To warm up a LinkedIn profile means to make it trustworthy in the eyes of LinkedIn algorithms. It is not the news that sometimes people create new profiles for spamming. That is the reason why LinkedIn may treat your account as suspicious and ban it if you send many invitations and prospecting messages without preliminary preparing your profile.
How to heat up a LinkedIn account? The answer is in this post.
To ensure your success and maintain a positive reputation on the platform, it’s crucial to warm up your LinkedIn account gradually and avoid triggering any spam alerts. LinkedIn closely monitors new accounts to deter spammers from creating fake profiles, so a careful approach is essential.
If you have created a new Linkedin account and your SSI is below 30 points, here is our recommended step-by-step guide for warming up your LinkedIn account before incorporating automation tools into your outreach strategy:
Step 1: Manual Connection Requests
In the initial phase, begin by sending connection requests manually to prospective contacts. Start with a low number of requests and gradually increase them over time. Here’s a suggested daily breakdown for your first week:
- Day 1: 5 requests
- Day 2: 7 requests
- Day 3: 7-9 requests
- Day 4: 10-12 requests
- Day 5 to 7: 12-15 requests
Note: During the manual connection request phase, it’s highly beneficial to focus on adding friends and acquaintances to your contact list. By doing so, you can significantly increase your acceptance rate and establish a strong foundation for your LinkedIn outreach. Building connections with people who already know you or have some familiarity with your work is more likely to result in positive responses and genuine engagements.
Step 2: Warm-up mode
After one week of manual engagement, you can slowly introduce automation tools while keeping your outreach human-like. We recommend starting automation in this mode, during which the system will send a smaller number of invites, according to the recommendations we received during the tests:
- Days 1-10: 8-12 connection requests per day randomly
Note: LinkedIn’s new limits restrict most users to 100 invites per week. To stay within these limits, we recommend approximately 18-20 connections per day.
Quality Over Quantity
Throughout your LinkedIn outreach journey, remember that building genuine relationships is paramount. Focus on quality over quantity, and take the time to foster meaningful connections with your prospects. As you progress, pay attention to connection acceptance rates and the relationships you’re forming.
Adapt to Your Progress
Based on your acceptance rates and overall success, you can adjust your daily connection request numbers accordingly. If you find your outreach is effective and well-received, a gradual increase is reasonable, but it’s essential to remain below 20 requests per day to avoid potential issues.
At Impasto.io, we are committed to guiding you through the entire LinkedIn outreach process, from warming up your account to effectively using automation tools.
Our expert team is here to help you build a powerful and authentic professional network that drives real results. Get in touch with us today to elevate your LinkedIn outreach game!
Impasto.io Team ✌🏻