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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

Do Recruiters Ruin LinkedIn?

 

What do I mean by “ruin?”

I’d rather let you run with the concept, but if you need a little more direction, this may help:

In general – do you think that the activities undertaken by recruiters on LinkedIn have any negative repercussions on the LinkedIn experience for non-recruiters?

If so, why, and how?

If not, why?

This is the first in a 3 part series examining the opportunities recruiters have to raise the level of their game and give recruiters a better name in the hearts and minds of the people who matter most in recruiting – the talent they are looking to recruit.

I’m going to give you some of my observations and thoughts on the matter of whether or not recruiters “ruin” LinkedIn, but the main motivator behind me writing this post is to get you thinking, hear from you and get your perspective, and ask for your help in making LinkedIn a better place for everyone. Continue reading