LinkedIn Bans Automation Tools

LinkedIn Bans 80 plus Automation Tools

Like most social media platforms, LinkedIn has always frowned upon automation. It’s been a notation in their User Agreement since the website was launched 18 years ago. However, only since Microsoft’s purchase in June 2016 have they had the resources to search, find and penalise those who break the rules. And yes, believe me, they do just that!
This makes it harder for LinkedIn to detect yes, but it certainly doesn’t make it impossible. And the more popular some of these automations become (i.e. the more users using them) the higher the potential for LinkedIn to find out about them, and take action against those using them.
The resulting account restriction and, in some cases, deletion of the person’s LinkedIn account may sound drastic, but these tools spoil the experience for everyone, turning a networking and relationship building platform into one that’s very spam-y with endless and meaningless automation.
Here’s the most up to date list of known data scraping automation plugins which LinkedIn are actively searching for:
adapt Prospector
adorito
aevy
alore.io
amazinghiring
auto Connect tools Lily
Candidate.ai
CleverStaff
colabo extension
Contact Out
Crelate
data Scraper
datananas
daxtra
discoverly
dux-soup(fixed)
Ebstabullhorn
EbstaSalesforce
Ecquire
eLink Prxo
Email Finder
Email Hunter
Emply
Entelo
EyeMail
found.ly
gay2sms
Get Email
HirEtuaL
Hr-Skyen
icebreaker
iMacros
instant data Scraper
Jlenty
Lead Generator
Leadconnect
Leadiq
Leadkedin
Lempod
Leonard for Linkedin
Linked Helper
Linkedbot
Linkedin assistant Lily
Linkedin-Hubspot Connector
Linkedroid
LinkeLead
Linklead.io
LinkMatch for CatS
LinkMatch for Greenhouse
LinkMatch for PCrecruiter
LinkMatch for Pipedrive
LinkMatch for zoho CrM
LinkMe tool
LinMailNavigator
LinMailPro
Loxo Social import
Lusha
Lusha (FireFox Extension)
Nimble
People.camp
Prophet
Prospect.io
ProspectHive
Prospectify
ramper
recruiterNerd
Sales Lead Multiplier
saleslift.io
SalesLoftCadence
SalesloftProspector
Salestools
SeekOut
SellHack
Skrapp
Slik
Snapaddy Grabber
Social2Sugar
Sourcebreaker
Sourcehub
Spider for Linkedin
StepWells(colabo)
talentbin
turboHiring
If you are on the fence about a LinkedIn tool that sounds like it will be the answer to your prayers but it’s not on this list, perhaps cross check it with the third party official approved list below and don’t just take the slick marketing at face value!
This approved list is found here.

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