WHY CAN’T I CONNECT TO SOMEONE?

By: Viveka Friday August 7, 2015 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn Expert, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Connections

 

I often get this question with people new to LinkedIn, or with small networks.  The reason LinkedIn won’t let you send an invite is usually one of three things (and really – the last one is usually the case….)

1 - Either you have exceeded your invites (3000) in which case just go to LinkedIn's helps section to ask for more. (See video on how to do that here:  https://youtu.be/YPcJFZN1Mt4)

2 - Too many people have IDK'd you (said they don't know you) and LinkedIn has limited you.  Again, beg LinkedIn’s forgiveness via their help section.

3 - These connections are outside your network (you don't share a group and are not friends of friends).  In which case start proactively joining some groups they are in.

Hope that helps!

Viv

Viveka

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Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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