, How do you handle people that just don’t reply to invites or InMail? You never know if they’re just too busy and somehow missed your message or it’s their way of rejecting your invite without hitting the IDK button.

I get a little bugged about this too.  I looked at my acceptance rate it was about 2/3rds.  I think, though, I am not sure some people I invited didn’t have many connections and maybe they don’t use LI or they got tired of it.  Others may be too busy or are in open networking groups to find specific open networkers.  Could be a dozen reasons I suppose.  Recently I have been only sending invites people who have at least 500 connects and are in open networking groups.  I think the connection rate is higher but not more than 80% or so.  I like inviting people with fewer connections too but I am trying to figure a way to do it without wasting invites on people who don’t respond.

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About taxdude8422

Basically I am just a tax nerd, have been all my life. However I have found the more open you are to opportunities the better off you will be in this world. That makes my what is know as an open networker on Linkedin, I will connect with anyone. I am not an expert on Linkedin by any means but one day when I was asking someone to connect I mentioned that I had just been refilled on invites. My new connect asked how I did that. I used that same line for the next month and got asked the same question four times. I started thinking there was a lot of little things it took my sometime to learn. Through this blog I plan to share some of those "Linked Secrets"
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One Response to , How do you handle people that just don’t reply to invites or InMail? You never know if they’re just too busy and somehow missed your message or it’s their way of rejecting your invite without hitting the IDK button.

  1. David Krantz says:

    LOL! Who is going to say when you are an expert Ray? There isn’t a certification for “LinkedIn expert”. People follow your advice and succeed. Plus, you are continuing to encourage everyone to talk to each other and show people how those techniques have worked for others. That puts you in the expert category in my book.

    IDK is “I Don’t Know”. It is an option for when you recieve and invitation to someone’s network from LinkedIn. If you send out a mass quantity of invites and people hit the IDK button, LinkedIn records how many of those you accumulate. If you get too many, you get a nasty gram from linkedin and are no longer able to send out invitations until you play agree to play by their rules again. (I… uhh… just know this ok?). I don’t know what happens if you show yourself to be a repeat offender.

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