Uploading LinkedIn Connections to Connect The Dots
There are two approaches to importing your LinkedIn connections to Connect The Dots.
You can install the Chrome Extension and do it automatically. Or you can follow the instructions below to do it manually.
This article will cover the uploading process, sharing settings, and best practices for making use of LinkedIn connections on Connect The Dots.
Why upload your LinkedIn connections?
Uploading LinkedIn connections to Connect The Dots unlocks two powerful benefits:
A bigger, richer professional network.
Connect The Dots maps your network based on email—but you probably have a lot of relationships in email accounts you can’t access anymore. Uploading LinkedIn connections solves that problem and makes your professional network feel much more complete.
Get more value from your LinkedIn connections.
Connect The Dots will cross-reference your email data and enrich your LinkedIn connections with a relationship score, email history, contact information, mutual contacts, and more, depending on what we find. You can also adjust relationship scores yourself, so when a friend or coworker asks for insight they’ll see who you really know and who’s a LinkedIn stranger.
How it works
The process to upload your Linked connections is simple.
- Open the Connect The Dots web app and navigate to the LinkedIn Import page in the setup menu.
- Follow the instructions and visit LinkedIn’s Export your data page on your desktop device.
- Select “Connections” under “Want something in particular.”
- Click “Request archive” and wait for the email.
- LinkedIn will email you your data. Once you have it, return to the LinkedIn Import page in Connect The Dots, drag and drop the file and click Submit.
- We’ll email you when your data is de-duped, augmented, and ready to use.
To see your LinkedIn connections, open the People tab.
- Connect The Dots will cross-reference your email data and enrich your LinkedIn connections with a relationship score, email history, contact information, mutual contacts, and more, depending on what we find.
To capture the full value of your LinkedIn connections, set relationship scores
Connect The Dots will automatically score all LinkedIn connections “weak,” unless we find that a LinkedIn connection is already a contact you've emailed with. In that case, it might be scored strong or familiar. We encourage you to go through your LinkedIn contacts and adjust your relationship scores. This one-time effort to ensure accurate relationship scores will have long-term benefits. You’ll also be a much more valuable connector for your friends and colleagues on the platform.