Previously, only a LinkedIn Page admin could invite 1st-degree connections to follow his or her company Page in LinkedIn.
Now LinkedIn make it possible to invite 1st-degree connections to follow any company page if it has 5,000 or fewer followers.
If you prefer to watch rather than read, here's a simple tutorial:
- if you're one of the admins of a company Page, please keep in mind that the page is granted monthly invitation credits which are shared across all Admins of the Page - Invitation Limits for Your LinkedIn Page;
- the number of profiles you can invite to follow other Pages you are not an admin of is shared across all such pages;
- taking above mentioned into consideration, it's a good idea to avoid adding the Invite to follow organization in the middle of your Workflow, it's better to add it at the end.
Here is what we need to do:
1. Create a new campaign from a template with predefined actions
- Navigate to the "Campaign" menu and click on "Create campaign"
- In the pop-up window name your campaign, select the Empty campaign and press Create campaign button:
- Add the Invite to follow organization action:
2. Collect profiles into your campaign
- Click on the Add button at the top of the Workflow or in the left menu select the Choose source option;
- Choose a source from where profiles need to be added (for example, My network page or LinkedIn / Sales Navigator search page, CRM, etc). Please, refer to this detailed instruction: How to add profiles into the campaign?
- Start the collecting process by clicking Start collecting in the left menu.
Note that from "My network" page Linked Helper will collect ALL 1st-degree connections, so you should consider using LinkedIn filters (location, industry, title, etc.) before collecting:
Once the profiles were collected, you can review them and modify the list if needed: How to manage profiles in Linked Helper?
3. Adjust action settings
In the "General" tab of the action, you should enter your organization identifier or URL in the respective filed. Let`s take the LinkedIn company page as an example:
Identifiers (basically, part of the link after https://www.linkedin.com/company/)
- linkedin - public ID
- 1337 - ID
Also, it`s possible to:
- name the action
- postpone its start if needed
Linked Helper can automatically assign or delete tags after a profile was processed via the action. You need to install the Tagging system plug-in, choose it in the "More plug-ins" section. Navigate to the Tags tab of the action, write a tag name, press the Enter key on your keyboard: How to use tags in Linked Helper?
You can also add the Actions Steps Delays plug-in. In the Delay settings tab adjust Bunch size and Timeout between bunches to limit profiles processed daily for this action. Adjust timeouts in one click or each timeout separately to avoid issues with LinkedIn:
To avoid issues with LinkedIn, please, refer to this article: What kind of limits should I use?
4. Finally, start the campaign
Press "Start campaign" in the left menu or "Start" button at the top:
Once it is started, you will see that campaign`s status has been changed from "Stopped" to "Running". On the "LinkedIn" panel you can check when the next step of the current action will be performed and what profile is being processed at the moment. The active action of the workflow is highlighted by the green text:
Please, note that if Linked Helper starts visiting the profile page before inviting it to join a group, then this means the name and surname used for searching invitees are absent in the CRM record, hence Linked Helper must visit the profile page in order to collect such info.
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