LinkedIn is included in top business directories on the internet, there are millions of visitors to this website. Users and Businesses are adding valuable information which is useful for other businesses and for the users, you may extract the data like a restaurant, shops, and home services for Marketing purposes, But LinkedIn does not have any proper format to extract the data from the website, you can see the data in LinkedIn website format but can’t extract it in to excel form.
What Is LinkedIn Scraping?
LinkedIn scraping is the process of extracting data from LinkedIn profiles and search results, typically using LinkedIn lead generation tools.
LinkedIn scraping consists of the following steps:
Find content (searching)
Extract specific data fields from LinkedIn (scraping)
Organize Data (Sorting)
Save formatted data in an Excel or CSV file (Exporting)
Why Scrape LinkedIn?
If you are working as a sole proprietorship or running a company you need marketing for your business, let’s say your company provides services to students of computer science, your potential clients are present in the universities, so how could you collect the leads of students you may go and visits to the Universities and ask them for your services, but this is a difficult way for marketing, another way to visit the public directories websites LinkedIn or other websites yellow pages, etc. But here you have 2 options, first one is you can go ahead and copy and paste the data after finding student data which is going to take a lot of your time and effort but still can’t get the desired result, and secondly the most effective way to use a LinkedIn Scraper is to scrape LinkedIn data.
How To Scrape Data From LinkedIn?
I guess you needed something from LinkedIn but there is a lot of clutter. You wanted some valuable info and that’s all. So you’d need to log in, scroll and find the info from thousands of business and user profiles. What if I told you there is an easier way of getting info? from LinkedIn. Web Crawlers are the easiest, most used, and most common way to scrape and collect data from LinkedIn.
Web Scrapers are common and really easy to use and they don’t need any coding to use them. A LinkedIn scraper refers to a web scraping tool that is developed to mine data from public LinkedIn profiles and search results. Data extracted may include posts, comments, reviews, emails, phone numbers, and an enumeration of likes and shares on a post.