How to scrape Twitter Accounts for Followers?
By Felix Strasser On February 8, 2015
Do you want to scrape Twitter Followers of any account and get information, like location, user handle, description, or number of followers?
Let’s say you want to send out a tweet to all the followers of Guy Kawasaki because you have something on offer that these people might find interesting. How could you do that in a fast and efficient way? Read this article to find out why scraping Twitter accounts can be an effective and cheap method to get the information you really need and reach the people you want to reach, for free.
Why should I have to scrape Twitter followers?
If you are looking for ways to spread the word about your startup or product, you are properly using Twitter and other social media networks. And for good reasons, because on social media, you can directly approach potential partners, customers, suppliers, journalists, and even investors. Actually, there is loads of material out there on how to do Twitter and Facebook marketing, such as this great blog posts on Twitter marketing.
If you are interested in this subject, you have properly heard about these social media tools and apps—Hootsuite, Buffer, and SocialBro, just to name a few. But to be honest, there are so many different social-media analytics suites and apps on the Internet that it is really hard to stay on top and to know which apps are necessary and the best.
We are, for example, using Hootsuite to manage our social media accounts. Although it is a great tool to keep an eye on our different social-media accounts, I feel that it is quite hard to do out-of-reach marketing through that management suite. We created to compare scraping Twitter with Hootsuite.
Reaching out to people on Twitter can be highly effective. But don’t take my word for it. Malcolm Bell, founder and CEO of Zaggora, shared the following tip in a Google Squared session I attended a few months ago. He told the class that he had started his sportswear brand by tweeting to women who fitted in his target group. At some point, he had sent out so many tweets that Twitter even temporarily blocked him. So reaching out on Twitter can be a great way to get your business off the ground.
What can I do with the data I scrape from Twitter?
So your next question might be what you can do with this scraped data. The beauty is that you can do whatever you want and no tool limits you in analysing or transforming the information. To give you an example, we have created a short video that shows what you can do with scraped Twitter information.
How I can get this list?
We know that scraping a Twitter account is hard for someone who is not a developer. There are commercial scraping solutions out there, agencies that scrape websites and content especially for you, as well as scraping software that allows you, without knowing any coding, to scrape websites. But a licence for such scraping software starts at $3,500 per year, and a scraping project done by an agency starts at $150.
Okay, since spending so much money is not an option, I want to introduce you to our solution. We have created a scraping service that will scrape any Twitter account and give you the necessary information: location, user handle, description, number of people followed, and number of followers.
You can get a list from any account now for just $1. Due to high demand, we are currently limiting the list to 20,000 followers per account. So you can tell us any account, and we will provide you a list with the scraped data. You can do whatever you want with the Excel sheet.
But if you intend to scrape more accounts, we can also connect you to one of our Helpster, who will explain how you can scrape any Twitter account for followers. We will set up the necessary tools and provide you the code to scrape any website with. This means you can scrape any Twitter account on your own, and your data will not be limited to just 20,000 followers. This is a great way for everyone to learn how to scrape Twitter accounts. Get one of our Helpsters to learn how to scrape any account. You can order your Helpster here.
If you are a newbie, research a little bit. Start from here, get your free Twitter report or ask for help, someone who can grow your presence. Have you known that even lawyers can benefit from Twitter?