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Enhanced search features and improved query results make LinkedIn even more user friendly – Larry Carillo

Larry Carillo

Online Marketing Strategist

Enhanced search features and improved query results make LinkedIn even more user friendly

According to an article posted on searchengineland.com, a number of enhancements are being made to the professional networking site, LinkedIn.  Included in the enhancements are: a smarter query intent algorithm that continuously serves up more relevant results and a new unified search feature.  These features are launching today.

The most anticipated upgrade to LinkedIn is the new unified search experience with over 5.7 billion searches performed last year.  The new unified search feature serves up a list of people, companies, jobs and groups all in one comprehensive page results as demonstrated by LinkedIn’s Brad Mauney, Product Lead, and Asif Makhani, Engineering lead during a product overview last week.  By modifying their filter selections, members can then narrow their search results.

LinkedIn is upgrading back-end functions with the roll-out of a smarter query intent algorithm that learns and understands a user’s intent over time, serving up more relevant results with every search performed in addition to the unified search experience that pulls content from across the site.

A new look to the advanced search page with additional filters that let members search by location, company, and school is another LinkedIn upgrade.  The new auto-complete feature prompts a list of search options as members type their search terms.  The more searches a member performs, the more relevant their auto-complete options will become at predicting the type of content the member wants.

Along with the auto-complete upgrade, a suggested search feature will help members quickly find content by offering people or jobs related to their search terms as well as a preview of top results.

Members will also have access to automated alerts that send notifications when saved search results have changed.

LinkedIn’s new upgrades will start rolling out today and will be available to all global members in the coming weeks.

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