Data Harvesting from Social Networking Sites
Project Title: Data harvesting from Social Networking Sites
I run a small Australian company that uses Linked In as a source of data on potential customers. I am looking for data harvesting or scraping services to help me extract the names (first and second), current job titles, company names and email addresses if possible from Linked In profiles. We have been doing it manually ourselves, but are keen to see what it would cost to use your services.
Please feel free to email me some information about whether, and how you would be able to help.
When you say you can also collect contact email ID of companies, do you mean general contact email address for the company, or the email format that each company uses for their corporate email addresses?
I was also interested to know if you are able to search through Linked In groups?
We are a niche event producer, creating and marketing events to IT professionals in Australia, New Zealand and also in Asia – including Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. We have had success searching through interest groups on Linked In, to help find people interested in Master Data Management, Data Quality & Data Governance, Business Intelligence and Information Architecture. We are especially looking to expand our database around the Asia Pacific region and find that whilst there are a wide variety of job titles that are relevant, the interest groups have been a good way to target the right interested people.
Accuracy is also a key concern of mine. Is your system manually input, or is it a software program that scans sites? How targeted is your search capability? Can you search for people within specific Linked In groups? Can you search by country/state/region/job title/company/keyword?
If you could please respond with a little more information when you get a chance, that would be great.
We would like to eventually build our contact list for Asia to at least 5000 names, and perhaps as many as 10,000.
We are looking to expand our Australian data too, but we already have close to 5000 contacts, and most of the right contacts we need. Asia is more of a priority for us, as we have an event in Singapore later this year that we will be marketing for.
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