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Reasons for "Connection requests not being sent"

Written by Martin
Updated 2 months ago

Possible reasons why you can't send a connection request

  • Your pending invitation is to high
  • If you are not getting over 20% acceptance rate, you are not meeting LinkedIn's standards
  • Your connection requests are stopped by LinkedIn. LinkedIn might be asking for email address of the profile you're trying to connect with.
  • You might be temporarily restricted because of more than 5 people gave "I don't know" as response for connection requests you sent.

The reasons why an account may get restricted are many and most have nothing to do with Alfred or using automation. 

Depending on several factors, LinkedIn from time to time may restrict your ability to send connection requests. This may trigger LinkedIn to think that you are a spammer and as such restrict your usage.

The first restriction - wait a few hours to try again.

Multiple restrictions a day - wait a few days to try again.

Note: Most restrictions will automatically be lifted within a few days.
You can also try to withdraw as many pending invitations as possible before attempting to send another invitation. 

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