03-16-2017 12:04 PM
Data.com is awesome as we all know... and it's a FANTASTIC resource when it comes to lead generating in the US, Canada, etc... however, I'm not sure how many of you have the same case as I am right now where I am wanting to reach out to specific people in large organizations and they are located overseas. I would love to be able to send them a quick message and even give them a quick call however with time difference and everything it would be easier to reach out to them via email or leave a message through a direct number if available instead going through their main number on their websites.
Aside from LinkedIn, are there any resources available that you know of? Please share if possible. Thanks!
03-16-2017 12:12 PM
@DualAlbum84, as you have discovered, many countries are not supported in Connect. This is primarily due to privacy laws that vary from country to country. Contacts in connect can only be from one of the following countries -- United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, India and South Africa. According to the Data Contribution Guidelines, contacts that use an approved email domain but are located in any unsupported country are supposed to be deactivated even if they are valid. Adding a contact who lives and works in a country that is not supported is not permitted, per Data.com Connect privacy policies. Knowing this, you can find many international contacts by searching deactivated contacts. Many have the country listed in the title. Likewise, if you find a contact in linked-in you may find their email in deactivated contacts.
Similarly not all email domains are approved. Approved domains include. .aero, .au, .biz, .ca, .com, .coop, .edu, .gb, .gov, .ie, .in, .info, .int, .je, .mil, .museum, .net, .nz, .org, .pro, .sg, .tv, .uk, .us, .za and .br It is not possible to add emails addresses from any other domain.
When I am building lists and a contact is not in connect, I use Mail Hunter to try and figure it out. https://hunter.io/ then use an email verifier to see if its valid. http://www.mailtester.com While not all email addresses validate (yellow), those that do show up as green (good) or red (bad). Hope this helps.
03-16-2017 12:15 PM
@DualAlbum84Like connect, mail hunter has a chrome extension as well as adds a button to linked-in that generates email addresses with a percentage of probability relative to its accuracy.
08-21-2018 03:05 PM
I used http://www.zerobounce.net and it is an amazing platform for online email validation that is created to ensure companies avoid email bounces. This is accomplished by identifying invalid, abuse, spam-trap, and other hard bounce email addresses. They also provide a real-time API for email verification on your platform.