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Get Instagram profile data from a list of profile links in Google Sheets

This playbook will extract profile data from a list of Instagram profile links in Google Sheets. It will then update the Google Sheet with information from each Instagram profile.

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Get table from Google Sheet
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Get column from table
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Find all links in text
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Scrape data in the background
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Update or add rows in/to a tab
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How does this automation work?

Bardeen connects Google Sheets with Instagram to simplify your data sourcing and research workflows. This automation allows you to extract profile data from a list of Instagram profile links stored in Google Sheets and automatically update the Google Sheet with the information from each Instagram profile. This playbook is especially useful for marketers, social media managers, and data analysts who need to gather and analyze Instagram data for insights.

Here is how this workflow works:

  1. Get table from Google Sheet - Bardeen pulls information from a specified Google Sheet, which is a cloud-based spreadsheet solution. In this step, you need to specify the Google Sheet from which the data will be extracted.
  2. Get column from table - A specific column from the table, which contains Instagram profile links, is extracted for further processing. You need to specify the column with the Instagram links.
  3. Find all links in text - The text obtained from the previous step is parsed to find all the links. This is done using Bardeen's built-in extract links command.
  4. Scrape data in the background - Using the Scraper, the data from the Instagram profiles is scraped in the background. The scraper visits each Instagram link to extract profile information.
  5. Update or add rows in/to a tab - The extracted Instagram profile data is then added to the Google Sheet. The rows in the Google Sheet are updated with the new profile data. You will need to specify the Google Sheet and the column with the Instagram links again for this step.
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How to run the workflow

Buried in the digital labyrinth of Instagram profiles, extracting vital information can be a cumbersome maze. This automation effortlessly weaves through a list of Instagram profile links in your Google Sheet. It extracts the essence, updating your sheet with the latest details. 

No more wrestling with manual data entry, no more toggling between platforms. For the meticulous researcher curating a database or the social media strategist monitoring influencers, this automation is your biggest helper. 

Effortlessly collect profile data, stay on top of updates, and let your Google Sheet evolve into a dynamic reservoir of insights, sparing you the tedious chore of constant data upkeep.

Let’s set it up!

Step 1: Create a Google Sheets spreadsheet

The first step is to create a Google Sheet with the column containing the links of the Instagram profiles that you want to get information from. 

Make sure to take a note of the column name, as you will need it during the next steps.

Step 2: Install the extension and map the information to Google Sheets

You will be redirected to install the browser extension when you run it for the first time. Bardeen will also prompt you to integrate Google Sheets.

Click the “Pin it” button at the top of this page to get this automation saved to your Playbooks.

Activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard) and click on the playbook card. The setup flow will start. 

You will be asked to specify the Google Sheets spreadsheet that contains the links and the column of the links . After you choose the database and column, you will get a prompt to map the information to the fields in Google Sheets.

Click on “Save Input” and checkmark Google Sheets. You can edit Inputs later by hovering over the playbook. 

Step 3: Run the playbook to update the Sheet

To get profile information from each link and update the Sheet with instagram profile information, activate Bardeen (or hit Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC on your keyboard) and run this playbook. 

It will open each profile and get information like name, handle, posts, followers and more. It will then update each row with new information.

This automation is fantastic for social media strategists navigating the dynamic world of influencers. Easily manage a Google Sheet with a list of Instagram profiles, extracting crucial data for each influencer. Stay ahead of the game by keeping the sheet updated with follower counts, engagement rates, and content themes, empowering you to make informed decisions and optimize your influencer partnerships.

Meticulous researchers compiling data from Instagram profiles for a comprehensive study can also benefit from this automation. It streamlines the process, allowing you to effortlessly gather and update profile information. No more manual data extraction or outdated details; focus on your research, knowing that your Google Sheet is a reliable repository of the latest insights.

For professionals managing client relationships and collaborations, this automation ensures you're always in the loop. Maintain a Google Sheet with client Instagram profiles, automatically updating it with their latest information. Whether it's tracking changes in bio descriptions or monitoring engagement metrics, this tool keeps your client database current, enabling you to provide personalized and up-to-date services.

You can also edit the playbook and add your next action to further customize the automation.

Find more Instagram and Google Sheets integrations.

You can also find more about how to increase your personal productivity and automate your data sourcing and research workflow.

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Available actions & triggers

Apps:
Get Instagram profile data from a list of profile links in Google Sheets
Get Instagram profile data from a list of profile links in Google Sheets
Get Instagram profile data from a list of profile links in Google Sheets
Types:
Both
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Triggers
Update or add rows in/to a tab
Update or add rows in/to a tab
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Add text to Google Sheet
Add text to Google Sheet
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When row is added to Google Sheet
When row is added to Google Sheet
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When new row is appended
When new row is appended
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Add rows to Google Sheet
Add rows to Google Sheet
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Get table from Google Sheet
Get table from Google Sheet
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Add data to sheet tab
Add data to sheet tab
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When new row is appended or changed
When new row is appended or changed
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Add data to sheet
Add data to sheet
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Update or add rows in/to sheet
Update or add rows in/to sheet
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FAQs

Bardeen - Playbook / Autobooks: Is it possible to create a Playbook that scrapes data from a website and sends it as an email attachment?

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Google Sheets: What is the best way to export data to Google Sheets?

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