Did you know that when it comes to refining search results for the right prospects to message, LinkedIn offers some pretty powerful search filters?
Boolean search is a type of search that allows you to combine keywords, as well as add modifiers (AND, OR, NOT) to produce more relevant results.
By inputting a Boolean search string into LinkedIn’s search bar you can get precisely the results you are looking for, including filtering prospects by current/past company, current/past title, zip code radius, location, industry etc.
Sifting through LinkedIn’s 500 million users can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack, but by performing a more precise search you can eliminate irrelevant records efficiently, leaving you with a list of perfect prospects.
By containing multiple terms in brackets they can be treated as a separate combined term.
Used before keywords to search for that term inside user job titles.
Group around two or more words to create a phrase search.
Used to add another term to the search.
Used to negative match (delete) a term from a search.
Used to broaden a search string.
Example: If we wanted to target Managing Directors or Managers in Marketing, excluding people who work at LinkedProspect, we would search for:
(title:”managing director” OR title:manager) AND title:marketing -company:LinkedProspect
For more guidance, check out this guide:
Hope that’s useful!