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
Proxycurl Search May 2023 - Results Now 67% Cheaper & More
When we first announced Proxycurl Search last month, we told you we were just getting started. Now we're making good on that promise with a huge update, including: * Search is now over 67% cheaper per result returned! * Enrichment is now live * You can now search companies by funding data * You
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.
Access API Logs in Your Proxycurl Dashboard
We've added API logs to your Proxycurl Dashboard, giving you the power to better understand and debug your use of Proxycurl. The number of logs you gain access to is as follows: Subscription Plan Total Accessible Logs • PAYG • $49/mo plan 5 $299/mo plan 10,000 $899/mo plan
The VC's Guide to Uncovering Stealth Startups
How can you identify a likely founder so that you can be the earliest to invest in their success? In this article, we'll answer this question and show you several specific queries you can plug into the Proxycurl Person Search Endpoint to search for potential founders. Our intent is to
Regular Expressions & the Proxycurl Search API
Welcome to the definitive guide to regular expressions (regex) & the Proxycurl Search API! This guide is aimed at developers of all skill levels. Perhaps you've been using boundary conditions for years, but you're here to learn our specific syntax for invoking case-insensitive mode. Or maybe you're good with capture groups,
The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn Search: Jobs, People, Profiles, Candidates, & More
We heard you want to do a LinkedIn search. Awesome, that's what we're here for! In this article, we'll walk you through several ways to search LinkedIn, including both user interfaces and APIs. We'll also provide some code samples in case you're interested in checking out a third-party API solution
Best Tech Affiliate Program (2023) – Refer Once & Earn for 2 Years
Have you heard of an affiliate program where you can continue to earn from each referral for two years after they sign up? Well, you've come to the right place: We offer such a program here at Proxycurl! And our commission is a lucrative 10% of your referrals' spend throughout
The Ultimate Guide to Company Data APIs (with Python Examples)
Welcome to (or back to) our "Ultimate Guide to" series, in which we discuss different aspects of scraping data from LinkedIn! This time, our topic is: Company Data APIs. There are many reasons you might need a Company Data API, but at its core, a Company Data API is an
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
What is the LinkedIn Sales Navigator?
LinkedIn offers a proprietary tool called LinkedIn Sales Navigator that - for a fee, of course - allows the user to apply advanced filtering to LinkedIn's data set. In this tutorial, I will briefly walk you through it so that you can see for yourself what it is and decide
Employee Listings Sorting and Rate Limit Changes for Free APIs
Happy Easter everyone! While children enjoy their candy, you can look forward to new features this week. Introducing sort_by Parameter in the Employee Listing API Endpoint Ever wondered how to find the most recent employees to join Company X or identify those who just left? How about doing this
Proxycurl Announces Search!
Proxycurl Search is here! We've been working hard on it all year, and we're excited to finally bring it to you. Proxycurl Search consists of two endpoints: Person Search Endpoint and Company Search Endpoint. Both endpoints let you specify a set of search fields in the form of REST API
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
Notice of Reveal API Deprecation on 1st of May 2023 at 11am SGT
Please be advised that the Reveal API will be deprecated on the 1st of May 2023, at 11am Singapore Time (SGT). After a thorough analysis, we have decided to discontinue the Reveal API due to the fact that it has not been widely adopted by our customers. This decision has
Changelog 23rd March 2023 - Historic Employee Count and same-step enrichment for Lookups
Fetch the historic employee count of any target company. Megan wrote an excellent piece on extracting and analyzing the historic employee count of any target company. We open-sourced the code so you can fetch historic data yourself with the Proxycurl API. You can read the article here. Enrich profiles in
How to Build a LinkedIn Data Scraper
So you want to scrape LinkedIn for data. Maybe you're a dev looking to automate your next remote job search; maybe you're a hiring manager trying to find the perfect candidate; or maybe you're an investor trying to figure out who exactly is joining which stealth ventures. The problem, of
Using Proxycurl's Historic LinkedIn Employee Count Tool for Investment Research
What is Proxycurl's Historic LinkedIn Employee Count Tool, and why is it useful? Proxycurl's Historic LinkedIn Employee Count Tool counts employees during historical snapshots and provides a trend line dating as far back as the user wants (with the caveat that it's only accurate as long as there are no
Sales & Marketing With Quality Lead Generation: Track Prospects, Get Emails
When we mention lead generation, the single department that most closely-relates or uses lead generation most is sales and marketing. Lead generation is a huge headache for people in sales and marketing. Though there are many channels for finding potential prospects, however to approach quality prospects and get good responses
Growth Startups: Get Leads, Receive Funding, Hire Talents & Scale Fast
Building a startup is one of the most challenging things to do in life. For bootstrappers, you need to find leads, find users quickly, or risk the venture dying, for funded startups, it is tough to find investors, and venture capitalists and the negotiations might take time thus holding you
Changelog 14th Feb 2023 - Free layoffs "Data Pack," Improved Person Lookup and Person Profile Endpoint, UI Tweaks, and more!
Dear you, Happy Valentine's day, and here's our valentine to you! In this week's changelog series, I have a special gift worth $11326.67 for all our VC customers. Do read to the end for that! Use the resolve_numeric_id parameter liberally! We tweaked the resolve_numeric_id parameter
1 in 3 Ex-Google Employees In $15 Billion Worth Of Startups [2023 Layoffs]
From a life of corporate toiling to startup stardom, droves of ex-Googlers have turned their talents to the startup world. The result? A collective $15 Billion worth of venture-funded startups now call ex-Googlers their own. Who are these ex-Googlers exactly? Which geographical locations are they from? What kind of industries
Changelog 6th Feb 2023 - Multiple API keys, fresh Employee Count, country filter, follower count, and MORE!
This week, we dropped an update with some changes you might like. I will also be sending these "changelog" updates a bit more frequently so you can keep abreast. You can also track these changelog articles under the changelog tag on our blog. Track follower count on people's profiles We