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LinkedIn to Prevent Users From Spamming Page Follow Invites

LinkedIn is taking steps to ensure users cannot spam their connections with invites to follow their company page.

LinkedIn is making its platform less noisy by cracking down on the number of invites page admins can send out each month.

Page follow invitation spam has been such a problem in the past that LinkedIn previously removed the ability to invite connections to follow company pages.

The ability to do this was only brought back in November of last year. Now, LinkedIn is introducing new safeguards to prevent abuse.

LinkedIn Page Invitation Credits

LinkedIn is giving page admins 100 credits per month that can be used to invite connections to follow their page.

One invite equals one credit.

If invites are accepted Credits are returned if invites are accepted. So, in theory, admins can send more than 100 invites per month as long as some of their invites are accepted.

If a key part of your audience building strategy has been inviting connections to follow your page, then you should strongly consider using these invites up each month.

Why? Because there’s no benefit to not using them.

Credits do not roll over from month to month. That means you can’t, for example, bank up hundreds of credits and go on a mass-invite spree.

If credits are not used then they’re essentially wasted. And 100 credits is a reasonable amount if you’re sending these invites out to people who are likely to accept them.

It’s worth clarifying if a page has multiple admins, the 100 credits are to be split amongst everyone. LinkedIn is not giving out 100 credits per admin per month.

A page’s invitation credit limit renews on the first day of every month.

LinkedIn’s change to a credit system for page follow invites is even more strict than previous measures it had in place.

Page admins used to be able to send 50 invites per day. If admins reached that limit every day they’d be sending roughly 1,500 invites per month.

Needless to say, that limit has been considerably reduced.

On top of this new credit limit, LinkedIn page admins still have to abide by the existing restrictions in place for sending page follow invites.

Other Restrictions on LinkedIn Page Follow Invitations

Here’s a refresher on the other restrictions LinkedIn has in place to limit who can send page follow invites.

  • Only admins of pages with less than 100,000 followers can invite their connections to follow.
  • If an admin has less than 3 connections, they won’t have the option to send page follow invites.
  • Only one invite per member can be sent.

There used to be an option for page admins with less than 500 connections to send invites to all of their connections at once. That option has obviously been removed.

With all of these restrictions in place, LinkedIn users can still opt out of receiving page follow invitations from their account settings.

Source: LinkedIn Help Page

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Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty born and brought up in Mumbai is a Digital Marketer by profession and a writer and philanthropist by passion. Rohit started his career with First Step Publishing in Mumbai in 2011 as a Digital Marketer and excelled in the field of Publishing. With First Step Publishing, Rohit eliminated the cumbersome process of waiting for a writer to get published. With First Step Publishing, Rohit Shetty has been known for marching forward with some great titles and allowing first-time authors to find a platform and publish their content in a market space that focuses on branding a certain 'author' rather than scouring talent. In an interview with DNA, First Step Publishing has been reported to be one of the fast-growing publishing firms based in Mumbai. The firm has the tagline 'Paying Ways For New Writers' which is meant to reflect the motive with which it was founded. Rohit Shetty holds two National Records Records being Book With the Shortest Title " i " with Limca Book of Records Special Literature Edition and with India Book of Records as well. He holds the title of the Most Published poet of India in 2012 and 2013 with India Book Of Records and Unique World Records. Apart from writing, Rohit is also an active Philanthropist and works towards Education and Health sectors. Awards and Recognitions Nominated four times for India’s Fourth Highest Civilian Award Padma Shri in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 2012: Rohit has been recognized for his work and felicitated at the Grand Finale of Mulund Fest in 2012 by MLC Mr Charan Singh Sapra and MPCC President Mr Manikrao Thackrey 2012 and 2013: Most Published Poet by India Book of Records 2015: Book with the Shortest Title from Limca Book of Records, India Book of Records 2018: Member of NITI Ayog Atal Movement of change and Mentor of Change 2019: Nominated by Social Samosa as 40 Under 40 Digital Marketers in India 2019: Rohit Digital Marketing Blog ranked 13th Spot as India's Best Digital Marketing Blog by Expertido 2019: Rohit Digital Marketing Blog was also Ranked in Top 50 India’s Best Digital Marketing Blog by Feedspot 2019: Received prestigious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Award for work towards building the nation 2020: Global Brand Icon Awad by Brand Opus 2021: Rashtriya Prerna Award

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