Linkedin Profile Scraper

Collects valuable information you need from LinkedIn profiles

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Export info from LinkedIn profiles

When building your CRM, you sometimes need to gather information from LinkedIn contacts/prospects. Don't waste your time copy/pasting anymore. Retrieve all the data you need of the specific LinkedIn profiles you're targeting in a CSV file.

Our Solution

Launch an automated agent that will connect on LinkedIn as you. It will then browse and collect informations of the designated profiles.

Caution

  1. As the agent will connect to your account, use this script sparingly. LinkedIn only allows you to view a certain number of profiles per day. Consider this when launching the agent or it might get your account slowed down.
    More infos about >> LinkedIn Commercial Use Limit <<
  2. One phantombuster agent will run (by default) a maximum of 5min. As it takes around 10 seconds to scrape 1 profile you can scrape around 30 profiles each time. If you want to scrape more at once, go to settings and raise your Execution time limit.

What will you need? ⚙️

  • "sessionCookie": Your session Cookie from LinkedIn.
  • "spreadsheetUrl": The link of a Google Spreadsheet with LinkedIn profile URLs in it.

(You already have all that? Click straight away on "Use this API")

Which data will you collect?

IN CSV

  1. LinkedIn profil link

  2. First name

  3. Last name

  4. Full name

  5. N° of subscribers

  6. Company name

  7. Current job title

  8. Location of that job

  9. Mail (if available)

  10. Phone number (if available)

  11. Twitter (if available)

  12. Skill 1

  13. Skill 2

  14. Skill 3

IN JSON

In addition to everything listed above:

  1. Profile image URL

  2. Headline

  3. Connections

  4. Description field

  5. Following infos from all listed Job

  • Company name
  • Company URL
  • Job title
  • Date range
  • Location
  • Description
  1. Following infos from all listed education
  • School name
  • School URL
  • Degree
  • Degree specifications
  • Date range
  • Description
  1. Website (if available)
  2. Number of endorsements for each of the 3 skills

Which steps to follow?

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. Once done we'll follow up.

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. Linkedin authentication 🔑

Because the script will manipulate LinkedIn for you, it needs to be logged on your LinkedIn account. For that you just need to copy paste your session cookie in the script argument:

  • Using Chrome, go to your LinkedIn homepage and open the inspector
    → Right click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect”
    CMD+OPT+i on macOS
    or
    F12 or CTRL+MAJ+i on Windows

  • Locate the “Application” tab

  • Select “Cookies” > “http://www.linkedin.com” on the left menu.

  • Locate the “li_at” cookie.

  • Copy what’s under “Value” (Double click on it then Ctrl+C) and paste it into your script Argument)

// How to access your cookies with Edge, Firefox and Safari//

5. Add a Google Spreadsheet 📑

Below your sessionCookie you’ll find spreadsheetUrl

Add, in between double quotes, a link of a Google spreadsheet with this same format (only column A is mandatory):

Add every linkedIn profiles link in column A (one link per row)

Click on Launch & Enjoy!

It’s done! All that is left to do is to click on "launch" to try your script!

This will launch the bot and, if you didn't already change the spreadsheet URL, will collect the information of the Phantombuster team.

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⚙️ For developers 🤓

If you want to use this API programmatically you can replace the argument spreadsheetUrl by profileUrls which can contain a string or an array of strings.

It should look just like this :
"profileUrls": [ "www.linkedin.com/in/foo", "www.linkedin.com/in/bar" ]

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More bots like this one will be added to Phantombuster,

stay tuned & check our API store!💗

Output

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

  • linkedinProfile (LinkedIn profile URL)
  • firstName
  • lastName
  • fullName
  • subscribers (How many subscribers does she/he have)
  • company (What is the name of the company he is currently working for)
  • companyUrl (What is the url of the company he is currently working for)
  • jobTitle (What is her/his current job title)
  • location (Whe is she/he located)
  • mail (what is her/his professionnal email address)
  • phoneNumber
  • twitter
  • skill1 (Skill set as her/his 1st one)
  • skill2 (Skill set as her/his 2nd one)
  • skill3 (Skill set as her/his 3rd one)

Developers

Like all APIs on Phantombuster, this API comes with an HTTP endpoint. Launch it from your computer, smartphone or server with a simple HTTP request and get its result as JSON. Click Use this API above to create your new endpoint.

Clone this API

The script below is all that's required to make the API work. If you're a developer, click the button to clone the code into a new Custom API Agent in your Phantombuster account. This operation will allow you to customize the API to your exact needs. This will also create a custom HTTP endpoint.

Contribute on GitHub

Feeling adventurous? Unsatisfied with the current state of this API? Send us pull requests on GitHub to improve the API store! The script is here and you might be interested in reading our documentation here .

(we reward contributions we like with free Phantombuster accounts :D)

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