How to Find All the Social Profiles of Your Competitor’s Facebook Group Members

Credit: Josh Fechter, Author and Entrepreneur

Want all the social profiles of your competitor’s customers?

In this guide, I’ll show you how to get it using Facebook Groups.

You’ll learn how to get their Facebook, LinkedIn, 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 Facebook Groups

Before we begin, it’s important to note that not all of your competitors have a Facebook Group, but many do. Whether they’ve created a group for an upcoming conference or to increase the retention of their SaaS product.

To pull all the data from members of a Facebook Group, including their name, job title, and company name, use Phantombuster’s Facebook Group Extractor API. Here are the directions:

Set up Facebook Group Extractor API

Click on Settings then set it to Manually

Now click on the three dots under console.

You’ll see this:

To get the c_user and session cookie xs, go to your Facebook Profile and click Inspect:

You’ll see this. Now plug in the right ones :)

You’ll now get a list like this one:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14Z_DfwD6ThzOymrdyEIzUB0DYEx-zaDJ_WJcl15MAuU/edit?usp=sharing

This may not be ideal because you want their company names and job titles. To get that data, process this spreadsheet back into Phantombuster.

Set up Facebook Profile Extractor API

Click on Settings then set it to Manually

Now click on the three dots under console to hook up your Facebook profile with the c_user and xs session cookies. 

Scroll down on the API configuration page and you’ll have an option to scrape different sections. I recommend “Work and Education” to get company name and job title. Everything else is a bonus. The more you add on, the longer your scraping time. So only pick the ones you need.

Here’s what the data looks like when exported into the corresponding spreadsheet

To ensure we can find LinkedIn profile URLs, we combine the “name,” “workName,” and “workDescription” together into one column.

This way when the scraper goes through Google with these search queries, it pulls the most relevant result.

Here, select Merge values.

Make sure you separate the values with a [Space], then click Merge.

Now you’ll have the first name and last combined.

Next, remove all contact information from any non-needed columns. This will leave you with the person’s name and company name.

Step 2: Use Phantombuster to Extract Profile URLs

The fun part begins now – 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.

And again, make sure to put in the editable version of your Google Sheet URL.

Hit Launch.

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.

Once you hit launch, you’ll be taken to this screen below. When all the Instagram profile URLs have been searched, you’ll have the ability to download them into a CSV. Import this CSV back into your Google Sheet. Then copy and paste all the Instagram profile URLs into a blank column next to the company name column to ensure you have a nice-looking row of data.

Now you want to get all the LinkedIn Profile URLs.

You’ll use the Phantombuster LinkedIn Profile URL Finder API to do this.

As you can see, you just plug in the relevant Google Sheet URL, then fill in the appropriate column and CSV title. Then hit Launch just like you did with the Instagram Profile URL Finder API.

The same process works for Twitter.

The only difference is you’re using the Twitter API.

Now that you have all the social profile URLs of your competitor’s customers, 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 customers while engaging with their content on an ongoing basis. That’s an easy win.

LinkedIn:

For LinkedIn, I recommend using the tool, Linked Helper

Facebook:

Since you have their Facebook profile URL from exporting them from the Facebook Group in Step 1, it’s time to Facebook friend them 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.