Brave Search API

Power your search and AI applications with the fastest growing independent search engine since Bing. Access an index of billions of pages with a single API call.

Brave Search API plans

All users can get started for FREE for up to 1 query/second, and 2,000 queries/month. Not sure which plan is right for you? Check out the options below.

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Data for AIData for SearchData w/ storage rightsAutosuggest & Spellcheck

Data for AI

Feed results to AI models for inference

Pro
$9 CPM50 queries/secondNo monthly limit
Base
$5 CPM20 queries/secondUp to 20M queries/month
  • Rights to use data for AI inference
  • Extra alternate snippets for AI
  • Web search
  • Images
  • Videos
  • News
  • Goggles
  • Schema enriched web results
  • Discussions
  • Infobox
  • FAQ
  • Locations
  • Summarizer
Free
Free1 query/secondUp to 2,000 queries/month
  • Rights to use data for AI inference
  • Extra alternate snippets for AI
  • Web search
  • Images
  • Videos
  • News
  • Goggles
  • Schema enriched web results
  • Discussions
  • Infobox
  • FAQ
  • Locations
  • Summarizer

Data for Search

Deliver search results

Pro
$5 CPM50 queries/secondNo monthly limit
Base
$3 CPM20 queries/secondUp to 20M queries/month
  • Web search
  • Images
  • Videos
  • News
  • Goggles
  • Schema enriched web results
  • Discussions
  • Infobox
  • FAQ
  • Locations
Free
Free1 query/secondUp to 2,000 queries/month
  • Web search
  • Images
  • Videos
  • News
  • Goggles
  • Schema enriched web results
  • Discussions
  • Infobox
  • FAQ
  • Locations

Data w/ storage rights

Cache/store data to train AI models

Pro
$45 CPM50 queries/secondNo monthly limit
Base
$26 CPM20 queries/secondUp to 20M queries/month
  • Rights to store data
  • Rights to use data for AI inference
  • Extra alternate snippets for AI
  • Web search
  • Images
  • Videos
  • News
  • Goggles
  • Schema enriched web results
  • Discussions
  • Infobox
  • FAQ
  • Locations

Autosuggest & Spellcheck

Deliver real-time search suggestions or automated spelling corrections

Pro
$0.50 CPM100 queries/secondNo monthly limit
  • Autosuggest or Spellcheck
Free
Free5 queries/secondUp to 5,000 queries/month
  • Autosuggest or Spellcheck
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Truly independent

Brave is one of only a few global, independent search providers, and it’s the fastest growing search engine since Bing.

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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.

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Easy, intuitive data structuring

The Brave Search API brings an easy, consistent data structure, and full access to the entire index.

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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 API

Try Brave Search API for free

Or contact the Brave BizDev team if your company needs a bespoke, large-data solution: searchapi-support@brave.com

FAQ

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 tens of millions of webpages 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 bizdev@brave.com.

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).

What are Schema enriched Web results, Discussions, and Goggles?

Schema enriched Web results
The enriched set of structured data about a webpage that better represents and describes the page. For example, a standard (non-enriched) search result for a Rotten Tomatoes movie review page might contain basic info like URL, title, and synopsis. By contrast, Brave’s schema-enriched result for the same movie page might include this basic info plus a thumbnail image; attributes like release date, director, actors, and rating; and even show review scores. Beyond movies, Brave Search can enrich search results with many types of data, on many kinds of pages, including for videos, articles, products, recipes, software, books, contact information, and more.

Discussions
Discussions is a feature in Brave that is designed to easily serve discussion-based results around searches where there are heavy SEO results. The Brave Search ranking algorithm detects cases where discussion forums would provide an alternative or complementary viewpoint to the organic search results. This is done by computing a “discussion_worthiness” score, which is based on a variety of signals. Learn more.

Goggles
Goggles enable any individual—or community of people—to alter the ranking of Brave Search by using a set of instructions (rules and filters). Anyone can create, apply, or extend a Goggle. Essentially Goggles act as a custom re-ranking on top of the Brave search index. Learn more.

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