BBC Scraper extracts data from bbc.com. It uses a smart algorithm to decide what paged are articles and automatically extracts rich information about each article. It can scrape the entire website with one click.
This free BBC API will let you scrape and extract large datasets as often as you need to. The structured data can be downloaded as XML, JSON, CSV, HTML, and Excel, so that you can use it in your own applications, spreadsheets, reports, or other tools.
BBC Scraper is really easy to use. Just follow these steps to start scraping.
- Click Try for free
- Use the default start URLs or customize them to only scrape a section or category on BBC
- Select the maximum number of items you want to scrape.
- Click Start
- Preview and export your data from the Dataset tab
Scraping news, articles, and other content can help you gain insights into social media, monitor article popularity, track ad performance, or automate the fight against fake news. Check out how web scraping is being used in the marketing and media industries and in research and education.
For more inspiration, read 13 ways media companies can use web scraping and automation.
BBC Scraper is very cheap to run so you can extract a large amount of articles even on an Apify free plan. If you need to get more data, you should sign up for one of our paid plans. Every Apify plan includes free monthly usage credits that you can use with BBC Scraper.
Web scraping is legal, but note that personal data is protected by 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. We also recommend that you read our detailed blog post: is web scraping legal?
This scraper is based on Smart Article Extractor. This powerful web scraping tool can be customized to scrape articles from any website.
See how BBC Scraper is used in industries around the world