Sometimes, the Author Finder doesn't return an email for the blog post.

There are a couple of possible reasons why:

  1. Hunter could not find the author's full name or company domain.

  2. Hunter doesn't have any data related to the domain of the author.

  3. The algorithm couldn't find a relevant result.

  4. The website did not allow us to extract information from the blog post.

  5. The website is too slow to respond.

1. Hunter could not find the author's full name.

The full name of the author of the blog article could not be found on the web page, so the Author Finder cannot try to find the email address.

The Author Finder will scan the URL you enter to find the full name. It will first look for structured information about the author, and it this fails, it will look for the author's name in other parts of the web page. In case it cannot find it or only finds part of the name, a result won't be returned.

Please also make sure to enter the complete URL of a valid blog post. If you only have the main website's page, we suggest to use the Domain Search instead.

2. Hunter doesn't have any data related to the domain name of the blog post.

The Author Finder uses all the data our crawler gathers on public web pages associated with the domain of the blog post entered. This is the data and emails that you can find when you use the Domain Search.

It can happen that Hunter's crawler did not find any email addresses for a domain name. This usually means that there isn't any publicly available email addresses on the web for this domain or that the crawler hasn't visited the relevant web pages recently.

You can find a detailed article about all the reasons why Hunter can fail to have any data on a domain name here.

When there is no data available for a domain name, the Author Finder is much more likely to fail to return an email address.

3. The algorithm couldn't find a relevant result.

In some cases, some data for the domain has been found, but the Author Finder still does not return a result.

This usually happens when the Author Finder's best guesses are verified and proved invalid. In this case, the Author Finder prefers not to return an email address instead of another very unlikely guess.

There can be other reasons, for example, if the email address has been removed from Hunter after a request from the owner. In these cases, the proper error message is displayed to let you know what happened.

4. The website did not allow us to extract information from the blog post.

In some rare cases, a website could prevent us from crawling the web page of the blog post, or from extracting the relevant information. Hunter fully respects robots.txt files, which dictates whether the webmaster allows Hunter to crawl the page.

When Hunter cannot crawl the page, the Author Finder cannot find the author's name, so it cannot find an email address. If this happens, you can use the Email Finder tool instead, and enter the author's name and domain.

5. The website is too slow to respond

When the website associated with the blog post is too slow to respond and we are unable to provide the email in an acceptable timeframe, a "Nothing found" message will be returned.


What can I do?

When the Author Finder fails, you can follow these steps to try to find the author's email address:

  • Ensure you have entered the full URL of a blog post, and not just the website's homepage.

  • If you entered a guest blog post, which means that the author isn't directly employed at the blog's company, you can try the Email Finder instead. You will need to look for the author's name and company manually on the blog post's page.

  • If you still don't get any results, follow this step-by-step guide of alternate techniques you can use to find the email address you're looking for.

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