60 Seconds With the LinkedIn Expert’s Expert – Adding new connections to expand your network

December 24, 2014 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

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Having a low connection count in your network can make you look bad. Not in a literal sense but if you have lower than 500 connections, a specific number will show when someone views your profile.

This is different when you have achieved a 500 connection count and above; this means your viewer will see “500+” rather than “8” or “450”.

The reason this is a benefit, is because it will show 500+ regardless of whether you have 501 or 20,000 connections; but new potential connections are completely oblivious to the actual number of connections you have until they connect; making you seem more reputable.

The best way you can expand your network is by adding connections and keeping your profile active.

Adding connections is simple with the right knowhow. There are email lists you can use specifically designed to boost your network known as “power network lists” which are used to expand professional networks on LinkedIn.

Staying active can help because it will attract more people to view your profile; whether this be from seeing you like a post from one of your connections, or whether they see a post you uploaded that has been shared by their own connections.


Tough Talk:

You must expand your LinkedIn network to increase the amount of opportunities and leads you will be exposed to. It is also good to make sure you don’t go over the limit, if you add too many new connections in such a short period of time then you could have your profile banned!


Top Tip:

If you add connections by their own individual email, or by viewing their profile, then you are limited to sending out 100 connection requests per day. However, if you have a list of 100+ emails you would like to send requests to, then I would suggest compiling it into a text document (file extension: .txt) and uploading it to LinkedIn as a Contacts file.


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Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email: drmarkdyates@aol.com, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at: linkedinswat.co.uk.

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