Why did my scrape return a low number of (valid) emails?

If you've used our scraping tool and found that the number of valid emails returned was lower than expected, you might be wondering why.

Hans Dekker
Written by Hans DekkerLast update 1 year ago

If you've used our scraping tool and found that the number of valid emails returned was lower than expected, you might be wondering why. At Lyne, we understand how important it is to generate accurate and reliable leads for your business, so we're here to explain why the match rate can vary and what factors can affect it.

Factors that Affect Match Rate

Our email match rate can vary depending on several factors, including industry, company size, geographic location, and online presence. Some industries have more information available online, making it easier to find email addresses for individuals and companies in those industries.

On the other hand, small companies can be much harder to find emails for, as they may not have a significant online presence or may not have as many public records available. Additionally, certain geographic locations are harder to find emails for than others. Our best match rate is in North America, Europe, English-speaking countries, and South America.

Limited Online Presence

Another factor that can affect match rate is the online presence of the person or company you're targeting. Some people or companies have a very limited online presence, making it harder to find emails or other information for them. This can be especially true for individuals who are not active on social media or who do not have a significant professional online presence.

At Lyne, we understand the importance of generating accurate and reliable leads for your business. However, the match rate of our email scraping tool can vary depending on several factors, including industry, company size, geographic location, and online presence.

High number of leads at the same company

The email guessing, finding, and validation process is a complicated one. It can happen that when you're scraping multiple leads from the same company, for each of them the emails we found are risky or unknown.

This is because some companies set up their email servers in such a way that it's impossible for us to validate the potential email we've found. In that case, this applies to every person at that company, meaning we won't be able to 100% validate the email of any person at that same company.

If you've found that your email match rate is lower than expected, it's possible that one or more of these factors may be affecting your results.

We always recommend trying different search parameters and testing different industries and locations to see if you can improve your match rate.

Additionally, our team is always here to help if you have any questions or concerns. Simply reach out to our support team for assistance, and we'll do our best to help you generate high-quality leads for your business.

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