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How to build a list of instagram users

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by OneBigTree, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. OneBigTree

    OneBigTree Newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    I'd like to build a list of instagram users who have used a certain hashtag.

    For example: There are 472 million posts that use the #instagood hashtag
    https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/instagood/

    How can I build a list of the users who posted with that hashtag?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. lorentzo

    lorentzo Senior Member

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    Use a scraper ?
     
  3. aminima

    aminima Newbie

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    I build a similar bot/scraper for a client on fiverr last week. Check my profile posts.
     
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  4. White Night

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    Gramdominator can do that, just use the scrape user with hastage function.
     
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  5. OneBigTree

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    Thanks Aminima - I'll check you out!
     
  6. OneBigTree

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    Truly a White Knight. Thanks for pointing me in their direction! Do you know how deep the scrape user with hashtag function can go? (In the video example, they only collect 10 users.. the API would let me get up to 20 or 33 at a time, depending on how I use it... but I want to get hundreds of millions.

    Have you used it? Any idea on limits?
     
  7. White Night

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    I just using it for a while, so cannot give you much experience, but I'm now scraping arounnd 200k user using hastage. I don't think it has any limit.
    Followliker is a nice software too, if you have budget. Most of people here using followliker for instagram so it would be easy for you to ask them about the bot.
     
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  8. JustChillin

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    Use an Instagram scraper I guess. And if I am not mistaken, you can't scrape all 100% of the users.
     
  9. OneBigTree

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    Do you know what the blockers are that prevent you from scraping "all" the users? (I'm not planning on doing that, but I'm curious)
     
  10. BULKCOMMENTS Network

    BULKCOMMENTS Network Junior Member

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    Hmmm I wonder if scrapebox would work for this, maybe try that.
     
  11. OneBigTree

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    Hmmm... I've tried it with scrapebox, but if it's possible, then I'm missing something. I can create "masks" that pick up info from an instagram users' profile page, but I'm having a hard time getting the full list of users who used a hashtag. Does anyone have experience with this?
     
  12. aminima

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    Processing power in my case.
     
  13. JustChillin

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    It depends.. but it's usually hard-coded Instagram limits. For example, you can't see more than 1,000 people who liked a photo. There is a limit for commenters and other stuff too I believe. Also, Instagram has recently added limits on how many users you can scrape in a certain amount of time. This is done to prevent bots from scraping etc. I think they are aware of the bots and all this scene happening on BHW. I don't think their goal is to completely shut us down, because they could have done it ages ago and can still do it. We actually are boosting Instagram's presence on the Internet so as they get bigger they want to control us so we don't get out of control and ruin the whole platform for the normal users, as some botters do, by spamming tons of irrelevant bullshit and abusing the limits.
     
  14. aminima

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    Hi, i hope you don't mind but i want to ask you how you came up with that info..?
    I can scrape in the thousands range easily with my tools, definitely more than one thousand anyway.. ..and that's because i use a week laptop for it, if i were to use a more powerful computer i reckon i can scrape more..
    Thanks.
     
  15. OneBigTree

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    Sounds like you need to set up a box on some cloud provider. I think Azure gives you some credit when you first set it up -- that could help speed you up, no?
     
  16. aminima

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    It should, i signed up.
    Thanks for the info.
    I'll make a test tomorrow and report.
     
  17. JustChillin

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    As I said, the limits are not the same for everything. For example, I can pretty much guarantee you that you can't scrape more than 1,000 users who liked a specific photo. You can scrape all the users who follow a specific user however. There are some limits, but I never said that everything is limited.
     
  18. aminima

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    I understand.
    I didn't test for photo options, just followers and following, i didn't notices any limits there, that's why i asked.
    Thank you.
    Valuable information.
     
  19. aminima

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    I wonder if you are a follower or friend the limit changes.
    On fb i see similar algorithm, but it changes depending of a few relation factors i presume and not only that(geolocation and many many many more)..
     
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    Follow liker!