Enabling Quick Lookups in Nimble

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This article is an overview of how to enable external web pages in Nimble, otherwise known as iframes [Wikipedia].

Note: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest all prevent access from iframes due to their own internal policies.

Are you having trouble getting an External Web Page to load? You may need to adjust your browser security settings. We share more information below.

To set up an external web page, take the following steps: 

  1. In Nimble, select Settings >> Integrations 

  2. Next to "External Web Pages" select Enable

  3. This will bring up the option to "Add a web page".

  4. Type in the name and URL for the web page, and then add these supported parameters to the URL to create a specific iframe:
     hubspot={hubspot_profile_url} (Note: do not add anything besides this parameter in the URL field for Hubspot only)

About Parameters

As you can see in the screenshot, we added the requirement to look up a contact's {location} after the Bing URL, this will pre-load the top address.
Here are some example websites to plug in as iframes in Nimble:

Angel List - https://angel.co/search?q={contact_name}
Bing - https://www.bing.com/search?q={contact_name}
Yahoo Maps - https://maps.yahoo.com/#tt=&q={location}
Yahoo News - https://news.search.yahoo.com/search?p={contact_name}&fr=sfp&pqstr={contact_name}
366 Degrees - URLs for Activity Streams and Drip Campaigns will be uniquely and securely generated for the individual 366 Degrees user, and will be available from within their 366 Degrees account.
Note: Some websites will open iframes in new tabs, such as Crunchbase and Tumblr. This is due to their own preferences.
To set up your own iframe, visit a website and try a sample search. Next, take the results from the URL and append our supported parameters after the search in the URL to create an iframe.
Here are the steps you would take to create an external link to Bing.com in Nimble.

1. Go to the website that you would like to use for an external web page in Nimble and run a search to find out the URL that is used for search. 

2. Run a search on the website you would like to use for an external web page in Nimble. This will reveal the URL for search.
For example, "bing.com/search?q=[search term]. We want to search by a contact's name in Nimble, therefore we append {contact_name} to make the URL, "bing.com/search?q={contact_name}.
3. We want this search to be for a contact name on Bing.com, so we add {contact_name} after the URL we took from our search on bing.com for "Michaela Prouzova". 

4. Here is the final result! 

This is a really great way to enhance your use of the Hubspot integration because you can pull up your lead's profile from within the External Web Page tab.
Are you having trouble getting an External Web Page to load?
Browsers are more likely to support HTTPS than HTTP protocol, blocking you from accessing HTTP sites.
You can change this setting by selecting the special icon that shows up in Firefox or Chrome, then change your settings to allow access to the site.
In Chrome:

In Firefox:

If you have any questions, please write us at care@nimble.com, initiate a chat from this FAQ, or join one of our Nimble Onboarding and Best Practices sessions, held every weekday at 9 AM PT.

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