Cloudflare Error 1015: what is it and how to avoid it?

"Error 1015: You are being rate limited" can be encountered when web scraping websites covered by Cloudflare. This error essentially means your scraper is scraping too fast.

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Error 1015: You are being rate limited - Cloudflare

To avoid this error, the scraper should be rate-limited or use a rotating proxy pool. Alternatively, web scraping APIs like ScrapFly can be used to avoid all of the Cloudflare errors.

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