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Linkedin Profile

Extract the public information of a LinkedIn profile swiftly and efficiently with our LinkedIn Profile Info API.
August 11, 2023
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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.

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.


  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.


  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.


x-api-key required


Parameter defines the Piloterr private key to use.




Linkedin URL or username of the target profile like `` or `williamhgates`



If set to `true`, the response will contain the sections of the profile page : `section_xxxx`, `section_xxx`, etc. Speed up the response time if set to `false`.



If set to `true`, the response will contain the HTML source code of the profile page.

Example Request
curl --location --request GET '' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'x-api-key: <token>' \
{ "full_name": "Bill Gates", "username": "williamhgates", "headline": "Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation", "follower_count": 34795398, "connection_count": 9, "summary": "Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Founder of Breakthrough Energy. Co-founder of Microsoft. Voracious reader. Avid traveler. Active blogger.", "profile_url": "", "photo_url": "", "background_url": "", "languages": [], "address": null, "experiences": [ { "title": "Co-chair", "company": "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation", "duration": "23 years", "company_url": "", "description": null, "start_at": "2000-08-11T00:00:00", "end_at": null, "location": null, "address": null }, { "title": "Founder", "company": "Breakthrough Energy", "duration": "8 years", "company_url": "", "description": null, "start_at": "2015-08-11T00:00:00", "end_at": null, "location": null, "address": null }, { "title": "Co-founder", "company": "Microsoft", "duration": "48 years", "company_url": "", "description": null, "start_at": "1975-08-11T00:00:00", "end_at": null, "location": null, "address": null } ], "educations": [ { "school": "Harvard University", "school_url": "", "location": null, "address": null, "description": null, "start_at": "1973-08-11T00:00:00", "end_at": "1975-08-11T00:00:00" } ], "articles": [ { "title": "Meet the teacher helping Deaf students navigate the world", "url": "", "author": "Bill Gates" }, { "title": "Why I asked Seth Rogen about Alzheimer’s disease (and pot)", "url": "", "author": "Bill Gates" }, { "title": "Clare Mukankusi will make you geek out on beans", "url": "", "author": "Bill Gates" } ], "activities": [ { "title": "The second episode of my new podcast is out now! Join me as I get unconfused about how artificial intelligence will transform education.", "url": "", "activity_status": "Shared by Bill Gates" }, { "title": "For those of you who have been following along, you’ll recall that in May the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a Grand Challenges global call…", "url": "", "activity_status": "Shared by Bill Gates" }, { "title": "Dana Miles, the 2023 Washington State Teacher of the Year, encourages hearing people to learn some basic ASL signs to help them communicate with the…", "url": "", "activity_status": "Shared by Bill Gates" } ], "recommendations": [], "section_certifications": [], "section_projects": [], "section_publications": [], "section_volunteer_experiences": [], "section_honors_awards": [], "section_patents": [], "section_courses": [], "section_organizations": [], "section_test_scores": [], "people_also_viewed": []
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