What is Cloudflare Error 1015?

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

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Cloudflare is using complex technologies to detect web scrapers like:

  • TLS fingerprinting
  • IP address analysis
  • Javascript fingerprinting and challenges

For more see our full article on Cloudflare bypass.

In short, the easiest way to avoid this error to rate-limit web scraper connection or use a rotating proxy pool to distribute connection through multiple agents.

Alternatively, web scraping APIs like ScrapFly can be used to avoid all of the Cloudflare errors.

How to bypass Cloudflare when web scraping in 2024

For more on how Cloudflare is blocking web scrapers see our in-depth explanation blog.

How to bypass Cloudflare when web scraping in 2024
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