Below your session cookie you’ll find Spreadsheet URL.
Add in the Spreadsheet URL textbox the link of a Google spreadsheet with this same format (only column A is mandatory)(Share option must be OPEN):
Your spreadsheet should contain the list of profile URLs you want to send messages to (one link per row).
You can also specify the name of the column that contains the profile links. Simply enter the column name in the next text field.
6. Personalize your message 🆕 💬
Below the column name, you'll find the message configuration.
⚠️ Your message has to be less than 7000 characters.
Make sure to tailor your message so it fits perfectly with its recipient. And you will find a ton of ideas on that topic on our blog 🤓
#firstName# will be replaced in your message by the first name of the person you’re adding.
Many other replacement tags are available, like #company#, #jobTitle#, and #school#. In fact, you can use any column you want from the output CSV. (Note: you have to enable scraping by not checking the last checkbox for these tags to be available.)
How about using your own tags? Simple.
Add a column in your Google Spreadsheet with any pieces of information you want to apply.
A column named greetings in your Google Spreadsheet will replace all #greetings# tags in your message
Click on 💾 Save
Click on Launch & Enjoy!
It’s done! Now click on "launch" to try your script!
This will launch the API and, if you didn't already change the spreadsheet URL, send Phantombuster's team LinkedIn connection requests.
⚙️️Repetition setup ⚙️
Now that your API is ready, you just have to customize it to make it work repetitively.
Every time the API is launched, it will send 10 connection requests and stop. (You can lower this value in the API's configuration.)
To do so, simply hit the “Settings” button to define when your API is launched.
Then, select a frequency:
Now that this is set, click 💾 Save at the bottom of the page.
There you go, you only have to wait for connections to be made for you!
Email discovery (optional)
Thanks to our friends at Hunter (an email discovery service), this API can guess the email of each profile it visits.
To use this feature, first create an account at Hunter here. Once done, get your Hunter API key by going to "Dashboard" > "API" > "Copy API key".
Paste your API key in the "Hunter.io API key" field in your API configuration. It will now guess the email of every visited profile! Expect a success rate between 20% and 50%.
Hunter gives you 100 free email guesses per month. After that, you'll have to buy one of their plans or wait a month.
Important note: When email discovery is enabled, the API will open LinkedIn company pages to get company domains. For this reason, we recommend you limit your visits to 40 profiles per day.
Please be aware that this API, like most of our LinkedIn APIs, will manipulate your own account on your behalf. Like Uncle Ben once said, "With great power comes great responsibility."
We have noticed that adding more than 80 connections per day will almost always result in LinkedIn invalidating your session cookie (that is, logging you out). We recommend no more than 8 launches per day of 10 connection requests for this reason.
Note: When email discovery is enabled, we recommend you divide this limit by 2 (that is, 40 profiles per day).