LinkedIn Connector tool allows you to automate sending connection requests to your preferred users on your LinkedIn account. The tool can be crucial in helping you grow your network in LinkedIn without wasting your time sending connections manually.
You will just need to set it up once and then let it care of the rest and the best part is that you can set it to automatically cancel the pending connection request if they don’t accept it after x days.
How can I access the connector tool?
You can access the tool by going to Tools tab and clicking on your LinkedIn account and then on Connector tab.
This tool has 4 different tabs: Settings, Sources, Extracted users and Results tab.
Let’s check what every tab of them does and how they work.
Inside Settings tab there are two sections: Run Timers and Settings.
- The wait between time before each new operation; this is the number of seconds that the tool will wait before starting a new operation.
- How many connections will be sent per operation; this is the number of connections the tool will process for each operation
- The maximum number of connections to send per day and per hour; JARVEE will pick a random number between X-Y each day and will use that as the maximum number of connections per day and per hour.
- The hours when the Connector tool will execute actions
- The days of the week when the tool will execute actions; if a day is unchecked, the tool won’t execute any actions during that day.
- As we mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial, you can cancel the pending connection requests if they don’t accept after x days and this is the option you can use to do that.
- 1 This option allows you to maintain the number of pending requests under Y. If you decide to use this option, make sure you don’t set it a low number because if you did connections will be canceled before the people getting them have a chance to take a look and decide whether to accept or not.
- You can add custom note to the connection requests inside Textbox for writing a note. Connection requests with a note explaining the reason for the connection have a high acceptance rate than connections with no notes. Make sure you use spintext to send different variations for every connection.
- This option will prevent Contact tool from sending messages to users that were connected through this tool.
- You can use this option if you want to automatically shorten the link inside your Note by using bitly or yourls. The option for achieving this can be found in Settings >> Connectivity.
Inside Sources tab, you can use either Keyword search or you can add people added to a provided list.
- You can add preferred keywords you want to use when connecting to people.
- Choose whether you want to use 2nd and 3rd Connections when connecting
- Press Add input to add those keywords to sources.
- Choose whether you want to use 2nd and 3rd Connections when connecting with that particular keyword.
- Add preferred location while connecting if you want to specify your search.
- Add preferred Company while connecting.
- Add LinkedIn user URLs or usernames – one per line
- Press Add to Extracted Users and those users will be added to Extracted users tab
What is the difference between 1st, 2nd and 3rd connections?
Your network is made up of your 1st-degree, 2nd-degree, 3rd-degree connections, and fellow members of your LinkedIn groups.
1st-degree – People you’re directly connected to because you’ve accepted their invitation to connect, or they’ve accepted your invitation. You’ll see a 1st degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile. You can contact them by sending a message on LinkedIn.
2nd-degree – People who are connected to your 1st-degree connections. You’ll see a 2nd degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile.
3rd-degree – People who are connected to your 2nd-degree connections. You’ll see a 3rd degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile.
All this informations can be found in LinkedIn official help center: Your Network and Degrees of Connection
Extracted users tab
All users extracted from your Sources will be sent to Extracted users tab. Connector tool will use that list and will send connection requests to all users that are on the list.
You can manually delete users from the list if you do not want to connect with some particular user by clicking delete button.
Also, there are options for Exporting this list or Importing preferred users from a CSV file.
From this tab, you will be able see the all users to whom requests have been sent and also, you’ll find additional information such as:
- The date and time when connection request has been sent.
- Name of that user.
- Keyword that has been used while extracting users.
- Status of your connection request.
In addition, you can export and delete results from this list.
If you are a heavy JARVEE user, you will probably see that there’s a similar tool under LinkedIn tool called Search and Connect and often we get asked what’s the difference between both.
What’s the difference between LinkedIn Connector Tool and LinkedIn Search and Connect tool?
There are two ways of sending Connection requests
- By visiting the profile and then connecting with user:
- Navigate to the profile of the member you’d like to connect with.
- Click the Connect button located in the introduction card.
- Click Add a note.
- Add your personalized message in the text field.
- Click Send invitation.
That’s how the Connector tool works.
- By doing a search and sending connection requests without going to the profile.
- Click into the Search bar at the top of the LinkedIn homepage.
- Select People from the Search for dropdown.
- Click the Connections dropdown.
- Select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd+ boxes depending on the connections that you wish to view.
- Click Apply.
- View the list of your connections and their connections.
- Use any of the filters on the right rail to narrow down the results.
And that’s how the Search and Connect tool works.
Should I use LinkedIn Connector Tool or LinkedIn Search and Connect tool?
LinkedIn have a limitation on the number of profiles you can visit, so if you see that you are getting limited, it’s better to switch to Search and Connect tool since it’s connecting without visiting the profile itself.