LinkedIn Search and Connect tool is a very useful tool that allows you to automate sending connection requests to users that match the search performed with preferred keywords. The tool can make things a lot easier when you want to grow your LinkedIn account.
Keep in mind that this tool won’t visit their profile before connecting, so if you want them to see that you visited their profile as well, please use LinkedIn Connector tool instead.
How can I access the search and Connect tool:
This tool can be accessed by going to Tools and then clicking on your LinkedIn account and then on Search and Connect tool.
As you can see there are 3 different tabs inside Search and Connect tool: Settings, Sources and Results tab.
Search and Connect Settings tab contains two sections: Run Timers and Settings
- The wait between time before each new operation; it shows you the number of seconds that the tool will wait before starting a new operation
- The number of connections that will be sent per operation; this number shows you you how many connections the tool will process for each operation
- The maximum number of connections to send per day and per hour; JARVEE will choose a random number between X-Y each day and will use that as the maximum number of connections per day and per hour.
- This option allows you to choose hours when the Search and Connect tool will execute it’s actions
- You can choose preferred days of the week when you want the tool to execute actions; you can also rotate the days when the tool will operate
- This option allows you to cancel requests if users do not accept connection request after X days
- 1 You can use this option to maintain the number of pending requests under Y, keep in mind that setting this value to a low number will result in the connections requests being canceled before users get a chance to see them.
- This option adds a custom note to the connection requests inside. Having a note added will result in a higher acceptance rate.
- You can use this option to prevent Contact tool from sending messages to users that were connected with this tool.
- This option allows you to automatically shorten the link inside your Note by using bitly or yourls. You can set them up in Settings >> Connectivity and you can use either yourls or bitly.
Unlike Connector tool, Sources tab for Search and Connect tool has only one option when adding preferred sources and that is Keyword search.
- Here you will need to add preferred keywords that you want to use when connecting to users.
- You can choose whether you want to use 2nd and 3rd Connections when connecting.
- You will need to press Add input to add those keywords to sources.
- This option allows you to choose whether you want to use 2nd and 3rd Connections when connecting with that particular keyword.
- Here you can add preferred location while connecting if you want to specify your search.
- Add preferred Company while connecting if you want to connect with specific company employees.
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
Here, you can see all users to whom requests have been sent. You will also be able to find some other informations
- 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.
Also, you can Export all and Delete all results from your Results tab if needed.
If you take a look at all LinkedIn tools, you will notice that we have Connector tool as well, we did mention it couple of times in this tutorial as well and probably you are wondering what’s the difference between Connector tool and Search And Connect tool
What’s the difference between LinkedIn Connector Tool and LinkedIn Search and Connect tool?
LinkedIn allows you to send Connection requests either by:
- Doing a search and sending connection requests from the results directly without visiting the profile which is done using Search And Connect tool.
- Visiting the profile and then connecting with that user which is done using Connector tool.
Should I use LinkedIn Connector Tool or LinkedIn Search and Connect tool?
There is a limitation on the number of profiles you can visit on LinkedIn, so if you are getting closer to those limits you can use Search and Connect tool because it’s connecting without visiting the profile.