With just an email address, you can find people's social media profiles using a method called reverse email lookup
With just an email address, you can find people's social media profiles using a method called reverse email lookup

Hiring New Staff? Here Are 3 Free Reverse Email Lookup Methods to Check Your Candidate’s Social Networks

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Your company is growing and it’s time to hire new employees. Congratulations!

Identifying promising applicants is important, but it's just the first step. The real challenge lies in effectively screening for any red flags or unacceptable behavior.

One of the ways to do this is to use an email address to find LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles.

See the demo below:

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What are other ways you can find your candidates' social media to ensure they don’t hold workplace-damaging opinions?

After all, your employees are the reflection of your hard-built company. As Warren Buffet said,

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it."

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Specialized Websites (3.96/5)
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What Is Reverse Email Lookup?

Reverse email lookup is one of the data enrichment methods. It uses an email address to search for publicly available data associated with that particular email.

Some of the information you may get from reverse email lookup are:

  • The owner’s full name
  • Current address
  • Phone number
  • Social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter/X, etc.)
  • Profile picture

Does A Free Reverse Email Lookup Social Networks Exist?

Yes, it exists. There are several free methods to reverse email lookup social networks you can try.

There are also paid ones, which are an easier and more efficient method.

Let’s look at them.

1st method: Use Sapiengraph

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Cost (4.5/5)
Ease of Use (4.6/5)
Accuracy (4.9/5)
The most affordable is $49/month for 12,500 credits. It can be used to reverse email lookup exactly 390 candidates
As easy as using the SUM function
Sapiengraph is powered by our LinkedIn database, LinkDB

Sapiengraph is a data enrichment tool on Google Sheets. This means you can enrich your potential candidates' data directly on your Google Sheets CRM database. (Remember the demo you saw earlier?)

Here’s how Sapiengraph can help you reverse email lookups to find your candidates’ social media profiles.

  1. Get their email addresses
  2. Use the =SG_REVERSE_EMAIL_LOOKUP(EMAIL) formula to find their LinkedIn profiles.
Use the =SG_REVERSE_EMAIL_LOOKUP(EMAIL) formula to find their LinkedIn profiles.
  1. Now that you’ve got their LinkedIn URLs, you can find their Facebook and Twitter profiles using the =SG_PERSON(PROFILE_URL, PERSON_ATTRIBUTE) formula.

Facebook

Find their Facebook profiles using the =SG_PERSON(PROFILE_URL, PERSON_ATTRIBUTE) formula

Twitter

Find their Twitter profiles using the =SG_PERSON(PROFILE_URL, PERSON_ATTRIBUTE) formula

Although Sapiengraph is a paid service, I think it is one of the best ways to reverse email lookups on multiple candidates at once.

Claim your free trial of 100 credits here now.

2nd method: Use Search Engines

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Ease of Use (3.9/5)
Accuracy (2.9/5)
Free of charge
It's simple to search but one of the limitations is you can't search multiple candidates at once
Some searches will produce results, some won't

The second method for doing a free reverse email lookup social networks is using search engines.

To do this, you simply enter the email address into your browser’s search bar. Once you press enter, the algorithms will search for any mentions of the email address you entered. This may direct you to websites associated with the email address.

While Google is the most used search engine, it’s worth remembering that other search engines like Microsoft Bing work too. Although their functions are pretty similar, they actually have different algorithms and ranking factors.

Therefore, you may get different results that may help your search even more.

Let’s compare the result of reverse email lookup social networks between Google and Microsoft Bing using my personal email.

Search Engine Results Comparison (Google vs Bing)

Default search results

In my opinion, both search engines gave good results.

Search engine results from Google
Search engine results from Bing

Image search results

However, when it comes to image search results, Google is far ahead of Bing.

Image search engine results from Google
Image search engine results from Bing

3rd method: Use Reverse Email Lookup Websites

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Cost (3.8/5)
Ease of Use (3.9/5)
Accuracy (4.2/5)
Various pricing plans. Some don't disclose them publicly
Easy to use but can't lookup multiple candidates at once
Searches from publicly available data on the Internet

The third method is using a website specialized in reverse email lookup social networks.

For most of these websites, you have to pay to unlock the full report. I never met any that offers free service besides a free trial.

Here are two examples of reverse email lookup websites.

1. Reverse Contact

Reverse Contact regards itself as a reverse email lookup service for business.

Here’s how it works.

  1. Go to reversecontact.com
  2. Enter an email address in the search bar
  3. Click "Search Now" or press Enter on your keyboard
  4. Then, LinkedIn information associated with the email will be displayed
  5. To get the full report, sign up and you will get 20 free credits

2. Spokeo

Spokeo is another reverse email lookup website. Here’s how it works.

  1. Go to spokeo.com/email-search
  2. Enter an email address in the search bar
  3. Click "Search Now" or press Enter on your keyboard
  4. After it has finished searching for information, click the "Unlock Full Report" button
  5. Then, you will be asked to pay $0.95. Click "Continue" to proceed.
  6. After you pay, you will automatically be subscribed to a free trial
    membership.

Sapiengraph Free Trial

Reverse email lookup multiple candidates at once with Sapiengraph. Here’s how to claim your free trial of 100 credits and experience the difference firsthand.

  1. Sign up for an account here.
  2. Install the Sapiengraph browser extension and Google Sheets Add-on (You will automatically be redirected to the install pages after signing up)
  3. Go to your Google Sheets, click ExtensionsSapiengraph Launch Sapiengraph to start using.
  4. Check this documentation for the list of formulas.

It’s that easy.

If you like what you see, you can get 12,500 more credits at only $49. It is enough to find the LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles of exactly 390 candidates.

You can also check out Sapiengraph’s pricing page for more options.


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