Use names and or company names to find Facebook profiles 🔍
How are your competitors doing on social media platforms? Looking for Facebook pages of a list of contacts?
Starting from a spreadsheet filled with a list of names (and/or company names), Phantombuster will use search engines to automatically match names with their Facebook profile URLs.
What will you need? ⚙️
"spreadsheetUrl": link of your spreadsheet
"columnName": title of the storing names column in your document
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. Setting the Spreadsheet
Prepare a spreadsheet with first name/last name in a single cell
In order to match your search query with an Facebook profile our API will use different search engines such as Google, Duckduckgo, Bing, Ecosia...
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 only search company names
5. Column Name
With one query per cell, make sure that first name/last name & company are in the same cell.
Use columnName to show our API what name you wrote on top of that column.
In the example above our columnName is: Name_of_your_column
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,
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.
To do so, first go to your API's settings:
Then, select Once per day (or another frequency if you prefer):
Now that this is set, click 💾 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.