If you’ve been using LinkedIn and Dux-Soup for a while to automate your outreach - your pending requests might be slowly piling up without you noticing.
It’s a good idea to remove any connection requests that are 3-4 weeks or older, because the request is not likely to be accepted at this point.
In this blog post, we will be talking about a “profile recycling” hack. The aim of this hack is to make sure no relevant LinkedIn profile goes to waste. So keep on reading this blog.
1. Scanning your requests
Here’s where you can find your full list of pending connection requests. First, go to “My Network”
From there, click Manage to access your sent and received connection requests.
Then, simply click “Sent” to see your full list of pending connection requests.
To scan those profiles, simply click the Dux-Soup extension and then on “Scan Profiles” button.
You will see Dux-Soup running and automatically scanning all the profiles on that page. Let it run for a couple of minutes to gather all the profiles.
Now, all you need to do is download the data to revisit it later. Simply press the Dux-Soup extension and click “Download data” and choose "Scan Data", like so:
If you’ve been following these steps accurately so far, you’re going to end up with a CSV file of those LinkedIn profiles who haven’t accepted your connection request.
These are the profiles that we will be targeting again from your colleague’s LinkedIn profile but using a different connection request message.
2. Revisiting the data
Once you download the data and send it to a colleague, they can revisit it by clicking on “Revisit Data” button.
(make sure they have Dux-Soup extension installed on their browser)
You will be taken to a new window where you can upload your CSV file.
Once your colleague is at this part, they can visit & connect with a different connection message.
Depending on the message, some of them may accept the connection request, giving your team a new chance to connect with them. This is why it’s important to craft a personalised connection request.
Guide on using Dux-Soup markers here.
As you’re sharing the list of contacts with your colleague, you need to ensure that their Dux-Soup settings are set right to avoid their LinkedIn account being restricted.
You can also apply these safety settings for your own account before continuing any future visiting campaigns.
For revisiting the above data, we recommend the following Skipping features enabled:
Make sure both you and your colleagues have the option “Skip if outside your network” option switched on - this means that any profile that is your 3rd+ degree will not be visited. To make sure your LinkedIn profile is not blocked, we strongly advise to connect only with your 2nd degree connections (read more information about this here).
Also, enable “Skip if profile photo is blank” option. If they’re outside your network and don’t have a profile photo, it is likely they don’t use LinkedIn that much so it’s not worth connecting with them.
For a full guide on using Dux-Soup safely - see here.
To recap, if your pending requests have been slowly piling up, you might want to try again and connect with them using a different message or a different LinkedIn account. With Dux-Soup, you can download that list and send it to a colleague who can send a connection request with a different message (the text you use here matters - experiment to see what works better).
If successful, you’ll have gained a few leads that otherwise might have fallen through the cracks.
While doing this though, make sure your safety features are configured and your account doesn’t get blocked.
The maximum amount of LinkedIn connection requests you’re allowed to have is 3,000 invites.
Make sure you go over your list of pending invites every once in a while so it doesn’t become full and follow up with the help of a colleague (and Dux-Soup) accordingly.
If you have any questions, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below, and we’ll get back to you!