05-12-2017 08:36 AM
Does anyone know how I can clean my contacts using Data.com?
Some of my contacts in my current CRM tool - Excel - have outdated titles. Ideally, I'd like to upload my contacts' email addresses and have Data.com confirmn their title.
I am not a salesforce.com user. I understand Excel is not the ideal contact manager but it's what I currently have.
Thanks in advance for any advice and help you can provide!
05-15-2017 06:18 AM
because of the nature of the way data records are maintained in the data.com platform, it is dangerous for you to trust that data.com's records are by default more accurate than yours. This is a user-maintained platform and as such is not perfect
05-22-2017 08:46 AM
Yes and no. I would agree with you in some circumstances. But not in others. i.e. - titles of people. Many of my records are old and for this segment of my contacts any information on their current titles would be helpful.
05-31-2017 10:03 AM - edited 05-31-2017 10:04 AM
The answer to your original question is unfortunately, no. There is no functionality to "clean" the job titles you have in an Excel spreadsheet.
05-31-2017 10:26 AM
I use Filemaker Pro to manage my contacts. Every time I buy a contact, I scrub the title in Linked-In by clicking the LinkedIn button. This way, a majority of the time I recoup points I spent to purchase the contact and have a superior title. For those lists where I have no title, I have done one of two things. I uploaded to plaxo, so they get updated by plaxo, then download into a csv file. Separately, I create a calculation in Filemaker using the same format used to view contacts directly in LInkedIn. I then have the calculation appear in a browser portal in Filemaker that fills in the blanks below for each record. This is faster than typing individually in LinkedIn. However, I have to be careful not to go too fast so as to avoid captcha. Using excel, you can create a calculation that does the same thing, then click the url in excel to open in your browser to automatically open this page in Linked in already populated with the contact + company name to manually fill in the title. It may appear time consuming but its better than searching manually one by oone. Hope this helps.
https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/index/?company=[INSERT COMPANY NAME]&firstName=[INSERT FIRST NAME]&lastName=[INSERT LAST NAME]
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