Quora Topics Influencers

Choose a Quora topic and get info about its influencers

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Know the influencers, know your audience

Quora is filled with thousands of Questions & Answers every day. Find for each topic its influencers and get precious info about them.

What will you need? ⚙️

  • Topic name: Just paste in the textbox the link of a Quora topic (example: https://www.quora.com/topic/Growth-Hacking) or just the exact name of the topic you're aiming (example: Growth-Hacking)
  • Session cookie ms (Quora cookie named m-s): 1st Quora session cookie required
  • Session cookie mb (Quora cookie named m-b): 2nd Quora session cookie required

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. Find your Quora Topic

Once on Quora search for your desired topic in the search bar. Once found, look at the URL of the page it should look something like: https://www.quora.com/topic/...

This next example with "Growth Hacking" topic:

5. Quora authentication 🔑

Because the script will manipulate Quora for you, it needs to be logged in to your Quora account. For that you just need to copy paste your 2 session cookies in the script argument:

  • Using Chrome, go to your Quora 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” > “https://www.quora.com” on the left menu.

  • Locate the “m-b” & "m-s" 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//

Click on Launch & Enjoy!

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

Output

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

  • fullname (Quora writer name)
  • description
  • avatarUrl (URL where the Quora avatar is stored)
  • job (Current job of the writer)
  • studies (Studies of the writer)
  • location (Current location of the writer)
  • answerViews (Total count of views for all articles wrote by the writer)
  • topWriter
  • publishedWriter
  • answers (Count of answers by the writer for all of his topics)
  • questions (Count of questions asked)
  • posts (Count of post written)
  • blogs (Count of blogs for the writer)
  • followers (Total count of followers)
  • following (Count of people followed by the writer)
  • topics (Count of topics, where the writer interacts)
  • edits (Count of edits by the writer)
  • quora (Quora profile Url)
  • followerYouKnow (Name & profile Url of people who follow you and the writer)
  • facebook (Facebook Url)
  • twitter (Twitter Url)
  • linkedin (LinkedIn Url)

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 .

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