Monday, August 10, 2009

Goldmine: GM+View To Cross Sell

A client asked: Is there a GM+View that allows you to prospect for new opportunities or cross sell to your contacts?

Yes, one such site is Hoover.comand the following GM+View will search the Hoover database by company name:

Select Web > Setup GM+View
Click New > Enter a Template Name
Click in the large text box > click <H>
Copy and paste in the following:

---------------------------------------------------------------------
<HTML>

<HEAD>

<!--
This GM+ View Template is provided as part of The Hackers Guide to GoldMine, and
the author is providing this without guarentee or additional support.
-->

<SCRIPT language=JavaScript>

<!--
function redirect()
{
window.location = "http://search.hoovers.com/cgi-bin/hol_search?siteid=HBN&which=company&query_string=<<&strtran(trim(Contact1->Company), " ", "+")>;>;&dir_top_id=7"
}

setTimeout("redirect();", 0000)
// -->

</SCRIPT>

<STYLE type=text/css> P, UL, OL, DL, DIR, MENU, PRE { margin: 0 auto;}</STYLE>

<META content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0" name=GENERATOR>
</HEAD>
<BODY leftMargin=1 topMargin=1 rightMargin=1>
<FONT face=Tahoma size=2>
</FONT>
</BODY>
</HTML>
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Click Save > Click OK

Go to a contact and select this GM+View from the drop-down menu. It will show the Hoover website and automatically populate the Hoover search with the contact name.