Meet Closely, the ultimate LinkedIn automation and scrapping tool that will help you save hundreds of hours of manual work. Whether you want to automate the LinkedIn network-building process or filter and find emails of people from LinkedIn, Closely got you covered.
What is Closely?
Closely is a cloud-based LinkedIn automation and LinkedIn lead generation tool that will help you to set up a campaign to put outreach activities on autopilot. You set it up once with necessary configurations and Closely will handle the rest.
This way you can easily save a couple of hours every day on building networks on LinkedIn or lead generation.
I found Closely really helpful when it comes to finding the email of targeted prospects and running automation campaigns on LinkedIn.
Find Emails of Any LinkedIn Contact
Finding the email addresses of target prospects is the biggest headache of all. It will take a lot of time for us to find the email manually. And sometimes we might not get the email address at all.
The Explorer section of Closely is what you need in order to find emails of target prospects matching different search criteria.
Let’s see how to use Closely to find emails of your target prospects.
Step 1: Log in to your Closely dashboard and click on the Explorer option from the left side.
Step 2: Now you need to enter the filters to find the prospects. You can set the company name, job title, company industry, company size and prospect location as filters to sort and find target prospects.
For example, I left the company name section blank and set the job title as Content, the industry as Computer Software, company size from 1 to 500 and location as the United States.
Now let’s click on the Search button to find people.
With the above-mentioned search filter, Closely was able to find out about 1,783 people.
Step 3: The email field of people will be blurred initially. Since we are interested in knowing the email of people, all you have to do is go through the list and tick on the people’s names whose emails you want to know.
Now click on the Open email button from the top right corner to reveal the email address.
For every email reveal, it will cost you a single credit. A popup will appear asking you to confirm it. Just click on the Open button.
As soon as you click on the Open button, emails of the selected people will be made visible. If Closely finds more than one email, the same will be listed there.
Next, click on the Export to CSV button from the top right corner to export the email and other details as a CSV file.
This is how easy it is to use Closely to find the email addresses of any people on LinkedIn in a single click.
You can further use this CSV file to set up automation through the Campaigns section.
Automate Connection Request + Follow-up Messages
Now, let’s take a look at how to automate sending LinkedIn connection requests and follow up messages.
If you were to manually send connection requests along with personalized messages and follow-up messages, it would take at least 10 minutes for a single prospect. If you go this route, you can hardly send about 10 to 20 requests every day. Furthermore, keeping track of everything manually would be a pain as well.
Let’s see how to set up a campaign in Closely.
- Firstly, open the Campaigns section and log in with your LinkedIn account.
- After the initial setup, you’ll be given three options. The first one is Connection request + follow-up messages, the second one is Invite by email + follow messages, the third one is Message to my network. Let me click on the second option
- Give your campaign a name
- Now, you need to upload the CSV file containing the email and other details of the prospects. Once uploaded, match the emails column.
- Once done, you can now craft your message template to be sent. You can set up and configure multiple messages, and time delays and use various contact and sender variables to customize the message.
- Now click on the Save and Start campaign button to start the campaign instantly.
With standard connection campaigns (Option 1), you may import your audience directly from a Linkedin Search or Sales Navigator Search, Upload a CSV with profile links or grab the users that reacted to a post, joined an event or a group.
Closely Surfer: LinkedIn Data Scraper Extension
Also, make sure to check out the Closely Chrome Extension to help you with LinkedIn tasks ranging from withdrawing sent connection requests that haven’t been accepted to extracting emails and other contact data right from a LinkedIn profile.
This is how we use Closely to automate LinkedIn network building and prospects finding. I really like the feature that let us find the email of people on LinkedIn with a single click.
You can sign up for a free account and you’ll get 150 credits to start with.
Definitely checkout Closely.