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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

LinkedIn Tip # 14 - Searching for Commercial Use

Why do I see a message about commercial use limit on search?

We've recently improved the LinkedIn people search experience. You can now view the full names and profiles of anyone in your extended network (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree), regardless of whether you're connected or have a Premium account.
This improved network visibility includes a limit based on search usage. If you reach the commercial use limit, your activity on LinkedIn indicates that you're likely using LinkedIn for commercial use, like hiring or prospecting. This limit is calculated based on your search activity since the first of the calendar month.
A progress bar appears in your search results when 30% of your searches are left, and continues to remind you in 5% increments. After you've reached the limit, you can continue to search, but will see a limited number of results. Your free monthly usage resets at midnight PST on the 1st of each calendar month.



The limit doesn't affect your ability to search 1st degree connections. Even if you've encountered the limit, you may always search your 1st degree connections on your

Note: We're not able to display the exact number of searches you have left and we also cannot lift the limit upon request. Also note the warnings may not display if you run through the full amount of searches too quickly.
You can always upgrade to one of the below Premium account plans for unlimited searching:
  1. Business Plus
  2.  Recruiter
  3.  Sales Navigator
If you choose to cancel your premium subscription, you will no longer have unlimited searches and your search limit will not be reset upon cancellation.
Note: Our Job Seeker plan doesn't have unlimited searches. Learn more about the commercial use limit for search.

This post is quoted directly from LinkedIn, as a reminder of the new changes on LinkedIn.

Remember that if you are using the free platform, your number of searches/page views is considerably less. In my experience, the free platform can only complete a maximum of 300-400 searches/page views per day. These include sending messages, accepting and sending connection requests and just viewing people who have viewed your profile. Each is counted as a page view. We do not realize how quickly these can add up.

Give us a call and we will fill you in on all the details.

Got a LinkedIn question? Feel free to email me and I will answer it in my next blog.

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