LinkedIn Is Getting Smarter With Enhanced Search Features & Improved Query Results

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Starting today, LinkedIn members will begin seeing a number of enhancements to the professional networking site, including a new unified search feature and a smarter query intent algorithm that continuously serve up more relevant results.

With over 5.7 billion searches performed on LinkedIn last year, the new unified search experience is one of the most anticipated upgrades to the site. During a product overview last week, LinkedIn’s Brad Mauney, Product Lead, and Asif Makhani, Engineering Lead, demonstrated how the new unified search feature serves up a list of people, companies, jobs and groups all in one comprehensive page of results. Members can then narrow their search results by modifying their filter selections.

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LinkedIn’s new unified search results page

In addition to the unified search experience that pulls content from across the site, 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.

Other LinkedIn upgrades include a new look to the advanced search page with additional filters that let members search by location, company and school. 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 be available to all global members in the coming weeks.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | LinkedIn | Top News


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  • Abdul Wahab

    Nice to see these features in linkedin :-)

  • Rakia Offer

    I must admit I’m not sure that these changes, which seems to happen in an increasing rate, are good. The social networks constant attempt to challenge the user is perceived as debilitating. I wonder whether if these changes in LinkedIn, will really improve the site rank, Currently rated eighth –

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  • Harsh Bawa

    Linkedin has carved a unique niche for itself in the industry and I have seen a lot more people engaging with others on Linkedin.

    I have already made a few good friends on linkedin through Groups and other contacts.

    I have seen it grow from just plain professional network to a place where newbies and experienced people come together and engage more in discussions.

    When people from different areas in the same field comes together , it is bound to have a positive impact.

    I will have a look at some of the features you just mentioned.

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  • Dan C. Sharp

    I already give LinkedIn an A+ for usability of its site and interface. it also seems to be the best major social website for automatically feeding other social accounts.

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