03-30-2017 10:10 PM
@LoyalToast91, I want to make sure I understand your question. For a contact in Connect, you clicked on "Search this contact on Linkedin" and it did not appear in Linked-In"?
03-30-2017 10:44 PM
The Linked-In button merely pastes the contact name & company name into Linked In search fields. If the name is off a little (ie Middle Initial) or the company is spelled differently, it doesnt show up. I find often have to search by a shorter version of the company name or by removing the company name entirely for it to show up.
A common misconception is that LinkedIn should be the go to source for Job title or if a contact still works at a company. its neither 100% current nor 100% accurate. According to the Data Quality a job title found on a company's website is considered to be more accurate and superior to the same info in Linked-In. A google search is also recommended.
Many users including myself 'scrub' contacts to make sure they are accurate and clean before emailing a business contact. Yes, I look at linkedin but i also use an email verifier, http://www.mailtester to see if it tests valid (green), invalid (red) or inconclusive, yellow). I also seardh the internet if a contact is not already in Linkedin. Hope this helps...