Craigslist Scraper

Scrape Craigslist and collect data on job openings, housing, services, items for sale, and more.

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Craigslist Scraper use cases

  • Scrape Craigslist for lead generation & CRM enrichment
  • Scrape Craigslist for price monitoring
  • Gather real time competitor data
  • Collect Craigslist data to find new investment opportunities


Craigslist Scraper Overview

  • Data scraping with no infrastructure needed
  • Exclusive site unlocking technology
  • Scale quickly – gather as much public data as you need quickly and reliably
  • Bright Data is fully compliant with all relevant data protection legal requirements, including GDPR and CCPA.


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Craigslist category search

Sample Input
Sample Output
    "url": "https:\/\/\/mdc\/cto\/d\/north-miami-beach-2001-mercedes-benz\/7438100597.html",
    "title": "2001 Mercedes benz - $7,900",
    "posting_date": "2022-01-26 19:48",
    "post_update": "2022-01-26 19:48",
    "body": "QR Code Link to This Post\n            \n        \n2001 Mercedes Benz very good condition, 4 doors all power, ac, runs good, very good inside, and no dents, paint is good, must see.",
    "coordinates": {
        "latitude": "25.944900",
        "longtitue": "-80.139100"
    "images": [
    "attrs": [
        "2001 mercedes benz",
        "condition: excellent",
        "cylinders: 8 cylinders",
        "drive: rwd",
        "fuel: gas",
        "odometer: 82000",
        "paint color: black",
        "size: full-size",
        "title status: clean",
        "transmission: automatic",
        "type: sedan"
    "emails": [],
    "status": "ok",
    "phone": ""

Web Scraper IDE Features

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Pre-made web scraper templates

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Interactive preview
Watch your code as you build it and debug errors in your code quickly
Built-in debug tools
Debug what happened in a past crawl to understand what needs fixing in the next version
Browser scripting in JavaScript

Handle your browser control and parsing codes with simple procedural JavaScript

Ready-made functions

Capture browser network calls, configure a proxy, extract data from lazy loading UI, and more!

Easy parser creation

Write your parsers in cheerio and run live previews to see what data it produced

Auto-scaling infrastructure

You don’t need to invest in the hardware or software to manage an enterprise-grade web scraper


Emulate a user in any geo-location with built-in fingerprinting, automated retries, CAPTCHA solving, and more.

Built-in debug tools

Trigger crawls on a schedule or by API, and connect our API to major storage platforms

How to leverage a Craigslist Scraper for your business:

  • Collect data from any listings pages including categories like: for sale, community, housing, jobs, services and discussion forums
  • Extract data on product and real estate pricing
  • Understand what users are talking about and what trends are popular
  • Do better market research by extracting data on local businesses and sellers
  • Discover and develop new products based on shifts in trends and customer discussions by scraping data from communities board
  • Aggregate listings by location to discover new market opportunities
  • Generate insights into pricing of creative products



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