Today I saw the above warning while searching for a friend on LinkedIn: “Brian, you’re approaching the commercial use limit on search”. After clicking on learn more (see here), it says reaching the commercial use limit “means your activity on LinkedIn is likely geared towards commercial purposes, like hiring or prospecting.”
Now I’m active on LinkedIn, but not for commercial purposes. I also cannot justify spending $50+ per month on a premium account.
So for those like me, there is a work around to finding people on LinkedIn…using Google! Just make use of the powerful filters available by following the instructions below.