1 - How many connection requests can I send on LinkedIn?
The number of connection requests you can send on LinkedIn is around 100 per week, or an average of 20 per business day. This limit is not set in stone and may vary based on factors such as your daily activity, the number of connections you have, and the age of your account. This limitation was introduced in June 2021 and before that, users were able to send up to 100 connection requests per day, or 500-700 per week. Some users may have encountered a message stating "You've reached the weekly invitation limit" during the summer of 2021.
This change significantly impacted the way people approach potential connections, as the number of connection requests they can send in a week has been reduced to a seventh of what it used to be.
2 - How many LinkedIn connections can I send per day?
On LinkedIn, you can send up to 20 connection requests per day on average. However, this is not a fixed limit as LinkedIn has a weekly, rather than daily, connection request limit. For example, if you are allowed to send a total of 100 connection requests in a week, you could send 60 on the first day and then 10 per day for the rest of the week. What is important is the number of connection requests you send in a week, rather than on a daily basis.
3 - How should I respond when I reach the LinkedIn invitation limit?
If you reach the LinkedIn connection request limit:
- Stop sending connection requests for 2-3 days.
- After a 2-3 day break, send a few manual connection requests.
- If the manual connection requests are successful, you can restart your automation software.
Note: It is important to always test with manual connection requests before restarting any automation software.
4 - Is it possible to bypass LinkedIn's connection request limitation?
You can send up to 100 invitations per day if you use tools like Waalaxy.
This tool allows you to easily bypass LinkedIn's weekly connection request limit by using the email invitation feature to increase your capacity for sending connection requests.
The email invitation feature allows you to send connection requests to people using their LinkedIn account email. To use this feature, go to "My Network" and click on "More Options" below "Add Personal Contact."
Once you access the email invitation feature, you will have the following options:
- Invite contacts from your email address book (e.g. Gmail contacts).
- Copy and paste email addresses.
- Upload a CSV file.
After you enter the email addresses, LinkedIn will display profiles that match those emails. You will need to manually select the individuals you want to connect with, as LinkedIn does not allow bulk selection to prevent spam.
If you have a large number of people to invite, the process of manually selecting and sending connection requests through email can be time-consuming.
Tools like Waalaxy can automate this process for you, including finding and using the LinkedIn email addresses of the individuals you want to connect with. This can save time and effort compared to doing it manually.
5- What are the consequences of the connection request limit?
You have a limited number of connection requests you can send each week, so it is important to be selective about who you send them to. It is better to spend time identifying your targets and making sure you are connecting with the right people rather than sending requests to random individuals.
For example, if you have a list of 500 leads and 200 of them are not qualified, it will take you two weeks to connect with all of the unqualified leads, which is time that could be better spent on more promising prospects.
One way to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of your lead list is to use a lead scoring tool. These tools can be more fast and effective than human qualification, and can help you identify and prioritize target leads and accounts for your prospecting efforts. By using a lead scoring tool, you can more efficiently and effectively focus your efforts on the most promising prospects and improve your chances of success.