It’s frustrating, isn’t it?
You want to build backlinks to your content by reaching out to the relevant influencers in your niche, discuss collaboration possibilities with other marketers, or interview industry leaders for a roundup post.
But you just can’t get a response from them.
They don’t respond to your Tweets, Facebook messages, or LinkedIn requests.
And you don’t have their email addresses.
I know the feeling because I’ve been there many times (but not anymore)
I can’t make anyone respond to Tweets or Facebook inbox messages.
But thanks to the tools I’m about to share with you, I can find the email address of almost anyone on the internet.
And you know what.
You have a much better chance of getting a response via email because, unlike social media posts, emails get the undivided attention of your prospects in their inboxes.
Makes sense? Good.
Let me share my thoughts on some of the best email finding tools on the web.
With more than 1 million registered users, Hunter is among the most popular email finding tools.
Search for any URL on Hunter and it’ll get back to you with all the publicly listed emails associated with that site.
For example, here’s what I got when I searched for Backlinko.com (a popular SEO blog)
You can view all the searched emails, along with the URLs (sources) where they’re publicly listed, in the detailed results.
And here’s the best part.
You can do all this for free!
Hunter’s Free plan gives you 100 email searches per month which is sufficient for a regular marketer. However, if you’re running an active outreach campaign and want to increase the number of email searches, you can go for the Starter plan at $39 to get 1000 searches per month or go even higher with the Pro and Enterprise plans.
The team at Find That Email calls itself “The Yellow Pages of Email” and they’ve done quite well to back their claim.
With more than 100 million verified corporate and personal email addresses, and an impressive list of customers, which includes brands such as HP and GAP, FindThatEmail is certainly one of the top email finding tools.
It claims to offer up to 90% accuracy in email searches but an experiment by Ahrefs found its accuracy to be at 92%, more than any other email finding service.
To find emails, you just need to search for a person’s name and company domain. You can also run bulk searches on a single URL.
You can start using FindThatEmail for free with a limit of 50 searches per month. But you can increase it to 500 searches with the Starter plan at $29.
I love the user interface of Voila Norbert. It’s a feature-rich tool that has a lot to offer to its users. But it still doesn’t overwhelm you with options and choices.
Instead, it’s designed to highlight its most important functionalities in the simplest of ways. It has a huge database of verified email addresses and mostly comes up with exactly the email address you’re searching for.
Just to test the tool, I searched for the email address of Google’s CEO, and in just a few seconds it got me what I was looking for.
You can also run bulk searches or verify large email lists using Voila Norbert.
The free plan gives you 50 searches per month, while the premium plans start at $39.
ClearBit Connect is a really useful Gmail extension that lets you find anyone’s email address, social profiles, location, and other relevant details while composing a new email. You can search for emails by a person’s name, company, or job title.
In case you’re not a Gmail user, ClearBit also comes as a separate application
It currently offers only a free plan with a limit of 100 searches per month.
LeadFuse is a brilliant sales prospecting software that does more than just finding emails for you. Unlike many other email search tools, LeadFuse not only allows you to search directly for the email addresses of your prospects, but also gives you the ability to search for people in different job roles, people currently hiring, or people with a certain Adwords budget.
Amazing, isn’t it?
The free package gives you a 7-day trial and up to 25 free leads. Premium plans start from $97/month and 500 leads.
Lusha comes as a separate application and a Chrome extension. It’s a B2B contact information database that lets you uncover the email addresses, telephone numbers and social media profiles of your prospects with ease.
However, its database is not as comprehensive as some of the other services in this list and mainly gives you the contact info of people working in large corporations.
Its free plan gives you only 5 free credits which are hardly enough to test the tool. The paid plans start at $39/month and give you 30 credits, which is still a bit expensive in my opinion.
Hiretual is a tool for corporate recruiters that lets them find, engage, and hire the right talent using artificial intelligence. But it’s email finding features are also pretty useful for marketers and bloggers looking to run outreach campaigns
It works really well with LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, and lets you identify people’s email addresses from their profiles.
You can use Hiretual for free with 5 credits and 30 profile analysis. Premium plans start from $89.
AnyMail Finder isn’t as popular as the other services in this list, but it still does the job of finding emails pretty well.
When you search for a name or company URL this tool gives you verified email addresses, plus a list a of pattern match email addresses (guess work)
But you’re only charged for the verified emails, which is cool.
You can use the free trial of Anymail Finder that offers 20 verified email searches or upgrade to the premium packages starting from $49.
FindEmails is an uncomplicated email finding tool that’ll dig through its huge database of email addresses to find the ones you’re looking for.
It’s not a pretty looking application though and does not allow free members to search for email addresses.
To start finding emails, you’ll need to subscribe to its $9/month package.
There you have it.
The next time you’re running an outreach campaign or trying to connect with an influencer via email, just use any tool in this list to get the job done.
If you’re not running bulk email searches, you don’t even have to pay for most of these tools because almost all of them offer free plans as well.
Do you know any other tool that finds emails quickly without costing a fortune?
Let me know in the comments section.
Jawad Khan is a content marketing consultant, a certified inbound marketer and a freelance blogger. He helps SaaS companies, tech startups and entrepreneurs find their voice online and connect with their target audience using high-quality content. Follow him on Twitter and his blog, WritingMyDestiny.