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Dashboard Redesign

Companyby Alex MacCaw on June 29, 2015

If you've signed into Clearbit in the last few weeks you may have noticed a few changes - we've overhauled our dashboard and shipped a beautiful new redesign. Graphs The graphs in your dashboard [https://dashboard.clearbit.com] show any requests you've made that count against your quota. You can filter by type of API and time range. Lookup Our lookup tool [https://dashboard.clearbit.com/lookup] lets you run one-off lookups against emails and domains returning person and company information.

Blocking Spammy Signups

Companyby Alex MacCaw on May 19, 2015

We've been dealing with a fair amount of signups that are either triggered programmatically or by using fake email addresses. This is a bit of a hassle for us--not only are these signups taking advantage of the 50 free calls on our free tier (which actually costs us), it's also a pain for our sales team to sift through fake leads. Identifying these signups programmatically was proving to be quite difficult though. The attackers were using a variety of proxy IPs and there weren't obvious similar

Turning 1.0

Companyby Alex MacCaw on March 03, 2015

As more companies turn to freemium and self-service business models, servicing inbound leads is becoming increasingly problematic. Segmenting leads and making sure your company reaches out to qualified customers is an important part of converting them, but with hundreds or thousands of daily inbound leads doing research manually can become a massive time sink. We are building a set of business intelligence APIs [https://clearbit.com/docs] to help research and qualify leads, amongst other use c

APIHub => Clearbit

Companyby Alex MacCaw on August 25, 2014

We're changing our name from APIHub to Clearbit, a simpler name that isn't quite so developer centric. The two main pieces of feedback we got about APIHub was that it was hard to say (especially if you had no idea what an API was), and that the assumption was we were a Mashape [https://www.mashape.com] competitor. Choosing a name is hard, especially when you consider the lack of available domain names and the plethora of trademarks. Aside from that, I think the important thing to keep in mind

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