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LinkedIn 31 May 2024

How to Scrape Data From LinkedIn [Step-By-Step Guide]

Maja Muzhdeka

LinkedIn is full of prospects. 🎣


You can easily find people. And that’s great!


But with multi-touch being so key, the next challenge is contacting your prospect off the platform.


This is where web scraping tools come in.


A web scraper extracts data from websites available in the public domain.


Using one means prospectors can scrape contact details straight from LinkedIn.


Let’s see how it works. 👇

The best way to scrape data from LinkedIn

1. Go to the LinkedIn profile

Hop on over to LinkedIn and find your ideal potential customer.


Once you've landed on their profile, you might want to do some research before you begin your outreach.


The Kaspr widget will let you know when there’s data with notifications. Click on it.


👉 Trial the widget now. Sign up for free.


Screenshot of a LinkedIn profile with the Kaspr widget showing it’s got data

2. Access the data

Kaspr finds phone numbers, emails, and company profile information.


It’s a super quick way of scraping data from LinkedIn.


Credits are used to display the contact details.


You’ll be able to use the advanced search feature, which focuses on finding phone numbers in Kaspr’s professional database too.


There’s a step further you can go as well…


Screenshot of the Kaspr widget accessing contact data from a LinkedIn profile


3. Enrich the contact details

Kaspr is more than just a LinkedIn Chrome Extension.


The dashboard is where the magic happens. 🪄


You can use it to build LinkedIn sequences, send emails, or be notified of any contacts on the wait list for data Kaspr didn’t have yet.


There are also B2B data enrichment workflows.


This means you can enrich your contact data in bulk. 


✅ With GDPR and CCPA aligned data.


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Using the workflows, you can enrich:

  1. At a contact level with personal phone numbers and emails.
  2. At a company level, with business phone numbers and emails.


You can send enriched contact information straight to your other apps as well with integration.


Graphic of enrichment capabilities in the Kaspr dashboard


Can I scrape data in bulk?

Some web scrapers can bulk profile crawl, which means lots of data from multiple sources can be extracted at once.


When you’re a salesperson with a quota to hit, this is great because it means you can focus on outreach rather than finding contact details and potential leads. 

Scraping data from Sales Navigator

If you already use a solution like LinkedIn Sales Navigator, you can extract data in bulk.


Web scrapers can take data from the lists you build from an account or lead level.


Infographic of manually getting contact info from prospects on Sales Navigator


Bulk export from LinkedIn posts, groups and events

You can also export data from LinkedIn posts, groups and events in bulk.


This is useful for:

  • Bulk exporting lists of people if you don’t have Sales Nav.
  • Getting the contact data for people with similar interests.
  • Engaging people who’ve commented or liked your posts.

Check out the video below. 🎬


Top 5 LinkedIn scraper Chrome Extensions

If you’re prospecting, it’s likely you’ll already be spending a lot of time on LinkedIn.


But let’s be real: the outreach you can do on there will only get you so far.


LinkedIn Browser Extensions that can scrape data make contacting your prospect across multiple channels possible.


All while adding up-to-date information to your CRM and sales apps.


Let’s look at the top five Chrome Extensions for scraping data on LinkedIn. 👇

1. Kaspr

4.4/5 on G2 


Kaspr is an all-in-one prospecting tool that simplifies the extraction process. It can be used across LinkedIn, Sales Navigator and Recruiter Lite.


Graphic of Kaspr Chrome Extension with reasons it's an all-in-one solution

It has two main parts:

Sales reps, recruiters and founders can get instant access to accurate phone numbers, email addresses, and company information.

The data is verified against 150 sources and is GDPR and CCPA aligned.

With the Kaspr LinkedIn Extension, you can get the data from individual profiles. Or in bulk using the sales automation features.

Then, take the data to the dashboard. You can enrich your data, send emails, automate outreach, and organize your saved leads there.


Top features:

  • Extensive B2B contact database with 500M+ email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Instant access to accurate prospect contact details.
  • Ability to automate LinkedIn messages.
  • Outreach automation with LinkedIn sequences, email sending and in-built dialers.
  • Direct integrations with Salesforce, HubSpot, Pipedrive, and more, plus further connections offered through Zapier.
  • GDPR and CCPA aligned data.


  • $49 per user per month.
  • Freemium version.

👉 Unlimited B2B email addresses are available on the free version and the paid plans!

*Subject to fair use policy

2. Cognism

4.6/5 on G2 


Cognism’s Browser Extension provides sales reps with business emails and phone numbers cleaned against Do-Not-Call lists.


It works across LinkedIn, Sales Navigator, Recruiter Lite, Salesforce, Outreach and corporate websites.

Graphic of Cognism Browser Extension


Cognism provides cell phone numbers that connect with 87% of your list, this accuracy rate is delivered with their Diamond Data® feature. 

These numbers have been manually verified by Cognism’s data research team.


Top features:

  • Diamond Data® - Manually verified cell phone numbers.
  • Intent data provided by Bombora.
  • International coverage: EMEA, NAM, APAC.
  • Integrations with CRMs and sales engagement tools.
  • GDPR and CCPA-compliant data. 
  • Database checked and cleaned against global DNC lists.

Pricing: Customized packages based on your needs, available on request.

3. Lusha

4.3/ 5 on G2 


Lusha’s Browser Extension scrapes data from LinkedIn, Salesforce, Gmail or company websites.


You can get verified contact information for your prospects, such as their phone number and email address.


This automation tool also provides details like job titles, company names, and social media profile links. 


Additional features include management and the option to add intent signals and job changes.


Graphic of Lusha's Extension

(Source: Lusha)

Top features:

  • Intent data.
  • Job change alerts.
  • Technology filters.
  • Data enrichment.
  • Advanced search filters.
  • Integrations with popular CRM tools like HubSpot, Salesforce and Outreach.



  • $36 per user per month.
  • Free trial with 50 email credits.

4. PhantomBuster

4.2/5 on G2 


PhantomBuster helps scrape data to optimize mass outreach and generate leads. 


Their LinkedIn profile scraper will automatically visit a list of LinkedIn profiles and extract the publicly available data.


Screenshot of PhantomBuster website(Source: PhantomBuster)


This includes names, job titles, companies and contact information.


You can then enrich the data, craft automated connection request messages to your leads, and send them to your chosen CRM.


Top features:

  • Scraping data from LinkedIn, Sales Navigator, Twitter, Instagram, Google Maps, and more.
  • Automating actions to interact with prospects.
  • Enriching your CRM with clean data 24/7.
  • Building advanced filters and workflows without writing a line of code.


  • $56 per user per month.
  • 14-day free trial.

5. Dux-Soup

4.3/5 on G2 


The Dux-Soup Chrome Extension works on LinkedIn, Sales Navigator and Recruiter. 


It helps SDRs, recruiters, and marketers scrape their prospects’ LinkedIn profiles, send automated connection requests and follow-up messages.


With Dux-Soup, you can create scalable outreach campaigns, nurture relationships and consistently deliver leads. 


Screenshot of DuxSoup website(Source: DuxSoup)


Top features:

  • Automated lead generation.
  • Data enrichment.
  • Integrations with CRMs such as HubSpot, Pipedrive and Zapier.



  • Team plan starts at $11.25 per user per month, billed annually.

FAQs about LinkedIn scrapers

Let’s answer some commonly asked questions about LinkedIn profile scapers. 👇

What is a LinkedIn scraper?

A LinkedIn scraper is a tool or software that extracts (and/or enriches) data from LinkedIn profiles and pages.

It automates collecting information such as names, job titles, companies, and contact details from LinkedIn’s public profiles. 

This is valuable for many purposes, including lead generation, market research, and networking.

How does a LinkedIn scraper work?

A LinkedIn scraper works by taking unstructured, publically available data and turning it into structured data that you can export. 

It uses web scraping techniques to extract data from publicly available user profiles.


It is important to note that while LinkedIn scraping tools can automate data retrieval, users should comply with LinkedIn’s terms of service. A good web scraping tool will enable the user to set limits to avoid being in breach. 

Is web scraping legal?

There’s no specific law that prohibits web scraping. But it’s essential to respect the terms of service and the robots.txt file of the website you’re scraping. 


LinkedIn’s terms of service explicitly prohibit scraping their website without permission. And violating these terms could result in legal consequences. 


Additionally, scraping personal data, such as user profiles on LinkedIn, may raise privacy concerns. And could be subject to data protection regulations like GDPR. 


It is crucial to understand and adhere to legal and ethical considerations when scraping data from any website, including LinkedIn.

What are the benefits of using a LinkedIn scraper tool?

LinkedIn scapers come with many advantages, including:

Fast lead generation

LinkedIn scrapers enable users to extract valuable data from profiles, such as contact information, job titles, and company details. This streamlines the lead generation process, allowing users to identify and connect with potential clients or collaborators easily.

Time-saving automation

Automation is a key feature of LinkedIn scrapers, helping users save time on manual data extraction. These tools can gather information from multiple profiles simultaneously, allowing users to focus on more important tasks.

Customized targeting

LinkedIn scrapers often come with advanced filtering options, allowing users to target specific criteria such as industry, location, or job title. This customization ensures that the extracted data aligns with the user’s specific goals and preferences.

Market research

By using LinkedIn scrapers, professionals can gain insights into their competitors’ networks, connections, and strategies. This information can be valuable for benchmarking and refining  sales and marketing approaches.

Analytics and insights

Many LinkedIn scraper tools offer analytics features that provide insights into the extracted data. This can include trends, patterns, and other valuable information that can inform strategic decision-making.

What to look for in a Chrome Extension for scraping?

If you’re considering signing up for one, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Check that they align with data laws. Web scraping is completely legal as long as it’s done with data publicly available on the internet. But make sure your tool aligns with GDPR and CCPA too.
  • Make sure it’s within LinkedIn’s terms of use. You don’t want to risk your account getting suspended.
  • It needs to be easy to use. Check for little features like if it shows you it’s got a phone number before you spend a credit.
  • Data quality. You also need to consider the data quality. Ask if the contact details are updated in real-time. Some have a light free version or give you so many free credits. You can test data quality by using the tool for free.
  • Pricing. When it comes to sales intelligence tools like this, they are often sold on a credit system or tailored packages. Depending on your other needs (like intent data), weigh up the cost per lead.

Try LinkedIn scraping for free

Ready to start scraping data from LinkedIn?


Sign up for Kaspr today, it’s free! 


Join Kaspr’s community with 100K+ active users getting these benefits:


✅ Unlimited B2B email addresses.
✅ All-in-one prospecting tool.
✅ 500M+ Phone numbers and email addresses.
✅ 200M+ Business profiles.
✅ Free plan with LinkedIn Chrome Extension available.
✅ GDPR and CCPA aligned.
✅ Fully self-service.
✅ Automate outreach.
✅ Credit card free sign-up.


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