LinkedIn has evolved beyond a professional networking site to a powerful platform for business growth.
That’s why we’ve prepared this list of the top 5 LinkedIn automation tools that offer a set of features depending on your specific needs and goals. The list includes:
- LinkedHelper 2
- Social Pilot
A nice and useful bonus in this review is a short guide on how to bypass the LinkedIn limits safely, because all the tools presented here have encountered this problem and are now trying to compensate for it with new features. So, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of LinkedIn automation tools together!
Whether you’re streamlining outreach, nurturing leads through drip campaigns, or focusing on advanced targeting, these tools provide a spectrum of options for professionals seeking to maximize their LinkedIn presence.
However, you have to remember the ethical aspects and comply with platform policies to ensure a sustainable and successful LinkedIn journey.
Remember: You can use LinkedIn automation tools as long as you take into account the limitations set by LinkedIn:
- 100-250 connection requests per week
- 150 messages per day
- 150 profile visits per day
- 300 searches in a month (the commercial use limit)
EvaBoot is a worthy tool for scraping and exporting data. It allows you to export leads to CSV and find their emails. That way, you get a ready-for-outreach file in just one click.
EvaBoot’s user-friendly interface makes scraping leads’ data easier. In addition, EvaBoot adeptly addresses the challenge of efficiently cleaning up and enriching leads sourced from Sales Navigator.
Among drawbacks, EvaBoot relies fully on the Sales Navigator search filters to export exactly the leads you want, forcing customers to refine their searches again and again. Still, they’ll have to clean and delete the CSV after export, if the need be.
If you only need to scrape your lead’s data for use in your CRM system, EvaBoot is suitable for you.
However, this feature is already present in other automation tools and does not require a paid Sales Navigator subscription.
Also, EvaBoot’s Chrome extension work involves using the LinkedIn site API, which can result in your account being restricted for automation.
- Exporting data from LinkedIn Sales Navigator
- Cleaning the data (emojis, capital letters, typos…)
- Detecting unqualified leads in your search results
- Finding professional emails
- Verifying emails
- 2,000 leads per month: $49
- 250,000 leads per month: $1,599
Dripify is mainly used as an effective automation tool with a 4.6 rating on Capterra, designed to enhance your sales team’s productivity.
Seamlessly integrating with your LinkedIn account, Dripify creates lead generation campaigns and workflows.
Users find its intuitive design helpful for crafting personalized drip campaigns that nurture leads effectively.
The platform is often commended for its analytics tools, which provide insights into campaign performance.
Furthermore, Dripify is a web-based application that operates in the cloud. There’s no need to download files or add Chrome extensions.
However, Dripify’s lack of automatic features such as invites to groups, events, company pages, and messages via groups and events, inability to add custom fields into a message, could be sticking points in some ways.
Also, the web-based structure of the tool involves sending requests to the LinkedIn site API, which increases the risk of restricting your account.
Nonetheless, you can use Dripify’s seven-day free trial to test it and decide whether this automation tool suits your main task or not.
- Drip campaigns with workflow triggers
- Tracking and evaluating campaign performance and conversion rates
- Responding to messages from your leads quickly and easily
- Onboarding team members and watching their stats from your control panel
Note: A free trial is available for 7 days
- Basic: $59 per user per month
- Pro: $79 per user per month
- Advanced: $99 per user per month
3. LinkedHelper 2
LinkedHelper 2 is the good choice for sales reps, marketers, and recruiters, standing out in terms of price, functionality, and security.
Users praise its ability to streamline repetitive LinkedIn tasks, boosting efficiency in outreach activities. You’ll quickly master its user-friendly interface and initiate lead generation, even if it’s your first time.
It has a 4.8 rating on Capterra, which looks like a well-deserved user acclaim. It works locally on your PC automating LinkedIn connection requests, follow-ups, and messaging.
However, for an effective LinkedHelper’s performance, you have to have the program continuously running on your computer or hosted on a rented cloud server. Otherwise, the prospecting process may be delayed.
- The safest tool on the market – repeats human actions: clicks, mouse moves, and text-typing
- Smart campaigns – 25 campaign templates with the ability to modify them to your special needs, but email outreach is supported only via 3rd-party services
- Automates almost every activity on Linkedin (message event attendees, group members, inviting to groups, events, following organizations, engaging through likes, comments or mentions under posts, etc)
- Advanced message templates supporting image personalization, custom variables, IF-THEN-ELSE operators
- Export almost all profile information including messaging history and organizational data directly to your CRM, through webhook or CSV file
Note: A free trial is available for 14 days, but starts after launching the first campaign
- Standard license + 620 email finder credits: $15 /month
- PRO license + 3100 email finder credits: $45/month
Expandi is a good cloud-based campaign builder with a 4.4 rating on Capterra that automates connection requests, profile visits, and messaging on the LinkedIn platform.
Expandi has advanced targeting options and insightful campaign analytics. Plus, Expandi has direct email integration like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and others.
Expandi’s A/B testing is a plus that allows users to experiment and find the best option for improving their lead scoring campaign.
However, Expandi’s UI isn’t that handy: you need to get used to its design and platform navigation. Also, bugs and major errors may follow you along your entire Expandi journey.
However, a wide variety of customized templates, campaign priority and triggers, and a competitive pricing model enables teams to reach their numbers while meeting a budget.
- LinkedIn outreach
- Smart campaigns
- Image & GIF personalization
- Email outreach
Note: A free trial is available for 7 days.
- $99 per Seat per month
5. Social Pilot
This tool is a social media scheduling and marketing tool with a 4.4 rating on Capterra that is a good choice for small businesses or digital agencies.
Its advanced search and filtering options empower users to identify and connect with potential leads effectively.
Social Pilot’s analytical reports are comprehensive and clear. If you have multiple social media accounts, Social Pilot can schedule posts and create analytical reports all in one dashboard.
Dashboard can sometimes seem confusing. The mix of the current post’s numbers, all linked social accounts, number of posts, and calendar isn’t clear.
The social media management features still make Social Pilot meet users’ needs. It shortens the time in terms of scheduling, editing, and managing your presence on social media.
- White label reports
- Social inbox
- AI assistant
- Uploading 500 posts with Bulk Scheduling
Note: A free trial is available for 14 days.
- Professional: $30/month
- Small team: $50/month
- Agency: $100/month
- Agency+: $200/month
Despite the fact that new LinkedIn rules are a widely discussed issue, there are some tips on how to bypass the limits without too much risk.
Have Different LinkedIn Accounts
When you overcome the commercial search limit on a free LinkedIn account, the only option to bypass it is to have multiple accounts.
Once you hit the limit, you can move to a fresh account and continue to search profiles.
If you can afford to spend an extra dollar, you can buy LinkedIn Premium and use its Sales Navigator or Recruiter features to get unlimited search results.
Pay Attention To The Open Profiles
An open profile is the key to 800 InMails per month to open profiles for any account.
We recommend you create a specific, well-thought-out message that will make it unique but not spammy. In order to have access to InMails, and there’s no option for follow-ups.
Connect With Group Or Event Members
Being a member of a group or an event can help you to send messages directly to other members.
But don’t forget to check your Message request section, because the messages will be displayed there and not in your Main inbox section.
Leverage The Power Of Content
Engage with your target audience under LinkedIn posts. You can tag them under interesting discussions and invite them to share an opinion.
Better if it is your own post on a subject that is relevant to their expertise. But it can be someone else’s content. This is a subtle way of acknowledging people’s expertise and building a warm connection with them.
We hope that our review and simple hacks can ease your LinkedIn journey, making it full of new connections, leads and deals!