Getting Started with Prospect Engine

How Website Niches work

Website niches are a way to categorize a list of URLs within an arbitrary label that provides a broad description of the types of websites you're looking to obtain links from.

They are not necessarily identical to search queries, but could be.

This video shows you what they are, how you set them, and how you use them.

Importing files containing URLs

You load your lists of URLs into Prospect Engine by uploading a CSV file that contains one column that lists the URLs.

This video shows you how.

How Query Credits work

Prospect Engine makes use of external services to obtain details about domains, social media shares, and to obtain email addresses.

These services charge for the data they provide.

To fairly allocate those costs, Prospect Engine users buy Query Credits (1,000 of which costs $1.00) and they're used up as you run queries.

While they are very cheap, it is felt necessary to fairly allocate costs based on usage.

For this reason, we created the concept of Query Credits

Setting the From email address

You should (maybe must) use an gmail account for Prospect Engine you use for no other purpose.

Prospect Engine works with gmail, and you can use a regular "@gmail.com" address to send email from a "branded" email address within your domain.

This video shows you how to setup the Sender or From email address within Prospect Engine.


Login to Google before starting

To ensure the emails that you send from within Prospect Engine come from your desired email address, you must login to Google (most of Google shares what most people think of as their gmail account) before you start prospecting.

Prospect Engine sends email from gmail, using whatever account you are logged into, so you must login to the right account before you start prospecting.

Creating CSVs from SERPs

We provide a free tool on our website that makes it easy to turns SERPs into CSV files, in batches of 100 URLs per CSV file.

This tool makes use of the SEOquake browser extension, and requires you to change a Google Search setting to return 100 URLs per SERP.

This video shows you set this up, and how you use this.