Lesser-Known Functions

LinkedIn is a great tool with lots of functions. However many people only know less than 10% of them.

These are some little known, but interesting features and behavior of LinkedIn we address in the book:

  • LinkedIn is a Three-Degree Network
  • Hidden Connections Can Still be Found
  • Direct Contact Still Possible Despite Invitation-Filtering
  • You Have Lots of Controls over the Emails You Receive through LinkedIn and over Your Overall User Experience
  • Send Invitations from Outlook
  • Everybody in the Chain Can Read Every Message of an Introduction
  • "Name" is Automatically Included When Sending Invitations to Imported Contacts
  • Groups Can Help You Raise Your Visibility
  • The Amount of Groups You Can Join is Limited
  • Groups Have an Initial Limit of 1000 Members
  • Abusing Answers Might Block You from Being Able to Ask Questions Ever Again
  • How to Become an “Expert”
  • How to Remove a Connection
  • The Consequences of Choosing “Report as Spam” or “Ignore” and Then “I Don’t Know This Person” When Receiving an Invitation
  • What to Do When Your Account is Restricted
  • Why You Can’t See the Name of the People in “Who's Viewed My Profile” in Many Occasions
  • The Reason Why You Have Two (or More) Accounts on LinkedIn
  • What to Do When You Have Multiple Accounts
  • The Reasons Why You Should Add All Your Email Addresses to Your LinkedIn Account
  • What Happens with My Contacts When I Import Them?
  • Can Everybody See Them?
  • How to Change Who Can Contact You
  • How to Create a Twitter List from Your LinkedIn Connections
  • The Reason Why You Still Can’t Reach Some People Despite Upgrading Your Account
  • How to Ask a Question to Many People at Once?
  • How to Tag One of Your Contacts or Remove a Tag
  • Why Does LinkedIn Work with a (Confusing) Area Designation instead of My Company’s Location?
  • How to Get Blog Link to Work
  • What to Do When You Have Two Blogs
  • How to Quickly Post a Message in Several Groups
  • How to Remove and Block Someone Who is Spamming the Group Discussions