LinkedIn automation tools allow for easy and quick updates that can be done without any effort. It is a great way to save time and deal with the never-ending task of responding to messages and other messages on social media.

Here at ebb and flow, we have been experimenting with different LinkedIn automation tools and found a difference in the old ones we have been using compared to the new ones we have been trying in the past week.

What is Octopus, and why it would be beneficial to you!

Octopus is a LinkedIn automation tool that we have been experimenting with at ebb and flow. It makes it easier for you to connect, message and gain a following on LinkedIn. You can do this by creating a campaign where you can send a bulk message to a large number of potential clients. You can also get numerous emails and send connections. You can do all this whilst getting on with other tasks as it runs in the background. It saves a lot of time for us when we have been testing with it, and we have been able to get more work done in a smaller amount of time.

What is Dripify?

Dripify is a new version of Octopus that was created by the same company. It is also a LinkedIn automation tool with a similar purpose. You can set it in a sequence to contact different people in different ways at different times. For example, if you wanted to send a LinkedIn message to someone in 3 days but wasn’t going to be available to do so on the day, you can log it onto the campaign on Dripify, and it will do it for you automatically. 

Which is better, Octopus or Dripify?

Personally, we have a split opinion on our team. 

Josh prefers to use Dripify as there is more you can do on there, such as:

  • More information such as statistics.
  • An inbox section where you can see what messages and responses you have had using Dripify.
  • You can have a teams option on there where people from your same team can be placed in.

However, Charlotte prefers Octopus because it:

  • It is too expensive to use Dripify, and it’s not worth the extra money for what it offers compared to Octopus.
  • It is pointless to pay around double the price for a new automation tool, almost the same.
  • It wastes time as you have to take more time on how to use it as it’s not as straightforward as Octopus. 
  • For charlottes job working in sales, she doesn’t need any of the extra added stuff. It wouldn’t benefit her as she can get positive results from Octopus for a lower price.

What is PiPi Leads?

Pipi leads is an email finder where you can find the emails of LinkedIn users. You can do this by going onto a user’s profile and clicking the pinned extension on the top of the screen, and it will gather the user’s information and provide you with an email. Sometimes it will not work if there is no way to trace the user’s email, but it has helped us to gather many more potential client emails. You get 50 free finds monthly before having to pay for more if you wish to have more.

What is Skrapp?

Skrapp is the second email finder that we experimented with. Skrapp is very useful as it gives you the email of the LinkedIn users and provides you with other information such as their location, company size, and what company they are working for. This has been useful to us when adding potential clients into HubSpot as it gives us more information about them to add to your email files. You get 150 free email finds monthly, but you can pay for more if necessary.

Which is better? PiPi Leads or Skrapp?

Charlotte and Josh prefer skrapp. Even though that skrapp is more expensive, it is worth the extra money as you are given a lot more information than you are when using PiPiLeads. You can also have more free email finds on Skrapp. We believe it is worth the price to pay more for skrapp to have the extra information and 100 more free email finds.

There you have it! Here are some of the LinkedIn automation tools we have been experimenting with. We hope you have found this information helpful. Look out for a new episode coming soon, or check out last weeks episode here if you haven’t already. 

Check out the first episode of the podcast we made about LinkedIn automation [HERE]