LinkedIn Connector tool allows you to automate sending connection requests to your preferred users on your LinkedIn account. This tool can be pretty handy in terms of growing your network in LinkedIn without wasting your time sending connections manually.
All you have to do is set it up once and it will do the rest. Additionally, you can configure it to automatically cancel the pending connection request if they don’t accept it after X days as well.
How can I access the Connector tool?
To access the tool, click Tools from the left panel menu of your Jarvee interface, click your Linkedin account and navigate to the Connector tab.
This tool has 4 different tabs: Settings, Sources, Extracted users and Results tab.
The Settings tab
The Settings tab consists of two sections: Run Timers and Settings2
The Run Timers section:
- 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.
Tip: When rotating days, JARVEE would pick the equivalent number of days you have initially selected. The selection is random and you have the option to exclude weekends in the variation in case you don’t want to send connection requests on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Settings section:
- As mentioned earlier, you can configure the Connector tool to automatically cancel the pending request if it’s not accepted after a certain number of days, and this is where you can set it up.
- 1 Moreover, you have the option to keep your pending requests below X, just make sure that you don’t set it to a low number, otherwise the connection requests might get canceled even before the recipient gets the chance to accept it.
- When sending a connection request, you can add a custom note in the designated Text Box to make it more professional. While it is optional, a connection request sent with a note results to a higher acceptance rate as opposed to a plain connection request.
- 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.
Tip: You can use the available Tokens for your convenience and spintax to create variations on the custom note you’ll be sending together with the request.
Once you are done configuring the Settings tab, you can move to the Sources tab. Here, you will see the sources you can use when searching for potential connections. You can either search via Keyword or search through a provided list.
- To search via keyword, just type in the word you want to use when looking for people you want to connect to.
- After you’ve decided on the keyword, select the degree of connections where you will extract users from.
- And click the ADD INPUT button. The added keywords will appear on the table as seen from the image above.
- Now, if there is a keyword where you wish to only extract from a specific degrees of connection OR in case you missed setting it up initially, you can opt to check or uncheck the connections from here.
- If you want to further narrow your search, you can use the available filters such as location, company, industries, schools and past companies.
Add People From A Provided List:
For this source, you can either add LinkedIn user URLs or usernames (one username per line) then click Add to Extracted Users button
Extracted users tab
All users extracted from your Sources will be sent to Extracted Users tab. The Connector tool will then go through the list and send a connection request to each person.
You can manually delete users from the list if you do not want to connect with certain individuals by clicking the Delete button.
Also, there are options for Exporting this list or Importing preferred users from a CSV file.
All users that received a connection request is recorded on the Results tab. From here, you will see some useful information such as:
- The date and time when the connection request was sent
- Name of that user
- The keyword used for extracting the user
- Status of your connection request
In addition, you can export and delete results from this list.
Tip: As you may have noticed, apart from Linkedin Connector tool, there is a similar tool that is also available in Jarvee, the Linkedin Search and Connect tool. And you are probably wondering about the difference between the two and which is preferable.
There are two ways of sending Connection requests
- The first one is by visiting the profile and then connect with the 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.
- The second way of sending a connection request is by searching for the user and sending a request without visiting the profile.
- Click into the Search bar at the top of the LinkedIn homepage.
- Select People from the Search for drop-down.
- 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 has a limitation on the number of profiles you can visit. That said, if you start hitting the limitation, you then opt to use the Search and Connect tool.