Download Public LinkedIn Data
It’s no secret that LinkedIn doesn’t like when people scrape its public data. If you need to know more, simply see the HiQ vs. LinkedIn Lawsuit on the legality of scraping public data. While the courts are favoring HiQ’s right to scrape LinkedIn as a first party, the ruling is irrelevant for third party tools like our service which help you scrape data. It’s still illegal for a tool to help you violate another company’s Terms of Service (but it’s not illegal if you do it yourself).
Confused yet? Well to get around all of this legal nonsense, we provide a completely safe and legal method for scraping any website’s interactive data (including LinkedIn). Our tool requires you to “manually” browse LinkedIn for the data you want to scrape, this way there is no violation of Terms of Service. Once you’re done browsing, you then export a HAR file containing the web traffic and raw data that LinkedIn sent to your browser, which you upload here and we parse out into CSV files you can download and analyze in Excel.
If you’d like to give this a try, please see the instructions on the HAR File Web Scraper on this page. Please be advised though that this method will only work for scraping lists of basic information (e.g. name, current company, link to profile) from search results. This can still be very helpful, say for building a list of profiles to personally reach out to (no spamming) and you want a CSV file so you can split up the work nicely. Try running a search in LinkedIn and you can try it out for free on our free trial.