Are you looking for a no-code solution to scrape data from Instagram, Twitter or TikTok? Look no further than SocialScrape and Make.com!
SocialScrape is a powerful API that allows you to extract data from various social media platforms. Make.com, on the other hand, is an intuitive no-code platform that lets you automate your workflows without any programming knowledge.
In this article, we will guide you through the process of integrating SocialScrape with Make.com so you can start scraping data from your favourite social media platforms.
Step 1: Create a Make.com account
The first step is to create an account on Make.com. Once you have signed up, you will be taken to the dashboard where you can start building your automation scenarios.
Step 2: Create a new scenario
Click on 'Create a new scenario' to begin building your automation scenario.
Step 3: Search for HTTP in the dropdown menu
In the next step, search for 'HTTP' in the dropdown menu and select it. This will add the HTTP module to your scenario.
Step 4: Make an API Key Auth request
Click on 'Make an API Key Auth request' to create an API key. This key will be used to authenticate your requests to SocialScrape's API.
Step 5: Name your API Key
Name your API key to make it easy to identify later.
Step 6: Insert API Key parameter name
In the API Key parameter name field, insert 'X-Api-Key'. This is the name that SocialScrape's API expects for the authentication header.
Step 7: Create a SocialScrape account and Generate API key
Now it's time to create a SocialScrape account. Once you have signed up, go to your SocialScrape dashboard and generate an API key.
Step 8: Insert SocialScrape API Key and API URL
Go back to your Make.com scenario and insert the SocialScrape API key. You will also need to find the right API URL from SocialScrape's documentation. For example, the URL for scraping posts is https://api.socialscrape.com/v3/posts.
Step 9: Add name and value to Query string section
Expand the Query string section and add the name and value for the data you want to scrape. For example, if you want to scrape posts from a specific Instagram account, you would add 'username' as the name and the username as the value.
Step 10: Tick Yes to parse the response
Finally, tick 'Yes' to parse the response. This will ensure that the data is extracted from the API response and can be used in your Make.com scenario.
Step 11: Exporting the data
The easiest way to extract and visualize the data from SocialScrape would be to use Google Sheets. You'll find some sample input and output Google sheets here for this purpose.
And that's it! You have successfully integrated SocialScrape with Make.com and can now start scraping data from Instagram, Twitter or TikTok. You can use this data to automate your workflows, analyze your competitors or gain insights into your audience.
In conclusion, SocialScrape and Make.com provide a powerful combination for anyone looking to scrape data from social media platforms without any coding knowledge. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily set up your own automation scenario and start extracting valuable data from your favourite social media platforms.