Importing Lead Lists from LinkedIn Sales Navigator directly to PD LEADS

Markus Funk
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Hello, 

LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a great tool for prospecting. Unfortunately the interface for LinkMatch , to add LinkedIn contacts as LEAD, is not yet ready. This really is missing. When will the interface for LinkMatch be ready?

Even advanced would be to not have to use a third party tool to "grab" Linked contacts and add them to PD as "LEAD" 

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  • Inês Batata
    Inês Batata Admin Posts: 3,153 COMMUNITY MANAGER
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    edited August 2020 #2

    Hi @Markus Funk !

    LinkMatch is an external integration, which means it's not built or maintained by Pipedrive, so I'm afraid we can't answer your question, unfortunately.

    From our end we have created API endpoints for Leads (which is what allows the creation of integrations) and let all of our integration partners know, so for more information I would suggest getting in touch with LinkMatch support team - find their contacts here.

    In any case I have forwarded your suggestion internally to our team for consideration in future developments. Thank you for your input!

  • Markus Funk
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    edited February 24 #3

    @Inês Batata 

    Hi Ines, 

    please see the answer from LinkMatch ! Hopefully we can solve this rather quick..... 

    "Hi Markus,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    We have a direct contact with Pipedrive developers, so we know for sure that their current API doesn't support the functionality needed for LinkMatch.

    Specifically, there is no full-featured search endpoint, so it is impossible to find a match for LinkedIn profile the way we do for Contacts. We will be notified as soon as it is released and will get on integrating the Leads module right away."

  • Inês Batata
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    edited August 2020 #4

    @Inês Batata 

    Hi Ines, 

    please see the answer from LinkMatch ! Hopefully we can solve this rather quick..... 

    "Hi Markus,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    We have a direct contact with Pipedrive developers, so we know for sure that their current API doesn't support the functionality needed for LinkMatch.

    Specifically, there is no full-featured search endpoint, so it is impossible to find a match for LinkedIn profile the way we do for Contacts. We will be notified as soon as it is released and will get on integrating the Leads module right away."

    Thank you for getting back to us @Markus Funk.

    I'm sorry to hear the Leads endpoints we offer don't cover the spectrum LinkMatch would need. 

    It's good that they're in direct contact with our developers and staying tuned to updates to that endpoints list, though, and I've also pushed the topic internally, even though unfortunately I can't promise anything, as priorities and resource allocations for development have to be distributed and unfortunately not everything can be built or at least built in the near future. Thank you for your patience!

  • Markus Funk
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    edited September 2020 #5

    @Inês Batata 

    Hi Ines, 

    please see the answer from LinkMatch ! Hopefully we can solve this rather quick..... 

    "Hi Markus,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    We have a direct contact with Pipedrive developers, so we know for sure that their current API doesn't support the functionality needed for LinkMatch.

    Specifically, there is no full-featured search endpoint, so it is impossible to find a match for LinkedIn profile the way we do for Contacts. We will be notified as soon as it is released and will get on integrating the Leads module right away."

    Hi Ines,

    any news on this yet? 

     

    Markus 

  • Minhaz Moosa
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    edited February 24 #6

    @Inês Batata 

    Is it possible to upload a CSV file into leads?

    A workaround could be for @Markus Funk  to pull the information from Linkedin and then upload to Leads

  • Markus Funk
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    edited September 2020 #7

    @Inês Batata 

    Is it possible to upload a CSV file into leads?

    A workaround could be for @Markus Funk  to pull the information from Linkedin and then upload to Leads

    Hi MInhaz,  

    it is not possible to export personal lead lists generated in LinkedIn Sales Navigator. Therefore an import to PD Leads can't be made. 

  • Minhaz Moosa
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    edited September 2020 #8

    @Inês Batata 

    Is it possible to upload a CSV file into leads?

    A workaround could be for @Markus Funk  to pull the information from Linkedin and then upload to Leads

    Hi @Markus Funk

    you are indeed correct, however you are able to pull the data via a third party extension,

    I personally use Linkedin Helper but many are available however they are against Linkedin's terms,

  • Markus Funk
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    edited September 2020 #9

    @Inês Batata 

    Is it possible to upload a CSV file into leads?

    A workaround could be for @Markus Funk  to pull the information from Linkedin and then upload to Leads

    I use  LinkMatch and SnapAddy but both tools are not capable so far to import the grabbed data in to PD Leads. I hope PD reacts soon to this issue. 

  • Inês Batata
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    edited September 2020 #10

    @Inês Batata 

    Hi Ines, 

    please see the answer from LinkMatch ! Hopefully we can solve this rather quick..... 

    "Hi Markus,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    We have a direct contact with Pipedrive developers, so we know for sure that their current API doesn't support the functionality needed for LinkMatch.

    Specifically, there is no full-featured search endpoint, so it is impossible to find a match for LinkedIn profile the way we do for Contacts. We will be notified as soon as it is released and will get on integrating the Leads module right away."

    Apologies for the delayed response @Markus Funk , the notification somehow slipped through me.

    I checked back and unfortunately there haven't been significant advances. It's on our backlog of ideas, but no ETA at the moment. The hardest job is to prioritise all ideas and suggestions from all our customers. This one hasn't made the cut yet unfortunately.

  • Markus Funk
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    edited October 2020 #11

    @Inês Batata 

    Hi Ines, 

    please see the answer from LinkMatch ! Hopefully we can solve this rather quick..... 

    "Hi Markus,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    We have a direct contact with Pipedrive developers, so we know for sure that their current API doesn't support the functionality needed for LinkMatch.

    Specifically, there is no full-featured search endpoint, so it is impossible to find a match for LinkedIn profile the way we do for Contacts. We will be notified as soon as it is released and will get on integrating the Leads module right away."

    Hola Ines, 

    well that's bad ;-) But there are many PD users that also use LinkedIn.... It would be of great benefit for all of them. 

  • Markus Funk
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    edited February 24 #12

    Status Update

    @Inês Batata

    Today I checked back with LINK MATCH Here is their answer:

    "Greetings! Unfortunately, the Pipedrive API for the Leads Module is not yet sophisticated enough for LinkMatch to be able to implement the needful features. We are following the updates on that and will implement the integration as soon as the Pipedrive API is sufficient. "

     

    Any update on the timeline from PD on this issue? 

    Regards, Markus  

  • Inês Batata
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    edited October 2020 #13

    Status Update

    @Inês Batata

    Today I checked back with LINK MATCH Here is their answer:

    "Greetings! Unfortunately, the Pipedrive API for the Leads Module is not yet sophisticated enough for LinkMatch to be able to implement the needful features. We are following the updates on that and will implement the integration as soon as the Pipedrive API is sufficient. "

     

    Any update on the timeline from PD on this issue? 

    Regards, Markus  

    Hi @Markus Funk , thank you for your update and for staying on this. I've messaged the Product Manager internally and will let you know as soon as I hear back from him. Appreciate your patience!

  • Inês Batata
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    edited October 2020 #14

    Status Update

    @Inês Batata

    Today I checked back with LINK MATCH Here is their answer:

    "Greetings! Unfortunately, the Pipedrive API for the Leads Module is not yet sophisticated enough for LinkMatch to be able to implement the needful features. We are following the updates on that and will implement the integration as soon as the Pipedrive API is sufficient. "

     

    Any update on the timeline from PD on this issue? 

    Regards, Markus  

    Hey @Markus Funk !

    I've heard back and unfortunately currently there are no plans on expanding on the Leads API capabilities. The only thing we want to add this year are webhooks, which could already help you with this, even if not fully.

    Unfortunately with many customers and requests and with limited development resources we need to prioritise and make choices what to deliver first. We will make sure however our team will consider your suggestions. Thank you for being so proactive and cooperative with this matter, we really appreciate it!

  • Nebojsa Damjanovich
    edited February 24 #15

    I use https://getprospect.io for finding leads through LinkedIn Navigator, export them and import to Pipedrive

  • Markus Funk
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    edited October 2020 #16

    I use https://getprospect.io for finding leads through LinkedIn Navigator, export them and import to Pipedrive

    HI Nebjosa, thanks for the tip. Could you explain a little more in detail on how to use a lead list generated in LinkedIn Sales Navigator and have it checked by getprospect.io? 

    Thanks in advance

  • Nebojsa Damjanovich
    edited October 2020 #17

    I use https://getprospect.io for finding leads through LinkedIn Navigator, export them and import to Pipedrive

    Hi @Markus Funk , I use LinkedIn Sales Navigator (in Chrome) to search for leads. Then I contact them through LI SN and if they reply than I get them with 1 click to getprospect through Chrome plugin (GP Get email button). From there it's simple export and import to Pipedrive. I don't have much leads, so in my case it's simple

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  • Nicola Meinders
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    edited February 24 #18

    Hi, thanks. It would be great if Pipedrive had an integration, as we're not sure what to do. Seeing these reviews, it seems that some chrome extensions would mean that you are blacklisted. Some of these were recommended in the forum. I'm not sure where LinkedIN has a list of recommended or accepted partner extensions...?https://www.g2.com/products/dux-soup/reviews?utf8=%E2%9C%93&filters%5Bnps_score%5D%5B%5D=1&filters%5Bkeyphrases%5D=&order=g2_default&filters%5Bcomment_answer_values%5D=#survey-response-4369511

    Here are a few reviews for this software. All the 5* reviews are pretty promising. However, there are a few recent ones that are saying LinkedIn banned them for having the Chrome extension as this is easier for them to track... This functionality is great, but I would never want to risk getting blacklisted. Does anyone know if a whitelist of approved suppliers for LinkedIn partners is available. LinkedIn themselves obviously want you to do sponsored content and adverts to reach people...

  • Inês Batata
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    edited December 2020 #19

    Hi, thanks. It would be great if Pipedrive had an integration, as we're not sure what to do. Seeing these reviews, it seems that some chrome extensions would mean that you are blacklisted. Some of these were recommended in the forum. I'm not sure where LinkedIN has a list of recommended or accepted partner extensions...?https://www.g2.com/products/dux-soup/reviews?utf8=%E2%9C%93&filters%5Bnps_score%5D%5B%5D=1&filters%5Bkeyphrases%5D=&order=g2_default&filters%5Bcomment_answer_values%5D=#survey-response-4369511

    Here are a few reviews for this software. All the 5* reviews are pretty promising. However, there are a few recent ones that are saying LinkedIn banned them for having the Chrome extension as this is easier for them to track... This functionality is great, but I would never want to risk getting blacklisted. Does anyone know if a whitelist of approved suppliers for LinkedIn partners is available. LinkedIn themselves obviously want you to do sponsored content and adverts to reach people...

    Hi @Nicola Meinders !

    I suggest you take a look at the integrations available in our marketplace, using the keyword "LinkedIn". I did a quick search for you, see here. All of these integrations are approved by Pipedrive.

    That being said, we appreciate your input and use it to give our teams thinking points to be considered in the future. Speaking of which, here’s how to stay on top of what’s coming down the line: