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What is CMS Prospector & How to Use it?

What is CMS Prospector?

CMS Prospector is part of Advanced Prospector, a tool that's included in the SERPed Agency add-on. You can learn more about the agency add-on here and Advanced Prospector here.

With this tool, you can find out what CMS (Content Management System) websites use and contact website owners to offer them products or services relating to their CMS.

How to Use CMS Prospector?

Under the Agency tab, select Advanced Prospector.

You will be taken to the Advanced Prospector welcome page or history page where you can view the results of your past searches. To start a new search, click on the blue + button at the top right of the page.

A modal will open up where you can select the type of search that you want to conduct. Select CMS Prospector and fill out the form.

There are 2 types of searches you can do with CMS Prospector: Keyword search or Scan Own URLs search. For a Keyword search, simply fill in the keyword that you want to search for, select the Google database and language of the report and click SCAN RESULTS.

CMS Prospector will then search for this keyword in Google and list all the sites it finds in the Top 100 organic results. Note that it can take a few minutes for our tool to complete the scan so please be patient. Once completed, you will get a list as per the example below:

For a Scan Own URLs search, simply enter the URLs of the sites you want to check and click SCAN RESULTS. Note you can enter up to 50 URLs at once.

Where a CMS has been found, you will be able to select the sites you would like to get in touch with by ticking the boxes on the left and clicking on Email/Download Prospects.

A modal will appear wherein you have to:

Select a company profile (to show your brand, contact details, etc.)
Make sure there is an email address for each business. If the email address is not provided by our system, we suggest you visit the website or Facebook page of the business in question. You should be able to find it quite easily.

Then, click on Next Step.

Draft the email that will be sent to the site owners that you have selected, preview the email and once you are happy with the email, select SEND EMAIL.

⚠️ IMPORTANT: Please note that, before you can send emails via our system, you must add your SMTP details to your profile. You can read more about how to do this here.

You can access your email history from the results page, to see who you contacted exactly, what email they received and so on. This way you can keep track of everything and make sure you are not missing any important information.

Alternatively, if you don't want to use an SMTP provider, you also have the option to export this data as a CSV file. Simply use the CSV export function and email these businesses the way you want... using Gmail, Outlook or any other email service provider.

Updated on: 08/02/2022

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