How to filter LinkedIn profiles based on languages (automatically) ?

When you are prospecting over LinkedIn, personalization is key to success. When you target a market with multiple languages like Switzerland or Belgium, sending outreach messages in the wrong language can be a deal breaker.

Splitting your lead database according languages, is quite hard to do automatically. For human beiing identifying the language of a profile is common sense, but automation doesn’t have common sense.

In this article I will show you how to use Phantombuster to split your leads’ database according languages, based on what is written in the profile description.

What will you need?

To setup this automation you will need:

Step 0: Create a list of prospect to work with

First of all you will need a list of prospects to be working with. If you already have one you can jump to step 1.

If you do not have a prospect list, the easiest way to get one; is to use this phantom to export a LinkedIn search.

Follow this setup instruction and run the phantom.

Once it ran, you can copy the url of the result file and use it as input for the profile scraper phantom (use the button shown below to do so):

Step 1: Extract profile data for each prospect

Use this phantom to extract data from each of your prospect profile. As LinkedIn is limiting the number of profile you can visit per day, I recommend you to setup automated launchs for this phantom.

Pay attention that this will make you visit the profiles, so you will appear in their notification. It is a good way to warm up your prospects, so don’t worry.

Once the phantom ran once you will be able to copy the url of the result file. Past this url on the google template in the cell D2 of the master sheet. This will import the data in the sheet “Linkedin Profile Scraper”.

Step 2: Check the language breakdown of you prospect

You can now go to the sheet named “Languages breakdown”. This sheet displays the number of profile per languages:

The identification of the language is based on the description part of the LinkedIn profile. If the LinkedIn profile doesn’t have a description the language is set to “unknown”. I think you can ignore profiles without descriptions as it is a proxy of low usage of LinkedIn.

Step 3: Make targeted outreach

Based on the most frequent languages in the language breakdown you can setup some targeting. On the master sheet fill in the cell B6 to B8:

The sheets “First language Target”, “Second language Target” and “Third language Target” will display filtered leads’ lists according you input in B6, B7 and B8 cells.

Those 3 “language Target” sheets can be used as entry points for automated outreach. You can check out my former article about outreach workflow or phantombuster official list of template to move further.

If you wish to use the Phantombuster official template:

Happy prospecting.

Growth Hacker consultant