- Spice Name: Extract the activities of a Linkedin profile
- Results: Extract the details of activities such as posts, articles, documents published on a Linkedin profile.
About extracting activities on Linkedin profiles
We have created this spice with marketing agencies, freelancers & influencer marketers in mind. This spice can help you scrape the details of just the content published by a user. This is to understand the type of content they create and how you can help them improve. Sure there can be creative ways to use this spice, but the above mentioned scenarios are the most ideal use cases.
How to scrape details of any company page on Linkedin?
This spice begins with a mandatory profile URL you want to scrape the posts of. The remaining fields are optional but very helpful to customize the end results. In the activity type drop down, you can mention the type of content to be scraped from the profile. For instances, if you’re a graphic designer, use this spice to find profiles that have little to no documents posted, then pitch your work and we’re sure some one from the crowd will definitely need someone to create documents on various topics in their niche. You can even customize the result by selecting the time a post was published. Sadly, Linkedin has no way of sorting posts older than a year so that’s not an option here.
Here are the steps to scrape details of Linkedin company pages
- Create a free TexAu account here
- Enter Linkedin session cookie manually or simply use TexAu Chrome Extension
- If you have a list of profile URLs you want to scrape, create a CSV or Google sheet and link it in the steps shown below. You can use one of our spice to scrape profiles from Linkedin search to find those profile URLs.
Limitations & important points to note
Following limits imply to this spice using TexAu:
- You can run this spice 40 times a day & 2000 activities per profile. However, you will have to keep in mind your daily limit. You can find those details here.
Understanding the whole execution of this spice
Here we will see the steps of the execution & the inputs required for this spice.
The whole execution will play around these 8 input points & the total time to execute this will be around 1-2 minutes, depending on the number of profiles to scrape.
Here’s what each of the input points means:
- Li_AT: Linkedin uses this piece of information to ensure it’s really you who’s using the Linkedin profile.
- Profile URL: Enter the URL of the profile you want to scrape activities from. If you have a list of CSV or link a Google sheet, skip to step 6.
- Activity type: Select which type of activity you want to scrape from the specified profile. If you want to extract different activities from different profiles, that will take creating dedicated excel sheets. If not, simply leave the field blank to scrape everything from the profile.
- Max count: Specify the number of activities you want to scrape from a profile. If left blank, up to 2000 activities will be scraped. These many records are enough to understand the content and the creator enough.
- Post date: You can choose which activities to scrape based on the date posted.
- Upload a CSV or Link a Google Sheet: Here you can upload a CSV or link a Google sheet containing the list of Linkedin profile URLs.
- Extract Activities: Clicking on this button will immediately start the execution.
- Schedule this spice: You can schedule running this spice if you have too big of a list to finish in one day. You can schedule the execution every day, specific days of the week or month. You can even schedule the execution multiple times a day.
How to withdraw Linkedin connection requests using TexAu?
Step 1: Create TexAu account & authenticate Linkedin Session cookie
Once your account is set up and you have completed the onboarding, visit the Spice page in the app. TexAu acts on your behalf on Linkedin to run this automation. TexAu is the safest automation platform on the web, it uses your Linkedin session cookie to authenticate as you to run this automation. We never ask for your login credentials. To make filling session cookies easier, you can use the TexAu Chrome extension. This process only requires 2 clicks.
Download TexAu Extension for Chrome here: TexAu Chrome Extension [Used and loved by over 4000+ customers]
Refresh your automation page and click on the Get Cookie button. Make sure you’re logged in to your Linkedin account & the activated chrome extension will do the job.
In case if you are not using Google Chrome, check this guide on how to get cookies manually from your browser. We are working hard to bring our extension to all the major browsers very soon.
Step 2: Upload the CSV or paste Google sheet URL (only if you have multiple profile URLs to scrape from Linkedin)
If you have a CSV, simply upload it from your PC. If you have a Google Sheet, there are some extra steps.
- First, paste the Google sheet’s URL.
- Either get the session cookie or use our chrome extension to do it with the click of a button.
- Input the column containing the search query. Make sure you choose the right column for successful execution.
For the final touch, make sure you have set the sheet as public (as shown below) so the TexAu can access it.
Step 3: Start execution or schedule the automation
Clicking on the Extract Activities button will immediately start the execution. Based on the number of Profile URLs to find, the execution time will vary.
Scheduling the automation will give you additional points to control the execution. You can choose specific days of the week or month, specific times daily. You can even set a specific start & end time of the execution.
The advantage of automating the whole process is that you don’t have to actively sit in front of your PC while TexAu does its job.
Step 4: Download execution results to your local PC
Once you click on the Extract Activities button, the execution will begin and then you will see the following message in the execution log.
Once you see, click on the ‘Result’ button where you can view your results & download the result as a CSV file as shown below.
Note: Alternatively you can download results from the Results menu on the left-hand navigation, just hover over the menu & click on Results as shown below:
That’s all you need to scrape activities from Linkedin Profile.
- How to use CSV with TexAu Automation
- How to use Google Sheet with TexAu Automation
- How to schedule a TexAu Automation
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