Hunter.io is a robust tool that allows you to find email addresses in seconds. Over 2 million professionals, including some of the biggest companies in the world, such as Google, Adobe, IBM and Microsoft, choose this platform to connect with potential leads.
With Hunter, there are over 100 million email addresses already indexed, and the tool will use a large number of signals to find email addresses that match the domains or companies you input.
Users can start and receive 50 free searches per month, but the premium plan is what most companies choose. The key features of this product include:
- Domain search and email finder
- Email verifier
- Great way to find anyones email
- Comes with the free version
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Domain Search and Email Finder
Domain search is a powerful email finding tool that allows you to find email addresses from a company name or website. All you have to do is enter the name, and click the “find email address” button and it takes half a second to find all publicly available email addresses on the Internet.
Hunter takes it a step further by including:
- Confidence scores
- Department filters
- Detailed sources
If you have a list of companies or websites that you would like to reach out to, you can upload your file to the dashboard. This allows you to search for email addresses for all of the companies in your list.
There’s also a powerful API tool that allows you to search for email addresses through a simple API call.
If you need a custom solution, a developer can use the domain search API to find companies and their respective email addresses directly on your own platform. For example, you can use an API to connect to a WordPress plug in that would allow you to conduct your search directly inside of WordPress. But this would have to be developed on your end, or you would have to use a third-party tool that already uses Hunter’s API.
Hunter.io also includes an email verifier tool. Designed to work with the email finder, this tool will validate the emails found on multiple levels. The tool will conduct its own search on its 100+ million professional email database first, and it will also verify new email addresses that you found using:
- Response from the email server
- Domain information
Just like with the domain search and email finder tools, you can bulk verify a list of email addresses by uploading your file to the dashboard. The platform will enrich all of your email data with validations so that you know which emails are likely to work, and which you should remove from your list.
Verifying your emails reduces your bounce rate when sending out mails, and it can also reduce your overhead if you’re paying for far more emails than will actually reach a person’s inbox.
You can then use your validated emails in your marketing campaigns and upload your email addresses to your preferred email marketing platform.
Connecting directly to your Gmail account, you can now create simple cold email campaigns right inside Hunter. The platform also works with G Suite, and it is built to get replies. Hunter works to get you replies in two different ways:
- Automatic cold email preparation
- Automatic follow-ups
But you do have to add in your own personal touch to every message to make sure that it is appropriate for your demographic. You can choose to follow up in different increments to further nurture lead and hopefully turn your lead into a customer.
Hunter’s campaigns include some very powerful features, including:
- Full personalization to review and edit all of the scheduled emails in your campaign
- Scheduling with daily quotas so that your email address is never flagged for spam
- Full email tracking so that you understand what happens after you’ve sent an email
- Custom attributes that allow you to integrate your own data into every email, such as first name or company name
Campaigns are included for every user. Even free accounts can begin using this feature today. You’ll be able to start your own campaign within seconds, and you’ll be able to verify, find and search for email addresses using Hunter.io.
Hunter does integrate into many CRMs, and there are Chrome extensions and Firefox add-ons that you can use to begin using Hunter today. If you use Google Sheets to list all of your company names and websites that you’re trying to search for, there is an add-on offered by Hunter that will allow you to connect your sheets directly to the platform.
With this in-depth integration, it’s easy to get started using Hunter while also utilizing the tools that you’re already using today.