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Linkedin Overhauls Group Search

by Jake on April 11, 2012

Did you know there are over 1.2 million groups on Linkedin? That’s a lot of user generated content being posted and discussed every day. There are groups just about any conceivable topic and you are bound to find something of interest to you if you start looking.

With 150 million registered users you can make a near certain bet that millions of Linkedin professionals are engaging and talking via groups every day in order to win business, find job opportunities or simply share knowledge with others. It is one of the group’s major selling points in that you can not only learn something new or get a quick answer to a question, but help build communities and share things that you are knowledgeable in.

Linkedin have now overhauled the groups function and added some great new features to make things a lot easier for you to find relevant groups with smarter search results. This is a big improvement on what was already a great feature.

Before you had to simply rely upon the title and description within your search, but now Linkedin are presenting the results based upon how well the group’s conversations that are taking place match your search query. They are now also presenting to you your connections within those groups so as to help you better refine what groups best meet your requirements.

This is a great step up and should make things much easier for the user from now on.

You can now filter the results of your search based upon language, categories and your own network. Want to see what groups your 1st degree contacts are in? Use that as a filter.

Looking for a group to do with German speaking SEO? You can now search for that and find the best result. Want to join a group about open source development such as Perl or Python? It is now much easier to find the most active groups.

Go and have a little play around in Linkedin groups and see what you can find today.

Click here to go to the new Linkedin group search facility

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