LinkedIn allows you to download a CSV file with information about your 1st-degree connections. However, the file does not contain the profile's email and phone numbers. But as long as such information is available on your LinkedIn 1st-degree connection profile page, it can be scraped by Linked Helper 2. It is not possible to scrape emails and phone of your 2nd and 3rd-degree connections because LinkedIn does not allow you to see such information, but you can check this workaround in order to get it.
With Linked Helper 2 you can export your LinkedIn 1st-degree connections to CSV File. Furthermore, you can build a targeted mailing list. Here is what we need to do:
- Create a new campaign.
- Collect profiles.
- Adjust action settings.
- Start the campaign.
- Download profiles in CSV
1. Create a new campaign from a template with predefined actions.
- Go to Campaigns menu and click Create campaign
- In the window give your campaign a name (1), choose needed template - Visit & Extract Profiles (2) and click Create campaign button (3)
You will get a campaign consisting of only one action, but you can adjust the workflow by adding extra actions if needed.
If you are using Advanced User Interface, please, refer to this detailed instruction on how to do that in the first part of this instruction: How to create a new campaign in Linked Helper?
2. Collect the profiles into your campaign.
- Click "Plus" button near the campaign Queue in the left menu or click the "+ Add" button at the top of the Workflow.
- Choose a source from where to collect profiles (My network page, if you want to collect and extract your 1st connections).
- Please, refer to this detailed instruction on how to do that: How to add profiles into the campaign?
- Once profiles were collected, you can review them if needed: How to manage profiles in Linked Helper?
3. Adjust action settings.
In the General tab of the action you can:
- set the name of the action;
- Install additional plug-ins in case you want to postpone the action (1) or change the LinkedIn platform for processing contacts by using the Override Platform option (2);
Linked Helper can automatically assign or delete tags after a profile was processed via the action. You need to install the Tagging system plug-in, choose it in the "More plug-ins" section. Navigate to the Tags tab of the action, write a tag name, press the Enter key on your keyboard: How to use tags in Linked Helper?
You can also add the Actions Steps Delays plug-in. In the Delay settings tab adjust Bunch size and Timeout between bunches to limit profiles processed daily for this action. Adjust timeouts in one click or each timeout separately to avoid issues with LinkedIn:
4. Start the campaign.
In order to start the campaign, click the Start campaign button in the left menu or click the Start button at the top:
Once the campaign is started, you see that campaign status has changed and in the LinkedIn menu on the left Linked Helper shows you when the next step will be performed, as well as what that step is and what profile to be processed. The action that is currently being performed can be seen in the green text:
5. Download profiles in CSV.
Profiles that were visited end up in the "Successful" sub-list of the campaign. You can either click on "Successful" in the left "Campaign" menu or in "Workflow" to open them.
Now just click on "Select All" button, and then "Download":
Select the delimiter (Google Sheets or MS Excel):
Unfortunately, MS Excel doesn’t support CSV files in the same way as .xslx files. but you are still able to open any CSV with Excel: Please check how to import CSV in MS Excel
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