This might be well known, but in case you don’t I’ll share something that has worked so well for me that I have a source bank filled for the next 6 months. It’s simple,
- Get a free trial of Phantom Buster Chrome Extension, it’s 14 days.
- Open Instagram.
- Set up (open a blank spreadsheet, enter URL of IG account you want to grab users from, make sheet public, copy share link, paste into Phantom, press connect to IG, save)
- Run your phantom. You can pull up to 10K followers in one shot.
- Download into excel. I also go to the Private column, alphabetize so all TRUE and FALSE are separated, creating a list that has all private and non private users clumped together. Click on user name and copy all the non private users. You now have a list of non private users of target account.
- Enter into Sources, specific users. I do this for Like, Follow, and Story Viewer. Set whatever parameters you want.
I’ve pulled out many thousands of users this way, but you will run into blocks. Once my 14 days are done, I’ll just get another trial with a different email. But I won’t need to do that for a while. Hope someone out there finds this useful. Not a bad way to build up sources.