Catching Up With ZAPinfo, Nymeria and SeekOut

A few of your favorite sourcing tools have announced updates. Here’s a breakdown:

ZAPinfo

The artist formerly known as WebClipDrop has launched what it calls a “Data Miner + Instant Data Scraper-like feature” that allows you to extract contacts from nearly any site. The new feature lets users grab contact information from any page with a list of contacts – such as an About Us corporate page – and you’ll see the list of contacts and the associated fields for each in your account.

Here’s a handy GIF, and you can click here for more info.

ZAPinfo
ZAPinfo’s Latest Feature Lets You Extract Contacts From “Nearly Any Site”

At SourceCon, ZAPinfo founder Doug Berg also teased a new GDPR-compliant feature that would allow contacts the ability to grant permission before having their personal data scraped from a webpage. No doubt GDPR will impact many sourcing solutions if it hasn’t already, and Berg sounds confident he’s got a better mousetrap.

SeekOut

The sourcing solution founded by a guy who used to report directly to Bill Gates in 2017 has just launched their biggest product update. Here’s what’s new:

  • New Filters: SeekOut now offers dozens of “Power Filters” to laser-focus your candidate search for the most in-demand roles
  • Insights into GitHub Candidate Pools: Visualize entire talent pools from GitHub with SeekOut Insights
  • Seniority Filter: Narrow down candidates by seniority

Click here to learn more.

Interesting side note: SeekOut’s Chrome extension was recently tagged as a victim of LinkedIn’s blacklist in a blog post by Josef Kadlec. When I asked SeekOut founder Anoop Gupta about this, he said “Here is our understanding. Linkedin tries to detect a bunch of extensions that are installed. SeekOut is one of these.

“However, to the best of our knowledge, LinkedIn is unable to detect if SeekOut is installed as we don’t have any web accessible resources and we don’t make any changes to the web page. So all they can do is try to scare people, which is why my question if you know of anyone who has actually been banned due to the use of our extension.”

Nymeria

One of the most affordable sourcing tools on the market is introducing a price increase. “Maintaining our incredibly low cost is slowly becoming infeasible,” said founder Corey Prophitt in an email.

The new pricing is as follows:

Web Service / Browser Extension

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  • 1,000 reveals for $19/month
  • 3,000 reveals for $39/month
  • 10,000 reveals for $79/month
  • 25,000 reveals for $159/month
  • 50,000 reveals for $279/month

API Partners

  • 1,000 requests for $39/month
  • 3,000 requests for $79/month
  • 10,000 requests for $159/month
  • 25,000 requests for $279/month

You can also get a two-month discount for paying ten months upfront. Current customers will not see any uptick in pricing. However, if you ever let the service lapse, which includes your credit card being denied, you’ll be on the hook for the new pricing.

Readers may remember Nymeria shutting down last year after a cease-and-desist letter from LinkedIn. Here’s my coverage if you want a history lesson.

Joel Cheesman has over 20 years experience in the online recruitment space. He worked for both international and local job boards in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. In 2005, Cheesman founded HRSEO, a search engine marketing company for HR, as well as launching an award-winning industry blog called Cheezhead. He has been featured in Fast Company and US News and World Report. He sold his company in 2009 to Jobing.com. He was employed by EmployeeScreenIQ, a background check company. He is the founder of Ratedly, an app that monitors anonymous employee reviews. He is married and the father of three children. He lives in Indianapolis.

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