LinkedIn Commercial Use Limit on Search

January 12th, 2015 | by Jason Alba |

Boo, hiss.

Apparently we can now see last names on 3rd degree search results… which is a great move… and long overdue.  But this new commercial use limit on search? They say: ” If you reach the commercial use limit, your activity on LinkedIn indicates that you’re likely using LinkedIn for commercial use, like hiring or prospecting.”

Um, or you are a job seeker who is out of money and working your butt off to find networking contacts.

The only good thing about this is that it forces you to (a) do better searches, and (b) do something with the search results… like reach out to them and network, rather than just listing them.

Read the policy here.

  1. One Response to “LinkedIn Commercial Use Limit on Search”

  2. By Michael Turner on Apr 1, 2015 | Reply

    there is nothing good about this… all it does it attempt to force you to switch to a pay plan! I understand having companies pay a fee to troll potential candidate, I understand having companies pay to post positions, I can even understand having individuals pay to post or blog or whatever it is that they do – but for me personally this is ruining what was once considered the number 1 networking site.

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