SUMMARY

Search, where you upload a CSV file, allows you to reach out to people outside your 2nd and 3rd-degree network on LinkedIn.


👉 View Prospect Labs CSV Example here:

Note! Your CSV file should ALWAYS include the URL to a user’s LinkedIn profile and the file cannot be bigger than 1 MB (depending on the number of columns you have, this will be approximately 2500 people).

👉 To create a Search with CSV file:

  1. Go to Search in Prospect Labs

  2. Click Add New Search

  3. Enter a name for your search

  4. Choose search type Import contacts from CSV

  5. Click on Browse Files and choose a file to upload

  6. Wait for CSV to be parsed

  7. Choose a CSV delimiter

  8. In the Map to field section, link the names of the columns to the accurate type of information

  9. Send CSV for processing

  10. Wait for CSV to be uploaded


IN DETAIL

Before starting a CSV search on Prospect Labs, you have to have your CSV file ready.

The file should be tidy and contain unique values (no duplicates). See the example below:

Note! Your CSV file should ALWAYS include the URL to a user’s LinkedIn profile and the file cannot be bigger than 1 MB (depending on the number of columns you have, this will be approximately 2500 people).

To create a new search using a CSV file:

  • Go to Prospect Labs Search from the main navigation menu and create a new search by clicking on Add New Search:

  • Name the new search, ensure to click on search type - Import contacts from CSV and click on Browse Files to choose the file you want to upload:

After you have selected the CSV file, it needs to be parsed which may take some time. Once it’s parsed, a few example rows will appear.

  • First, you should choose a delimiter - the way you’ve separated the columns. It could be a , or a ; or any other symbol you’ve chosen – fill it in the text box called Detected delimiter (if it's different from the suggested delimiter):

Below you will see three columns:

  1. Key from CSV - is the information imported from the first row of your CSV file.

  2. Example value - shows the details from the first person you entered in your CSV file.

  3. Map to field - contains the different placeholders you can choose to match with the column Key from CSV.

  • Map to field lets you choose from several different options such as first name, last name, phone, address, etc. Each one of them can exist only once in your list (except for the Dynamic placeholders) and MUST MATCH with Key from CSV:

If you do not want to include some of the information from your CSV file, choose the option Skip.

  • Note: In case there are LinkedIn URLs which are repeated more than once in your CSV file, you will get notified about it and will be able to fix it before you’re able to send the CSV for processing (you will also see which links are repeated, in case of such issue). If you wish to manually select which repeating information to keep, untick the box "Manually select duplicates to keep" and tidy the data by deleting unwanted duplicates:

  • When you are happy with information input, click Send CSV for processing:

Please allow some time for the CSV to be processed - the more people you upload, the longer it can take to process. After it's processed, you can click on the eye icon to view the people you uploaded.



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