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Linkedin Search Limits

I have a standard Linkedin account, and while this offers me some fantastic functionality, there are a few limitations, and one of these limits is not having unlimited search ability. It's not a major deal, as I can still use the Advanced search option, but with a few minor limitations.

Linkedin haven't published what those limits are, but they do say:

"If you reach the commercial use limit, your activity on LinkedIn indicates that you're likely using LinkedIn for commercial use, like hiring or prospecting. This limit is calculated based on your search activity since the first of the calendar month."

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Huh? Commercial Use?

I don't use Linkedin for Commercial use, that much I know, but what I have been doing is trying to increase my Linkedin connections, by using the Advanced search option, and today I was doing just that. And that's when I received a notification

"Claire, you're approaching the commercial use limit on search".

Okay, I didn't even realise I had a search limit, but I suppose using a free account there are bound to be some limitations.

What happens when I reach my Search Limit?

Not to worry, you are given search limit's on a monthly basis, so at the beginn