Don’t Use Automatic Responses in LinkedIn

When I got up for breakfast this morning, my phone was going off and LinkedIn updates kept on coming through, all these new email messages out of the blue.

What’s really interesting is, they are pretty much all the same information: “Congratulations on the anniversary. Hope you’re doing well.” “Congratulations on the anniversary. Hope you’re doing well.” “Congratulations on the anniversary. I hope you’re doing well.” You may buy in to automation as a great way to make your life easier. The big question is, how does it affect your credibility? I know these people are using an autoresponder, and what’s even worse is they’re using the default message that they were given, they didn’t even automate it and up here is one that actually broke and it sent me the same message three times in the same email.

My response is, please don’t use an autoresponder, especially on LinkedIn.


About the Author:

Ryan Perry is the founder and CEO of Simple Biz Support, Inc. Ryan started video blogging in 2009 as an alternative to written blogs to create visibility and credibility online. During the workweek, he enjoys helping small business owners harness the power of video to grow their companies. On the weekends, he enjoys hiking and searching out waterfalls throughout the state of California.

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