Scraping Group Members’ Details on Facebook
This tutorial will explain how to scrape emails and contact details of Facebook group members. By doing so, you will be able to quickly increase your list of leads. With around 28.5 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the perfect place to expand your brand’s presence and, as a result, increase your customer base.
As you may already know, Facebook groups are communities built around a common interest or passion. From a popular football player to an old video game, there are Facebook groups for everything. The vast audiences Facebook groups congregate are not to take for granted. Targeting the right group will allow you to get valuable contact information about people that are likely interested in what you’re offering.
If your company has little to no budget to promote your products or services on Facebook, your best shot is to publish high-quality content. However, this path may be costly and time-consuming. Ensuring growth in little time and at a minimum cost is nonetheless possible.
Scraping Facebook manually would obviously take long, that’s why Growth hackers have come up with some useful tools to extract the contact details from Facebook profiles. This tutorial will introduce you to one incredible PhoneBot tool that will guide you towards success. If you are wondering why you should trust PhoneBot, we suggest you take a look at this article that will explain why PhoneBot is the new generation of Automation Marketing Tools. Efficient, cheap, scalable, and particularly undetectable, PhoneBot is the answer to all your needs.
Keep on reading to know how to scrape Facebook group members’ profiles.
1. Build a List of Targeted Groups
Before getting your hands on the tool, you need to find your targets, which is to say, some groups related to your niche or activity. To do this, you will just need to perform a simple Facebook search. This part could be tedious, but is necessary to provide PhoneBot strategic targets.
Let’s imagine you’re in the coffee grains business. You insert “coffee” as your keyword and then filter the results by groups.
There are millions of Facebook groups with thousands of members. You need to look for groups with an important subscriber base. For instance, the group in the picture below (148,200 members) could be a potential target.
Once you’ve found your targeted groups, copy and paste their URL in a Google spreadsheet.
2. Configure Your PhoneBot to Scrape Data of Group Members on Facebook
2.1 Download and Install PhoneBot on Your Computer
If you haven’t installed PhoneBot yet, you can test it for free. There is a guide that explains step by step how to install it and a video knowledge base that describes the process from scratch. Our community forum, the live chat, and our VIP ticket support are at your disposal to help you whenever necessary. You can also contact us by WhatsApp or phone at +33767371715, or by email at email@example.com.
2.2 Configure the “Scrape Facebook Group Members’ Data” Task on PhoneBot
Once you have downloaded, installed and correctly activated the PhoneBot software on your computer, you need to create a campaign and configure the desired task.
- On the PhoneBot dashboard, create a campaign and name it.
You can pick any name you want. Remember that a campaign is composed of one or several tasks.
- Then choose the desired task. In this case, select “Facebook Group Members” under Scraping.
Another way to access the task is by using the left menu. There you will find all the tasks sorted by categories and platforms.
Make sure to choose the right task. If you accidentally click on the wrong one, you can unselect it at any time.
There are two different methods to provide your targets.
The easiest and fastest way consists in a Google spreadsheet containing a list of keywords related to your niche. Just copy and paste the URL of the spreadsheet in the corresponding field. PhoneBot will then search for Facebook groups with your keywords. Moreover, you can filter the targeted groups by number of members. Keep in mind that the more members a group has, the more potential leads you could gain.
The most accurate way is the one we covered before. That is to say, a Google spreadsheet with the URLs of the targeted Facebook groups. Just copy and paste the URL of the aforementioned spreadsheet in the corresponding field. In this case you don’t need to specify a minimum number of members.
ENABLE TASK AND CAMPAIGN
Once you’ve pasted the Google spreadsheet URL, do not forget to save your configuration and enable your task.
Then, enable your campaign on the Campaigns page.
The scraped data can be downloaded as a CSV (comma-separated value) file once the task has been executed.
For further details on data exporting, keep on reading.
3. Run PhoneBot to Scrape Data of Group Members on Facebook
To execute the campaigns, you need to use the PhoneBot software already installed on your Computer.
You can run your tasks from any of the first two tabs of the PhoneBot software (see image below). The first tab enables you to execute your whole campaign, which is to say, all the tasks configured in a particular campaign; whereas the second tab allows you to execute one specific task from a campaign. Make sure to choose the right campaign and the desired device. Then just click on “Run”.
For further and more detailed information on the campaign and task execution, please refer to this detailed tutorial.
4. Export Your Results
Once the task has been executed, you can retrieve all the information of the members of the targeted Facebook groups. To do so, just go to the Campaigns page on your dashboard and click on “See results” for the particular campaign.
You will land on a page where the results are sorted by categories (Cold Messaging, Influencers, Scraping, Authority, Freelancer) and tasks. Look for the right category (Scraping) and task (Facebook Group Members). Then just click on CSV to download your file.
You can also export your results from the PhoneBot software. To do so, just launch PhoneBot and click on the “See Report/Synchronize” button, below the Run section.
This will open on your browser the results page displayed above. Look for the category and the task, and click on CSV.
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