how to scrape Indihackers

How to scrape Indiehackers

Indihackers is a platform where business owners and founders of side projects can share their journey and insights as makers.

It is better known as a community of so-called “indie hackers” to share their experiences, and exchange feedback and advice. 

Indiehackers is an ideal platform for business owners to scrape tons of business stories and new ideas. 

In particular, startup owners can benefit from scraping Indihackers data to make business decisions based on trending business ideas and real stories. 

The aim of this tutorial is to show you the easiest way to scrape Indiehackers questions and listings to perform market research and make data-driven decisions.

Follow the steps below to learn:

#1 How to scrape Indiehackers homepage listings.

#2 How to scrape Indiehackers Question page.

#1 How to scrape the Indiehackers homepage listings

In this section, we demonstrate how to scrape post titles along with their URLs from the homepage of Indiehackers instantly using our ready-made template. 

Here is the page we are going to scrape:

Step 1: Go to Public Recipe Library

From your dashboard, select Recipe Library to access the public scraping recipes. 

Step 2: Run the recipe in a workflow

From the recipes list, select  Indihackers Homepage listings recipe and click “Use in a workflow”.

Then, click Continue. 

Step 3: Run the workflow

Run the workflow to get the results.

Additionally, here is a gif showing the steps above:

Step 4: View and Save the results

Once the workflow has finished running, you can view the results and export them to CSV or Google Sheets.

#2 How to scrape the Indiehackers Question page

Now, after getting to know how to instantly get fresh Indiehackers homepage data, let’s see how you can scrape any question page from Indiehackers using our ready-made template. 

Step 1: Go to Public Recipe Library

From your dashboard, select Recipe Library to access the public scraping recipes. 

Step 2: Capture the targeted questions pages from Indiehackers

Now, go to  https://www.indiehackers.com/ and capture the question page URL(s) that you want to scrape automatically. 

For example, 

Step 3: Select the “Indiehackers Question page” recipe 

From the Recipe Library, select the “Indiehackers Question page” recipe and click the “Use with data input” option. 

Step 4: Add the captured page URL(s) via data input

Add the previously captured Indihackers question page URL(s) via data input. You have the option of adding a single URL or a list of URLs for bulk scraping. 

Step 5: Add the “Indiehackers Question page” recipe to workflow

Next, add the “Indiehackers Question page” recipe to your workflow, selecting data input as the source. 

Step 6: Run the workflow

Now, you can run the workflow to get the results. 

Step 7: View and Save the results

Once the workflow has finished running, you can view the results and export them to CSV or Google Sheets.


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