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Get Your Spotify Client ID & Secret for Developer API

Sept. 1, 2022, 6:45 p.m.

Spotify Client ID, Client Secret & API Token In order to use many of the Spotify API Endpoints for scraping data, you’ll need to provide an API (or “Auth”) Token. And in order to get a Spotify API Token, you’ll need your Client ID and Client Secret. In this article, we’ll show you how to obtain these values and then exchange them for an API Token. 1. Log in to Spotify’s Developer Dashboard Simply head to the Spotify Developer Dashboard and click the “Login” button on the bottom of the screen...

Hidden Google Ads Performance Max Reporting

Feb. 25, 2022, 3:10 p.m.

Google Ads Performance Max has been a great addition to our marketing strategy at Stevesie Data, especially for capturing new leads from search ads. The performance so far has exceeded anything we’ve previously seen possible on Google Ads for a cold audience, after spending years testing Search Ads, YouTube Ads & Display Ads. Oh, and Performance Max completely blows away anything we’ve ever seen while using Facebook Ads (we’ve completely removed our ad spend efforts there as they never worked......

Scrape Netflix Most Watched Shows & Movies Data

Nov. 22, 2021, 6:47 p.m.

UPDATE: Just scroll to the bottom of the Netflix Top 10 Page and you can download the raw data. There’s no need to do all of this! On November 16, 2021 Netflix launched a new website reporting its top 10 titles that you can access at Netflix Top 10 Page. This is big news - as many people wish that Netflix would restore its official Data API to scrape popular movies, shows, trends and related viewership data from. Netflix thus far has refu...

How to Get a Twitter API Key Right Now (No Approval Needed)

Nov. 17, 2021, 5:45 p.m.

For many years the Twitter API remained “approval-only” where developers had to apply for access to obtain a Twitter API Key, then wait a few days (or weeks) and hope Twitter would approve them. But on November 15th, 2021 this all changed for the better with Twitter Ushering in a new era for the Twitter Developer Platform and launching “Essential” access to their API with no approval needed and free access to scr...

Introducing the New Twitter Data API V2

May 1, 2021, 11:48 a.m.

Twitter is working on an absolutely amazing & delightful update to its official API in the form of Twitter API V2. The new API is more streamlined and combined previous APIs together into a uniform one. They have also modified how they return data back, returning fully hydrated related objects (such as users) adjacent to the objects you’re querying. E.g. if you’re searching for Tweets with #beer, the new API will not only return the Tweets, but also the user’s who posted these Tweets as fully......

🍿 Visualizing Netflix Catalog Data from Guidebox

March 20, 2020, 1:11 p.m.

UPDATE: As of 9/21/2022, Guidebox appears to no longer be in service, so we are leaving this article here as-is for historical reference. This article will walk you through how to visualize data from the Guidebox Data API. Data Visualization Let’s start with visualizing the movies - you’ll first want to read all Netflix movies into a Pandas dataframe for analysis. import pandas as pd import numpy as np movies_df = pd.read_csv('~/Desktop/all_netflix_movies.csv') Now let’s see how the release......

⚖️ Is Data Scraping Legal?

March 17, 2020, 10:24 p.m.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer - I just know a lot about data scraping after onboarding hundreds of clients onto Stevesie Data as the founder. The following are general guidelines I’ve seen in industry for what constitutes responsible data scraping practices. Nothing in this article guarantees that what you are doing is legal nor illegal to any extent. This is not legal advice! Data Scraping in Industry If data scraping were illegal, we would not have Google. Search engines like Google, Bing &......

Get Your "YouTube Access Token" Without the Headache

July 30, 2019, 12:49 a.m.

When using the YouTube Data API to scrape non-public YouTube data (like subscribers), you’ll be prompted for a YouTube Access Token to verify that you are who you say you are - and have the right to access the data you’re requesting (e.g. a subscriber list that is only available to the YouTube channel owner). While you’re welcome to spend 9 hours reading up on Google APIs OAuth 2.0 protocols, scopes, grants, and oh so much more - if you simply need to use the YouTube Data API to downlo...

How to Get a YouTube API Key & Scrape YouTube Data

July 30, 2019, 12:27 a.m.

If you’re using the YouTube Data API to scrape public YouTube data (like comments, video statistics, search results, etc…), then you’ll need a YouTube API Key in order to access the API and scrape the YouTube data you need. We’ll walk you through how to create a new YouTube API Key (all you need is a Google Account), how to secure it, and how to access it in the future. Just follow these steps to get started, or skip to section II to find your existing YouTube API Key. I - Create a New......

Machine Learning Image Popularity

Feb. 6, 2019, 5:48 a.m.

What makes people click, like & share online images? Is it the colors, composition, contrast, tones or something else? In this post, we’ll walk through developing an algorithm to predict whether or not an image is popular on GrubHub with 65% accuracy. Part 1 - Getting Training Image Data In this exercise, we’ll keep things simple and focus on predicting whether or not an image’s click through rate will exceed a certain percent or not. Ideally, we’d like to train our system on images with a......