you make a call. The reality is that running our servers is expensive, and every time you make a request, we do the work to process your request, even
We are updating our pricing
We have been around since 2014, and we are here to stay. And staying around means investing in compliance and our data infrastructure. But, most importantly, we need to have unit economics that makes sense. We are updating our pricing model, and these are the following changes: * Jobs API [https:
Why do I get different results with the Lookup endpoints?
This is a known issue and we are working on improving the consistency of our results. This usually happens when our API is unsure of the result. As for inaccuracy, see this post [https://nubela.co/blog/why-do-the-lookup-endpoints-return-incorrect-results-sometimes/] for context.
Why am I getting 503 HTTP status code errors?
You might get an erroneous HTTP status code of 503 when you call our API occasionally. This is due to a temporary error. There are many reasons for this: * It could be due to a network error between our internal services or web scraping infrastructure. * It could be due to
What is Proxycurl's CCPA Policy?
Is Proxycurl Compliant with GDPR?
Is Proxycurl Compliant with GDPR? On May 25, 2018, The European Union began enforcing EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [https://gdpr.eu/what-is-gdpr/#:~:text=The%20General%20Data%20Protection%20Regulation,to%20people%20in%20the%20EU.] in an effort to strengthen the security and protection of the personal data of EU
Report issues with the API
There will always be bugs with Proxycurl API, so sometimes, the API might not be behaving in a way that is predictable for you. You might want to find out why. Please provide our customer support [[email protected]] with details so we can come back to you with an
Why do the Lookup Endpoints return incorrect results sometimes?
This post applies to the following API endpoints: * Company Lookup Endpoint [https://nubela.co/proxycurl/linkedin/company] * Role Lookup Endpoint [https://nubela.co/proxycurl/docs#people-api-role-lookup-endpoint] * Person Lookup Endpoint [https://nubela.co/proxycurl/linkedin] * Work Email Lookup Endpoint [https://nubela.co/proxycurl/email-lookup] Occasionally, our Lookup API endpoints return the
Which data points do we provide on updates/activities from LinkedIn member profiles?
For people profiles, our Person Profile API offers the following: * articles - Articles posted by the user * activities - see https://nubela.co/proxycurl/docs#people-api-person-profile-endpoint-response-activity For companies, our Company Profile API follows the following: * updates - See https://nubela.co/proxycurl/docs#company-api-company-profile-endpoint-response-companyupdate Do note that we are only
How fresh are profiles returned by Proxycurl API?
Proxycurl API returns profiles of varying levels freshness. * Profiles that are less than 29 days old. * Use use_cache=if-recent parameter to enable profile freshness of <= 29 days * On average, 88% of profiles are fetched in real-time when this parameter is provided. * The other 12% of profiles are popular profiles
Why do most LinkedIn profiles fetched via the Person Profile Endpoint return a placeholder profile picture?
Our Person Profile Endpoint scrapes public LinkedIn profiles only. And if a user does not share their profile picture publicly, then the profile picture of their public LinkedIn profile would be a placeholder image. We cannot discern if an image is a placeholder picture or not because an image is
Why do we not provide price quotes?
Let's start by looking at this snippet of an email from a customer looking to acquire LinkDB Snapshots from us: Hello Steven, I'm back to revisiting this (sorry for the delay). It's down to you and [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] has similar data. They're more expensive if we use US (about $130k
Which countries does Proxycurl's Person Profile API Endpoint work with?
Proxycurl's Person Profile API Endpoint [https://nubela.co/proxycurl/linkedin] works with LinkedIn profiles of any country, as long as the profile is public. Public LinkedIn profiles can be viewed without being logged into LinkedIn. (See this article for the difference between a public LinkedIn profile VS a private LinkedIn
How to maximize throughput on Proxycurl?
More often or not, Proxycurl is not the bottleneck for your application. On a regular account, every account has a rate limit of 300 requests every minute. So, in theory, you can make 432,000 API requests per day, which amounts to $4320 per day at a minimum. This brings
Does Proxycurl scrape a LinkedIn profile for posts?
Yes, we do for people profiles, with caveats. The articles and activities values in our Person Profile Endpoint describe a profile's post activities. However, given that we scrape public LinkedIn profiles, our API can only scrape what is present on the public profile: the most recent (ten) posts. For company
How stable is Proxycurl for scraping LinkedIn?
The short answer is -- as stable as LinkedIn lets us. It is a constant cat-and-mouse game with LinkedIn. Given that we scrape public LinkedIn profiles only. There are quite a few moving parts that we have no control over, such as: * If LinkedIn removes a particular data field from
How to change your login email address in Proxycurl?
The customer support staff at Nubela can help you change your email address. However, it is not a direct change. What we can do is to transfer credits from one account to another. We are not able to help you move over 1. the credit cards added to the original
Why do the `first_name` and `last_name` return incorrectly sometimes in the Person Profile API Endpoint?
There are two reasons why it happens in our Person Profile API Endpoint [https://nubela.co/proxycurl/linkedin]: 1. The interpretation of first and last names might vary between people. For example, my name is "Steven Goh." Some people might consider "Steven" the first name, and others might consider it
Does Proxycurl have an API Endpoint to search Linkedin profiles?
Proxycurl does not have an API endpoint that mirrors the search functionality you get in Linkedin after signing in. The reason is that we only scrape public pages on Linkedin that do not require a user session. But, we do have search. Given that we provide developer tools as a