Medium Post Clappers

Get all clappers' profiles from a single or many Medium posts

Share:  
Table of Contents

Who is hiding behind the clap? 👏

Medium is a great way to reach your audience with meaningful content. When a post starts reaching tons of people, it is hard to keep track of every clapper.

Stop copy-pasting by hand

No matter how many clappers a post may have, retrieve in a few seconds a CSV with the Medium profile URL, full name & job of every clapper. Once you have it be creative and enrich your database. You can for example find everyone's LinkedIn profiles thanks to our "Linkedin Profil URL Finder" 🔍

What will you need? ⚙️

  • "uid": 1st Medium session cookie required
  • "sid": 2nd Medium session cookie required
  • "spreadsheetUrl": List of all the medium post you want to scrape
  • "csvName": CSV file name

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. 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
    or
    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)

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

5. Setting up a nice spreadsheet

Put in column A URLs of Medium's posts.

Click on Launch & Enjoy!

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

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:

  • profileurl (Medium profile URL)
  • name (Name of the clapper)
  • description (position of the clapper)
  • articleurl (link of the original targeted article)

Share this API

Your friends & colleagues need to know about this!