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Linkedin Profile Info

Swiftly extract public information from LinkedIn profiles.
Linkedin
January 18, 2024
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Header

x-api-key required

string

Parameter defines the Piloterr private key to use.

Parameters

query

string

Linkedin URL or username of the target profile like `https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamhgates` or `williamhgates`

GET
POST
/api/v2/linkedin/profile/info
Example Request
curl --location --request GET 'https://piloterr.com/api/v2/linkedin/profile/info?query=https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamhgates' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'x-api-key: <token>' \
Response
{ "address": { "city": "Seattle", "state": "Washington", "county": "King County", "country": "United States", "country_code": "US" }, "summary": "Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Founder of Breakthrough Energy. Co-founder of Microsoft. Voracious reader. Avid traveler. Active blogger.", "articles": [ { "url": "https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ai-supercharge-innovation-pipeline-bill-gates-rsmqc", "title": "AI is about to supercharge the innovation pipeline", "author": "Bill Gates" }, { "url": "https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/year-signaled-start-new-era-bill-gates-qbpfc", "title": "This year signaled the start of a new era", "author": "Bill Gates" }, { "url": "https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lessons-lifesaving-from-brazil-bill-gates-uqnvc", "title": "Lessons in lifesaving from Brazil", "author": "Bill Gates" }, { "url": "https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-innovation-key-tackling-emissions-improving-human-bill-gates-xovsc", "title": "How innovation is the key to tackling emissions and improving human welfare at the same time", "author": "Bill Gates" } ], "headline": null, "username": "williamhgates", "full_name": "Bill Gates", "languages": [], "photo_url": "https://media.licdn.com/dms/image/D5603AQHv6LsdiUg1kw/profile-displayphoto-shrink_200_200/0/1695167344576?e=2147483647&v=beta&t=XAUf_Aqfa5tAmMqvOXPJ26wXV73tOHvI-rygpb_WpQA", "activities": [], "educations": [ { "end_at": "1975-01-03 00:00:00", "school": "Harvard University", "address": null, "location": null, "start_at": "1973-01-03 00:00:00", "school_url": "https://www.linkedin.com/school/harvard-university/", "description": null } ], "experiences": [ { "address": null, "company": "Harvard University", "end_date": "1975-01-03 00:00:00", "location": null, "start_at": "1973-01-03 00:00:00", "company_url": "https://www.linkedin.com/school/harvard-university/", "description": null } ], "profile_url": "https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamhgates", "website_url": "https://gatesnot.es/UnconfuseMe", "background_url": "https://media.licdn.com/dms/image/D5616AQHy2R5tyt2YUA/profile-displaybackgroundimage-shrink_200_800/0/1672782785474?e=2147483647&v=beta&t=RTQAJraPOkiQsVFiZcawowadxaryw7iRq9Bgmy2L_go", "follower_count": 35008699, "recommendations": [], "section_courses": [], "section_patents": [], "connection_count": 9, "section_projects": [], "people_also_viewed": [], "section_test_scores": [], "section_publications": [], "card_current_position": { "url": "https://www.linkedin.com/company/bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation", "name": "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation" }, "section_honors_awards": [], "section_organizations": [], "card_current_education": { "url": "https://www.linkedin.com/school/harvard-university/", "name": "Harvard University" }, "section_certifications": [], "section_volunteer_experiences": []
}
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Introduction

With our LinkedIn Profile Info API, you can seamlessly extract a plethora of public information from a LinkedIn profile within moments. The following elements can be retrieved:

  • Full Name: The user's complete name.
  • Username: The unique identifier associated with the profile.
  • Professional Headline: The user's current position or title.
  • Follower Count: The total number of individuals following the profile.
  • Connection Count: The total professional connections the user has amassed.
  • Summary: A brief overview or description provided by the user.
  • Profile URL: The direct link to the LinkedIn profile.
  • Profile Photo URL: A temporary link to the profile picture, valid for 30 minutes.
  • Background Image URL: A temporary link to the profile's background image, also valid for 30 minutes.
  • Languages: Languages the user speaks or understands.
  • Address: An address based on the profile's indicated location, which might not always be available.
  • Current position and current education : Information about his background
  • Website : If available, you will have the website

In addition to the primary data points, the API can further extract supplementary details like:

  • Professional Experiences
  • Educational Background
  • Published Articles
  • Activities and Engagements
  • Received Recommendations
  • Certifications
  • Undertaken Projects
  • Publications
  • Volunteer Experiences
  • Honors and Awards
  • Patents Filed
  • Courses Attended
  • Organizational Affiliations
  • Test Scores
  • Profiles that other users have also viewed

Each retrieved element offers an in-depth and detailed view of the target profile, facilitating comprehensive and accurate analysis.

Use-Cases

  1. Recruitment and Talent Acquisition: Firms can leverage this API to streamline the initial screening of potential candidates, quickly extracting relevant professional details without manually checking each profile.
  2. Sales and Marketing: Sales teams can identify key decision-makers within organizations by accessing their professional summaries and roles, aiding in targeted outreach.
  3. Research and Market Analysis: Analyze industry trends by extracting data about professionals in a particular sector or domain, understanding common skill sets, education backgrounds, and experiences.
  4. Alumni Tracking for Educational Institutions: Universities and colleges can keep tabs on their alumni, understanding their career progression and using these insights for institutional marketing and outreach.
  5. Network Building: For professionals or startups seeking partnerships or collaborations, identifying and understanding potential contacts is simplified.
  6. CRM Integration: Businesses can integrate this API into their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems to automatically update or enrich client or lead profiles with LinkedIn data. You can read our blog post : How To Convert First Name and Last Name To Linkedin URL?

Benefits

  1. Time Efficiency: Instead of manually going through each LinkedIn profile, developers can get a comprehensive view within moments, saving valuable time.
  2. Data Enrichment: By fetching real-time and updated data, organizations can enrich their existing databases, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  3. Automation: The API allows for the possibility of automating many processes related to data collection, integration, and analysis.
  4. Customizable Data Retrieval: With parameters like get_sections and return_page_source, developers can tailor the data extraction to their specific needs.
  5. Competitive Analysis: Companies can understand their competitors better by analyzing the profiles of their employees, deducing organizational structure, and identifying talent pools.
  6. Insightful Decision Making: With a vast amount of data at their disposal, businesses can make more informed decisions in recruitment, marketing, and strategy formulation.
  7. Scalability: An API-based approach can cater to the needs of both small businesses and larger enterprises, offering scalability in data extraction.
  8. Enhanced User Experience: For platforms that require LinkedIn data integration, using the API can provide a seamless experience for the end-users, as they won't need to input data manually.

Note : This API is continuously maintained by the Piloterr team to offer all public Linkedin profile data.

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