Want all the social profiles of your competitor’s LinkedIn fans? Then to turn their fans into yours? In this guide, you’ll learn how to get their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profile URL. Then you’ll learn how to auto-engage with them on those platforms. Are you ready? Let’s go.

Step 1. Extract Your Competitor’s Audience from LinkedIn Posts

Find your competitor’s posts on LinkedIn. Then copy the link to one of the posts and paste it in a new tab. The URL will change formatting. Here’s an example URL structure: “https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6397459313320869888/” Next, use Phantombuster’s LinkedIn Post Likers API by clicking on the three dots under Console. Then input one of the post URLs into the “Post URL section.” After, follow their step-by-step instructions for grabbing your session-cookie by clicking on the question mark. Hit “Launch” under “Console.” Depending on how many profile URLs you’re looking to retrieve, this process can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a few hours. Take all the outputted LinkedIn URLs, then upload them to a new Google Sheet. Once you hit launch, you’ll be taken to this screen below. When all the LinkedIn profile URLs have been searched, you’ll have the ability to download them into a CSV. Import this CSV into a Google Sheet. Hook this Google Sheet up to the Phantombuster LinkedIn Profile Scraper API. To do so, make sure your Google Sheet is editable: You’ll then receive all the data from these LinkedIn profiles with an output like below: Now you have a ton of data on the people engaging with your competitor’s content.

Step 2. Use Phantombuster to Extract Social Profile URLs

The fun part begins – grabbing all the social profile URLs. First, hook up the same Google Sheet to Phantombuster’s Instagram Profile URL Finder API. Do this by selecting the three dots under Console. You’ll then have this popup below appear. Fill in the fields. Make sure to put in the editable version of your Google Sheet URL in the Spreadsheet URL field. Hit Launch. The same process works for Twitter. Plug in the relevant Google Sheet URL, then fill in the appropriate column title. The only difference is you’re using the Twitter API. Hit Launch to get the Twitter Profile URLs. Next, you want to find the Facebook Profile URLs. Plug in the relevant Google Sheet URL again, then fill in the appropriate column title. The only difference is you’re using the Facebook API. Hit Launch to get the Facebook Profile URLs. Now that you have all the social profile URLs of your competitor’s fans, you want to engage with them. The good news: you can automate it.

Step 3. Automate Engagement

Instagram + Twitter: For Instagram and Twitter following, favoriting, and commenting, I recommend Followliker. It’s the best automation tool online for these platforms. In a few minutes, you can import your custom URL lists to auto-follow all your competitor’s fans while engaging with their content on an ongoing basis. That’s an easy win. LinkedIn: For LinkedIn, I recommend using the tool, Linked Helper. At BAMF Media, we use a custom tool just for this purpose as pictured below: A tool like this one above only costs a couple hundred dollars to outsource. Facebook: I recommend Facebook friending your competitor’s fans at scale. First, download this Chrome extension.

Upload your exported list of Facebook URLs into this plugin. Then click the play button.

The Results

When I started building my brand years ago, I did this process manually. It’s the same process I’ve used to help bootstrap two companies to millions in ARR. That’s why I’ve created these systems to help you save the hundreds of hours that I had to go through building traction channels. The process should take you no less than a day to set up. The power is in your hands. Make it happen.]]>

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