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Run in Postman

Engineeringby Andrew O'Neal on March 22, 2016

If you’ve ever used Postman [https://www.getpostman.com/], you’ll know it’s an incredibly useful REST client to test API endpoints. Since everyone who checks out Clearbit is immediately curious what the results from API calls will look like, we added a Run with Postman Button that allows you to test API requests and see the results immediately without writing any code. If you’ve installed Postman’s free app or Chrome extension, just look for this button in our docs [https://clearbit.com/docs?ru

80% increase in industry categorization coverage

Engineeringby Matt Sornson on March 17, 2016

When we launched company categories (late last spring), they covered ~30% of companies. We could generate categories for most public companies and a good portion of highly visible private companies as well. Customers quickly started using them for signup routing, lead scoring, and segmentation analysis. All powerful use cases that drive immediate value. As we started looking at expanding coverage from public and prominent private companies, we found that many self reported sources were often i

A quick way to increase data accuracy by 12% or more

Engineeringby Alex MacCaw on February 23, 2016

One thing that makes Clearbit's Enrichment API so helpful is that you don't need anything more than an email address to get rich data about a person and the company where she or he works. But, many of our customers already know a thing or two about their users, such as their names, and can increase accuracy by simply passing that information along with email addresses. In addition to names, helpful attributes to include might be IP addresses, Twitter, Facebook, or GitHub handles. Including an

Dealing with Deprecating APIs

Engineeringby Alex MacCaw on September 21, 2015

From time to time we have to make backwards incompatible changes to our APIs. To make sure everything keeps working for our customers we have a date based API versioning system [https://clearbit-blog.ghost.io/versioning-apis-internally] which works pretty well. However, this does mean that at any point in time we have a lot of customers using older versions of the API, which in turn means they're not getting the latest and greatest data from us. We've been testing various approaches to persuade

Discovery API

Engineeringby Matt Sornson on September 15, 2015

Today we are very excited to introduce our latest API--Discovery [https://clearbit.com/discovery?utm=discovery_blog]. Traditionally finding new leads is a long and painfully tedious part of a company's sales cycle. Manually building lists and endlessly trawling LinkedIn almost defines today's Sales Development Reps (SDR) role. Our new Discovery API enables you to quickly target companies based on a wide set of parameters. Finding companies who have 100+ employees, are in the Professional Serv

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