Question

Pull follower count from public JSON URL?

  • 8 September 2021
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I want to pull an instagram user’s follower count from their public profile JSON - is there a way in Zapier to visit this URL and then view the contents on the page?

 

if you go to this url: instagram.com/username?__a=1 it will return all of their profile data.

 

I tried using a Webhook, but I’m not using their API to make the call, just a public url.


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Hey @rpmarketing,

Welcome to the Community! Instead of using a webhook you could try using a web scraping tool. I know we happen to have an integration with Octoparse which might allow you to extract the follower numbers from the relevant instagram pages. 

Hope that helps! :)