Hi guys! It’s been almost a year since I’ve last been in the Ig game, but I’ve come back with a specific project that I had no issues in executing in the past, but now apparently so many things have changed.
Like the title says, I’m trying to gather a huge list of micro-influencers (2.500 - 50.000) and export their info (mainly username, followers and e-mail) to a sheet.
This is the way I’ve done it in the past: I had an initial list of around 100 influencers that were the best fit for our needs. I would use these usernames and go to the “Users and Hashtags” tool, add the users separating them with commas and wait for an hour or so to get a huge list of suggested profiles. Sometimes I would be getting a couple of thousands in one run. Afterward, I would copy all those usernames and paste them In the “Scrape Tools” to extract the e-mail addresses and export them to a sheet on a local excel file.
However, now I’m struggling to achieve even one full run on suggested users of 2 IG usernames. Usually, the accounts get banned before I manage to do it. I tried playing with the API call delays, but I am not sure what impact that has when using the Suggested Users tool.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how I can execute this with scrapers, or let them run in parallel? Because it would be a nightmare to add one IG username to each account, run the suggested users tool, then go to another one and replace the scrapers when they get banned. I am not limited with the number of scrapers I can purchase, and I am using expensive 4G proxies just for the scraping. I just need help figuring out how to make this tool run in parallel and efficiently replace accounts when they get banned.
Any help would be welcomed! Thanks!