Hunter.io - the seamless email verification Chrome extension every salesperson needs
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 24, 2018

Hunter.io - the seamless email verification Chrome extension every salesperson needs

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Hunter

Hunter is used by both the sales and marketing teams at our company. The sales and marketing teams use Hunter.io to find relevant contacts at key prospective target accounts. The sales team leverages the Google Chrome extension to look up the email format of companies and then searches for key roles within the organization.
  • Hunter provides a quick and easy way to look up the email format for any company using the free Google Chrome extension.
  • Hunter allows you to upload a bulk list of emails and verify them easily.
  • Hunter shows where verified emails were found on web pages and PDF documents. This shows that the emails were published by trusted sources.
  • Hunter.io's UI is a little clunky and it would nice to have a bigger expanded UI view compared to opening up a brand new tab each time a search is expanded.
  • I'd love to see a save feature for Hunter.io. This would save users a ton of time and keep them more organized.
  • It would be great if Hunter.io synced with Salesforce LinkedIn Navigator and my CRM, SharpSpring.
  • We only use the free version of Hunter, so any leads we get results in an immediate positive ROI.
  • This tool saves our sales team an incredible amount of time and thus saves us several hours, and the associated opportunity cost, as we build out lists to get new prospects in the funnel.
  • Hunter verifies emails, helping us save our domain rating and ensures we aren't getting into more spam inboxes.
Hunter.io is a much cheaper alternative to Data.com, and provides just as accurate data. Data.com does offer more contacts per company as it tries to map out org charts at a company, but you'll often see many of the same contacts at Hunter.io as you would on Data.com. I ultimately selected Hunter because I did not purchase Salesforce, and Data.com was way out of my price range. I also liked that Hunter.io did not require me to sign a year-long subscription.
Hunter.io as a tool does not provide any large, customized reports for all the leads you are interested in. Rather, every interaction happens on a micro level within the Google Chrome extension. Hunter.io, however, does enable you to upload a list of bulk emails and then the tool verifies the emails. This is essentially a yes/no report on whether the email has been found within their database.
Hunter.io is very well suited for any sales rep who is building out lists of contacts for email outreach, or for marketer's looking to reach out to PR and marketing contacts for link building campaigns. The tool is a great free option if you are doing targeted, 1:1 personalized outreach and you need a few contacts. The tool can be expensive if you are needing to reach thousands of people. A paid version of Hunter.io is not a great fit if you already pay for another list building source such as Data.com or Discover.Org.

Hunter Feature Ratings

Advanced search
7
Identification of new leads
6
List quality
7
List upload/download
9
Ideal customer targeting
9
Load time/data access
10
Contact information
9
Company information
8
Industry information
7
Lead qualification process
6
Smart lists and recommendations
8
Company/business profiles
8
Data hygiene
7
Automatic data refresh
8
Filters and segmentation
5