To avoid spam requests & improve the quality of networks, LinkedIn introduced a new limit on the number of connection requests you can send. It leads to people having better relationships with their connections. People get value instead of being bombarded with cold sales pitches due to the reduced number of connection requests a user sends. Keep reading to find out the latest update on the number of connection requests you can send.
In this article, I will tell you about the LinkedIn Sales Navigator connection request limit & how to bypass it. Take a look!
What is the LinkedIn Sales Navigator Connection Request Limit?
LinkedIn changed its policy on the number of connection requests a user could send sometime around November 2020. From the previous 700 requests per week(100 requests per day) to now, 100 requests per week. This means you could send about 20-25 requests per day which is a huge setback for marketers.
Even if you have a Premium Account or have Sales Navigator, the connection request limit remains the same.
However, there are a few ways to bypass the connection request limit. I’ll tell you more about it later, but first, let’s understand how to reset the weekly limit.
How to reset the Sales Navigator connection request limit?
LinkedIn invitation limit resets at the beginning of the week.
If you see the ‘you’ve reached the weekly invitation limit LinkedIn,’ you won’t be able to send connection requests for about 2-3 days.
So, let’s assume you’ve reached the weekly invitation limit. How will you respond?
Follow these 3 quick steps:
- First, by stopping the invitation requests for those 2-3 days.
- Then, you can start sending manual requests.
- If you have automation software, you can restart using it. I’d strongly suggest you not to use an automation tool before conducting a manual test.
I hope you’ve understood the LinkedIn connection request/invitation limit. Now, let’s find out how to bypass it.😉
How to bypass the connection request limit?
I’ve discussed 3 super easy ways to bypass the connection request limit effectively. Check them out below.
- Connecting with LinkedIn group members
- Send connection requests via emails
- Increase your SSI score
1. Connecting with LinkedIn group members
The first method to bypass the connection request limit is by connecting with LinkedIn group members. Join relevant LinkedIn groups in your niche & start sending direct messages & connection requests to the members in those groups.
Since the weekly connection request limit does not apply to LinkedIn groups, sending tons of connection requests is a great way to outreach.
I strongly recommend you use the LinkedIn Group Member Extractor tool to extract key details of the LinkedIn group members. You get the members’ information, such as their names, emails, job designation, company domain, etc. You can use these data points to create a list of laser-targeted leads for outreach. Quickly check out how to use the LinkedIn Group Scraper & take your marketing efforts to the next level.🚀
2. Send connection requests via emails
The weekly limit does not limit email invitations via LinkedIn(InMail), so you can send as many emails as possible. Which I think is just great if you want to send a bunch of connection requests & get your networking going.
To use the InMail, you can go to My Network>Add personal Contacts & click on More options.
Once you do that, you’ll navigate to the page where you can invite all your email contacts or upload a CSV file containing the emails of your leads.
After you upload your file, LinkedIn will automatically try & match your emails with LinkedIn profiles.
The only pain in the ass is that you must tick every checkbox to send an invite.
3. Increase your SSI score
Social Selling Index, also known as the SSI score, is a metric that shows your value as a LinkedIn user. The greater your SSI score, the more chances you get to connect with other users, as you are less likely to get a warning. The more you build relationships with users, the higher your SSI score will become.
You get a score ranging from 0 to 100 in 4 categories. Each category has a maximum limit of 25 points. The categories are as follows.
1. Establish your professional brand-how optimized is your profile?
2. Find the right people-how often do you post that resonates online?
3. Using insights-do your contacts match your profile? (skills, position, keywords, etc.)
4. Build relationships-how rapidly is your network growing?
Improve on these 4 aspects & you are good to go.
Now, it’s almost impossible for anyone to get a perfect SSI score of 100. But, ideally, I’d suggest it should range somewhere between 60-80 with a minimum of at least 50.
Check your SSI score here.
Not only did I tell you what the LinkedIn Sales Navigator connection request limit is-but I also told you how to bypass it with a few tricks. Do try it & let me know in the comment section if these techniques helped you in any way. For more such informative posts, do check our Growth Marketing Blog page.