Looking for effective strategies to boost your LinkedIn presence and generate more leads?
Over the years, I’ve experimented with various techniques and have identified some powerful LinkedIn growth hacks.
In this article, I’ll share 10 proven LinkedIn growth hacking methods that I’ve personally used to generate leads.
These strategies can transform your LinkedIn game and help you connect with the right audience.
The best part?
There are easy to implement and free
Ready to elevate your LinkedIn lead generation game?
Let’s dive into these actionable insights!
What is Linkedin Growth Hacking?
LinkedIn growth hacking is about using strategies to quickly grow your network and attract leads on Linkedin.
It focuses on simple hacks that can generate good results in a short time-frame.
Most of the time, it involves using automation or scraping tools.
9 Linkedin Growth Hacks To Generate Leads
9 proven linkedin growth hacks:
- Send unlimited Inmails
- Reach out to Linkedin event attendees
- Steal your competitors’ audience on Linkedin
- Bypass Linkedin search limit
- Hack Sales Navigator with Linkedin Ads
- Create email lists from Sales Navigator
- Use Linkedin Engagement Pods
- Use The “Comment To Get” Technique
- Repost your video content on Linkedin
- Use ChatGPT to write your Linkedin posts
1. Send unlimited Inmails
Inmail is the paid messaging service offered by linkedin to linkedin premium subscribers.
They are premium messages that you can use to skip the connection request step and land directly into your prospect’s inbox.
Unfortunately, you don’t get an unlimited amount of them.
- 50 inmails per month if you buy Sales Navigator
- 10 inmails per month if you buy Linkedin Premium
- 150 inmails per month if you buy Recruiter
But don’t worry, you can hack the linkedin inmail credit system using these hacks:
- Send messages to Open Profiles
- Send messages to linkedin event attendees
- Send messages to linkedin group members
This is what a free inmail looks like:
2. Reach out to Linkedin Event Attendees
Do you know that don’t need to be connected to Linkedin event attendees to send them a message?
That is what Linkedin calls “message requests”.
Once you click on “Attend” to an event, go on Networking tab > Message and you will be able to DM anyone.
You can send messages manually of course.
But if you want to automate this action and do it at scale, you export linkedin event attendees in a CSV file.
For that you can use a tool like Phantombuster, Captain Data or Texau.
Once you have the linkedin event attendees in a CSV file you can upload them into a linkedin outreach tool like Linked Helper.
Create a campaign and select the “Message to event attendees” option to automatically send messages to all these people.
3. Steal Your Competitor’s Audience on Linkedin
Why bother building an audience from scratch when your competitors are already doing all the work for you?
Stealing your competitors’ audiences on Linkedin is pretty easy with the hacks presented in this video.
There are 3 ways to hack into your competitor’s audience on Linkedin:
- Steal their company page followers
- Steal their posts’ commenters and likers
- Steal their linkedin events attendees
These growth hacks are pretty efficient as you let your competitors do the job for you, and then you can get the results of their work. A good way to find linkedin outreach campaign ideas.
4. Bypass Linkedin Search Limit
There are 2 limitations on the free linkedin search engine.
The first one is the limitation of the number of search results.
You can only get access to the first 1000 results of your search.
The second limitation is the commercial use limit.
Linkedin will block you after a certain number of searches because they want you to buy Sales Navigator or Linkedin Recruiter.
In this video I detail 3 hacks to bypass linkedin search limit:
- Search Linkedin Profiles with Google
- Search Linkedin Hashtags followers
- Use multiple linkedin accounts
With this 3 techniques, you’ll be able to search an unlimited amount of linkedin profiles every month.
5. Hack Linkedin Ads with Linkedin Sales Navigator
You can hack Linkedin Ads by building super targeted audiences linkedin with sales navigator.
Linkedin Ads are the most expensive Ads on the market compared to Facebook and Google. So you better spend your budgets wisely.
This hack is really simple.
Instead of trusting linkedin ads algorithm to find good prospects for you, you are telling Linkedin Ads exactly who to target.
That way, you have 100% control on who is seeing your ads. This a 3 steps process:
- Build a lead list on Linkedin Sales Navigator
- Export the leads to a CSV with Evaboot
- Upload the CSV into Linkedin Ads
You just create a super targeted linkedin ads audience in 5 minutes.
6. Build email lists from Sales Navigator
Linkedin has many limitations, you can only send between 100 and 200 connections requests per day and you can export your search results into CSV files.
Contacting your prospect via email is a way to bypass linkedin connection request limitation and reach out to more people. You can easily export your leads from Sales Navigator and find their emails using Evaboot.
You can safely send up to 150 emails per day per email address with your domain. If you need to contact a lot of prospect quickly. This can be a way to achieve your goal.
7. Using Linkedin Engagement Pods
Getting thousands of impressions on your Linkedin posts can help you generate tons of inbounds leads. Linkedin engagement pods can help you with that.
How does Linkedin Algorithm work?
When you publish something on Linkedin, the algorithm will first make it appear in the feed of your first degree connections.
If they interact with, Linkedin will show your post to 2nd degree connections (the connections of your connections)
That is why it is key to have likes and comment from your 1st degree connections in the first hours of your publication.
How engagement pods can help you hack linkedin algorithm?
When you publish a post and enter the link into an engagement pod, the members of the pods will start to automatically likes your posts.
Using tools like Linkboost can help you increase your post impression by adding some likes during the first hours after publication.
You don’t need to send a message to all your friends asking to like the post.
Simply follow these 3 rules:
- Limit the number of reactions to 20% of total forecasted engagement
- Add 2 – 4 minutes interval between actions
- Make sure all the members of the pod are 1rst degree connections
Indeed, if linkedin detects that you get many likes from 3rd degree connections in the first hours, they will detect you are using an engagement pod and will not push your post.
To solve this problem, you can either:
- create your own pod and invite your 1rst degree connection
- join a pod and invite the members in your network
Linkboost is a good tool because it has an option to this:
If all the members of the pod are 1rst degree connections, there is no way linkedin can detect that the engagement is “fake”.
Plus, there is social validation effect involved.
People prefer to like posts when there are already a bunch of likes and comments on it.
Basically, the more you get engagement you get on your post, the more likely you are to get more likes and comment.
8. Use The “Comment To Get” Technique
There is a well-known technique to maximize the engagement on your post.
The “Comment To Get” Technique.
This technique produced excellent results for me:
- 50K impressions
- +300 likes
- +700 comments
Here is a screenshot from a post where I asked people to comment to get access to the Evaboot private beta.
The technique is really simple:
- Write a post teasing a product or a content
- Ask people to comment to get the access
- Reply to every comment
When Linkedin will see your post getting a ton of comments, they will push more and more people feeds.
It’s really important that you quickly reply to every comment so you maximize the degree of interactions on the post.
9. Repost your short video content on Linkedin
Content repurposing is so underrated.
Look at this video I posted on my Youtube channel as a Short: 150 views
I took the same video and posted it to Linkedin.
- 160K+ impressions
- 450+ likes
- 150+ comment
Short from video content are taking over the web.
linkedin is also affected by this phenomenon
If you already publish on Youtube, Instagram or TikTok, Linkedin is a great place to repost your content.
9. Use ChatGPT to write your Linkedin posts
You can use ChatGPT to create linkedin post out of Youtube Short or blog posts
If you use plugin Video Insight, you can make ChatGPT able to analyze Youtube video.
AI can then use this content to craft Linkedin posts.
To use Video Insight you must activate ChatGPT 4 and install the plugin from the Plugin Store.
To format the post to your liking, the best is to make some back and forth with the AI.
But you can start with something like that:
I want you to behave like a linkedin copywriting expert. I will send you Youtube Short links and I want to make Linkedin post of them. I want your style to be: - simple - factual - straightforward Craft catchy hooks that grab reader attention when they are scrolling. You take inspiration from this post: <copy-paste a linkedin post you like>
Don’t have Shorts on your channel?
You can always take Shorts from other Youtube channels and turn them into Linkedin posts.
To create post out of blog posts. The process is almost the same. But with a different plugin.
This time you can use KeyMate plugin.
This plugin allows ChatGPT to search on Google.
Same thing, the ideal linkedin posts will be the results of a lot of back and forth with ChatGPT until you get to something you like.
But you can start with something like this:
I want you to behave like a linkedin copywriting expert. I will send you blog posts links and I want to make one or several Linkedin post of them if there is enough content to do so. I want your style to be: - simple - factual - straightforward Craft catchy hooks that grab reader attention when they are scrolling. You take inspiration from this post: <copy-paste a linkedin post you like>
You can feed ChatGPT with your own blog posts but also post from other blogs.
That way you almost got infinite source of inspiration.
Now that got all these strategies in mind: It’s time to take action. Pick one of these strategies and try to implement it from today.
Let me know if they make a difference.
And don’t forget:
It’s great to use hacks for quick wins, but also think about build a long term linkedin lead generation strategy if you want to build your growth on a solid basis.
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