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Linkedin Scraper

Linkedin-scraper is a gem for scraping linkedin public profiles. Given the URL of the profile, it gets the name, country, title, area, current companies, past comapnies,organizations, skills, groups, etc

Installation

Install the gem from RubyGems:

gem install linkedin-scraper

This gem is tested on 1.9.2, 1.9.3, 2.0.0, JRuby1.9, rbx1.9,

Usage

Initialize a scraper instance

profile = Linkedin::Profile.get_profile("http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffweiner08")

The returning object responds to the following methods

profile.first_name          # The first name of the contact

profile.last_name           # The last name of the contact

profile.name                # The full name of the profile

profile.title               # The job title

profile.summary             # The summary of the profile

profile.location            # The location of the contact

profile.country             # The country of the contact

profile.industry            # The domain for which the contact belongs

profile.picture             # The profile picture link of profile

profile.skills              # Array of skills of the profile

profile.organizations       # Array organizations of the profile

profile.education           # Array of hashes for education

profile.websites            # Array of websites

profile.groups              # Array of groups

profile.languages           # Array of languages

profile.certifications      # Array of certifications

For current and past comapnies it also provides the details of the companies like comapny size, industry, address, etc

profile.current_companies

[
[0] {
         :current_company => "LinkedIn",
           :current_title => "CEO",
     :current_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/linkedin?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://www.linkedin.com",
                    :type => "Public Company",
            :company_size => "1001-5000 employees",
                 :website => "http://www.linkedin.com",
                :industry => "Internet",
                 :founded => "2003",
                 :address => "2029 Stierlin Court  Mountain View, CA 94043 United States"
},
[1] {
         :current_company => "Intuit",
           :current_title => "Member, Board of Directors",
     :current_company_url => "http://network.intuit.com/",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/intuit?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://network.intuit.com/",
                    :type => "Public Company",
            :company_size => "5001-10,000 employees",
                 :website => "http://network.intuit.com/",
                :industry => "Computer Software",
                 :founded => "1983",
                 :address => "2632 Marine Way  Mountain View, CA 94043 United States"
},
[2] {
         :current_company => "DonorsChoose",
           :current_title => "Member, Board of Directors",
     :current_company_url => "http://www.donorschoose.org",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/donorschoose.org?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://www.donorschoose.org",
                    :type => "Nonprofit",
            :company_size => "51-200 employees",
                 :website => "http://www.donorschoose.org",
                :industry => "Nonprofit Organization Management",
                 :founded => "2000",
                 :address => "213 West 35th Street 2nd Floor East New York, NY 10001 United States"
},
[3] {
        :current_company => "Malaria No More",
          :current_title => "Member, Board of Directors",
    :current_company_url => nil,
            :description => nil
},
[4] {
         :current_company => "Venture For America",
           :current_title => "Member, Advisory Board",
     :current_company_url => "http://ventureforamerica.org/",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/venture-for-america?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://ventureforamerica.org/",
                    :type => "Nonprofit",
            :company_size => "1-10 employees",
                 :website => "http://ventureforamerica.org/",
                :industry => "Nonprofit Organization Management",
                 :founded => "2011"
}
]


profile.past_companies
[
[0] {
            :past_company => "Accel Partners",
              :past_title => "Executive in Residence",
    :past_company_website => "http://www.facebook.com/accel",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/accel-partners?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://www.facebook.com/accel",
                    :type => "Partnership",
            :company_size => "51-200 employees",
                 :website => "http://www.facebook.com/accel",
                :industry => "Venture Capital & Private Equity",
                 :address => "428 University Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States"
},
[1] {
            :past_company => "Greylock",
              :past_title => "Executive in Residence",
    :past_company_website => "http://www.greylock.com",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/greylock-partners?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://www.greylock.com",
                    :type => "Partnership",
            :company_size => "51-200 employees",
                 :website => "http://www.greylock.com",
                :industry => "Venture Capital & Private Equity",
                 :address => "2550 Sand Hill Road  Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States"
},
[2] {
            :past_company => "Yahoo!",
              :past_title => "Executive Vice President Network Division",
    :past_company_website => "http://www.yahoo.com",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/yahoo?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://www.yahoo.com",
                    :type => "Public Company",
            :company_size => "10,001+ employees",
                 :website => "http://www.yahoo.com",
                :industry => "Internet",
                 :founded => "1994",
                 :address => "701 First Avenue  Sunnyvale, CA 94089 United States"
},
[3] {
            :past_company => "Windsor Media",
              :past_title => "Founding Partner",
    :past_company_website => nil,
             :description => nil
},
[4] {
            :past_company => "Warner Bros.",
              :past_title => "Vice President Online",
    :past_company_website => "http://www.warnerbros.com/",
             :description => nil,
    :linkedin_company_url => "http://www.linkedin.com/company/warner-bros.-entertainment-group-of-companies?trk=ppro_cprof",
                     :url => "http://www.warnerbros.com/",
                    :type => "Public Company",
            :company_size => "10,001+ employees",
                 :website => "http://www.warnerbros.com/",
                :industry => "Entertainment",
                 :address => "4000 Warner Boulevard  Burbank, CA 91522 United States"
}
]


profile.recommended_visitors
#It is the list of visitors "Viewers of this profile also viewed..."
[
[0] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/in/barackobama?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Barack Obama",
      :title => "President of the United States of ",
    :company => nil
},
[1] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/in/marissamayer?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Marissa Mayer",
      :title => "Yahoo!, President & CEO",
    :company => nil
},
[2] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-parker/0/1/826?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Sean Parker",
      :title => nil,
    :company => nil
},
[3] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eduardo-saverin/0/70a/31b?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Eduardo Saverin",
      :title => nil,
    :company => nil
},
[4] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/in/rbranson?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Richard Branson",
      :title => "Founder",
    :company => "Virgin Group"
},
[5] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/in/reidhoffman?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Reid Hoffman",
      :title => "Entrepreneur. Product Strategist.  ",
    :company => nil
},
[6] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/in/mdell?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Michael Dell",
      :title => "Chairman and CEO",
    :company => "Dell"
},
[7] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/in/mittromney?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Mitt Romney",
      :title => "Believe in America",
    :company => nil
},
[8] {
       :link => "http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sheryl-sandberg/2/665/512?trk=pub-pbmap",
       :name => "Sheryl Sandberg",
      :title => nil,
    :company => nil
}
]

The gem also comes with a binary and can be used from the command line to get a json response of the scraped data. It takes the url as the first argument.

linkedin-scraper http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffweiner08

You're welcome to fork this project and send pull requests

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