by Kathy Bernard
Have you ever wished you could grab the email addresses of all of your LinkedIn connections so that you can add them to your marketing email database? You can! Here’s how:
- Log in to LinkedIn and then click “My Network.”
- Click “See all” on the left side of your screen.
- Click “Manage synced and imported contacts” in the upper right corner.
- Under Advanced actions, click “Export contacts.”
- Under the category “Download your data,” select the box “Connections.”
- Click “Request archive” and then enter your password.
In about 10 minutes, LinkedIn will email you a notification that you can download the information. The spreadsheet LinkedIn provides will include your connections’ first names, last names, company names, job titles, and email addresses, as well as the date you connected with each person.
Note that LinkedIn does not include your connections’ locations or industries in the download, so you may need to manually weed people who wouldn’t be good business prospects off the list. A third-party Google Chrome Extension tool, the GPZWeb.com LinkedIn Connections Exporter, claims it can extract much more of your connections’ information, including location, headline, and phone numbers. While I haven’t tried it yet, if it can extract all the data it promises, it is well worth the one-time fee of $49.
Kathy Bernard (firstname.lastname@example.org), CEO of WiserU.com, is a St. Louis-based LinkedIn expert/trainer who equips businesses to maximize LinkedIn for sales, marketing or fundraising.
Submitted 2 years 294 days ago