LinkedIn Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

LinkedIn

Get the most from your professional network

4.46/5 (574 reviews)

LinkedIn overview

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts in order to search for jobs and find potential clients. Users can build a professional profile that can be viewed by others in the network.

With more than 546 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French and 11 other languages, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
LinkedIn screenshot: Users can find and apply for jobs, and view job recommendations What is LinkedIn?LinkedIn screenshot: Users can Refine job searches on the LinkedIn jobs tab by location, distance, company, job title, job function, salary, industry and date postedLinkedIn screenshot: LinkedIn offers a one-click apply feature to submit your LinkedIn profile for the job opportunityLinkedIn screenshot: See who viewed your profile and where they workLinkedIn screenshot: Using the career interests dashboard, users can set their career interests by location, company size, industry, and the job titles they're interested in pursuingLinkedIn screenshot: Search for jobs using keywords via mobile deviceLinkedIn screenshot: List skills, and collect and showcase endorsements from other usersLinkedIn screenshot: LinkedIn offers integration with the Profile Card in Office 365

LinkedIn reviews

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Virginia Brooks

Professional profiles suitable for any and every guru in the world

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-25
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
LinkedIn (LI) is the world’s largest professional network and career website, that allows you to easily connect with like-minded peers and industry leaders for trading ideas, sharing advice, etc. Whether you’re looking for a career, seeking out employees, or trying to become recognized as an expert within your industry LI’s simplistic platform provides it all. As a Marketer, I feel it’s important to show my own expertise to demonstrate the knowledge I have acquired and how it can be applied across various industries. LI is a great place to start a professional network. LI’s mobile application provides all the same features as the desktop platform (i.e. post, notifications, jobs, and professional network). PROS •Become a member of the groups in your area of interest allows you to ask specific questions, collaborate with other members, and/or post content. This is probably my favorite feature as it helps me to keep up with all the latest and greatest marketing trends, tools, and platforms. You can also revisit your LI responses to groups at any time; LI will keep a digital record for you which you can locate from your profile in “recent activity”. Regularly engaging with groups in your industry also helps to showcase your expertise and gain more visibility across your niche. •As an alternative to gaining knowledge through the online community via LI groups, you can also use LI Messaging to connect directly with your connections one-on-one and/or can choose to include multiple individuals in a message. (LI has helps me connect my personal and professional network – I have hired helped hire two friends from my personal network this way). •LI Ads are a simple and effective, they pertain to a smaller niche and shared focus; a great alternative to utilizing Google Ad’s. •Businesses can create a LI company page as well as showcase pages (for events, open positions, etc.) at no expense. I would recommend that every business should have a company page on LI, as it’s the most popular professional network. Out company page has helped us bring in more sales, increase traffic to our website, find candidates to fill open positions, and helps others understand what it is that we do/what we have to offer. Company pages are used to post regular company updates and/or news, social posts about your business, content, and/or open positions… which you can measure the performance of with the analytics available to you. •LI’s blogging interface can be used to gage where people are spending their time, what followers are interested in, and helps to boost visibility outside your network. •Maybe there is truth to the saying, “it’s all about who you know.” I have had the opportunity of helping one of my friends get hired, when a past co-worker of mine asked if I knew any qualified candidates. If you are someone looking for a job, don’t get discouraged – keep in touch with the ones you know as well as your new connections.

Cons
•When posting on LI’s company pages make sure to completely optimize your images. Sometimes, your posts appear differently on your company pages as they do on LI’s home feed. •Much like Google, I would not recommend running a targeted LI Ad unless you have a fairly large budget; advice I received from LI, directly account manager. In the past, we have run ads with lower budgets with an ending result, nowhere close to our ROI.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Best way to connect with professionals

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-03
Review Source: GetApp

My overall experience with LinkedIn is very good. I regularly use it to post content and learn from other professionals and courses from LinkedIn Learning.

Pros
I am using LinkedIn's paid version for over 2 years along with their free profile option since 2012 actively. I really like how LinkedIn provides insight into a job with your current skill matching. So, you can modify your profile to take that course on LinkedIn Learning to take yourself one step ahead to apply for the job.

Cons
What I did not like is a limited feature for the free version, that doesn't allow us to search more than a number of specific queries. Is also limits it's paid users like me for not being able to connect to more than 80 - 100 people every day.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Yaroslav Kozak

Professional Social Network that is trying HARD to reach you | Only for GrownUps!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-05
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
*Linked in is a great tool for professionals In comparison to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, VK and others, Linkedin is not searching for traffic or huge amount of visitors. The platforms aims to target only relevant people. It has no fun(technically) or no specific aim to connect genders. And this is the beauty of the network. It is the best tool to find job, have your work contacts separated from your REAL LIFE and expand your possibilities and career.

Cons
*Design is quite old, which is the same issue with almost any social network today, *Great functionality and integrations come at the cost and they made Linkedin slow and unusable on old devices.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

LinkedIn is the Best for Lead Generation, Jobs, and More!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-02-07
Review Source: GetApp

My overall experience with LinkedIn is great! I plan on implementing Lead generation strategies with LinkedIn to grow my business as LinkedIn has high quality leads that no other platform has. It's easy to build a portfolio and build yourself from the ground up.

Pros
It's easy to connect with people and engage with their activity on their posts. People are generally much nicer and willing to listen to what you have to say. LinkedIn comes with many great things such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator and it also comes with LinkedIn Pro Finder to have monthly leads sent to your email in your local area. LinkedIn is overlooked by many people that don't know much about it and they should be using it because they are missing out on all the great rewards and tactics that you could utilize.

Cons
What I least liked about this software is sometimes connecting with other people that have sent you messages for the sole purpose of buying their product. They need to connect 1 on 1 and it has to be more genuine before people start calling each other and purchasing things from each other. I also don't like that sometimes I look at my new feed and people post things that are not related to business or the LinkedIn platform. It should be strictly for business and not entertainment. It's all about networking.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Muhammad Junaid

Incredible LinkedIn Job Platform

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-09
Review Source: GetApp

Personally i see the LinkedIn is one of the best way to find the job in best companies

Pros
I really like LinkedIn because it is the perfect platform to find the job and you can adopts the new trends once you see this on LinkedIn and can work for the recruiters globally, it is very fast and comfortable platform and can be easily get the real talent which you are looking for it is doing incredible job

Cons
There are a lot of fake profiles which is offered by job and asking about money LinkedIn must focus on this area and delete their profiles and restrict them to not come again

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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LinkedIn pricing

Pricing options
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Basic version of LinkedIn is available for free. There are different pricing plans for Recruiters, Job Seekers and Sales Professionals.

LinkedIn features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Reminders

Customizable Branding (290 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (293 other apps)
Data Import/Export (282 other apps)
Employee Database (273 other apps)
Employee Management (340 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (240 other apps)
Employee Portal (245 other apps)
Employee Self Service (243 other apps)
Performance Management (228 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (252 other apps)
Recruitment Management (253 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (431 other apps)
Self Service Portal (301 other apps)
Third Party Integration (331 other apps)

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Additional information for LinkedIn

Key features of LinkedIn

  • InMail messages
  • Introductions
  • Search
  • References
  • Skill endorsement
  • Network suggestions
  • Lead builder (premium feature)
  • Sales alerts (premium feature)
  • Reference search (premium feature)
  • Keyword search
  • Recommendations
  • Advanced people searches
  • Professional gallery (work examples, photos, video, etc.)
  • Unique profile link
  • Targeted searches
  • Create a company page
  • Review analytics
  • Alumni tool
  • Join groups
  • Trending topics via the newsfeed
  • Chatbot
  • Smart replies
  • Native videos
  • Search categories
  • Chat-like messaging
  • Advanced search filters
  • Blogging interface
  • Homepage feed
  • Notifications
  • Group suggestions
  • Articles
  • SlideShare
  • Multi-media
  • Real-time conversations
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Benefits

With LinkedIn users can:

- establish your professional profile and control one of the top search results for your name.
- build and maintain a broader network of professionals.
- find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates.
- learn about other companies.
- find and reach the people you need.
- get access to the knowledge of your network.
- discover new opportunities.