LinkedIn Beefs Up Its Search Function

  • Unified search
  • Autocomplete and suggestions
  • Content promotion

LinkedIn has just updated the search functionality on its website which now unifies the site’s search functions for people, companies, jobs and groups into one.

  • Unified search
  • Autocomplete and suggestions
  • Content promotion

LinkedIn has just updated the search functionality on its website which now unifies the site’s search functions for people, companies, jobs and groups into one.

Other improvements include autocomplete, search suggestions, a customized search result based on a user’s LinkedIn connections that adapt over time, a revamped advanced search function and lastly, automated alerts for saved searches. These features aims to help users search for connection on LinkedIn but more importantly, these features should help the site when it comes to content promotion.

See Also: LinkedIn Planning To Acquire Pulse

The company has recently ventured out of its comfort zone in an attempt to get people to go back to the site not just for checking their connections but also to check the daily news. A few weeks ago, rumours about LinkedIn’s plans to purchase social media and news feeds app Pulse showed the company’s interest in becoming a publishing platform.

The company has also invested in other forms of content such as aggregated news via its LinkedIn Today section and even opting to receive original exclusive content from various “thought leaders”. Nevertheless, it seems that LinkedIn will push for more content on its site to drive site traffic, so a much improved search function would really be helpful for users who are not just looking for people, companies, jobs or groups but also relevant content.

The update will start rolling out today and should be available to everyone in a couple of weeks.

Are you a LinkedIn member? What are your thoughts about the company’s plan to become a “professional publishing platform?” Do tell us by leaving a comment below. You can also find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google Plus. And please do subscribe to our site for other tech news and stories.
 

Leave a Reply