LinkedIn Revamps Its Search Engine For Speed And Relevance

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LinkedIn announced its team has been working to reengineer its search engine to help users find what they’re looking for faster.

The company claims that its new search engine, which is now available, can save its members more than a year of collective time spent searching.

Here is a run down of some of the changes made:

  • Results Based On Connections: LinkedIn will now populate its search results based on what it believes is most relevant to you based on your connections, groups, and companies.
  • Search Beyond Your Connections: For the first time, LinkedIn is giving its free members the ability to search outside of their group of connections. This used to be a premium feature.
  • Personalized search results: LinkedIn will personalize search results based on the information you have provided in your profile.
  • Surfacing Users’ Content: Now when you perform a search, LinkedIn may surface content other users have uploaded to the network, such as blog posts and SlideShare decks, if its relevant to the search.

On that last point, I wonder if being included in search results will get more eyeballs on content published directly to LinkedIn. The company recently opened up its publishing platform to all english-speaking users, so it’s clearly an area where the company trying to grow.

These changes are “just the start”, the company says, and we can expect more developments coming from LinkedIn throughout the year.

Matt Southern
Matt Southern is the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal. His passion for helping people in all aspects of online marketing flows through in the expert industry coverage he provides.
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  • Hi Matt
    It gives me positivity to know all the information you share as I can ensure now that it will be easier for me to gain traction.

  • Robert

    Sounds good. It’s interesting whether it will have an impact on more accurate process of searching for a new job on Linkedin.

  • Hi,
    a long time i dont look at Linkedin, I am curious of the development of the new engine.