With over 900 million users, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network. Whether you’re in marketing, sales, recruiting, or a job seeker, LinkedIn has the data you’re looking for. Unfortunately, exporting data off the platform to use in a larger context is not straightforward.
This is where Bardeen comes in! It scrapes the data for you, organizes it in your preferred spreadsheet, database, or CRM, and provides many export options. In this article, we’ll show you how to scrape data from LinkedIn using Bardeen safely and reliably, and also introduce you to many other exciting LinkedIn automations!
Scraping LinkedIn using Bardeen
Bardeen is a workflow automation Chrome extension. Bardeen is integrated with LinkedIn, providing ready-to-use LinkedIn scrapers that can be activated with a single click.
Using these scrapers, Bardeen can retrieve data from a webpage and export it in an organized format. To give you a better idea of this feature, let’s try out an automation. First, install Bardeen in your browser.
The following pre-built automation will scrape data from a LinkedIn profile (name, location, headline, about, current position, current company, and more) and save it to a Google Sheets spreadsheet.
To use this automation (once you’ve installed Bardeen), follow these steps. First, create a spreadsheet in Google Sheets to save this data. Once done, open the LinkedIn profile you want to scrape data from and press Option + B on Mac or ALT + B on PC to wake up Bardeen and activate the automation.
You’ll need to set up the Google Sheets integration and specify the spreadsheet. Using this automation, you can skip a lot of copy-pasting!
To learn more about Bardeen scraper and web scraping in general, check out this article. You can also build your own automations, but we’ll talk more about that feature later. For now, let’s explore some more time-saving automations!
Scraping LinkedIn website data
Here are some automations that can let you scrape valuable data from LinkedIn, like profile data, company data, groups, and job posts.
This automation is also available for Airtable, Notion, Pipedrive, and Coda.
This automation is also available for Pipedrive, Airtable, ClickUp, Notion, and Coda. If you want to copy data from all profiles in a search, use this automation instead.
This automation is also available for Notion, Coda, and Airtable. If you want to copy a list of job posts, use this automation instead.
These automations make it easy to scrape and save the data you want from LinkedIn and export it further to other platforms. Now, let’s discuss some automations that make it easy to use this data.
Developing professional relationships
Beyond just scraping valuable data from LinkedIn, Bardeen also goes the extra mile. Here are some automations to help you connect with people in your industry and develop professional relationships.
Most of these automations are powered by AI. Bardeen is about to launch more AI automations, and you can learn more about them here. If you want to take a look at some more generative AI tools, check out this article.
This automation is also available for Coda and ClickUp.
We hope you liked this list of automations, and tried out a few of them! You can also check out more LinkedIn automations.
How to create your own LinkedIn automations with Bardeen?
Aside from the pre-built automations we just discussed, Bardeen also allows you to unleash your creativity and create your own automations. In addition to LinkedIn, Bardeen also has integrations with Notion, Coda, Airtable, Pipedrive, Google Sheets, ClickUp, and other apps.
Using the Builder, you can develop any automation you want. Feel free to click on these links to learn more about the Builder, scraper, and how to create your own right-click automations.
Are there any risks associated with scraping LinkedIn?
Like all major social media platforms, LinkedIn discourages data scraping. You can go through their user agreement, but here’s the gist of it: as long as you scrape data reasonably (less than 80 profiles a day) and be respectful of the privacy of other users, you should be fine.
Since Bardeen is a browser-based scraper, it uses your computer’s IP address to scrape data from LinkedIn, not a cloud server. This makes it relatively safe, but you still need to be careful to not set off LinkedIn’s algorithms. Read these articles to learn about other web scraping tools and extensions.
Can you scrape data from any website using Bardeen?
Yes, you can scrape data from any website in general, even one that is not integrated with Bardeen. You need to create a scraper model (or use a pre-built one) which can extract the data you want and export it in the desired format. This is a visual tool, so no coding required! Check out this article to learn more.
In addition to this, you can also scrape data from other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, and it’s just as simple as LinkedIn! Here are a few automations to scrape data from Instagram and Facebook.
This automation is also available for ClickUp and Notion.
Check out these articles to learn more about how to scrape data from Facebook and Instagram using Bardeen!
All in all, Bardeen provides a great way for you to scrape data from LinkedIn safely and reliably. As long as you scrape a reasonable quantity and be respectful of the privacy of other users, your account won’t be affected.
If you haven’t yet, try out one of the above Bardeen automations for scraping data from LinkedIn.
One of the biggest reasons most people scrape LinkedIn data is to search for job opportunities. We have an article that contains a treasure trove of advice for how to succeed on LinkedIn, so be sure to read it next!