LinkedIn Lead Generation Workflow

Generating leads from LinkedIn (+emails) has never been so easy

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Build a prospects list including personal info, company data, and email addresses, from a LinkedIn Search.

LinkedIn is a powerful source of information for anyone looking for prospects, leads, and talents. The process is often the same: Search for the people having specific characteristics, then check their companies, get their contact information, add them into your CRM and send them an email.

With Phantombuster LinkedIn Lead Generation Workflow, prospecting and generating actionable leads from LinkedIn can be automatically done in one single place.

Phantombuster's LinkedIn Lead Generation Workflow will take any LinkedIn Search URL as an input and browse each resulting profile as well as their current companies. This will result in a big .csv file that you can read with Excel or Google Spreadsheet. Better, you can export it straight to your CRM.

How to find emails for these LinkedIn profiles? Phantombuster integrates tools such as or Enter your API key when configuring this workflow and automatically get all these emails in the resulting spreadsheet.

TL;DR: How to do lead generation on LinkedIn?:

  • Make a LinkedIn Search.
  • Copy/Paste its URL to Phantombuster.
  • Fill in your LinkedIn Session Cookie.
  • Fill in your Dropcontact or Hunter API key (optional).
  • Schedule it to launch 8 times a day if you're on a standard LinkedIn account.

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1. Create your account.

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2. Add this LinkedIn automation to your account.

3. Click on Configure me!

You'll now see the 3 configuration dots blinking. Click on them.

4. Easy & safe authentication

This automation will connect to the website on your behalf. The safest and most efficient way for Phantombuster to authenticate as yourself is by using your session cookies.

To make that process as easy as possible you can use Phantombuster's browser extension. It's a 2-click installation.

If you're operating from another browser and/or want to do it manually, here is how to do it.

5. Fill in the LinkedIn Search URL you want to generate leads from

A LinkedIn Search URL is the URL in your browser's address bar when you do a LinkedIn Search. For example, if you're interested in contacting all dolphin trainers at SeaWorld (and who wouldn't?), here is the LinkedIn Search URL you need:


Start your automation!

You're all set. Just click "launch" to get your automation started!

Set this LinkedIn automation on repeat

Once your automation's configuration is ready, you can schedule repetitive launches. This will allow you to avoid rate limits, scrape more data and get your automated workflows to spread over days, weeks, even months.

To do so, go to your dashboard and look for your automation's “Settings” button.

Then, select a frequency:

And Save those new settings at the bottom of the page.


👮 LinkedIn limits: This workflow will browse every profiles and companies of your search in a short amount of time. We recommend you follow our instructions if you want to have optimal results. Remember: An automation launched reasonnably over the long terms always brings more results than one doing too much which gets your account suspended.

⚙️ Automation recommendations:
Standard LinkedIn accounts: 8 launches per day (each will browse 10 profiles).


This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:

  • profileUrl
  • firstName
  • lastName
  • fullName
  • headline
  • location
  • summary
  • imgUrl
  • schoolName
  • connectionsCount
  • followersCount
  • connectionDegree
  • companyName
  • companyUrl
  • companyId
  • logoUrl
  • website
  • industry
  • companySize
  • headquarters
  • type
  • founded
  • specialties
  • industryCode
  • emailAddress
  • emailQualification

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