Linkedin Automation Might Get You Blocked.
Today many companies are offering unique features for automating Linkedin.
Let’s dive back to how Linkedin Automation works.
Automation tools are logging in into your LinkedIn and start to perform actions (clicks).
There are three kinds of automation:
1). Login with your username and password of your Linkedin Account.
It can be via the web or an application.
* It’s saving you Linkedin username and password. That’s a little scary.
* It’s creating a new login device in your account – and here is the tricky part, most Linkedin Automations are logging in from a Linux operating system that’s a big no-no.
* They can relog themselves to Linkedin in case of disconnection – without you need to do anything.
2). Local automation, using a chrome extension – You are the person who performs the automation.
* Automation happens in your browser; you can’t touch it while it happens.
* Robot click – unlike other automation, In local automation, the page’s elements are being clicked with code and not as a person – Linkedin claims they can detect it.
* Elements change in page – Most chrome extension will change your page elements – Linkedin claims they can see it.
* All the operations are being made by you, that’s a significant benefit.
3). Chrome extension using your Linkedin cookies – Recommended.
* You need to check the permission of the chrome extension.
Many companies are asking for extra permissions they don’t need.
Make sure it only can access your Linkedin, the company dashboard, and cookies.
* No access to your Linkedin Username and Password.
* Not creating a new logged-in device.
* Once you delete the extension, the extension owner won’t have access to your account.
In case you have chosen to use a background automated tool, there is one thing you must address.
The location of where your actions are being performed.
Most companies will hide this information from you, but this is crucial.
The worst scenario is that the Linkedin Automation tool is making their actions from their location and browser. That’s a big no-no.
It’s straightforward to tell. Your account will be something like this:
As you can see, the browser is “Linux” and the Owner is “Digitalocean Llc” which is telling Linkedin, Hello, I am a bot.
To better protect you, the Linkedin automation company should require you to use a proxy. They might be able to provide it.
What is a proxy?
A proxy is a computer that sits in a different location and will make all your Linkedin actions.
There two types of proxies:
1. Shared proxies – Multiple users using the same computer.
2. Dedicated proxies – Only one user can use the computer.
Using a shared one is dangerous – Linkedin can detect that multiple users are using the same computer.
Shared ones are much cheaper, and many companies are using them – Check with your company.
Dedicated ones are expensive – You will be the only one using this computer.
Every proxy sits in a different location – the closer it is to you, the safer.
If I live in Israel, I probably do not want to take action from the US because it looks weird that multiple activities are happening simultaneously from different locations.
Linkedin will not ban you for using a different computer – they know you might be using a VPN, which is fine.
So which Linkedin Automation tool should you use?
Yes, it’s us 😀
We like to believe we are the safest automation tool.
We provide every member with a dedicated proxy (not shared!).
We mimic human-mouse behavior, and also, we are offering very cool features.
We are using Webshare.io for dedicated proxies.
It costs us $6 per month.
We offer a lifetime deal for $30 😨
Do the math.