Clearbit extension
  • 05 Jul 2022
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The Clearbit extension uses the Clearbit API to import leads by email domain or to enrich existing email contacts by gathering additional information on people and companies.

Please note that you need a working Clearbit API key to use this extension. Usage of this extension may incur fees from Clearbit.

NOTE

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Watch this video to learn more about how to set up and use a Clearbit extension, or read on for further information.

Overview

After adding a Clearbit extension to your base, you'll automatically get brought to the new extension's settings page. The first thing you need to do in order to set up your Clearbit extension is to input your Clearbit API key. (If you don't already have a Clearbit API key, you can look into getting one on their website.)

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If at any point you need to change your API key or remove your API key, click on the extension's settings button or access the extension's settings from the extension's dropdown menu.

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There are two different ways you can use the Clearbit extension: with the Prospector API or with the Enrichment API. Prospector creates new records for new leads, and Enrichment updates existing records with new information.

Prospector

Clearbit's Prospector API helps you discover accounts and leads by finding their contact info. To use the Prospector feature, be sure to select the Prospector tab at the top of the extension.

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Next, you'll need to add least one email domain to search. You can narrow the scope of your search by entering names or titles as optional search terms.

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After clicking the Search button, you'll be asked to confirm the charge for the use of the Clearbit API.

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Once you confirm the request, the Clearbit Prospector API will return a list of results. You get to determine how the different pieces of information from the results map onto the fields in your table, and you only need to import as many fields as you need.

Check off the variables that you want to import, and select the destination fields from the dropdown menus accordingly. As you map more variables to fields, the right side of the extension will show preview versions of the records that will be created.

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When you're ready, click the Create records button.

Enrichment

Clearbit's Enrichment API helps you enrich existing contacts with additional data points about each person.

💡NOTE: The Clearbit extension currently supports enriching individual contacts, but does not support enriching company information.

To use the Enrichment feature, be sure to select the Enrichment tab at the top of the extension.

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Next, you'll need to select the table, view, and field in which the email addresses you'd like to enrich are located.

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After clicking the Search button, you'll be asked to confirm the charge for the use of the Clearbit API.

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Once you confirm the request, the Clearbit Enrichment API will return a list of results. You get to determine how the different pieces of information from the results map onto the fields in your table, and you only need to import as many fields as you need.

Check off the variables that you want to import, and select the destination fields from the dropdown menus accordingly. As you map more variables to fields, the right side of the extension will show preview versions of the records that will be updated.

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When you're ready, click the Update records button.


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