How LinkedIn Search Actually Works

If you’re in sourcing, recruiting or HR, you no doubt search LinkedIn from time to time or perhaps even every day.

So why not gain a better understanding of how LinkedIn search actually works?

And what better way to learn how LinkedIn search works than from the Heads of Search Relevance and Query Understanding at LinkedIn?

Yes, you read that correctly РLinkedIn has folks specifically dedicated to understanding your queries in an effort to return the right set of results, emphasizing query rewriting, elaboration, and refinement.

Here is the LinkedIn Search Slideshare deck where you can learn about, among other things, LinkedIn’s contextual word sense and how LinkedIn deals with “keyword stuffers” and spammers.

[In]formation Retrieval: Search at LinkedIn from Daniel Tunkelang

If you would like to learn more about the LinkedIn search team looks at content, connections, and context, here is a fantastic Slideshare to review:

Content, Connections, and Context from Daniel Tunkelang

You may also learn a thing or two about how LinkedIn search works from their page dedicated to highlighting some of the search-related challenges they think about everyday:

Search at LinkedIn Main Page