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?
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 the Facebook Extractor Chrome extension. All you need to do is go to the member section of the Facebook Group and run the extension (watch the tutorial in the link).
Here’s what the data looks like when exported into the corresponding spreadsheet:
You want to put the person’s first name and last name together. You can do this by using a Google Add-on Tool called Power Tools. Highlight the first name and last name column, then click the Power Tool’s option, Data.
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 the “B,” “C” and “E” columns. This will leave you with the person’s name and company name.
Step 2. Use Phantombuster to Extract Social 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.
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 the 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.
For LinkedIn, I recommend using the tool, Linked Helper. At BAMF Media, we use a custom tool just for this purpose as pictured below:
A tool like this one above only costs a couple hundred dollars to outsource.
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.
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.