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LinkedIn has the most concentrated members when it comes to business, professionals, and companies.

 If you’re smart, you’ll know that this is the networking site of choice to build your brand and spread awareness.

It is also a great tool to use to target your audience and even pull the best rockstar employees.

So, what if you already have a good number of contacts and want to build on them further?

Yes, you can export them and use them as contacts.

Not just your usual LinkedIn connection, but import them to your business email or Gmail account.

This way, you can have another way of personally reaching out to them, which is through email.

A more personal approach and, I must say, effective.

Now, I’ll be honest, it is a bit of a process to download your LinkedIn data.

The reason for this is LinkedIn takes time and gathers the information you’ve requested from your profile, from connections and their emails to all your posts.

It may take a while and a little technical, but it is all worth it, and we will go by it step by step.

When it’s finished, LinkedIn will present it all to you in a handy .csv format.

Steps on How to Get Information on LinkedIn

It is exciting to know that you’ll have this kind of information in hand once you finish exporting your contacts into a handy .csv file.

You can use this to do tap them on a new platform, which is emails.

With this technique, you can further narrow down your leads to warm leads.

And here are the steps on how you can do it:

Step 1

On the upper right-hand side of the LinkedIn navigation bar, click the “Me” drop-down menu.

You’ll see it below your picture, the drop-down button.

Step 2

Once there, go to Settings & Privacy.

Step 3

After it directs you to another page, choose “Data privacy.”

Step 4

Out of the three choices, choose “How LinkedIn uses your data.”

On this page, click on “Get a copy of your data.”

Step 5

Choose the “Want something in particular” option, and pick Connections.

Finish it by clicking “Request archive.”

It will usually give you an estimated timeframe as to how long the download will take.

Step 6

You’ll receive an email that will include the information you need and click on “download it with this link.”

Step 7

Ultimately, “download archive.”

Step 8

Now you have the .csv file with the information you need.

Since you already have the data you want, we will guide you through how you can import it to your Gmail account.

Steps on how to import your data to Gmail

Turn that .csv file to gold by uploading it to your Gmail account.

It is time to take your connections into real-life.

Step 1

Open a new tab on Chrome and click on the “Apps” icon.

It is usually located beside your profile picture if you’re logged in to your account.

This icon looks like 9 dots in the form of a square.

Step 2

Choose the “Contacts” icon. It’s a blue icon with a silhouette of a person.

Step 3

Upon clicking the Contacts icon, it will direct you to another page.

From here, you will need to choose “Import Contacts.”

Step 4

Retrieve that .csv file that you recently downloaded from LinkedIn and upload it from there.

Step 5

Watch how your connections fill your “Contacts” section in your Gmail account.

Aside from the contacts, there are also other data that you can get in the .CSV file that you requested.

Get to know all the data in the .CSV file

Yes, there is a number of other information that you can have.

What you do with it is all up to you.

You can study them or track your recent account activity.

Here are the data that you can get:

  1. All the things that you care about and follow.
  2. Professional certifications that you received and recorded on your profile.
  3. Your connections, their email addresses, provided they’ve shared them with you.
  4. Contacts that you’ve imported.
  5. Courses that you’ve taken and displayed on your profile
  6. All records of education that you’ve received.
  7. All LinkedIn endorsements you’ve received. This will include any that you may have hidden.
  8. Honors that you’ve received and their corresponding dates.
  9. All the messages that you’ve sent and received.
  10. Interests that you’ve listed on your profile
  11. All the languages that you know. Provided, of course, that you put it on your profile.
  12. Notes or tags about leads and accounts.
  13. All organizations that you’re displaying on your profile.
  14. Patents that you own, if any.
  15. Your connections’ phone numbers, provided they’ve shared it with you.
  16. Your profile information.
  17. Projects that you’ve participated in/organized.
  18. Any publication you’ve been listed on, on LinkedIn.
  19. Recommendations that you’ve given and received.
  20. Your listed skills.

What to do with the data?

I know that is a huge data in your hands.

The question is how to use them?

It is interesting to know that you can track your recent account activity with the basic archives, while with the advanced archive, you can track your account’s growth.

You can also check your endorsement levels, and it’s always pretty fun and helpful to know why and how you’ve been endorsed.

There are also other data that you might find noteworthy: data regarding ad clicks and ad targeting.

It’ll give you an idea of how marketers view your profile on LinkedIn.

You can use said data to look at any security issues you’ve had happen in the past, if any.

There may be some of you out there that don’t read emails a whole lot, so this could be your opportunity to do a quick check-up.

Lastly, the most significant thing about being able to import contacts from LinkedIn and downloading your information from LinkedIn is that they’re allowing you to control your data.

There are lots of other social media that don’t do that—and it’s highly refreshing to have one that’s both useful and cares for its users.

Key Takeaways:

Upon getting enough quality connections in your LinkedIn account, you can make them real by exporting them to your Gmail account.

You can easily export their email accounts in a .csv file for an easy import to Gmail.

Use this to get have another chance to reach out and tap on your prospects.

Targeting them through email is a more personal approach as you can personalize it any way you want.

You can also choose what kind of data you want to get from LinkedIn, from contacts to all your activities, and your complete profile for analysis.

By knowing all these data, including your own, you’ll know how LinkedIn’s using and getting your information.

If you need more help on exporting your LinkedIn contacts or what to do with them, you can book a one-on-one 30-minutes consultation with us for free.

We would gladly help you out and teach you how to turn that data you collected into a possible income. 




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