From the Office of Face Palms at LinkedIn comes another ridiculous move to make you upgrade. Have you heard about this? You will only be able to search a certain amount of times, or see a certain number of search results, and then you are cut off. Here’s my message, right in line with the search results of a name:
Are you kidding me?
Here’s what I did: I did a search for a name on Google… and then clicked on the LinkedIn result that would show me all of the people with that first and last name. I scroll down and bit and see that in fact I have been penalized for clicking on that link.
I do this regularly.
This is seriously dumb. Unless you are at LinkedIn, and want to force people to upgrade, but with the alternatives that are coming out, and the change in direction and value that LinkedIn has, I think this is one more thing that will drive usage and value down.
I was on a call with some career center directors today from a school that everyone’s heard of and we spent too much time talking about how LinkedIn has decreased in value for people who want to network.
That’s what they were set up for in the first place! To help people network!
Things have changed. Networking is harder on LinkedIn. And people have noticed, and they are tired of it.
This limit is one more thing that makes me think “okay, if I can’t find it on LinkedIn, I’m going to go somewhere else.” Which is exactly what I’ve been hearing from recruiters… they are going somewhere else.