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How many results can you get in one search on LinkedIn? (It's relevant to figuring out how many real people there are, by the way!)

Create and share a search on LinkedIn that brings up the largest number of results.

Here is a string with ~18 million results. How much better can you do? Please post your suggestions in reply. We'll feature the winner on Friday. I am happy to give a webinar credit to the winner.

-Irina

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Here is a search string with almost 23 million results:

http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?keywords=senior+OR+manager+...

Here are the search terms I used: lead OR senior OR manager OR director OR v
p OR srvp

Regards,

Tom Byrne

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I came up with this very simple string, which yielded 47,300,00, but I suspect it could be massaged to yield far greater results:

site:www.linkedin.com (experience | recommend*) ("additional information" | "contact settings")
Hi Rod,

Thanks for the string. I was looking for search within LinkedIn. Unfortunately, no search engines will return over 1,000 results. Any numbers above 1,000 they show (especially Google!) are very approximate; they are just an estimate.

Of course, you are free to try and use search engines but for this contest you would have to combine hundreds of searches, have in mind how the results overlap and have the number of results for each below 1K.

-Irina



Rod Brylawski said:
I came up with this very simple string, which yielded 47,300,00, but I suspect it could be massaged to yield far greater results:

site:www.linkedin.com (experience | recommend*) ("additional information" | "contact settings")
senior OR manager OR supervisor OR analyst OR representative OR vice OR president OR VP OR V.P. OR owner

http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?keywords=senior+OR+manager+...

27,860,159 results

Maha Akiki
I came up with sales OR manager, which gave: Basic 17,593,299 results

If I put in sales OR manager OR director, I came up with: Basic 21,441,023 results
I believe the 'key' is to just keep adding titles with ORs! I got tired of adding all possible titles so ending with this:

sr OR senior OR manager OR mgr OR managing OR director OR lead OR chief OR ceo OR cfo OR cio OR international OR sales OR account OR marketing OR engineer OR developer OR progammer OR systems OR federal OR government OR technical OR contract OR consultant OR principal

Gave me 34,073,589 results for my basic account:

http://linkd.in/flgc3G
Hi all! Here's my search string although I know I can add more words to this to get a higher number:

project OR program OR manage OR manager OR managing OR managed OR senior OR VP OR director---
24,707,047 results

http://linkd.in/fCookO

Thanks for the mini contest Irina!

-Monali Parmar
Searching within Linked In - got 42,548,677 returns

Search string results
Hi Irina,

I tried below mentioned search string and came up with about 198,000,000 results (0.07 seconds) over Google Engine. Its not a specific search for any position like Manager or anything. Its an open search of any profile over Linkedin.

site:linkedin.com -intitle:directory -inurl:updates -inurl:jobid -inurl:find -inurl:answers -inurl:company -inurl:"company profile"

Regards
Manick


Scott Quinn said:
I came up with sales OR manager, which gave: Basic 17,593,299 results

If I put in sales OR manager OR director, I came up with: Basic 21,441,023 results

That was my approach too.
interesting one..I see that there are ~85M people in LI per my network stats.

I tried with random keywords, and could get 34,164,839 results, after that it's not adding any more to my search result. Also I get the error that LI search engine is down for maintenance, wil be back after sometime.

Not sure if it's my network limit or max number of words LI search box can support.

Anyway there has to be a better and shorter *.* way to this. Will wait till Friday:)

http://linkd.in/hxmv5l
44,569,582 results within linkedin search as of now. I am sure adding more keywords to the string would yield more results. Approach is to add those unique yet common keywords that can cover the maximum initially and then add on keywords that would target niche. Titles & industries play a vital role here.

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