The LinkedIn crawl success rate is low; one request that a bot makes might require several retries to be successful. So, here we share the crucial Linkedin scraping guide lines.
- Rate limit
Limit the crawling rate for LinkedIn. The acceptable approximate frequency is: 1 request every second, 60 requests per minute.
- Public pages only
LinkedIn allows for bots only public pages; pages that are private cannot be crawled.
- Set decent timeout
LinkedIn requests have high response times at an average of 10 seconds. One recommends setting a timeout of at least 80 seconds.
- Async requests
Regular bot request success rates can be below 50%… If you want higher success rates, use scrapers with async callbacks, eg. Node.js. See a Node.js project.
- Residential proxies
Use residential proxies since this gives to Linkedin the confidence of user-like requesting.