How To Find Someones Email On LinkedIn
Anyone who works in marketing, recruitment, or B2B knows the importance of reliable email contacts for potential leads. If you rely on contacts to do your job then you are also aware that LinkedIn is an excellent resource for making these connections. Once you have found a promising profile on LinkedIn, you have a few different options for turning that initial contact into a meaningful sales or recruitment lead. But first you need an email address.
The good news is that many of the methods of acquiring an email address from a LinkedIn profile are completely free. The most straightforward of these is to simply reach out. With LinkedIn’s current protocol, you can't see another user’s email address on their profile without a first-degree connection.
Most LinkedIn users receive a large number of spam messages that they delete without reading. As with any other LinkedIn communication, your message should be short, noninvasive, and engaging to increase the chances of receiving a reply. Here's how to find someones email on LinkedIn:
How To Get Contact Info From LinkedIn Without a Connection
Of course, many LinkedIn users don’t respond to the equivalent of cold calls for connections. But if you are unable to make a direct connection, don't give up just yet. There are other avenues to explore in building your network.
LinkedIn Chrome Extensions
Many browser extensions allow you to extract a LinkedIn user’s email address from their profile. Some of the more popular free options include ContactOut, Sales QL, and Lusha Extension. Another application to consider is Skrapp, which allows you to access 150 emails per month for free from LinkedIn profiles, social media pages, and company websites.
More advanced browser extensions — such as Voila Norbert, UpLead, and Gem — are even more effective but come with a price tag. These software modules allow you to search significantly more profiles, have greater accuracy when accumulating email leads, and sometimes even come with a money-back guarantee in the event of inaccurate results.
All of these extensions are programmed for the Google Chrome browser, so if you are considering going this route make sure you have it installed.
Do Your Research
Even if you’re unable to make a direct connection with another LinkedIn user, their profile can provide you with valuable leads. In this case, you may need to use Google and a bit of educated guessing. With tenacity and some luck, you should be able to find some promising email leads.
First, a user’s LinkedIn profile may provide you with the company or organization that they work for. The company name will likely also give you the relevant domain name for a company email address. Once you have this domain name, you can do a Google search to look for common variations.
For example, if you have a person's name and their company domain, you might do a Google search for "firstname.lastname@example.org." You can also use Google's "site" function to do a more specific search. For instance, you would type “email@example.com” and “site: company name.com."
Again, this method is more time-consuming and usually involves some trial and error. But if you are casting a sufficiently wide web of potential email leads, this should result in enough meaningful hits to make the effort worthwhile.
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator function allows you to retrieve the name of the company that a person works for from their profile. With the function’s search engine, you can even use keywords to find relevant users. Once you have data on an employer, simply proceed through the steps described above to search for an email address.
Note that LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator is not a free service. The most basic plans for this function cost $99.99 a month. Still, it is a superior means of acquiring contact information. If you think you can turn these contacts into meaningful leads then LinkedIn Sales Navigator may be a good investment.
You can also use a LinkedIn extractor tool such as Wiza to further enhance LinkedIn's Sales Navigator feature. Once installed, Wiza expedites the Sales Navigator process and organizes your list of email leads based on your preferences. While installing Wiza is free, you then need to pay 15 cents per lead to export the results of your email lead search.
How To Download Email Addresses From LinkedIn
You also have the option to export your LinkedIn connection information by downloading it to your computer. This process is a bit time-consuming and only works with your first-degree connections but can still be a valuable tool.
Here are the steps.
1. Go to the “Settings & Privacy” icon and click on "Me."
2. Go to “Data privacy” and then “How LinkedIn uses your data.”
3. Click on "Get a copy of your data."
4. Click on "Want something in particular?"
5. This section will allow you to choose specific files from your LinkedIn data. From here, you can select your relevant connections and hit the "Request archive" button to download a file that contains all of your connections and their email addresses.
Let LinkedIn Work for You
LinkedIn is a rich source of email leads once you know how to use it. Finding the best leads may require a bit of time or money upfront. But with the number of browser extensions now available, coupled with some luck and dedication, LinkedIn can become an endless source of potential sales, recruitment leads, and other valuable information.