Tuesday, June 30, 2020

LinkedIn Tips to stay out of LinkedIn Jail...

From my friend Karin Parsons... Thanks for sharing Karin.

Since we had our learning days together with LinkedIn, wanted to share this news and their advice that I thought might help you.

After being restricted in LinkedIn from making any new contacts, unless I had their email for over the past 5 years, even though I appealed it multiple times - they have opened it up for me!!!
With the following warnings and proper technique that I thought you might want to save to make sure you follow it so you always avoid restrictions being put on you.

The advice is the Red Part:

Thanks for contacting us about this. This restriction occurs when your account has previously been unrestricted and you've agreed to our policies, yet members continue to say they don't know you when they get your invitations to connect.

Per the LinkedIn User Agreement and Professional Community Policies, you agree not to:

• Invite people you don't know to join your network.
• Use LinkedIn invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact.

As a one-time courtesy, I've removed the restriction on your account. Note that after today, if your account is restricted again, you'll be required to enter an email address when sending invitations.

I strongly encourage you to adjust your inviting practices. I'm providing some suggestions on how you can significantly decrease your chances of receiving "I don't know" responses to your invitations:

1. Withdraw any pending invitations to people you don't know well. Here's how:

2. Invite people from the "Add (member's name) to your network" link OR click the "Connect" button on their profile. From there you can add a personal note to explain how you know them and why you'd like to connect. The personal note option isn't available when you import your address book or add email addresses from the "Add Connections" feature.
3. Add your photo to your profile. Others may not recognize your name but may remember what you look like.

Please understand that the controls we have in place aren't just to prevent spamming and unwanted invitations but are also meant to protect you. When a connection is established, you're sharing your full profile information, email address, and network updates, so we want to ensure you're only sharing this information with people you know and trust.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm always happy to help.


LinkedIn Safety Operations Support Specialist