The Linkedin Connector Tool
The SU Social LinkedIn Connector tool streamlines the process of expanding your network on the platform by automating the sending of connection requests to individuals of your choosing. With just a one-time setup, this tool saves you valuable time and effort in growing your network. Furthermore, you have the option to configure the tool to automatically cancel pending requests after a certain number of days, if they go unanswered.
How can I access the Connector tool?
You can access the tool by clicking on TOOLS from the left panel menu of SU Social, then click on the Linkedin account you want to use and navigate to the Connector tool.
You have five tabs for the Connector tool: Settings, Sources, Extracted users, Results, and Blacklist tab.
The Settings tab
The Settings contains three sections: Run Timers, Settings and User Filters.
The Run Timers section:
- The Wait between X and Y seconds before each new operation feature allows you to set the number of seconds the tool should wait before starting the next connector operation.
- You can also set the number of Connect requests to be sent out during each operation using the Execute between X and Y connections per operation option.
- This option allows you to set daily/hourly limits of how many connections to be set with an option to automatically increase the value of the limit set by x-y daily until it reaches the max limit that you can set.
- The Execute between HH:MM and HH:MM option allows you to set a specific time frame for the tool to carry out the connection requests.
- The Days of the week when to operate option lets you choose the specific days of the week for the tool to send out the connection requests.
- The “Rotate Days” option allows the tool to cycle through the days you selected.
💡With the option “Rotate Days”, the days you selected for the Connector tool to operate can be randomly rearranged each week. For instance, if you selected Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the tool will choose a new set of three days for the next week. Additionally, you have the option to exclude weekends from the rotation if you don’t want to send connection requests during those days.
The Settings section:
- Cancel requests if they don’t get accepted
- This allows you to cancel requests after x days if they don’t get accepted
- You can set a delay between each operation in x-y seconds
- You can set the number of requests to cancel per operation
- You can set a daily/hourly limit for the cancel request actions.
- Finally, you can set an X pending requests to maintain.
2. Add a custom note to connection requests
- This option allows you to add a note to the connection request you send
- You have the option to prevent the Contact tool from sending a message to the connections made here.
- An option that allows you to shorten all the URLs from the notes.
- You can also set different notes to be sent based on tags, on The Sources tab, you can set tags for users that will be executed from the source, here you can set a note to send to those users based on the tag you specify.
3. Connect with random users from the extracted list
This option allows you to set the tool to choose randomly from the extracted list when sending the connection requests instead of taking the users on the same order they have on the list.
4. Browse the profile before connect for x-y seconds
This option allows you to set the tool to browse the profile for x-y seconds before sending the connection request, this is useful to make the action more normal and human.
💡 You can also control the sync operation that checks the status of the request sent using the options below, additionally, you can also use the last option to stop the tool for x-y days when Linkedin displays a “limit” is reached.
User Filters section:
1. This will check if the user has a profile image or not.
2. Send if the user has a specific number of connections.
3. This filter will check if the user’s bio has the min number of characters set.
4 – 5. This checks for valid and invalid words on Bio.
After completing the configuration in the Settings tab, proceed to the Sources tab where you will find the sources available for finding connections.
- Keyword search, simply type in the keyword to use when looking for user you want to connect with.
- Select the degree of connections where you will extract users from.
- Use ADD INPUT button to add the keywords, they will be displayed in the table just like the image above.
- Option to be able to adjust degrees of connection in case you missed setting it up initially, you can opt to check or uncheck the connections from here.
- You can applyavailable filters such as location, company, industries, schools, past companies and title to further narrow the search.
Add People From A Provided List:
Here is this source, you can either add LinkedIn user URLs or usernames (one username per line), And use the Add to Extracted Users button to add the list to the Extracted Users list in the Extracted Users Tab.
Add People From Provided Sales Navigator Profile Links List:
Here is this source, you can add sales navigator profile links (one per line), Then click Add to Extracted Users button to add the list to the Extracted Users list in the Extracted Users Tab.
Sales navigator keyword search:
In this option you can search for sales navigator profiles using keywords, it works the same as the keyword search option we explained above, you can add the keyword and apply the filters if you want.
Sales navigator search URL:
This option allows you to add Sales navigator search URLs and the tool will visit those the result page of those URLs and extract the users from it.
Add people from groups members list:
This option allows you to add group members URLs for the tool to extract members of the group and send them a connection request.
Add people from custom search urls:
This option allows you to add custom search URLs, when you want to add multiple urls, add one per line to add them at once. The tool will visit the URL and extract the users it finds there.
Add People from Post reactions (likes, loves..):
This option allows you to extract users that interacted with specific posts, you can add the post URL and the tool will extract from the post reactions.
⭐ Add Tags: For all sources, you can add tags that will be assigned to the users that will be extracted from the sources and sent to the Extracted Users tab. These tags will be useful if you want to do more actions on the extracted users like sending them a message, and you can use the tools below to do that:
- Contact Tool – After the connection requests get accepted and the Friends list gets updated, you can send messages to users based on tags (Contact > Use Members tab > Advanced Selection > indicate the tag in Tags Filter)
- Search and Contact – In which you can use the source option ‘Connection tags’ and create a custom message for each tag which will be specific for users with that tag.
Extracted Users tab
The users obtained from the specified sources will be directed to the Extracted Users tab. The tool will process each user on that list and initiate a connection request.
You have the option to delete all users from the list, export or import users to the list as necessary.
If a tag was assigned to the source (refer to ⭐), users extracted from that source will display the tag in the TAGS column. The Keyword column displays the source used to extract the user, for example in the above image, the users were obtained through the Profile Viewer tool as indicated in the Keyword column.
All connection requests made are recorded on the Results tab, where you can view important information such as:
- The date and time the connection request was sent
- The name of the recipient
- The keyword used to extract the user
- Associated tags
- Connection request status
- Option to delete, browse, browse embedded, or copy the profile URL
- Possibility to export or delete results from this list
💡 It’s worth noting that there is a similar tool, the Linkedin Search and Connect tool, available in SU Social apart from the Linkedin Connector tool, and you may wonder about their differences and which is more appropriate.
There are two methods for sending connection requests:
- Connecting with a user by visiting their profile:
- Go to the user’s profile.
- Click the Connect button in the introduction card.
- Click Add a note.
- Add a personalized message in the text field.
- Click Send invitation.
- This is how the Connector tool operates.
- Searching for a user and sending a request without visiting their profile:
- Click the Search bar at the top of the LinkedIn homepage.
- Select People from the “Search for” drop-down.
- Click the Connections dropdown.
- Select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd+ boxes to view the desired connections.
- Click Apply.
- View the list of your connections and their connections.
- Use filters on the right rail to narrow down the results.
- This is how the Search and Connect tool operates.
Should I use LinkedIn Connector Tool or LinkedIn Search and Connect tool?
➡ LinkedIn has a limitation on the number of profiles you can visit. If you start hitting the limitation, you then opt to use the Search and Connect tool.
If you have a list of users that you don’t want to connect with, you can add the list in the Blacklist, add one per line, the tool then will ignore those users when sending the connection requests.
In conclusion, SU Social’s Connector tool for LinkedIn offers a seamless solution to you if you are looking to streamline your networking efforts. By automating the process of sending connection requests, the tool eliminates the need for tedious manual work growing your network, allowing you to focus on building meaningful relationships with your connections. With SU Social’s Connector tool, growing your LinkedIn network has never been easier.