Extract every Post, People, Publications and Tags out of a Medium Search.
Medium is an underestimated source of traffic. Readers are avid of new quality content and writers are experts at very niche topics. It's often a place where ideas get tested before being formalized in a book.
The point of this API is for you to never miss an article about a topic you're fond of. Once you have that content you'll be able to take action with our other APIs: Clap it, comment it or directly reach its author.
How to extract the results of a Medium search in seconds:
0. What you'll need
"Medium UID" && "SID session cookie": Those are the 2 cookies that Phantombuster'll need to connect to your Medium account. More about that in Step 4.
"spreadsheetUrl": This is the URL of the spreadsheet containing every Medium posts you want to scrape. We recommend hosting it on Google Spreadsheet and making the URL public so Phantombuster puisse y accéder.
1. Create an account on Phantombuster.com 💻
If you haven't already, create a FREE account on Phantombuster. Our service will browse the web for you. It’s a website automator which runs in the cloud.
2. Use this API on your account.👌
Now that you're connected to Phantombuster, Click on the following button (it will open a new tab).
3. Click on Configure me!
You'll now see the 3 configuration dots blinking. Click on them.
4. Medium authentication 🔑
Because the script will manipulate Medium for you, it needs to be logged in to your Medium account. For that you just need to copy paste your 2 session cookies in the script argument:
Using Chrome, go to your Medium homepage and open the inspector
→ Right click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect”
→ CMD+OPT+i on macOS
→ F12 or CTRL+MAJ+i on Windows
Locate the “Application” tab
Select “Cookies” > “http://www.medium.com” on the left menu.
Locate the “uid” & "sid" cookies.
Copy their “Value” (Double click on it then Ctrl+C) and paste them into your script Argument)