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Facebook ad library scraper

Facebook ad library scraper

curious_coder/facebook-ads-library-scraper
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Scrape facebook ads search and ads run by facebook pages - Fast and lightweight

The Facebook ad library scraper is an Apify actor designed to extract ads from Meta or Facebook ad library and also scrape ads run by given list of facebook pages.

With Meta ad library you can search all of the ads currently running across Meta technologies, as well as ads about social issues, elections or politics that have run in the past seven years, Ads that have run anywhere in the EU in the past year.

Facebook ads library scraper data fields

You can get all the fields listed in below table (and more) from this scraper

πŸ’Ό Ad ID🌐 Ad Archive IDπŸ—„οΈ Archive Types
πŸ“š CategoriesπŸ’» Contains Digitally Created MediaπŸ“Š Collation Count
πŸ“Š Collation IDπŸ’΅ CurrencyπŸ•’ End Date
🌐 Entity TypeπŸ“ˆ Gated Type❌ Has User Reported
🚨 Hidden Safety DataπŸ” Hide Data StatusπŸ”„ Impressions With Index
🌐 Is AAA EligibleπŸš€ Is ActiveπŸ“‹ Is Profile Page
πŸ“œ Page IDπŸ“œ Page Name🌐 Political Countries
🌐 Reach EstimateπŸ” Report CountπŸ“Έ Snapshot of Ads creatives)
πŸ’° SpendπŸ•’ Start Date🚩 State Media Run Label
πŸš€ Publisher PlatformπŸ“š Menu Items🏒 Advertiser
πŸ“Š InsightsπŸš€ AAA Info

Features

Proxy Support: To enhance reliability and avoid rate limiting issues, the actor supports proxy usage. You can provide a list of proxies that will be rotated automatically to ensure smooth and uninterrupted scraping.

Scalability and Performance: The actor is built on the Apify platform, which ensures scalability and excellent performance. It utilizes parallel processing to scrape multiple pages simultaneously, maximizing efficiency and minimizing the overall scraping time.

Data Export and Integration: Once the scraping process is complete, you can easily export the extracted data in various formats such as JSON, CSV, or Excel. This allows for seamless integration with other tools and platforms for further analysis and utilization.

Automatic Retry and Error Handling: In case of temporary issues like network failures or timeouts, the actor has built-in automatic retry functionality. It intelligently handles errors to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted scraping experience.

How to scrape facebook ad library

Facebook ads search results page

  • Visit facebook ad library page and search for ads based on your requirements
  • Copy the URL from the browser's address bar
  • Go to Facebook ad library scraper on the Apify platform
  • Click the Try for free button
  • Enter the ad library search results page Url
  • If you want to scrape additional ad details such as EU transparency, EU total reach, etc, enable "Scrape ad details" option
  • Select a proxy
  • Click the Start button
  • When the run has finished, click the Export button to download the ads

How to scrape ads run by facebook pages

Facebook page ads scraping options

  • Create a list of facebook page URLs to scrape ads
  • Go to actor's input page
  • Select action to perform as 'Scrape ads of facebook pages'
  • Go to 'Scrape ads of facebook pages' section and click on 'Bulk edit' and paste the page URLs into the text box
  • Select a proxy to use and run the scraper

Sample data

Click here to inspect the sample json output of this actor

Scraped facebook ads data sample

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Integrations

You can use Make to integrate Facebook ad library scraper to any other SaaS platform by designing your own automation flows.

How to extract ads data from Facebook using API?

You can also run the scraper using API and get the collected data using the API. For more information, Go to Facebook ad library scraper API integration page.

Here is an example of fetching the ads data via API using Postman:

Facebook ads search API

How much will it cost me to scrape Facebook ads ?

Based on historical data our scraper costs an average of $0.2 per thousand Facebook ads as usage credits. You can scrape upto 25k Facebook ads per month with Apify starter plan

Our scrapers are ethical and do not extract any private user data, such as email addresses, gender, or location. They only extract what the user has chosen to share publicly. We therefore believe that our scrapers, when used for ethical purposes by Apify users, are safe. However, you should be aware that your results could contain personal data. Personal data is protected by the GDPR in the European Union and by other regulations around the world. You should not scrape personal data unless you have a legitimate reason to do so. If you're unsure whether your reason is legitimate, consult your lawyers. You can also read our blog post on the legality of web scraping

Your feedback

We’re always working on improving the performance of our Actors. So if you’ve got any technical feedback for this scraper or simply found a bug, please create an issue on the actor’s Issues tab in Apify Console

For additional information you can email us at heycuriouscoder@gmail.com

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  • 122 monthly users
  • 93.5% runs succeeded
  • 13 days response time
  • Created in Aug 2023
  • Modified 5 days ago