Linkedin Profile Scraper
Linkedin Profile Scraper will help you build a list of prospects along with their personal info, email of LinkedIn profiles & more. Scrape LinkedIn profiles and extract all the available data on one (or a thousand) LinkedIn profiles with this easy-to-use LinkedIn Profile Scraper. Simply select the URL of the profiles you’re targeting, and TexAu will do the extraction jobs in a few seconds.
Extracting LinkedIn profile data helps sales and marketing teams build lists of prospects and grow their audience. TexAu uses email enrichment services to find an email, whether the profiles you’re scraping display an email address or not.
LinkedIn scraping is the process of using bots to browse, extract, and save, all the data available on each LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn Profile Scraper use-cases
- Scrape prospect’s data. Find leads on LinkedIn by searching for a specific person and extracting all the data available on their LinkedIn profiles. For each profile, you’ll have enough data to write cool icebreakers and email addresses to send to.
- Enrich your CRM with fresh data. Fill your CRM with up-to-date LinkedIn data by directly importing the results of your scraping. Personal information, company data, email addresses, job title, location, etc.
- Find email addresses. Extracting the professional email addresses of your leads has never been so easy. TexAu can extract the email visible on LinkedIn profiles’ pages. If no email is displayed on the profile page, you can still find one via our email enrichment service.
Start scraping LinkedIn profiles
This LinkedIn data extractor is one of the easiest & most used automation in our store. All you have to do is input the profile URLs in the automation and you will get the data that’s very monotonous to find and/or not publically available.
Here are very easy & simple steps to scrape LinkedIn data:
- Create a free TexAu account here.
- Create a list of LinkedIn profile URLs you want to scrape the data from.
- Start the automation now or schedule it for later
How to find emails in LinkedIn profiles?
Regarding emails, they are a few solutions. They depend on your current relationship with the prospect, and its profile settings:
- Extract emails of 1st-degree connections. LinkedIn profiles’ emails are in 90% of cases displayed to their connections. You can see that for yourself by browsing the “Contact info” section of their profiles. For that reason, a big strategy when looking for email on LinkedIn is to first connect with your prospects, then scrape their emails. You can automate the LinkedIn connection process with our LinkedIn Connection Request automation.
- Extract 2nd-degree and more connections’ emails. If you have too many prospects and connecting to all is not an option, we’ve got you covered: TexAu integrates with email enrichment services that’ll base their email search on the data contained in the LinkedIn profile: Name and company mostly. We can’t guarantee to find an email but depending on industries, the success rate reaches 80%+.
How to extract lists of LinkedIn Profiles URLs?
Before running the LinkedIn profile scraper, you’ll need some fuel: In other words, LinkedIn profile URLs of prospects in your target market. You can definitely collect those profiles manually, but at TexAu we’re automation nerds. So here are 5 ways to collect relevant profiles:
- Scrape the profiles off a LinkedIn search. Where better than extracting the profiles resulting from a great LinkedIn Search? Use LinkedIn Profiles Search Scraper to do this.
- Scrape the visitors of your own LinkedIn profile. People visiting your profile are already 1-step down your funnel. They have seen your name and are much more likely to consider what you have to say. Using the LinkedIn Visitors Extractor to collect all those profiles.
- Scrape the profiles of people who have commented on your posts. Follow-up on conversations that you’ve started publically by talking with the commenters of your posts. LinkedIn Commenters Extractor will scrape that list. If it’s too short, consider also extracting people who’ve liked your LinkedIn post too.
- Scrape the people you’re DMing. Extract the LinkedIn profile URLs off your own messages. Super useful to gather information with your close audience.
- Extract members of LinkedIn groups. Your target audience is active in LinkedIn groups. These groups are perfect since they gather all the people interested in one specific topic. Find those perfect groups and extract members before you scrape their profiles.
- Scrape profile URLs from LinkedIn course students. If you’re an educator and want to get in touch with those engaging with existing courses on LinkedIn, scrape the profile URLs of people having liked that course. Your ice-breaker can be as simple as “I noticed you like such course”, and the list can be extracted with LinkedIn Courses Likers Extractor.
There are several such automation that can help you scrape LinkedIn Profile URLs. Find all those automations here.
Now let’s see the automation in action.
Let’s see how to scrape a LinkedIn profile
Here we will see the step-by-step execution of the spice to scrape the Linkedin profiles. Before you begin, make sure you have a CSV or Google Sheet containing the profile URLs.
The whole execution will play around these 7 input points & the total time to execute this will be around 5 minutes, depending on the number of profiles. Here’s what each of the input points means:
- Linkedin Session Cookie: Linkedin uses this piece of information to ensure it’s really you who’s using the LinkedIn profile.
- Profile URL: Input the profile URL here if you want to scrape data from just one profile. If you have more than one profile, upload the CSV or link a Google Sheet.
- Find Email checkbox: Check this if you want to scrape the email of the profile. This will be charged 1 email credit per email.
- Linkedin premium account checkbox: Check this box if you have a LinkedIn premium account. You can scrape more data. A free LinkedIn profile can only visit a limited number of profiles per day so a premium LinkedIn account can be handy.
- Upload CSV or Google Sheet: You can upload a CSV of Google Sheet if you have a large number of Linkedin profiles to scrape.
- Scrape a Linked Profile: 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, on specific days of the week or month. You can even schedule the execution multiple times a day.
Note: The execution happens on the cloud so you don’t have to keep the browser open for scheduled executions.
Now that you know about input points, let’s take a look at the individual steps of the execution.
How to scrape a LinkedIn profile using TexAu?
Step 1: Create a TexAu account & authenticate the Linkedin Session cookie
Once your account is set up and you have completed the onboarding, visit the Scrape a Linkedin profile automation page. 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, as shown in the image above.
In case you are not using 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
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 Linkedin session cookie manually or use our chrome extension to do it by the click of a button.
- Input the column containing the profile URLs. Make sure you choose the right one for successful execution.
- Check if you want to find email & have a premium account
As a 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 “Scrape a Linkedin profile” will immediately start the execution. It usually takes 5 minutes for the automation to finish, but depending on the number of profiles it might take longer.
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 specific start & end times 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 “Scrape a Linkedin Profile” you will see an execution window at the bottom of your screen, that would look something like as shown below:
After the execution is complete, you will the following message in the execution log.
Once you see it, 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 the LinkedIn profile of your potential leads.
Limitations & important points to note
Linkedin is very skeptical about automation & we don’t want to raise any red flags for your profile. The limit implies the number of profiles you scrape per day. By default, we have set the limit to 20, it’s well within the safety limit.
Following limits imply scraping Linkedin profiles using TexAu:
- You can execute this spice 20 times a day.
- If you want to extract emails of the profiles you have added, 1 credit per email will be charged.
- If you send connection requests, the limit is set to 50 connection requests for a free LinkedIn profile & 35-40 if you have a sales navigator account.
- You can use third-party email verification tools like Snov to be sure if the emails are real & actually worth communicating.
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- How to schedule a TexAu Automation
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