How to Use Phantombuster for LinkedIn Users Scraping
Steps: How to scrape for LinkedIn using Phantombuster
First is to have KEYWORDS (this will be used for the Linkedin Search, this will be one of the essential things to have so that you can scrape accounts)
Next is to choose the location
You need to put a specific location together with the keyword to get the results
Then, click SHOW RESULTS
After clicking SHOW RESULTS, you will be given a search url (See photo)
This URL will be used later on for scraping
After that, go to Phantombuster
Then click ALL CATEGORIES
You will be directed here after clicking all categories
You need to type SEARCH on the box
Then click USE THIS PHANTOM under LINKEDIN
You will be directed to this page then click USE THIS PHANTOM
Click USE THIS PHANTOM to proceed
For the continuation, you need to get the session cookie first.
To get the cookie, you need to go back to your LinkedIn account or page and on your mouse or pad do right click.
Then click INSPECT
You will see a black part on the screen, then click APPLICATION
Then go to COOKIES
Underneath are the cookies that you need to get
Find the cookies that you need. (In this case we need to find the cookies for LinkedIn)
Click the cookies
Find the word li_at and on the right side next to that word will be the cookie session that you’re going to use
Then, you need to copy it by doing right click on your mouse/pad
After that, go back to Phantombuster page and paste the session cookies that you just copied
Then click save once you already paste the cookies
After clicking save you will be directed to this page
In this part you will be needing to create a sheet (Excel). So open an empty spreadsheet
Go to back to LinkedIn page and COPY the url
Then paste the URL on the spreadsheet. Also do not forget to name your spreadsheet
NOTE: Make sure that the spreadsheet is publicly available. It should be visible to everyone
Next, copy the link of the spreadsheet, go back to phantombuster and then paste it. After pasting click save immediately
Next step, set up everything needed (See photo)
Then click SAVE again
Next is to click LAUNCH
You need to wait for a couple of minutes while the file is launching
You will know it’s finish when the page turns like this
In this case, you can easily download the excel file that contains the extracted users who will become the specific users you will send connection requests to using the LinkedIn account you connected to social media automation.
That’s how you scrape LinkedIn users using Phantombuster and make sure you need a reliable proxy to keep the account safe while doing the scraping.
Do not hesitate to leave a comment in case you have questions. Happy scraping!