May 7th, 2020
Diffbot Vs. Proxies API

The world of web scraping is varied and complex, and Proxies API sits at one of the most crucial junctions. They are allowing web scrapers/crawlers to bypass IP blocks by using a single API endpoint to access our 20 million-plus high-speed proxies on rotation.


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One of the questions we get frequently is how we are different from services like OctoParse or Diffbot. Many times it is like comparing Apples and Oranges. Still, when we send this comparison table to our customer's developer team, their CXO, their marketing, or SEO team, they typically get it quite quickly if we are a convenient service or not.

So here is how we are different from Diffbot

Diffbot uses AI to scrape data from an annoying website where you can set up and crawl multiple websites without having to create a new crawler for each.

They also offer a ready database of the web that you can query instantly, so you don't have to wait for crawling to finish.

They also offer a commercial-grade crawler service for only crawling 1000s of websites.

Diffbot is suitable for enterprise-level customers who want to create large scale web crawlers and scrapers.


Diffbot vs. Proxies API

AspectProxies APIDiffbot
Who is it for?DevelopersNon-Developers
Cost1000 free CallsStarts at $49 pmstarts at $299 pm
API accessYesyes for output
Size of projectenterprisemediumsmallenterprisemedium
Easy to setupsingle api call for everythingmanual setupsetup in weeks
Rotating ProxiesYesno
Single API?Yesno

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