LeadFerret in the Startup Village at Startup Conference 2012

Come check out LeadFerret in the Startup Village at The Startup Conference 2012

More details:  http://thestartupconference.com/silicon-valley/silicon-valley-2012/

The Startup Conference 2012 will take place on May 2nd, 2012 downtown Mountain View, at the Center for the Performing Arts (600 seats theater). We’ll also hold the  Startup Village, the first outdoor startup festival of its kind, with a crowd of more than 2,000 entrepreneurs and software developers. If you are looking to start your own startup, or want to work for one of the hottest startups in the valley, this is it!

If you are launching your startup and looking for users, press or investment, join the Startup Demo Pit, at the Startup Village.

The Startup Conference has been covered in Wired, the San Jose Mercury News, VentureBeat, Business Insider, The Register, GeekWire and more.

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Special Offer for Webinar Attendees

For this Thursday’s Webinar, all attendees will get 500 free B2B record transfers for the first month (typically 250). Find out more details at the Webinar:

Title: Target and Reach B2B Contacts in 15 Minutes

Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

Registration Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/517201424

LeadFerret.com and SalesNexus.com have partnered to enable to completely new way to prospect! Search for B2B sales contacts in LeadFerret, download them into SalesNexus (up to 250 per month at no charge!) and send email blasts, schedule calling campaigns, all in less than 15 minutes!

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Webinar: Target and Reach B2B Contacts in 15 Minutes

All leadFerret users are invited you to attend next Thursday’s Webinar:

Target and Reach B2B Contacts in 15 Minutes

Historically targeted sales and marketing campaigns have taken days or weeks to plan and deploy, but in this Webinar we will show you how to:

1) Create a targeted list of contacts using LeadFerret.com
2) Download your list into SalesNexus (up to 250 per month at no charge!)
3) Send email blasts and/or schedule calling campaigns

..all in less than 15 minutes!

Sound too good to be true?  Well, thanks to a partnership between LeadFerret.com and SalesNexus.com this completely new way to prospect is now a reality! We look forward to showing you the exact steps that you can use to execute your next campaign in under 15 minutes. Even better, with a free trial account from SalesNexus.com, you can run your next campaign for absolutely zero cost, no catch.

Title: Target and Reach B2B Contacts in 15 Minutes

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

Registration Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/517201424

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees: Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh-based attendees: Required: Mac OSX 10.5 or newer

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Press Release: LeadFerret Adds Unique Quality Score Tool, and More

LeadFerret, the world’s first 100% free B2B database with complete information, including email addresses and social media links, has added a very unique quality search tool. Why is it so unique, and why are no other data sites offering a comparable tool?

Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2012

LeadFerret, the world’s first 100% free B2B database with complete information, including email addresses and social media links, has added many new search tools including one in particular that really stands out: Quality Score Search Tool.

It seems simple enough on the surface, but there is a good reason why it can never be found on any sites that sell data. Most reputable companies and sites that provide business data have some sort of accuracy score internally, or at least have some idea of which records have a high probability of accuracy (recently verified), and which do not. Of course they will not share this with their clients, because they SELL data, and if they let their clients know which record were the most accurate, those are the only records most of their clients would want.

Since data is free at LeadFerret, users pay the same whether they use all the data, or only the most accurate 10%: exactly zero dollars! So LeadFerret not only shares the accuracy score for every record with their users, which some other sites do, they also give their users a tool that allows them to set a threshold for the minimum quality score. Effectively searching by quality. The higher a user sets the bar, the better quality records will be returned, but there will be fewer of them. If a user sets the bar low, they will get more records, but they will be of lower quality on average. LeadFerret recommends setting the bar at 60 or above. If a user does not find the results they are looking for, or they would like to see more records in the results, they can simply lower the bar and search again.

Lisa, a LeadFerret user in New York, gives her outlook: “The transparency is refreshing. Sometimes I just want a small number of highly accurate contacts. Now I can get that in seconds on LeadFerret.”

LeadFerret also recently added the following additional search tools:

1) Search by predetermined departments and title types.

2) Search by title level: Sub-manager, Manager, Director, VP, and C-level.

3) How to apply search criteria: Exact, Starts With, Ends With, Includes, and Exclude.

For more about these tools and other changes to the search changes, go to: www.leadferret.com/blog/?p=201

About LeadFerret
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 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. To learn more about LeadFerret, visit www.leadferret.com.

Contact: Stela Cassidy
818-392-4303
scassidy(at)leadferret(dot)com

For the original version on PRWeb visit: www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/3/prweb9276698.htm

 

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New Search Tools

We’ve added several new search tools to the primary (contact) search page, and wanted to explain them to to our users:

1) You can now search by one or more departments / title types.  This is similar to searching the title by keyword, but faster, and we’ve already done a lot of the work for you.  For example, within the IT department we’ve already identified all of the different titles based on dozens of keywords, removed false positives, and added the appropriate records to this department.

2) You can now search by title level as well.  Typically Sub-manager level contacts report to Manager, Managers report to Directors, Directors report to VPs, and VPs report to C-level contacts.  Using title levels you can select contacts based on decision making authority and hierarchy.

3) For most fields you can now select how you would like to apply your search criteria. Here is a summary of each search option:

  • Exact:  This is the fastest search option, and will return the fewest results, only those that match the text you have entered exactly.
  • Starts With:  This is the next fastest search option, and will return a few more results results, only those records that begin with the text you have entered.  Records that match exactly will be included as well.
  • Ends With:  This search option is similar to the “Starts With” option in speed, but will only return those records that end with the text you have entered. Records that match exactly will be included as well.
  • Includes: This search is much slower, and will return more results.  It will return all records that include the characters you have specified.  All records included that would be included in the “Exact” search, the “Starts With” search, and the “Ends With” search.
  • Exclude:  This search is also slower and, and will return results that do not include the characters that you have entered.  Typically the “exclude” option will be most useful when other criteria are entered into other search fields.

4) The Minimum Quality Score slider is a truly unique tool.  Most reputable companies and sites that provide business data have some sort of accuracy score, or at least have some idea of which records have a high probability of accuracy (recently verified), and which do not.  Of course they will not share this with their clients, because they SELL data, and if they let their clients know which record were the most accurate, those are the only records most of their clients would want.  Since data is free at LeadFerret, you pay the same whether you use all the data, or only the most accurate 10%: exactly zero dollars!  So we not only share the accuracy score for every record with you, we also give you this great tool that allows you to set a threshold for the minimum quality score. The higher you set the bar, the better quality records will be returned, but there will be fewer of them. If you set the bar low, you will get more records, but they will be of lower quality on average. We recommend setting the bar at 60 or above. If you do not find the results you are looking for ,or you would like to see more records in the results, lower the bar and search again.

5)  Users still have the option to search by company related fields, like Company Name, address, SIC, etc. on the contact search tab (default search tab), but now by default this section is hidden.  Just click on “(Optional, Click Here to Expand + )” and all company search fields will be visible.

6) Our Search by Radius tool is another great tool, especially for localized businesses and reps, and when building a list of events.  Just like with the company search fields, this tool is now hidden by default.  Just click on “(Optional, Click Here to Expand + )” and the Search by Radius tool will be visible.

Please email [email protected] with any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding these new tools.

 

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Press Release: LeadFerret to Add Crowdsourcing Option

You may have seen this press release earlier today.  That’s right, LeadFerret will be adding a crowdsourcing option.

See the full release at the link below, or check out the full text just below that:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/09/prweb9266950.DTL

Full Press Release:

LeadFerret.com, the site where users can access complete information for millions of companies and contacts, including email addresses and social network profile links, completely free, is now adding a crowdsourcing option.

Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012

LeadFerret, the world’s first 100% free B2B database with complete information, including email addresses and social media links, is now adding a crowdsourcing option.

Nothing about the current free model, that allows users to access unlimited records completely free of charge will change; LeadFerret will simply add a crowdsourcing option for those users who prefer it. In fact, by adding this option, LeadFerret will actually only improve the completely free option by making more data available.

LeadFerret Co-Founder Forest Cassidy explains the logic behind adding a crowdsourcing option: “From conception, we’ve always been aware of the issues that users have had with other crowdsourcing sites. First, most users really don’t want to upload their personal contact list to be able to get new data. Second, most users quickly run out of contacts to upload, and are then forced to pull out their credit card if they want more. However, after numerous inquiries and requests from our users, we decided to reexamine crowdsourcing, and realized that we could easily add a crowdsourcing option for the users that it works for, and still keep our current 100% free model that liberates most users from the burden of crowdsourcing.”

While LeadFerret works to add self-service crowdsourcing tools to the site, users who are interested in participating in this program are encouraged to email info(at)leadferret(dot)com to get started right away. Once the self-service tools are added, users will be able to upload data in exchange for points that can be used to download data using LeadFerret’s existing points system. For more on LeadFerret’s points system and other ways to earn points, go to: www.leadferret.com/how_to_earn_points.php

About LeadFerret
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. To learn more about LeadFerret, visit www.leadferret.com.

Contact: Stela Cassidy
818-392-4303
scassidy(at)leadferret(dot)com

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Schmoozd Event Tonight

We want to thank Johnathan at Schmoozd for giving us the opportunity to demo LeadFerret at the “Startup Demo and Mixer” tonight in Santa Monica. Come see for yourself why and how LeadFerret.com is changing the industry and has already amazed over 135,000 users, and have a drink with the founders.

For more details on the event, and to get last minute tickets, go to:

http://march1.eventbrite.com/

For more information on Schmoozd: http://www.schmoozd.com/

Follow up:  Check out these pictures from the Schmoozed event, and thank you to everyone that stopped by out table to find out more about LeadFerret.

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