Data for Search
Deliver search results
Data for AI
Feed results to AI models for inference
Data with storage rights
Cache/store data to train AI models
Deliver real-time search suggestions
Provide automated spelling corrections
Brave is one of only a few global, independent search providers, and it’s the fastest growing search engine since Bing.
Data that’s useful
Get access to high-quality data that’s actually usable. Build everything from search engines to AI apps. As the default engine in the Brave browser, Brave Search is consistently refreshed with new data via its Web Discovery Project contribution framework.
- Millions of web pages indexed daily
- High-quality data from real human activity
Easy, intuitive data structuring
The Brave Search API brings an easy, consistent data structure, and full access to the entire index.
Affordable, transparent pricing
Brave Search API access is far cheaper than the Bing API. It’s free for up to 2,000 monthly calls, and offers multiple, affordable subscription tiers.
Get started for free with the Brave Search APITry Brave Search API
Or contact the Brave BizDev team if your company needs a bespoke, large-data solution: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQs about Search API
What powers the Brave Search API?
The Brave Search API is powered by Brave Search, a fully independent search engine serving tens of millions of queries per day. Try Brave Search at search.brave.com.
Does the Brave Search API surface recent events?
Yes. Brave Search fetches millions of web pages every day, offering extensive coverage of recent events around the world.
Which API plan is right for me?
Whatever your needs, the Brave Search API offers plans to meet them. You can sign up for free and try the API, then choose the right plan once you assess the API’s capabilities. If your company needs a bespoke, large-data solution, contact email@example.com.
What about copyright?
Brave Search API offers a ranked list of web pages that are publicly available; this list also includes information to support why the web page is relevant to the query (for instance via query-dependent snippets based on the content of the web page).
The Brave Search API does not grant any rights to third-party content such as web pages. Customers who access URLs displayed in the Brave Search API must ensure their access to those web pages complies with the copyright terms of the page publishers.
Does Brave Search have its own Web crawler?
Yes, every search engine that has its own index necessarily has its own Web crawler. The Brave Search crawler does not advertise a differentiated user-agent because we must avoid discrimination from websites that allow only Google to crawl them. However, if a domain or page is not crawlable by any search engine (it has a noindex tag), or if it is not crawlable by googlebot, then Brave Search’s bot will not crawl it either.
Brave Search’s crawler is partially powered by information provided by users enrolled in the Web Discovery Project (WDP) option in Brave browser’s search settings, which is an off-by-default (aka opt-in), privacy-preserving system. WDP has multiple mechanisms to prevent Brave from knowing who is contributing what (WDP is also open-source for auditing and inspection by anyone).