Scrape Instagram Followers | A Step-by-Step Guide [2021]

By October 4, 2020 February 23rd, 2021 No Comments

Scraping Instagram followers has many use-cases, but essentially it boils down to two main categories. Click & read about the one you want:

1. Scraping Followers for Personal Use

Are you trying to export a list of your followers or profiles that you follow? 

2. Scraping Followers for Business Use

You want to get emails and phone numbers of your own Instagram followers or the followers of your competitors for marketing purposes. 

1. Scraping Instagram Followers for Personal Use

I’ve tested every tool out there for scraping/exporting followers from Instagram before writing this article and decided to go with the simplest and most effective one. 

Disclaimer: not an affiliate for this company, just a satisfied user.

IGExport is an extension developed by getwebooster that lets you easily export your followers. 

Here are some of its features:

  • Scraping less than 500 followers is completely FREE and for anything above you pay a monthly fee of $9.99
  • The maximum amount of followers you can scrape with this tool is 50 000 users
  • For every scraped follower you get their:
    • User ID & Username
    • Full Name
    • Whether you followed them back
    • Is the account verified
    • URL to the profile
    • Avatar URL

How to scrape Instagram followers with IGExport

  1. Open this link and click Add to Chrome
  2. Sign in with your Google Account
  3. Insert the Instagram username of the profile whose followers you want to get
  4. Click Export Followers


If this one doesn’t work for you, you can check out some other Instagram scrapers like WebRobots, or Scrapy Gram. 

2. Scrape Instagram Followers w/ Emails, Phone Numbers & 26 Other Data Points

Influencers Club is a pioneer in scraping email addresses from Instagram. In the last 4 years, we’ve worked with over +300 marketing agencies and eCommerce businesses and helped them use email marketing as their primary channel for generating customers. 


Why Would You Get Emails of Instagram Followers?

By following a certain Instagram influencer people reveal their interests. 

For example, I’m following the number 1 chess player in the world Magnus Carlsen. Even if you don’t know anything else about me, you can guess that I like playing chess or at least am interested in chess. 

A business that sells chess clocks might make a small fortune by extracting & reaching out to all of 340k followers of Magnus Carlsen since most of these people are probably interested in chess. 

To find Influencers that your audience follows, answer these questions:

1. What’s the most common interest & behavior among your current customers?

Gaming, traveling, reading books, fitness, blogging, etc… 

After you determine the ones that are closest to your customer’s interests, find the most popular influencers on that topic. To do that visit the following article:

The Ultimate List of Instagram Influencers in Every Industry (135 and Counting!)

Then you can talk to our team and we can get you the emails (along with 27 other data points) of everyone following that influencer. Check out our pricing on this link.

2. What’s the most common characteristic among your customers?

For example, if you’re selling beard oil products (and you can’t find an influencer around that topic) you can still reach everyone that’s growing a beard. How?

Instagram #Hashtags 

People use hashtags to describe their Instagram posts & if you click on a certain hashtag, you can see everyone that used that hashtag. 

As you can see in the image above, there are +600 000 posts with the hashtag #beardlifestyle. Sending a promo email of a new beard oil line to all of these people you will get new customers no matter what. 

If you’re still not sure what influencers your audience follows or the hashtags that they use, you can always go after the followers of your competitors.

Email Or Run Targeted Facebook Ads Against Your Competitor Followers 

50 percent of all our clients reach out to us with one goal in mind. They want to go after the customers of their competitors. It’s the safest option to contact people that you know are interested in the products or services you offer. 

For example, imagine what would Rebook do if they had email addresses of everyone that follows nike_shoes (235k followers). 

What Can You Do With Emails From Instagram Followers?

  1. Email Marketing Campaigns

The most obvious one is also the most profitable. If you’re familiar with the craft of sending bulk emails then you’re surely going to love this. Having emails of targeted people turns out the be one of the biggest marketing revelations of 2020. 

One example is the impact of this strategy on the CBD industry. A number of CBD giants are allocating all of their advertising budgets on purchasing email database of Instagram followers (ps. we know this because we provide them the data). CBD clients experience an average x12 ROI, meaning they made $12  for every $ spent.

And that’s not the case only with CBD. Any business that has an online store can benefit from having contact info of people that would are interested or are actively consuming products they sell. 

Another success story is an eCommerce brand that sells bikinis using only our emails. Without any previous experience in sending emails at scale, they managed to figure that out and reach an incredible 2.5M in ARR. Read here about their whole setup for sending 100k cold emails per day.

  1. Custom Audiences on Facebook 

Sending that amount of emails at once can be a pain in the ass, so you might consider plugging the emails in as custom audiences on Facebook and run ads against your competitor followers?

  1. Resell or Rent the Customer Email Lists Yourself

This has become a regular practice among marketing agencies that we collaborate with. They convince any client with large budgets to buy email lists, and since they don’t sign any agreements the agency keeps the lists for themselves, reselling it to other clients or renting. Pretty neat!

Scrape Instagram Followers

Hope this article helped people that searched for exporting Instagram followers as well as businesses that want to go after the followers of a certain Instagram profile.

If you have any additional questions or want to get verified customer email lists in 24 hours (no matter how long the email list is) feel free to reach out using this link

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