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In another first, LeadFerret users now have access to social network links for a small but growing number of business contacts, also completely free.
It’s very simple, users search for and find the business contacts they need, and now they will not only get information like phone number, title, email addresses, etc., but they will also be able to link directly to that contacts Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin profiles, when available. This is information that is typically sold for a premium, but in true LeadFerret fashion, users can now utilize this incredibly valuable resource completely free of charge.
“This is just another step towards our goal to give our users the absolute best possible free business data resource on the planet.” says Co-Founder Forest Cassidy.
“I’ve been amazed with what you guys [LeadFerret] have been offering for free from day one.” Says James P. of San Jose, CA, an avid Leadferret user. James goes on to say: “When I saw I could now find a sales prospect and not only email them and call them using the information in your site, but also link directly to their social profiles to quickly get real information on them that will help me pitch and close them, it completely blew my mind.”
LeadFerret is still in beta mode, and does state that only a relatively small number of contacts in their database have links to social profiles now, but this number will be growing rapidly in the coming months, making the site that much more valuable.
We have recently added a system to the site that assigns a quality score to each record. This system is still very much in it’s infancy, so it will be evolving over time, but the concept is simple:
The higher the score, the more likely the data is to be accurate. Currently we run about a dozen tests against the data, and depending on the results, the score goes up or down. For example: If we attempt to verify the email address and get an ambiguous result, like a soft bounces or spam block, we subtract a few points form the score. If we get a positive results, like something that confirms the email is definitely good, we add a few points to the score.
If the score drops low enough, the record will no longer show up in your search results, unless you check the box that says “Include records with poor quality score” before running your search.
We will be adding many more checks, verification, and tests that will impact each record’s score in near future, thus more accurately predicting the accuracy of that records, and removing more of the inaccurate records.
We will also be tying this scoring system in with our users feedback, so when someone click on the “thumbs down” for a record, the score goes down, and each thumbs up increases that record’s score.
You can also sort by this score in your search results, allowing you to focus first on the records that are most likely to be accurate, making your efforts more efficient and productive.
As always, we are very interested in our users’ feedback, so please email us at [email protected] with any questions, thoughts, suggestions, etc.