February 23, 2023

YouTube Scraper: How to Scrape 1M Channels in a Week

YouTube Scraper: How to Scrape 1M Channels in a Week


List of 2K YouTubers from every niche [30+ filters for each channel]

YouTube scraper is a tool created to collect data from YouTube channels and YouTube videos.

The extracted data is later used for targeted advertising, finding YouTube creators, launching influencer marketing campaigns on YouTube, market research, competitor analysis, etc.

But, before we go any further, it is important to be aware of the potential legal issues involved. The scraping of public data from YouTube is permitted, as long as it does not interfere with the normal functioning of the site. So, before you scrape YouTube, I recommend doing your own research and ensuring that you are operating within the legal limits.

To avoid any trouble, you can hire a company that offers legal ways to collect the data that you need or use a reputable YouTube scraper tool. At Influencers Club, we are using the Official YouTube Data API that is publicly available and completely within the bounds of the law and we can scrape up to 1M channels per week.

Plus we have a huge database with 70M+ creators and a data analysis team that does matching, analyzing, and filtering all of the collected data. This way we can find YouTubers on multiple platforms and get 30+ unique data points for each contact, including emails.

So, in this blog post, we will dig into:

  • How to leverage YouTube data for influencer marketing
  • How to collect YouTube data on your own (revealing how we scrape 1M channels in a week)
  • Pros and cons of online scrapers vs buying tailored data

How to leverage YouTube data for YouTube influencer marketing

YouTube influencer marketing is an amazing way to connect with your target audience, grow brand awareness, and drive conversions.

However, in order to make the most of it, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of your target audience and the influencers that can reach them effectively. This is where a YouTube scraper tool comes in handy.

Different YouTube scrapers deliver different data points. Some are more general than others and focus on:

  • Engagement rate
  • Subscriber count
  • Channel ID
  • Average views for each channel
  • Individual data for different YouTube videos

But, we can deep dive into YouTube channels and scrape video data that is even more segmented:

  • Playlists related to the channel
  • Engagement rate
  • Links from video descriptions
  • Emails from channel descriptions
  • Info whether specific YouTubers sell merchandise or not
  • etc.

Having this data at your fingertips, you can:

  • Identify which YouTubers are most suitable for your influencer campaigns.
  • Once your ideal audience has been identified, the data can be used to create targeted advertising campaigns.

For example, if a particular influencer has a large following within a specific niche or demographic, you can use that information to create targeted ads that will reach that audience.

  • Additionally, the data can be used to create content that resonates with a specific audience.

For example, you can use the video titles and descriptions to understand the type of content that is resonating with your target audience.

Technical Guide: Scraping YouTube Data on Your Own

Since we always keep our cards open, here’s how our YouTube scraper works, so you can try to implement these scenarios on your own.

Yet, if the process seems too technical or complicated, get in touch with us, share your campaign goals and we will discuss what kind of YouTube data we can give you for your particular case.

You can collect data from YouTube in 5 different ways:

1. Scraping by (sub)topic within a specific time frame

Input: topic, timeframe
For example, if you’re in the gaming industry, you can search for all YouTube channels that have posted content about gaming between November and December 2022.

2. Scraping by given links of YouTube videos or channels

Input: YouTube links
Get a huge list of YouTube links (from channels or videos) and collect YouTube video data and data from each channel.

3. Scraping by IDs of YouTube videos or channels

Input: Channel IDs
Same as the previous scenarios, but instead of using links, you can collect data by channel ID.

4. Scraping YouTube comments left on specific videos or channels

Input: The channel IDs of channels that people have commented on.

For example, if you’re in the crypto industry, you can scrape YouTube comments left on crypto channels.

5. Scraping by specific keywords.

Input: Keyword
For example, if you have a client interested in the surfing industry, you can search for all YouTube channels that have posted content about surfing.

All of these options proved to be most effective for us when it comes to collecting data to identify potential influencers and create more targeted marketing campaigns. 

You just need to input your specific parameters and you will get the output as a table with all the data points you need. With these strategies currently we have the capacity to scrape 1.5M channels in a week.

Once again, if you are not comfortable doing the scraping yourself, you can contact us and we can do it for you.

Using an online YouTube scraper vs. Buying data tailored to your criteria

Online YouTube scraper tools are a quick and easy solution for collecting data. Still, they are helpful only if you need basic data about YouTube channels or videos. They are often affordable or even free, and you can scrape information like channel name, number of subscribers, and video views within a few minutes.

However, if you’re looking for more segmented data so you can contact YouTube creators at scale, or set targeted social media ads, then YouTube scrapers will be a waste of time.

In this case, you need to invest in data tailored to your specific criteria, allowing you to make more data-driven decisions about your influencer marketing campaigns.

To make sure you choose the right solution for your goals, check out the image below:

The advantages of both online YouTube scrapers and YouTube data providers

At Influencers Club we understand the importance of both data collection and data analysis. So, because of the way we are collecting data from YouTube, there are a few advantages that make our team of data professionals incomparable with online scraping tools:

After scraping YouTube, we are matching the extracted data with our database of 70M creators.

We can find these YouTube creators on other social platforms and give our clients detailed data which is a huge advantage when doing creator outreach.

We manually validate each contact. Our data team clears the youtube influencer list from any bots, catch-all emails, spam accounts, etc, before is sent to our clients.

To Sum Up

In conclusion, remember that finding the best YouTube scraper or similar solution is just the first step in creating a winning YouTube marketing strategy. The real key to success is leveraging that data in a meaningful and effective way.

By doing the influencer outreach for hundreds of creator economy companies, marketing agencies, and eCommerce brands, and providing creator data for thousands of companies to leverage custom audiences in Facebook ads and do outreach on their behalf, we sure know how to get the most of our data.

So, if you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you achieve your business goals, don’t hesitate to schedule a free call with us. We’ll be happy to discuss your objectives and recommend the best possible solution for your needs.

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List of 2K YouTubers from every niche [30+ filters for each channel]