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YouTube API Channels Scraper

Download Data to Excel & CSV Files

Steve Spagnola
Written by Steve Spagnola
Last updated March 27, 2022

YouTube Channel Scraper

Channels on YouTube are equivalent to “users” on other social media platforms and many creators, influencers & businesses have an interest in finding new channels to work with and reach out to. This page hosts a number of ways to scrape data behind channels and to pull publicly available channel lists to help discover new channels in addition to using search results scraping.

YouTube API Scraping

All of these use cases are supported by the official YouTube API, so Google actually wants you to have access to this data and use it in your projects. To get started, you simply need to have a Google Account where you can generate a YouTube API key for free (instructions within the links above). Our service will then query YouTube on your behalf with your API key and parse out the response from the API into downloadable CSV files you can begin using right away in Excel or upload to your data analytics tool of choice.

Scraping Subscriptions

A notable use case is to scrape the public subscriptions of a group of channels you’re interested in (such as channels who subscribe to you or leave comments), then you can understand what their other interestes are. For example, if you notice a lot of your current engagement on YouTube comes from users with an interest in cooking, you may want to consider incorporating that into future content.

Channel Details Scraping

You can also use the channel details endpoint to process a list of channel IDs (perhaps a list you got from the search endpoints) using the corresponding workflow listed on our service. This can be useful if you need to trim down your list, say to only find channels above a certain subscriber count, the channel details endpoint will offer this information and you can then analyze the CSV file we provide in a tool like Excel to filter out the smaller channels.

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