LinkedIn Activities Extractor

Extract every single post and like from a LinkedIn Profile's Activity's page

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Extract Activities from LinkedIn profiles

Get all posts from the activity feed of profiles you're interested in.

What will you need? ⚙️

  • Session cookie: Your session cookie from LinkedIn.
  • Spreadsheet URL: The link of a Google Spreadsheet with LinkedIn profile URLs in it.
  • Number of lines per launch: The number of lines of your spreadsheet you want to process per group. If left empty, the API will process all lines.
  • Number max of posts: The number of posts you want to scrape per profile.

(You already have all that? Click straight away on "Use this API")

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. Linkedin authentication 🔑

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

  • Using Chrome, go to your LinkedIn 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.linkedin.com” on the left menu.

  • Locate the “li_at” cookie.

  • Copy what’s under “Value” (Double click on it then Ctrl+C) and paste it into your API Configuration

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

5. Add a Google Spreadsheet 📑

Below your session cookie you’ll find Spreadsheet URL

Enter in the text field a link of a Google Spreadsheet with this same format (only column A is mandatory):

Add every linkedIn profiles link in column A (one link per row)

Please make sure your file is publicly accessible!

You can also enter a CSV file URL, it will work the same :)

Click on Launch & Enjoy!

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

This will launch the bot and, if you didn't already change the spreadsheet URL, will collect the information of the Phantombuster team.

⚙️️Repetition setup ⚙️

Now that your API is ready, you should set up repetitive launches. That way, your scraping will be spread over days, weeks or even months.

To do so, simply hit the “Settings” button to define when your API is launched:

Then, select a frequency:

Don't forget to click 💾 Save at the bottom of the page!

Output

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

  • postUrl
  • postContent
  • likeCount
  • commentCount

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