LinkedIn’s New Customized Search

Finding people, jobs, and posts has never been easier on LinkedIn, thanks to their new customized search functionality; just like Facebook & Twitter, LinkedIn’s goal is have information readily available for their users, to improve their experience.

Those who are avid LinkedIn users saw this encouraging change happen early last week; if you haven’t already, log into your account, and see for yourself!

One of the best features of this update, is that search is now personalized, similar to that of Facebook, and Google’s Knowledge Graph. LinkedIn will try to provide you with results based on who you are connected with; this will help save users a lot of time, and will help users who may not know exactly what they are searching for find their way to the right people and pages.

Another great feature is that LinkedIn will show the closet results for queries with misspelled words and names; they finally understand how hard it is to spell someone’s first or last name! Now, if you have a slight idea how to spell someone’s name, LinkedIn will provide results for names that are spelled closely to the one you typed into their search bar.

Previously, you needed to sign up for a premium account in order to see the full name of a person in a search result; but now, thanks to the new and improved search functionality, you can see the full name of the person you searched for with just a basic plan.

Your search experience will be similar to Facebook and Twitter; now you have a variety of options to filter your searches, see below:

  • All
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • People
  • Jobs
  • Companies
  • Groups
  • Posts
  • Inbox

If you had a problem with LinkedIn before, give it another try; this new search functionality will make your experience with this professional social media site so much better! You are now able to find what you’re looking for faster and more efficiently!

For more information about new social media updates, please feel free to give Boston Web Marketing a call at 857-526-0096.

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