- Working Hours
- Advanced limits
Linked Helpers 2 works like a smart browser and imitates human behavior. If you navigate to the "Limits" section of the "Settings" menu, you can set up limits and working hours for your LinkedIn account (applied to all campaigns):
By setting up working hours you can:
- Make Linked Helper 2 work for this account only on certain days by switching "24 hours" / "Do not work". As an example, on the screenshot below Linked Helpers 2 will work only on Mondays and Thursdays:
- Make Linked Helpers 2 work for this account only for a certain time period. Just click on "+", add a working period, and click on "Format and save", this schedule will be applied to all campaigns (military time format is used):
- Or add several working periods:
Also, please, keep in mind that the time is shown for the selected timezone, but changing the value of the "Shown for timezone" setting does not change the working hours themself, but only their representation.
For example, let's imagine my timezone is UTC + 0:00 ("Shown for timezone" setting is set to UTC+0:00), and Linked Helper is scheduled to work only on Wednesdays from 10 AM till 11 AM. Then I change the "Shown for timezone" setting to UTC +1:00. The working hours change from 10 AM till 11 AM to 11 AM till 12 AM, because 10 AM in UTC + 0:00 is equal to 11 AM in UTC +1:00.
In other words, when you switch timezone, working hours will not also change the start and stop time but only its representation, so if you want to change working hours, you need to adjust the values in from / to fields of certian days.
Working hours for "UTC +0:00":
Same working hours but after switching timezone for "UTC +1:00":
LinkedIn measures your daily activity and may restrict your account if you do too many actions or do them too fast no matter manually or via automation tools. That's why it's important to set up correct daily limits for Linked Helper. With Linked Helper 2 you can:
How to set up daily limits
By default, Linked Helper is already set to the recommended daily limit of 150 profiles per every 24 hours. To view your daily limit, please navigate to the "Limits" section of the "Settings" menu:
Here you can change or disable the limit for 24 hours activity (please note that we don't recommend removing the cap or exceeding 150 actions):
How to adjust Timeout settings for Actions in your campaign
Please check this video for more information about "Limits and delays":
With Linked Helper 2 you can set up "Delay settings" for each action in your workflow. Basically, this will define how fast Linked Helper will process a profile and how long will be the pause before going to the next profile. You can set up:
- Bunch size - the number of profiles that will be processed in one go before Action goes to sleep, and Timeout between bunches - the time during which the Action will be sleeping before proceeding with the next bunch of profiles.
- Select between FAST and SAFE preset timeouts.
- And make your own custom timeouts (please note that LinkedIn also checks for how fast you do things on LinkedIn, so we don't recommend going faster than "FAST timeouts")
How to set up a limit for a certain Action in your campaign
What if you have a workflow that consists of several actions (for e.g Invite profiles => Filter contacts => Send a message to those who accepted => Send another follow-up message in a week) and you want to make sure that Linked Helper will send only 50 invitations in this campaign, leaving the rest daily actions for messages?
In this case, you can limit certain activities in this campaign - here is the detailed instruction on how to limit your invitations by 50 profiles per day.
Advanced limits allow you to limit certain types of activities of your LinkedIn account, such as endorsing, inviting, messaging, etc.
To navigate to "Advanced limits", please go to "Settings" (1) => "Limits" (2) in your instance window, and click the "Advanced limits" tab (3):
It is possible to add several limitations under one activity type, thus limiting the pace of execution. For example, I want Linked Helper to be sending a message to no more than 50 profiles per day, so I should add the limit of 50 actions per 24 hours for Message to 1st connections | Group members activity type:
At the same time, I do not want those 50 messages to be sent during one hour, I want to spread this type of activity over the day, so I should add another limit of 3 actions per 1 hour for Message to 1st connections | Group members activity type:
As a result, Linked Helper will be sending 3 messages each hour, but it will never send more than 50 messages per last 24 hours.
Please keep in mind that:
- Advanced limits apply to overall LinkedIn account activity, not to each campaign individually.
- These limits have priority over the daily limits, i.e. if your daily limit is 150 profiles per 24 hours, but you set the "Load profile page" limit to 1 profile per 24 hours, then Linked Helper will be visiting only 1 profile per 24 hours.
Advanced limits can be useful in these situations:
1. When you want to limit certain activity for this LinkedIn account.
For e.g, you can limit your invitations to 50 per 24 hours. In this case, as soon as you run out of "invitation credits", Linked Helper will switch to other actions of your campaign or will go to sleep mode if there is nothing else to do in this campaign. You can learn why your campaign can go to sleep mode here. You can see how many actions were already used on the same page:
If you run out of certain actions, you can also see when the next action will be available;
2. When you want to spread certain activities over the day instead of processing all profiles within a couple of hours.
For example, in the screenshot below Invite to group activity is limited to 100 actions per 24 hours. At the same time, I do not want Linked Helper 2 to fire all 100 actions within an hour but rather to spread them along the day, so I added an extra limit of 6 profiles per 1 hour, which means that Linked Helper 2 won't invite 100 profiles in a couple of hours since the campaign is started, but will be inviting 6 profiles every hour, switching to other Actions in the same or other campaign's workflow.
3. To avoid logouts.
As you may know, Linked Helper 2 is not detectable by LinkedIn, but some activity (even if it is done manually) can lead to log out for captcha.
LinkedIn may log you out if you manually navigate to ~50 LinkedIn profiles via their URLs, not via finding them in the search results. You can repeat this in the Chrome browser, manually making the right-mouse-click on the profile name and choosing "Open in new tab option".
Linked Helper 2 avoids such logouts by "in-page navigation": if a profile was collected from LinkedIn, then Linked Helper can type the name of the profile in the search bar and navigate to profile through "preloaded profile", which LinkedIn gives as a result:
But in-page navigation doesn't work if Linked Helper doesn't have the data for profile's first and last names, which usually happens when you upload URLs into Linked Helper instead of collecting profiles from search. We provided a workaround for this case: a new method called "Upload profiles from Linked Helper's CSV" allows you to upload to Linked Helper other data that is presented in CSV but only if that CSV was downloaded from Linked Helper version 1.8.23 or above and has a checksum at the end of each line. Here is the article with detailed instructions: How to upload profiles' data from Linked Helper CSV file.
Nevertheless, we recommend limiting certain activity types in order to be sure there won't be any issues with LinkedIn. With advanced limits, you can also limit navigation through URLs to avoid logouts. Please note that navigating to many organizations through URLs may also lead to the same issue: