Skip to main content
TrustRadius
LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Overview

What is LinkedIn Sales Navigator?

LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a sales intelligence software solution offered by LinkedIn.

Read more
Recent Reviews

TrustRadius Insights

LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a powerful tool that has been widely adopted by sales and business development teams across various …
Continue reading

Best Lead Sourcing Tool

10 out of 10
August 31, 2022
We use Sales Nav to source leads it provides a broad variety of filters that let us narrow down our search results. It offers insights and …
Continue reading

Expensive, But Awesome!

9 out of 10
April 28, 2022
I've been using LinkedIn Sales Navigator for the past 5 years now. It's a powerful database tool for customer relationship management, as …
Continue reading
Read all reviews

Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Popular Features

View all 20 features
  • Advanced search (174)
    8.4
    84%
  • Identification of new leads (172)
    8.4
    84%
  • List quality (168)
    8.4
    84%
  • Company information (172)
    8.0
    80%
Return to navigation

Pricing

View all pricing

Professional

$79.99

Cloud
per month

Team

$134.99

Cloud
per license

Enterprise

Contact sales team

Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://business.linkedin.com/sales…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Return to navigation

Features

Prospecting

Features related to generating leads and finding new contacts.

8.2
Avg 7.6

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

How well does the contact, company, and industry information provided by the SI tool meet the user’s needs? Is the availability and quality of data satisfactory?

8.1
Avg 7.6

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Features around contact data management and lead intelligence.

8.1
Avg 7.4

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Features that support sending emails to leads, especially initial emails to a list of prospects. May gather additional sales intelligence based on email engagement, adding additional info to the contact record and/or contributing to lead prioritization.

8
Avg 7.5
Return to navigation

Product Details

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a sales intelligence software solution offered by LinkedIn.

Reviewers rate Smart lists and recommendations highest, with a score of 8.5.

The most common users of LinkedIn Sales Navigator are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
Return to navigation

Comparisons

View all alternatives
Return to navigation

Reviews and Ratings

(1391)

Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a powerful tool that has been widely adopted by sales and business development teams across various industries. Users have found the product to be invaluable for prospecting, lead generation, and understanding target markets. With Sales Navigator, sales professionals can hunt relevant profiles, find the right connections, and prospect new high-value target personas. This allows them to identify key decision-makers within organizations and make meaningful touchpoints with potential prospects through social interaction.

The product's advanced search filters and database capabilities enable users to run targeted searches based on specific criteria, helping them find the right prospects faster than using regular LinkedIn. Sales teams also use Sales Navigator to gain crucial insights into potential customers, understand strategic accounts, and support customers in existing accounts. Additionally, the tool provides timely updates and alerts regarding client activities, empowering sales teams to stay informed and take proactive actions in identifying and winning new business.

Moreover, LinkedIn Sales Navigator has proven effective in partner and sales prospecting processes. It helps users establish partnership arrangements, understand decision-makers, and gain insights into target industries. The advanced analytics provided by Sales Navigator allow users to leverage LinkedIn postings for better prospecting. By using the tool's features such as InMail messaging and lead lists functionality, users can connect with prospects directly, generate leads, and expand their touches for sales.

Sales Navigator is not only beneficial for sales teams but also for the marketing department. It provides a convenient way to quickly find the right contacts, gather information about companies and contacts, and confirm the accuracy of information. This enables marketers to create targeted campaigns, engage with potential customers, position themselves as thought leaders in their industry, and map out global accounts and business units.

Overall, LinkedIn Sales Navigator has been highly regarded by users for its ability to solve critical challenges in lead generation, prospecting smarter, gaining valuable insights into prospects' job history and responsibilities, improving outreach efforts through InMails, facilitating networking opportunities with like-minded professionals, and streamlining the entire sales process. It has become an essential tool for businesses looking to connect with the right people, generate quality leads, and drive sales success.

Users have made several recommendations regarding LinkedIn Sales Navigator. The three most common recommendations are:

  1. Utilize LinkedIn Sales Navigator for prospecting and lead generation. Users highly recommend using LinkedIn Sales Navigator for finding valid leads and reaching out to prospects. They emphasize its effectiveness in lead prospecting and sales enablement, making it a must-have tool for all levels of an organization. Some users even consider it the best way to do prospecting, especially for targeted ABM campaigns.

  2. Combine LinkedIn Sales Navigator with other tools and resources. Many users suggest using LinkedIn Sales Navigator in conjunction with other email prospecting tools and data scraping tools for a more comprehensive experience. They also recommend considering other products that integrate with LinkedIn Sales Navigator and doing thorough research before making a purchase. Additionally, users advise utilizing the free account on LinkedIn to its fullest before upgrading to LinkedIn Sales Navigator.

  3. Learn how to use LinkedIn Sales Navigator effectively. Users emphasize the importance of learning how to effectively navigate and utilize the features of LinkedIn Sales Navigator for success. They suggest watching online videos, conducting research, and seeking training or coaching from LinkedIn to maximize the potential of this platform. Some users also recommend checking out additional resources provided by LinkedIn such as the Social Selling Index.

Overall, users find LinkedIn Sales Navigator to be a valuable tool for lead prospecting, networking, and social selling. They recommend leveraging its capabilities alongside other tools, investing time in learning its functionalities, and exploring additional resources offered by LinkedIn for optimal results.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

(1-25 of 175)
Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
Ada Bashir | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • See all people
  • Fetch emails
  • Collect leads
  • While fetching the leads it can remove those people who are currently not working in a particular company
  • Although it shows that the particular lead has been viewed and save in a list, but it can remove them for the new search
  • InMail messaging quota should be increased
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Good filtering
  • More InMails
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd level connection visibility
  • LinkedIn knows that recruiters and salespeople are using their platform to reach out to candidates and prospects, but if you reach out to too many, they will suspend your account. On top of that, their algorithm changes on you. It seems like they're working against themselves at the expense of their members.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Search Functionality: LinkedIn Sales Navigator has one of the most powerful search functions. The filters are not unnecessary and some are very well thought of. You can drill down to finding a needle in a haystack of 20000 employee company when it comes to using LinkedIn Sales Navigator if done in the right manner.
  • Smart Links: Gone are the days of attached Decks. One can simply create their deck online using this feature on LinkedIn Sales Navigator, or even upload an existing ppt. A smart link is shareable as well as trackable for opens and clicks.
  • Fewer Clicks: With a single click, I can filter out decision-makers in any company. With a single click, I can import contacts from LinkedIn Sales Navigator to Salesforce. Lesser clicks are actually less stressful if you think.
  • Industry Filter: This is one of the things which definitely can and should be improved. Many companies exist on LinkedIn with an incorrect industry mapping. Moreover, I'd love a feature where industry grouping is possible. Online Retail is a primary Industry. And Fashion, Apparel, Utilities, Consumer Goods are sub0industries.
  • Sales Intelligence: ZoomInfo and G2 do this pretty well. Buying signals are provided in various forms and manners for the Sales team, which is something clearly missing in LinkedIn Sales Navigator, or added very recently and still in the nascent stages.
  • Employee Range Filter: Many a time, the results showcased using an employee range filter, differ from the results when checked on an individual basis in the company. This means if I put a filter of fewer than 50 employees companies, the results showcase a lot of companies having more than 50 employees as well.
Swetha Ravikumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Prospecting
  • Account buliding and finding decision makers of the organisation
  • B2B networking platform
  • Lead generation
  • Recommend lead contact related to the specific industry we are in
  • Advanced search for industry section needs improvement
  • It would be great if provided a activity dashboard
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • searching by job function
  • sending messages to people you aren't directly connected to
  • list building- accounts/ prospects
  • news/ company updates
  • direct integration w/ CRM
  • ability to send video messages to prospects
  • better filter/ search criteria for job postings
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Searching for prospects. The search functionality is pretty simple and it lets you search for people in a variety of different ways (name, company etc).
  • Messaging clients. While there is a limit to what you can write, it is plenty of space to get your point across.
  • Professionalism. LinkedIn is a well-respected brand, and there is a certain element of perceived professionalism right off the bat (photo, work history, education, and endorsements all appear on profiles).
  • Pricing. LinkedIn Sales Navigator is fairly cost-prohibitive for someone like me who wants to do outreach on their own.
  • Mass outreach. There may be mass outreach available, but because I can really only budget for 30 credits per month, messaging people individually is my only realistic option.
  • Takes time. It takes a fair amount of time and effort to reach out to a limited amount of people each month.
Rod Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Finds qualified prospects.
  • Suggests other prospects based on your searches (which is awesome!)
  • Offers a comprehensive list of people in any given organization.
  • Makes it easy to contact people in the network.
  • Gives in-depth information on potential prospects.
  • Make the prospect's email available.
  • Lower the cost to use.
  • Offer a more robust app.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Verify titles and contact information
  • Uncover insights about individual prospects
  • Uncover opportunities for networked introduction
  • Pricing is outrageously high
  • Integration with sales automation/cadence tools is OK but has much room for improvement
VIKAS TIWARI (L.I.O.N) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Dedicated lead research.
  • Dedicated Account Research.
  • Provides news and latest information about the selected industry company and market trends.
  • One can save their research so that it is accessible anytime and is not lost.
  • It would be better if one can view the email address of prospects by default.
  • While searching the leads if the setting allows to send them connection request automatically, it would save a lot of time.
  • If the sales navigator had the option to export all the saved or filtered leads or accounts in an Excel sheet that would be really helpful.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Finding decision makers
  • Making easy connections
  • Good outreach and response
  • Syncing with Salesforce
  • Ability to integrate via API
  • Is definitely very pricey
June 17, 2021

Great Outreach Tool

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Alternate means for prospect outreach
  • Identify key decision makers and buying influencers
  • Keep track of the latest goings-on at prospective companies
  • More intuitive and easy-to-navigate system
  • Lack of gmail integration (there used to be an integration and it was great!)
  • Better way of tuning my settings to focus on the things I need specifically.
Matthew Bernstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Suggests new companies similar to companies that you are already working with
  • Sends notification when there is news about a prospect
  • Shows how you are connected to a prospect if not directly connected
  • Salesforce integration
  • Suggestions on leads based on verticals of focus
  • Email daily digest of news related to prospects and potential new prospects to target
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Lists - Very intuitive, simple, way to create and track prospects for campaign purposes
  • InMails - The ability to send direct messages to prospects via InMails can be a differentiator for some reps
  • News Feed - Stay up to date on organizations you are targeting to send relevant messages that resonate
  • Inbox needs work - too much confusion around your LinkedIn inbox and Sales Nav inbox
  • Sorting - need a better, faster way to sort by for prospect lists and account lists
  • Only voluntarily shared information. No cross checking or using API’s like a ZoomInfo
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Finding leads
  • Good reputation
  • Able to post articles and share successes with contacts in the business world
  • International database--not limited to the USA
  • Monthly pricing
  • Less spam
  • More personalized experience and assistance in writing messages for potential clients
Ritika Dhar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has advanced filters helping you to drill down to find the most relevant result
  • It shows any recent news which mentions your saved leads or saved accounts.
  • It shows enables you to search for specific keywords on a person's profile.
  • The dashboard shows how you're performing with respect to your team members.
  • You frequently get errors when you're performing an advanced search and have to refresh the page again and again.
  • It doesn't show if a lead has viewed your message.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Segment people by seniority and decision making ability.
  • Keeps you up to date on relevant news and information about your contacts.
  • Segment organizations by size and industry.
  • I hate that the messaging functionality is entirely separate from your regular LinkedIn inbox.
  • Cannabis is not listed as an industry or category despite the sector's rapid growth.
  • Changes to the platform can be frustrating to adapt to.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Find particular titles within Industries - VP of Infrastructure in mid sized manufacturing.
  • Locate unusual skills - Security certified Splunk administrators.
  • Find people who are unavailable to a regular subscription.
  • Locate contacts within a business group.
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator is very powerful, but not super well documented.
  • The tool does not allow for the export of list names, which is disappointing for a tool at this price.
  • LinkedIn's search is loosey goosey, you'll find that it includes names that just barely fit the criteria.
Return to navigation