LeadGibbon and Email Hunter (Hunter.io) are very different. Here's a summary of their differences.
- LeadGibbon will identify your lead’s email address with a single click of a button (while on LinkedIn).
- LeadGibbon allows you to store your lead data on Google Sheets which you are free to update or modify as required.
- With LeadGibbon, you are able to send an email directly to a lead right from LinkedIn.
- With LeadGibbon’s Unlimited Plan you have the ability to identify an unlimited number of email addresses, as well as capture an unlimited amount of lead data for your leads
- LeadGibbon provides you 18 different fields of data for each contact that you save. All this information is stored in one convenient location (a Google sheet) which can be used to identify missing or incomplete information about your leads. Your leads’ email addresses and phone number will also be saved on this sheet for easy access when following up.
- LeadGibbon is accessible on both regular LinkedIn accounts as well as LinkedIn Sale Navigator accounts.
- LeadGibbon’s pricing blows everyone else out of the water. For $199 per month, you are able to collect lead data on unlimited contacts per month.
Email Hunter (Hunter.io)
- Email Hunter no longer works inside of LinkedIn. You are now required to input the first name and last name of the individual, as well as the domain of their company in order to retrieve your lead’s email address in the Email Hunter Web App. This is a very time consuming process.
- Email Hunter does not offer the option of saving your lead data to Google Sheets. With Email Hunter, your lead data will be stored in their Web App, and you will need to export this data to a csv or other file format in order to edit or modify.
- Email Hunter does not give you the option of emailing someone from within LinkedIn. If you want to send someone an email, you will have to copy the email address from the Email Hunter Web App and paste into Gmail, Outlook, etc.
- With Email Hunter, you will need to constantly monitor your usage in order to ensure that you do not surpass your allotted number of credits for the month. This can be cumbersome.
- Email Hunter only provides 4 fields of data for each contact that you save. You have little information to go on beyond your leads’ name, company name, and country. This is especially a problem if you’re looking for a specific demographic to target (eg. industry), in which case you would have to spend additional time doing further research on your leads.
- With Email Hunter no longer being accessible on LinkedIn, the feature to go on any LinkedIn profile (regular or Sales Navigator) and find an email address immediately will not be available to you. Finding leads with Email Hunter is now a manual and less productive process.
- The pricing for Email Hunter is quite good for small scale users, but you end up spending much more if you are a professional user because of their credit system (eg. 50,000 credits will cost you $319 per month).