LinkedIn Profile URL Finder

Find LinkedIn profile URLs from first and last names

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How to automatically find the LinkedIn Profiles of a list of names? πŸ”

You have a prospect list but you only have names and perhaps a company. How to quickly transform it into something valuable?

This automation API will help you turn a dry prospect's list into valuable LinkedIn Profile URLs.

Our Solution

Starting from a spreadsheet filled with a list of names, Phantombuster will use Web search engines to automatically match names with their LinkedIn profile URLs.

Combine API and set your Prospection process on automatic.

Once you'll have this list of Profiles, you'll be able to use other Phantombuster tools to transform these people into valuable leads.

You could for example use LinkedIn Network Booster and automatically connect with them on LinkedIn.

Or you could extract email addresses out of a lot of them if you pair Phantombuster with Hunter.io or DropContact.io.

Our tutorial From a name to an email address will explain each step in details.

Start using LinkedIn Prodile URL Finder βš™οΈ

1. Create an account on Phantombuster.com πŸ’»

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.πŸ‘Œ

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. Setting the Spreadsheet

Prepare a spreadsheet with your prospect name in a single cell. We recommend using Google Spreadsheet to host that spreadsheet online. Make sure your file is publicly accessible on that URL.

In order to match your search query with a LinkedIn profile, our API will use different search engines such as Google, Duckduckgo, Bing and others...

If the name you are searching for is pretty common we highly recommend you to add a company name in your search query for higher chances of positive results.

You can also add a city, location or other pieces of information that you might have in your list.

5. Column name

With one query per cell, make sure that first name/last name & company are in the same cell.
Use column name to show our API what name you wrote on top of that column.
In the example above our column name is: Name_of_your_column

By default, we'll fetch the first column of your sheet (column A).

Click on Launch & Enjoy!

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

More tools like this one will be added to Phantombuster,

stay tuned & check our API store!πŸ’—

βš™οΈοΈ Repetition setup βš™οΈ

If your input spreadsheet has a lot of rows, your Phantombuster account might not have enough execution time to find all the profile URLs in a single day. No worries though! You can set up an automatic launch per day to continue finding profile URLs over weeks or months if necessary.
You can choose how many lines to handle per launch. If you leave that configuration field empty, the API will try to process all of them.

Then, go to your API's settings:

Then, select Once per day (or another frequency if you prefer):

Now that this is set, click πŸ’Ύ Save at the bottom of the page. That's it! Your API will now add more and more rows to your result CSV file every day, automatically.

Note: You can also buy more hours per day to speed up the process!

Output

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

  • linkedinUrl (Matched LinkedIn profile URL (if found))
  • title
  • description
  • query (The search query that lead to this URL)

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