- Where Linked Helper can collect profiles from
- LinkedIn filters
- Search examples and use cases
A lot of our clients ask how to collect profiles matching certain criteria, for example, they need only CXOs working in a particular industry in a particular country. In this article, we cover this question in more detail for you to know how to use Linked Helper and LinkedIn search in a more productive way.
As you probably already know, Linked Helper 2 works as a smart browser, it doesn't hack LinkedIn, i.e. it is not able to fetch the profiles from the LinkedIn database directly, or offer more filters than your LinkedIn account subscription can offer.
Linked Helper has built-in filters so you can review profiles once they are collected from LinkedIn, but there are several things to keep in mind prior to collecting everyone in the campaign Queue:
- Basic LinkedIn search has limited result output: I have more than 1000 contacts. How to collect all of them thru search?
- If you use a free LinkedIn subscription, the number of your search requests is limited: LinkedIn Commercial Use Limit.
- A lot of search requests or a lot of collected profiles in a short period of time may cause issues with LinkedIn as that can be considered as a system abuse: What kind of limits should I use?
Hence if you want to get a lot of valuable leads and not get in trouble with LinkedIn, it is better to use search keywords and accurately adjust LinkedIn search filters prior to collecting in order to avoid extra activity and fetching unwanted profiles that must be reviewed and delete / excluded late via Linked Helper.
This article is helpful not only for sales and marketers but for recruiters as well since candidates fine filtering greatly increases the changes to find the right candidate.
Let us quickly review the sources where Linked Helper can collect profiles from, as well as LinkedIn filtering abilities, and some best practices.
Where Linked Helper can collect profiles from
Linked Helper 2 can collect contacts from the following sources:
- LinkedIn search page - standard search for all LinkedIn accounts. The results are limited by LinkedIn to 1000 profiles per search request.
- My Network Page - page with all your 1st-degree connections. It's possible to collect them all in one go.
- School Alumni page - expand your network by adding profiles from any University.
- My group page - you are able to collect profiles from a group of which you are a member. No advanced filtering by location, industry, etc.
- Who viewed your profile page - collect those who viewed your LinkedIn account. Provides limited results on free subscriptions.
- Sent invitation page - get a list of profiles who have not accepted your invitation yet.
- Post likers or commentators - collect those who liked or commented on a post on LinkedIn.
- Sales Navigator search page - advanced search available with Sales Navigator subscription.
- Sales Navigator list page - saved Leads lists in Sales Navigator platform. You need to open a list from which you want to collect profiles from.
- Sales Navigator Saved Search - saved search criteria in Sales Navigator, including keyword strings and filter refinements, so you can quickly run that search again at any time.
- Talent search page*
- Talent project page*
- Organizations page - in case you created a campaign for organizations:
- Sales Navigator organizations page - in case you created a campaign for organizations:
- Sales Navigator organizations list page - in case you created a campaign for organizations:
Additional Sales Navigator filters
- Past Lead and Account Activity
- Geography (Sales Navigator allows you to set a postal code and an area within it)
Role & tenure filters
- Seniority level
- Years in current position
- Years at current company
- Years of experience
- Company headcount
- Company type
- Became a Member
- Posted content keywords
- Department headcount
- Department headcount growth
- Annual revenue
- Company headcount
- Company headcount growth
- Number of followers
- Technologies used
- Job opportunities
Additional Recruiter filters
Search examples and use cases
Case 1: Remove contacts from your 1st connections who are not from a certain country.
- Create a campaign with the "Remove from 1st connections" action
- Go to the search page of any platform, filter your search by 1-st connections relationship status and USA location.
- You can find an already made search for each platform here:
- Collect filtered contacts into the "Exclude" list of your newly created campaign with the "Remove from 1st connections" action.
- After all contacts from the USA are in the exclude list, you can collect all contacts from the "My network page" into the queue of your "Remove from 1st connections" action and remove those contacts from your network. Those profiles who are from the USA and whom you want to leave in your network won't be collected and removed.
Case 2: Usie multiple values in a search filter
- set up filters: type of search, companies, relationship level, etc.
- add Boolean search request line in the Title field:
“Chief Executive Officer” OR “Chief Operating Officer” OR “Chief Financial Officer” OR “Chief Technology Officer” OR “Chief Information Officer” OR “Chief Compliance Officer”
Case 3: Collect contacts from a certain group and a certain location.
- Create a new campaign just for collecting profiles: How to create a new campaign in Linked Helper
- If you don't have a campaign with the "Message to 1st connections" action that you will use to send messages to your group members, you'll need to create it as well:
- Next, you'll need to collect contacts from your Sales Navigator search into the campaign with the "Visit and extract profiles" action. In this example, it's called "Collect contacts from the SN group search": How to add profiles into the campaign?
- After you've collected your contacts, you need to transfer them from the "Collect contacts from the SN group search" campaign to the "Send a message to group members" campaign. To do that, you can use List Manager or copy profiles via Add to button as it is shown below:
- After you've transferred your contacts, you need to change their platform to LinkedIn: How to change LinkedIn platform for processing profiles?
- And provide a "Group ID" manually in order for Linked Helper 2 to send messages to those contacts as group members. Group ID can be found in the group URL when opened in Basic LinkedIn, for example, the URL of LinkedIn for Business is https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4467972/, so the ID is 4467972:
Done! After that, the contacts platform will be changed to LinkedIn and Linked Helper 2 will send a message to those contacts as group members.
- Collect contacts from the group members list
- Scrape their profiles with the Visit & Extract profiles action
- Download them in a CSV file - How to download profiles from Linked Helper?
- Open in MS Excel - How to Import CSV file into MS Excel?
- Filter profiles by location:
- Upload filtered profiles back to your campaign - How to Upload Profiles URLs into Linked Helper?
Case 4: Collect recently active profiles
Some clients want to get in touch with only those leads who are active on LinkedIn since that makes the chances of success a little higher.
Via Sales Navigator
There is no filter that fetches leads who are active on LinkedIn in terms of messaging with anyone, viewing profiles, searching for other leads, and similar kind of activity. However, Sales Navigator provides you with the ability to filter those who posted anything on LinkedIn recently. The "Posted on LinkedIn in past 30 days" filter can serve our purpose, even though it does not cover all the activities one would like to filter profiles by:
Via Basic LinkedIn
Unfortunately, Basic LinkedIn does not provide its users with any filter that could help to solve this task, so the only workaround left is to use Sales Navigator subscription and "Posted on LinkedIn in past 30 days" filter.
Case 5: Collect Event attendees
LinkedIn introduced a new feature called Events, which provides LinkedIn members with an easy way to create and join professional Events that interest them, such as meetups, online workshops, seminars, and more.
There is no Event filter for profiles in LinkedIn search, but it is possible to fetch all attendees of a particular event provided that you're attending the same event and allowed to see the participants.
You can find detailed instructions in the How to invite connections to join Event article (see p. Collect those who accepted the invitation). This workaround can be helpful if you organized an Event and want to get a list of attendees or if the Event you're interested in contains a lot of potential leads / profiles you want to connect with.
Here are some more useful articles from our blog:
- How Linked Helper 2 automates basic LinkedIn and Sales Navigator: The comparison
- How to write a job offer letter on LinkedIn & boost your hiring rate
- Replace Xray search for LinkedIn with an automated tool for scraping & marketing
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