LinkedIn Improves Search Feature, Adds Auto-Complete, Suggested Searches And More


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LinkedIn on Monday announced a fully revamped search feature. The social networks new search functions now include auto-complete, suggested searches, and several other new and useful features.

LinkedIn now combines searches for people, companies, and jobs in a single search function. According to the LinkedIn blog:

“Now, all you need to do is type what you’re looking for into the search box and you’ll see a comprehensive page of results that pulls content from all across LinkedIn including people, jobs, groups and companies.”

The company’s new search platform includes:

  • Auto-complete – As you type your search term you’ll be prompted with options for what you may be looking for, and the more you search, the better it will get at predicting what you want.
  • Suggested searches – Now when you type in a search term such as “product manager” you’ll see example search queries for people or jobs related to product manager as well as a preview of top results to help you find what you’re looking for in one click.
  • Smarter query intent algorithm – The more you search for content on LinkedIn, the more it learns and understands your intent over time to provide the most relevant results.
  • Enhanced advanced search – Not only has advanced search gotten a new look, it’s also easier to deepen your search with filters like location, company, school and more.
  • Automated alerts – Save time by saving your searches and we’ll alert you when the results change.

The social enterprise network has launched its new search features just months after the Facebook Social Graph began offering a more integrated and smarter search function.

Here is a closer look at LinkedIn’s new search features:

According to LinkedIn each users searches are custom tailored for their own needs:

“No two professionals are alike on LinkedIn. This means even if you search for the same thing as someone else, your results will be customized to you. LinkedIn’s search efforts are founded on the ability to take into account who you are, who you know, and what your network is doing to help you find what you’re looking for.”

Take a look at the new LinkedIn search platform and let us know what you think.


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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