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The Ultimate Linkedin Search Guide

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Linkedin is powerful, but are you using its search engine at its full potential ? Probably not. Here's a guide to kickstart your Linkedin searches.

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The Ultimate Linkedin Search Guide

  1. 1. THE ULTIMATE LINKEDIN SEARCH GUIDE BY DATANANAS
  2. 2. LINKEDIN SEARCH BASICS if you want to search sales directors DON’T TYPE SALES DIRECTOR otherwise you’ll have all profile that have sales or director mentionned in their entire profile
  3. 3. LINKEDIN SEARCH BASICS Use the advanced search instead and type « SALES DIRECTOR » in the jobtitle field You will search only in the job title You will search for the exact term « sales director » by using quotation marks You can select only the « Current job »
  4. 4. BOOLEAN OPERATORS Quotation marks is not the only trick… You can also use Boolean operators : AND : will search both terms OR : will search one of the terms NOT : will exclude the second term Example : « sales director » AND software Example : « sales director » OR « marketing director » Example : sales NOT executive
  5. 5. BOOLEAN OPERATORS You can combine them, and group them with parenthesis (« CEO » OR « Director ») AND (« board member » OR « co-founder » OR « founder »)
  6. 6. SAVING SEARCH QUERIES Linkedin allows you to save searches And see news profiles matching the next time Therefore, if you save the query « Sales Director » you will be able to search profiles that have been promoted
  7. 7. COMPANIES AND SUBSIDIARIES If you search for people working at Salesforce you won’t have people working at subsidiaries such as Heroku or Pardot In order to have them, go to the company page And click on « How you are connected » and then « See all »
  8. 8. LINKEDIN PREMIUM / SALES NAVIGATOR If you are using Linkedin as a free user : You don’t have access to all search filters You are limited to 10 pages and 10 results per page You number of searches is limited You should really consider using Linkedin Sales Navigator
  9. 9. MORE RESULTS ON SALES NAVIGATOR By default, you can see 10 results per page on Sales Navigator In order to see 100 per page, just search for the url parameter count=10 and change it to count=100 You can then add profiles faster to Datananas
  10. 10. ENLARGE YOUR NETWORK The number of profiles you can see depends on your network If everyone has 750 direct contacts, you’ll have access to : 7 500 2nd level relations, if you have 10 contacts 75 000 2nd level relations, if you have 100 contacts 375 000 2nd level relations, if you have 500 contacts 1 500 000 2nd level relations, if you have 2 000 contacts So, everytime you meet with someone… add them to Linkedin !
  11. 11. Congratulations You mastered the basics of Linkedin search ! Increase your Sales with our Linkedin Lead Generation software www.datananas.com
  • MarcoPiva3

    Apr. 5, 2021
  • datananas

    Nov. 17, 2015

Linkedin is powerful, but are you using its search engine at its full potential ? Probably not. Here's a guide to kickstart your Linkedin searches.

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