Let’s assume your goal is to send no more than 50 invitations via LinkedIn. At the same time, you want to limit invitations only, without stopping any other actions. Here is how you can achieve that:
Via Advanced limits
Advanced limits allow you to limit certain types of activities of your LinkedIn account, such as endorsing, inviting, messaging, etc. to a certain number of profiles processed per all Actions in all Campaigns.
If you want to invite only 50 profiles per day, you can set the Invite 2nd and 3rd level contacts to 50 invitations per every 24 hours thus limiting the number of invites sent per day in total, no matter how many inviting campaigns are currently active:
Via Bunch size in Delay settings tab of the Action
If, on a given day, you plan to run one campaign which involves inviting and you want to limit it to a certain number of invitations, you need to:
- install Action steps delays plug-in;
- tune ‘Bunch size’ and ‘Timeout between bunches’ settings in the Delay settings tab of the ‘Invite 2nd and 3rd level contacts’ Action in the Workflow of that Campaign.
Linked Helper performs in batches. On the screenshot below, the Inviting action is configured in a way to invite 10 profiles followed by a 5-hour timeout. In other words, it will take 25 hours to invite 50 profiles.
The same effect can be achieved with a different breakdown: invite 16 profiles followed by an 8-hour timeout. This will get us 48 sent invitations in 24 hours (1440 mins):
In case you want to run several campaigns on a given day, you would need to split your 50 profiles among 2 campaigns first, and then apply the above logic on the Action level.
Campaign #1 (20 invitations in 24 hours)
- Process per iteration — 10
- Timeout between iterations — 12 hours (720 mins)
Campaign #2 (30 invitations in 24 hours)
- Process per iteration — 10
- Timeout between iterations — 8 hours (480 mins)
Above we’ve outlined the general principle of breaking your workload into equal parts and using timeouts to spread it onto the 24-hour day.
A few things to consider
First, don’t forget to leave your computer on and Campaigns runner active to avoid unnecessary interruptions of Linked Helper. Do not turn your computer off. This is important because ‘Bunch size’ counter does not expire at the end of the day. An iteration counts as ‘complete’ when you have sent 25 invitations (successful or failed). In theory (and in practice, too) you may face the situation when it takes 3 days to complete one small iteration of 25 profiles because you constantly switch off your computer.
Second, ‘Maximum Daily Actions’ limit always overrides any lower-level limits. For the above-described case, it must be at least 50 for this scheme to work.
Go to Settings => Limits => Max actions per 24 hours
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