Prospector allows you to find contact details of your important individuals from wanted companies. In this article we explain how the search can be used.

Search options for companies and contacts

Sections

Company and contacts filters are split into few categories, click on category to expand and see search criteria.

An additional seventh category, Most used, is added on top to provide easy access to the most popular filters that are available in all of the other categories.

Company filters

General information:

  • Company name: Name of the company you are looking for. You can search multiple companies in one search by typing in multiple values using enter in between each value.

  • Company domains: The website that is related to a specific organization. Provide it without prefixes eg. “https://”, “https://”, “www.” nor the path eg. “/product/prospector/”. leadfeeder.com is the right domain for URL: https://www.leadfeeder.com/product/prospector.

  • Employee count: Select size from to. Wider range will include all ranges that fits inside, for example range 10-500 will include companies with sizes 10-50, 50-200 and 200-500.

  • Company keywords: all keywords that were associated with the company. List of keywords for Leadfeeder is: "website development", "online marketing", "sales automation", "mobile apps development", "social crm", "web application development", "web development", "lead generation", "seo". We suggest you to test this field because often this allows you to find less obvious companies that also match your ICP.

Location:

  • Company country: The country in which the company headquarter is located. Keep in mind it doesn't contain regional offices. To get more granular results and include all of the local offices use contact country.

  • Company region: The specific region inside the country in which the company headquarter is located. That can be State in the USA, Land in Germany or Województwo in Poland. To get more granular results and include all of the local offices use contact region.

  • Company city: The city in which the company headquarter is located. Keep in mind it doesn't contain regional offices. To get more granular results and include all of the local offices use contact city.

  • Company zip code: The zip code in which the company headquarter is located. Keep in mind it doesn't contain regional offices. You can use this service to find the right zip codes. To get more granular results and include all of the local offices use contact city.

Industry:

  • Company industries: The specific industry in which the company operates such as financial services, printing or manufacturing.

Contact filters

  • Job title & seniority: The role a person holds within a company. Job title is self defined by the person, that is why in some cases it might not be very precise. For the best results try to play around with titles that might be related to the people you are looking for and do not over specify titles. For example when you are looking for a SAP ERP system manager, use the generic phrases “ERP” and “SAP” to look for all specialists and managers that work with ERP systems and narrow down from there.

  • Contact seniority: The type seniority a person has within a company, e.g. owner, director or partner.

  • Contact department: The department in which a person works within a company, e.g. Human resources, sales or marketing.

Location:

  • Contact region: The specific region inside the country in which a person resides. That can be a state in the USA, land in Germany or Województwo in Poland. To get more granular results and include all of the local offices use contact region.

  • Contact country: The country in which a person resides, e.g. Finland or the Netherlands. Keep in mind it doesn't contain regional offices. To get more granular results and include all of the local offices use contact country.

  • Contact city: The city in which a person resides, e.g. Helsinki or Amsterdam.

  • Company zip code: The zip code in which a person resides. You can use this service to find the right zip codes.

Personal details:

  • Contact name: The specific name of the person or persons you are looking for.

  • Contact skills: The list of skills self defined by the person. For the best results try to play around with skills that might be related to the people you are looking for and do not over specify. For example when you are looking for a SAP ERP system manager, use the generic phrases “ERP” and “SAP” to look for all specialists that work with ERP systems and narrow down from there.

Contact quality:

  • Contact email type: The email type will help you find contacts with email addresses available to be revealed. When the field is left empty, Prospector is providing all contacts. To narrow down you can select “Any” to get contacts with either work or related email (eg. personal one). You can also select “Work Email” to get only contacts with a work email address available.

  • Contact phone type: The phone type will help you find contacts for which you can reveal email addresses. When the field is left empty Prospector is providing all contacts. To narrow down you can select “Any” to get contacts with either work or related email (eg. personal one). You can also select “Work Email” to get only contacts with a work email address available.

How do the filters work?

Exclusion

By default filters will limit results to companies and contacts that have provided values in their accounts. To exclude data points in your search, click the blue exclude button and then fill in value in the new box that appeared. You can also combine the include and exclude functionality. In this example we include the CEOs in our search but we also excluded CEO assistants.

Relations between filters

  • There is OR relation between different items inside one criteria. If you want to select multiple values in a single search criteria, you can add that second value by typing it in the white box and hitting the enter key. In this example below, Prospector would look for contacts from either Finland or the Netherlands.

  • There is an AND relation between different criterias. In between different criterias there is AND, so in this example below, Prospector would look for Product Managers from Finland and from the Netherlands.

  • There is AND NOT relation between included and excluded criterias. When exclusion is used the relation is AND NOT, so in this example below, Prospector would look for contacts with job titles including CEO but not including CEO Assistant.

Different ways to formulate criteria

Results depend on the way you formulate your queries. Using all parts of the query separately results might be too wide. Try combining them into one criteria to get more narrow and precise results.

Performing the search

When you are ready with filters, hit the search button to show results. Once done, results will pop up in the middle of the screen and the search button will be inactive until the filters are changed.

If you want to cancel your search and start a new search, please click on Clear Filters on the right top side of the screen.

Interpreting your filter results

When you’ve successfully created a filter, a list of companies will appear. By clicking on the company name, you will get a pop up window with some more information about this company.

Within the list of companies you can scroll down and you will see up to 20 companies listed. Use pagination in the right bottom of your screen to see more companies.

In order to select companies, you will need to tick the box in front of the company name. To select multiple companies at once, use the checkbox in the table header. You can either select the 20 companies on the page you are now or select all the companies available within your filters.

Contact section

By default you will be looking at the lists with companies. In order to switch to the contact section, please select the contacts on the top of the screen. You will now see a list of contact previews of people that match your filter criteria.

If you need any help with using Leadfeeder Prospector, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team via the chat or by emailing us at support@leadfeeder.com.

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