Python Tutorial for Digital Marketers 5: Create Youtube API & Scrape Youtube Videos

Previously we took Ring.com website as an example, and walked you through how to specify Ring product price data to scrape and save the bulk of data in local drive. Basically, the script code can scrape any general websites that are built and developed by CMS, such as WordPress, Shopify, etc. If you want to have a copy of the python script file, please contact us.

Being said that, not all the websites can be indexable and crawlable, because the data feed from some websites can be only accessible via API, such as Youtube, Facebook, Amazon, etc. Frankly if you just want to scrape these sites’ data by URL, I suggest you leverage Google Sheet importxml instead of Python, because it’s much easier (Time is money). On the other hand, automation and bulk amount of scraping data work are your regular work, for example, if you are a social media marketer, you need to recruit influencers, or KOLs, the following a series of articles can help relieve your stress and repeating manual work.

We would start with Youtube video scraping first, and by the end of this article, you can learn how to install Youtube API key, and what give methods you can use by Youtube API, how to scrape youtube videos, and video analytic data in bulk.