We’ve added 1.2 million new records to LeadFerret, so you may now be able to find specific contacts and companies that you could not previously, and of course you will find more records within any general search.
Many of our users have noticed that searches on LeadFerret.com are running much faster today. That’s because we switched over to a new server farm over the weekend to improve performance. Initial tests show that searches that took 16 seconds on the old server now take only 3-4 seconds on the new server farm. Run a few searches and let us know what you think.
We have added a function to LeadFerret.com that now allows you to send friends and colleagues a unique link to encourage them to sign up for an account and earn you referral points each in the process.
Simply take the link below, and add your email address to the end (the email address you created your LeadFerret account with):
So, for example, your unique referral link might look like:
And each time someone creates an account from your unique link, you will earn points that can be used to download vcards.
To kick off this new feature, we’re offering double points on all referrals between now and the end of the week. That’s right, instead of 50 points, you’ll earn 100 points for every referral this week.
You can also learn more about how to earn even more points at: http://leadferret.com/how_to_earn_points.php
Again, the double points for referrals offer is only good though Sunday, October 23rd, 2011.
What if you could download a handful of records every day, and never have to worry about how you would get more points? Well, we are trying a new feature that is currently live on the site, but most people do not even realize it is currently in effect. Of course our blog readers always get the inside scoop, before anyone else. 😉
Here is how it works: At the end of each day, we will replenish your account with up to 5 points that you have used that day. So, you can download 5 vcards every day and those 5 points will be right back in your account the next day. Download 3 vcards, and 3 points will be added back to your account at the end of the day. The maximum number of points we will replenish per day is 5, so if you download 7 vcards, you will only have 5 points added back to your account.
In short, you’ll want to use at least 5 points (download at least 5 vcards) every day, to maximize the value you get from LeadFerret.
Enjoy, and please let us know what you think of this new feature.
Co-Founder Forest Cassidy talks to BtoB Media about our new points system allowing users to download vCards instantly. He states, “People go to the website. They search the website, find what they’re looking for and contact those people. It’s very simple in that sense. We’re able to offer complete information because we don’t allow mass downloads or even a copy-and-paste from the page. The information is visible to use on the page, but you can’t harvest it for mass-marketing purposes; it’s more for individual contacts/sales efforts. The point system does allow people to download individual records to a “v-card” When users create a free account, they are initially given five points, which will allow them to download five v-cards. You start with a handful of points and can earn points in a multitude of ways that revolve around promoting the site.”
Read the full article: LeadFerret.com focuses on niche areas of database marketing
LeadFerret, Inc offers a free online B2B database with complete data for millions of business contacts. It’s 100% free, no gimmicks, no subscriptions, no need to upload your contacts to get contacts, etc., and every record is complete, including email address. LeadFerret.com was launched in BETA version on August 11th, 2011, and has seen rapid growth in a very short period of time. For more information visit: www.leadferret.com