Automating Your Activity on LinkedIn: The DO’s and DON’Ts

By Viveka von Rosen

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Have you ever been restricted – or even locked out of LinkedIn and don’t know why? About 3-4 times a week I get this email: “Help! I’ve been locked out of LinkedIn! What can I do about it?” If your business is fueled by your connections and activity on LinkedIn, this can be a very big headache – costing you bit time and money.

While there are several things that can get you restricted on LinkedIn (something other than your name in the last name field, duplicate accounts, explicit content), it has been my experience that most people have their accounts restricted because they automated too many processes on LinkedIn.

Image 1: LinkedIn Account Restriction

Now don’t get me wrong, I do automate some of my activities – and even recommend it. But you must work within LinkedIn’s End User Agreement and you must be conservative in your activities!

Here are some LinkedIn automation DON’Ts and what to DO instead!

Don’t automate SPAM.

By this I mean:

  • Don’t use 3rd party apps to excessively automate profile viewing.
  • Don’t use 3rd party apps to excessively automate inviting people to connect.
  • Don’t use 3rd party apps to excessively automate sending messages to your connections.

In fact, LinkedIn doesn’t want you to use any 3rd party automation tools at all – and has been actively suing both the software platforms and the users of many of these tools, coming down particularly hard on what it considers “Customer Retention – The Lost Art (And Science) Of Marketing

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    One Response to Automating Your Activity on LinkedIn: The DO’s and DON’Ts

    1. Siry says:

      Hey, on occasion I see a 400 site message when I browse your website. Just a heads up, cheers

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