Why Do Linkedin’s Influential People Not Accept My Invitations or Respond to My Emails?

June 10, 2013 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

A recent post from Jane (not her real name) asked for an honest answer to:

“What type of INFLUENTIAL great networking people do not respond to emails & what type of people call themselves influential, but are not credible.”

The following is honest constructive & not destructive criticism.

Having viewed your Linkedin profile Jane, it is you who is NOT appearing to be business credible, or business attractive enough. Which explains why people are not responding to your invitations to connect with them.

Sending 100+ invites over a 2 day period without having carefully researched each person prior to inviting them, is simply pre-programming yourself for failure.

WisdomIf you continue with this networking mind-set you will very shortly have your Linkedin account restricted, and then suspended and maybe closed down.

I’m not sure if you realise it, but sending out large numbers of invitations leads recipients of these invitations to click on the dreaded Linkedin button known as the IDK, (I Don’t Know This Person.) Or they can click on the Linkedin Spam button.

If just a few people do this, Linkedin’s Risk & Privacy team will put you on their radar screen and restrict, suspend or close down your profile altogether.

Until you master the concept that achieving success on Linkedin is all about giving 90%, with an expectation of a 10% return, you will struggle to really leverage Linkedin for profitable business growth.

Jane you need to take a pace backwards, to take two paces forward. Revisit your own Linkedin profile and ensure it is so incredibly business attractive that 100+ people every 2 days are contacting you to connect with them, rather than vice versa.

This is one of the real unpublished secrets for achieving success via Linkedin & its 230+ million business members.

Does this happen? Of course it does, every single day for every person of influence on Linkedin.

As to another reason why many Linkedin people of influence fail to respond to your emails.

It could be that that many influential people on Linkedin have, like me the Linkedin maximum of 30,000 first level connections. In my case this leads to over 1,000 emails every single day 365 days of the year.

Either me personally, or members of my www.elinked.eu Linkedin Consultancy team respond to approx’ 90% of these daily e-mails.

However about 10% of these daily emails are unsolicited, so it’s no wonder some people fail to respond.

The very best advice I can offer you & others Jane at the same position as you in your Linkedin marketing is this.

Fail to plan – plan to fail.

Linkedin business social networking is just a buzz phrase without developing and sticking to your own business connection growth plan.

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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