In around April of 2021, LinkedIn started restricting the number of connection requests a member could send weekly. Everyone was asking, how many connect request in LInkedIn are allowed? LinkedIn capped it to to 80 -100 connection requests per week. In other words, a LinkedIn member could send only 20-25 LinkedIn connection requests a day. Such restrictions significantly curtailed the ability to grow your LinkedIn network and generate leads. Since then, the B2B lead generation industry has been looking for hacks to bypass the LinkedIn connection request limit.
Some LinkedIn Automation tools came up with workarounds like “invite by email” or “cold emailing” capability integration into their tools. Other LinkedIn automation tools propagate alternatives such as sending messages to group members and sending InMails to open profile members.
The “invite by email” feature was a great hack, but In August 2022, LinkedIn removed the following two essential features:
- Sending invitations via email
- Uploading CSV files to send invitations.
As a result, the “Invite by email” feature is no more workable. The ability to send cold emails to LinkedIn members from within your LinkedIn automation tool is an excellent convenience. Cold emailing has its own pros and cons but it is certainly not an effective way to grow your LinkedIn connections.
Alternatives like sending LinkedIn connection requests to group members and InMails to Open profile members are outstanding ways to supplement your LinkedIn outreach. Still, they do not compensate for the number of leads lost due to LinkedIn connections limit.
We-connect engineers came up with an ingenious and safe way to bypass the LinkedIn connection limit. Our users can automate up to 700 actions weekly. We count an “Action” as any task that is automated like sending a connection request, withdrawing invites, endorsing, etc.
We, therefore, recommend sending up to 500 connection requests weekly and reserving about 200 actions for other tasks. However, if you only want to send only connection requests, you can, by all means, send 700 connections request per week. Our solution works with the basic (free) LinkedIn account, LinkedIn premium, Sales Navigator and Recruiter lite.
Here is how it works.
Log in to you We-Connect account, set up a new campaign as you normally do and increase the daily invite limit to the desired number from the settings page.
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