Whether you’re a journalist or a digital marketer, you’ve probably been in the circumstance where you need to email someone whose email is elusive.
Fortunately, journalists and digital marketers are some brilliant people, so they have a wide range of approaches to discover who they’re attempting to reach.
Below, you’ll find some proven techniques that will have you composing your email or launching a whole campaign in a matter of seconds!
LinkedIn is an extraordinary spot to discover anybody’s email address.
According to their own count, LinkedIn currently has more than 722 million accounts.
And while one simple approach to get someone’s email address is to simply send an invitation to connect, that isn’t generally an option.
So, take the following two-step approach.
Using LinkedIn’s Advanced Search, look into the target’s company.
You’ll get a list of relevant people who work there.
You may have to include other search terms relying upon the organization’s size.
If you’re searching for a editor, for instance, include the title “editor.”
When you have some first class results, it’s the ideal opportunity for step two.
Sign up for and download the Chrome extension for Hunter.
You get 150 free queries for each month and it works with LinkedIn
Once you’ve chosen the relevant profile, a smooth red button will show up close to their profile picture.
Simply click the button to get their email!
Hunter has a high success rate and works on most corporate emails.
That is why it currently enjoys five out of five stars in the Chrome store dependent on more than 12,000 reviews!
Google search operators are one of Google’s most valuable features.
All you require is the target domain, the name of the person you’re searching for, and specific keywords.
If the target’s email is anywhere on the website, whether in fine print or in a 5-year-old blog post, you’ll find it, along with each page the email is referenced on.
Here’s two examples:
site:companywebsite.com + “name” + contact
site:companywebsite.com + “name” + email
It’s that simple!
Got an email but you don’t know whether it’s working?
Run it through Mail Tester.
Mail Tester is successful, but its efficacy relies upon how the site’s mail servers are programmed.
Sometimes, mail servers block email verification, which Mail Tester will let you know using yellow highlighting.
Red highlighting implies the email doesn’t exist.
Frequently, however, you’ll get the green highlight, and that means go!
There are only so many formats that a corporate email can have, so if you know them everything you can just run them through MailTester and attempt the ones that work.
However, manually writing out all the possible combinations would be a genuine slog, so use Metric Sparrow’s Email Permutator+.
Everything you do is plug in the relevant information and Email Permutater+ gives you all the possible addresses.
Go to Twitter’s Advanced Search, and search for (at) (dot) and put in your target’s Twitter handle in the People section.
This way you’ll discover Tweets that your target Tweeted out that contain an email address (although, not necessarily theirs).
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