A suppression list allows you to filter out contacts, companies, or job titles that should not appear in your search results. These might be accounts you've already won, contacts who have opted out, or job titles that have been a bad fit in the past. Suppression lists can contain up to 500,000 total fields.
Start the process on the Lists screen by clicking Lists on the navigation bar.
Create the List
Import the File
- Select Create List > Create Suppression List in the upper-right of the screen
- Provide a name for the resulting list
- Select the file to upload; it must be in csv format
- Indicate whether the file contains a header row
- Indicate whether to match on job history. If true, if the email address matches to a previous, non-current position, the current position will be suppressed instead. If false and there is a match, that match will be skipped
Map the Data
- Identify which columns in the imported file map to which pieces of information
- Only email address, company name, or job title will be considered for matching. The file must have one of these data sets mapped
The results screen shows how many SalesIntel records will be suppressed if the suppression list is applied to search results today. This data may change over time.
Use the List in a Search
On the SalesIntel tab, locate the "Your Lists" filter toward the bottom of the filter set. Identify your target suppression list and check the box. You may use multiple lists, as long as the total records do not exceed 500,000. Add the remaining search filters per usual. Your resulting data set will not contain records based on the emails, companies, or job titles on your list.
Of note, suppressing emails or job titles will also suppress companies where those emails or job titles are found when conducting a company search. Suppressing companies will suppress contacts at those companies. To better control this behavior, it is recommended to create separate lists for each field type that you want to suppress.