31 Tools & Services for Outbound Prospect List Building (Updated)

Prospect list building is a crucial part of the outbound sales process. The first step is defining your ideal customer profile (ICP). But as soon as you’ve done that, you actually need to find the right accounts, people and their contact details. Here’s a tool stack for step two. A collection of outbound prospect list building tools and services that will help you regularly feed Woodpecker with fresh contacts.

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The Better You Know How Email Works, the Higher Your Open Rate

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There’s a reason why we have 20+ email deliverability articles published on this blog. In order to be a pro at cold emailing and get outstanding results, you need to know how email works. Knowing how email works, however, doesn’t mean writing the best email template out there. It goes well beyond email copy. It means knowing how email is sent and using this knowledge to schedule campaigns.

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GDPR After Brexit: How It May Affect Cold Email?

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There’s a lot of uncertainty around the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Since some of you target the UK, I think you wonder what will happen there in terms of GDPR. Will GDPR be still relevant after Brexit? Let’s see.

This blog post was written with the cooperation of Margaret Sikora, our Product Manager and Data Protection Officer at Woodpecker.

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Email Engagement Rate:
Why Your Campaign Stats Matter to SPAM Filters

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We tend to think about email statistics just from a business perspective. Obviously, we want a 100% open rate and no fewer replies. That would be amazing, wouldn’t it? And if it turned out that the majority of replies were positive, we would win. However, the business advantage of getting high email stats is nigh on impossible without taking proper care of email deliverability.

Keep on reading to learn how the reply rate affects email deliverability.

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What Are Email Sending Limits of Various Email Hosts? (Updated)

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You have to know this. Especially if you do email outreach. Each host has its own email sending limits. The limits may be daily, hourly, and sometimes also per minute. If you’re sending cold email campaigns without being aware of your email provider’s limits, your email account may get blocked before you know it. In this blog post, you will find information about sending limits of popular email service providers including Gmail, Office 365, GoDaddy and more.

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What Do I Need to Know About Email Blacklists?

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You set up a cold email campaign and everything seems to run smoothly until you have a look at the statistics and notice a very high bounce rate. This may be a sign that you got blacklisted. First of all – don’t panic. Provided you landed on a blacklist unintentionally, it’s not such a big deal to get yourself off it. What costs much more effort, though, is regaining good sending reputation afterward. But first let me explain to you how blacklists work, why you landed on one and what you can do to get your IP removed from it.

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Prospect List Building Tools Review Vol. 13: eGrabber’s Management-Finder

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It’s about time for another prospecting tool to be reviewed. I was approached by eGrabber’s team who proposed to me that they would do a demo of their tool, Management-Finder, to see how it works and how a prospecting team can use it.

I invited Luke from the Business Growth Team and we spent some time playing with the tool. It’s an unusual app but highly advanced and Luke got very excited about it. He said that he would save a ton of time with this tool.

I spoke to Clinton Rozario and his colleagues at eGrabber. Let’s find out more about the tool.

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