Best Sales Lead Generation Services of 2018

In the cut-throat world of sales, leads are everything. You can spend thousands of hours cold-calling or you can connect with one of these companies and get hot leads that are ready to go! Comparakeet has put together the very best companies on the world of sales lead generation. Each company has been tested and graded on their ability to create sales for your company!

CompanyRankingRatingPriceDescription

LinkedIn Advertising

1st9.7 out of 10$79.99 Per Month

LinkedIn Advertising Review

A solid sales lead generation service that lets you display ads in two forms, lets you choose between pay per click or per impression, and more.Full LinkedIn Advertising Review »

Callbox Inc.

2nd9.6 out of 10Varies

Callbox Inc. Review

A highly recommended lead generation service that offers a fantastic proprietary CRM Pipeline, multi-channel marketing, reporting features, and more.Full Callbox Inc. Review »

AeroLeads

3rd9.5 out of 10$49.00 Per Month

AeroLeads Review

AeroLeads offers a powerful yet easy-to-use sales lead generation and prospecting tool perfect for businesses of all sizes. There are some hiccups though.Full AeroLeads Review »

Padiact

4th9.2 out of 10Free

Padiact Review

A solid sales lead generation tool that can boost your email subscribers -- plus it's affordable, offers custom messages, and targeted marketing.Full Padiact Review »

Data.com

5th9.2 out of 10$25.00 Per Month

Data.com Review

A simple but powerful sales lead generation service that offers ease of use and an analytics advantage via Salesforce.Full Data.com Review »

Unbounce

6th9.0 out of 10$49.00 Per Month

Unbounce Review

A really effective sales lead generation tool that lets you easily create beatiful, mobile-optimized landing pages that can help boost conversions.Full Unbounce Review »

Qualaroo

7th9.0 out of 10$79.00 Per Month

Qualaroo Review

A sales lead generation tool that lets you create custom white label surveys for your customers, offers Google Analytics, a mobile app and more.Full Qualaroo Review »

InfoUSA

8th8.6 out of 10Varies

InfoUSA Review

A unique sales lead generation service that lets you utilize online and offline marketing via email lists and direct mail.Full InfoUSA Review »

Salesgenie

9th8.6 out of 10Varies

Salesgenie Review

A solid sales lead generation service that offers a large demographic criteria to help you narrow down leads, easy UI, a mobile app and more.Full Salesgenie Review »

TaskRabbit

10th8.5 out of 10Varies

TaskRabbit Review

A site where you can hire people to call or send out letters to potential clients, or even help you with your marketing approach.Full TaskRabbit Review »

Thumbtack

11th8.5 out of 10Varies

Thumbtack Review

A site where you can hire various professionals to do specific jobs -- in this case, sales lead generation. The bidding system is hit or miss, though.Full Thumbtack Review »

Hoovers

12th8.4 out of 10Varies

Hoovers Review

A sales lead generation service that is easy to use, offers quality contacts, and even a pay-as-you-go pricing, making you pay only for what you use.Full Hoovers Review »
Also, here are some important things we looked at for our rankings.

Features

Do you want to hand over your entire sales and marketing campaign to a sales lead generation company? Or do you need more hand-holding because you don’t have enough dedicated staff to monitor and develop sales strategies?  Does your company have an existing CRM (customer relationship management) platform or do you need access to these tools and databases? Comparakeet has profiled potential partners for your business which should give you and your staff the tools to determine which company is the right fit for you!

Just remember, a sales team needs to sell - not waste their time verifying leads!  An exceptional lead generation company will offer multi-channel solutions that will not only verify, nurture and follow up with leads, but they can provide real-time reports, search engine optimization (SEO), domestic and international capabilities, tracking, social media marketing and even run email and direct mail campaigns.

Pricing

Here’s the big elephant in the room!  Some sales lead generation companies do not release any pricing information on their websites. You need to contact them directly to get a quote.  Other sites conveniently display their pricing and spell out offers which can include subscription tiers, 1-10+ person dedicated sales team and managers, monthly or yearly rates, and a free trial period. Comparakeet breaks this down for you!

My Database is Bigger Than Your Database.  Fact or Fiction?

Every sales lead generation company claims they have the biggest and best database.  But how do you verify this? Do you place blind trust in their slick marketing campaign to get you to commit to sign on the dotted line for a 1-year contract?  Does the company buy and resell data from 3rd parties and resell it to you at a nice markup? Do they have a proprietary database or rely on public records? How do they verify their leads and how often are they updated? Let Comparakeet do the research and you decide who rightfully earned this bragging right.

Ease of Use

A well-designed lead generator website should communicate who they are and what they can do in order to make each visitor a paying customer.  The competition is pretty fierce in this industry and an easy to navigate website written in simple language is way ahead of the game. Assuming that visitors are well-versed in online sales and marketing lingo is okay, but keep it clear and concise anyway.  Effective calls-to-action should lead to the ultimate click to become a long-term customer with a minimum of fuss and questions.

Customer Support

Need help?  Support comes in many forms but the best companies will offer a multitude of options - 24/7 call centers (both domestic and international, if applicable), a dedicated campaign manager and team, email, online contact form, live chat, FAQ, and an informative glossary.  Read on to see how Comparakeet ranks the competition in this category!

4 Comments

  • Hi, How do you evaluate a company to get on the list? Is this personal preference or you are comparing by performance?

    • Hi Phil,

      It’s a bit of both. We compare the features of the products/services we review and we rank them based on what we think will offer the best value to our readers. 🙂

  • Hi
    we are looking fresh leads for our business. Can you help?

    • Hi Khuram,

      Our top 3 is a good place to start. If you want to advertise on one of the largest social networks for professionals, you should check out LinkedIn Ads. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a solid multi-channel marketing tool, Callbox Inc. comes highly recommended. Finally, if you want to boost your email subscribers, Padiact might be a good fit for you.