Fill it with Facebook profile URLs. One profile URL per row, all in column A.
Make this spreadsheet public so Phantombuster can access it.
Paste the spreadsheet's URL to Phantombuster.
6. Additional pages to scrape
Facebook displays a lot of useful data deeper within each profile. Tick the following boxes if you also want to scrape these data. It just takes a little bit more time.
Work and Education
Places they've lived
Contact and Basic Info
Family and Relationships
Just tick their checkbox to have these pages also visited.
Start your automation!
You're all set. Just click "launch" to get your automation started!
Set this Facebook automation on repeat
Once your automation's configuration is ready, you can schedule repetitive launches. This will allow you to avoid rate limits, scrape more data and get your automated workflows to spread over days, weeks, even months.
To do so, go to your dashboard and look for your automation's “Settings” button.
Then, select a frequency:
And Save those new settings at the bottom of the page.
👮 Facebook limits: Since Phantombuster's servers are located all around the world, Facebook might consider those login attempts as 'unusual activities'. It's likely that they'll then temporarily lock your account and ask you to confirm your login.
Facebook tends to notice when too many profiles are visited over a short period of time. We recommend spreading your scraping to 5 profiles every 30min. If you're scraping additionnal data too, we recommend you reduce that amount even further.
In order to use the Facebook automations to their max potential, we recommend using a proxy close to you.
This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:
profileURL (Facebook profile URL)
profilePictureUrl (Profile picture URL)
name (Full name)
status (Friend or not)
uid (Facebook ID)
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