Death of LinkedIn X-Ray, What Next?

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Guest post from Ashfaq Ahmed. I got on a call with Irina & David & we discussed how sourcing will be impacted in the Post- X-Ray era. First things first, why were we able to access LinkedIn via Xray before? Because when you’ve logged out from LinkedIn and visited a profile via Google, the profile data was more or less …

Google’s filetype: Decline and Workaround

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The Google advanced search dialog still shows file types: But search using the operator filetype: and keywords no longer works. For example, filetype:xlsx attendees returns all sorts of pages. For now, you can use a workaround: filetype: will still work if your search contains either site: or inurl: operator. We can use them with the minus, essentially excluding nothing, like this: …

I Want My Profile To Be Public, But I Have Lost Control – So Have You

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LinkedIn X-Ray is gone (or soon to be gone, depending on your location). So, what did LinkedIn do? The screenshot above shows my LinkedIn public profile settings. For the majority of members I know, the settings are the same. We want to be found on Google and Bing, which the UX promises. However, this is my experience and education on …

Sales Navigator Revelations and Function Codes

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The death of X-Ray prompts everyone to study LinkedIn’s search closer. LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator has different algorithms from both Premium and LinkedIn Recruiter. There is no good reason for that. Different Developer teams fell out of sync. Sales Navigator “thinks” most of LinkedIn. (I am being sarcastic.) It has a huge population of 1,665M+ profiles. What are the 665M profiles …

LinkedIn X-Ray No More. Now What?

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Last week, Google has adjusted its index. It no longer finds me and many others by the Headline, About, Experience, and Education. Bing is in the process. It already does not find some profiles: Any search engine is affected. (A search engine does not have a LinkedIn login, right? Even if Microsoft owns them both.) X-Ray has lost its power. …

The Adventures of X-Ray Are Mysterious

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I have “Saved As” my public LinkedIn profile, and it looks like this: This is my “Experience” and “Education.” Nothing much is visible without logging in. A large percentage of profiles look the same. But things are in flux on the web. Google LinkedIn X-Ray is back! Mike Santoro has noticed. We think it is temporary. In his post, Marcel …

The Best Github Tool In Industry

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Guest post from Julia Tverskaya. Are you a Technical Recruiter? Are you looking for Software Developers? On January 16th, Irina announced a new GitHub search and export tool in her LinkedIn article.  We are happy to report that the tool has immediately attracted hundreds of users and we hope many more will discover its value. The GitHub User Search tool …

LinkedIn X-Ray Workaround

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The loss of LinkedIn X-Ray saddens our community. Indeed, we can no longer find the About, Experience, and more on Google. Bing will naturally follow. However – here is a productive way to use the “remaining” X-Ray. Step 1. Start with X-Rays for the location, job titles, and, optionally, companies, like site:linkedin.com/in “san francisco bay area” python developer at google. …

LinkedIn Profiles Redacted, X-Ray Dying, Aggregators Will Suffer

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My friend Marcel van der Meer’s message shocked me this morning. He was the first to notice a huge reduction in LinkedIn public profiles. The Headline, About section, Experience, and Education are gone. There are still some public profiles with the full data, but it’s a matter of time before all will be reduced. LinkedIn has notified Google, so there …

AI and LinkedIn Are Like Oil And Water

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My AI-related experience as a LinkedIn member has been interesting. I have been getting hilarious (or sad?) notifications for my potential job-hunting from LinkedIn – see LinkedIn Wants Me to Pack Groceries and Learn Fluoroscopy. This morning, I took a look at my skill suggestions. Unfortunately, they were not any better – I have as much skill in Manufacturing Process …