What are LinkedIn connections?

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LinkedIn connections are people with whom you are connected on LinkedIn. By connecting you are able to send messages to your connections and see each other’s posts, job updates, work anniversaries, photos, articles, public and private shares on your LinkedIn homepage. 

What are LinkedIn followers?

By following someone on LinkedIn you see other LinkedIn member’s posts and articles that they share without being connected with them. In this case you can’t send message to the person whom you are following. To send messages you need to get connected.

How does LinkedIn connections work?

LinkedIn segregate people within your network as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd level connections.

  • 1st connections are people with whom you are connected directly by sending invitation to connect
  • 2nd connections are people who you share mutual connections with ie, you and Joe Gatos are both 1st level connections with James Murray
  • 3rd connections are members with whom you share extended network connections

LinkedIn encourages members to directly connect with people that you actually know in the real world. This method makes it easy for LinkedIn members not to deny any connection requests and not to mark them as people they do not know. If you try to connect with too many unknown people on LinkedIn and if they reject you as someone they do not know, then you will be temporarily restricted from connecting with other members unless you know their email address to connect.

How do I see how many LinkedIn connections I have?

You can check the number of LinkedIn connections you have in two ways.

Option 1;

Go to your LinkedIn homepage, and click my network option displayed on the top of your homepage, you will see the number of connections displayed on the left side below mange my network. If you have more than 500 plus connections you can click on that link, and it will display you the total number of connections you have

Option 2;

Go to your LinkedIn homepage, and select the Me icon displayed on top right side of your homepage. Click view profile you will see the number of connections displayed on your LinkedIn profile. In case if you have more than 500 plus connections you can click the link, and it will display you the total number of connections you have.

How do I check how many LinkedIn followers I have?

Go to your LinkedIn homepage, and select the Me icon displayed on top right side of your homepage. Select ‘Posts and Activity’ from the drop-down menu. This will direct you to your activity page, where you can see how many followers you have on the left side of your screen. You can then select that link and you can see your most recent followers, and also who you have followed recently.

Important point to remember is all LinkedIn connections are automatically followers, they do not have to select any follow button. If you would like to check how many actual followers you have, you must deduct the number of connections from number of total followers.

Are connections important on LinkedIn?

Yes, number of connections are important because you have an incredible chance to reach wider audience, drive traffic to your blog or website, generate leads and close more business. You can also become a LinkedIn influencer.

How many LinkedIn invites can I send in a week?

You can send 100 connection requests per week. But however, you don’t have any restrictions in receiving invitation to connect with someone.

Is there a limit to connection requests on LinkedIn?

Yes, you can’t send more than 100 connection requests in a week. You need to wait till next week to send other 100 connection invites.

What is LinkedIn Open Networker?

LinkedIn open networker (LION) are open minded people who would like to connect with anyone on the LinkedIn platform. They won’t reject any connection requests.

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