LinkedIn have announced a revamped search facility in the wake of Facebook’s new Graph Search.
Searching is now unified, so companies, people and jobs categories have been removed.
LinkedIn’s blog announced: “Now, all you need to do is type what you’re looking for into the search box and you’ll see a comprehensive page of results that pulls content from all across LinkedIn including people, jobs, groups and companies”.
New features include:
- Auto-complete: LinkedIn will suggest options for what you are searching for.
- Suggested searches: When you type in a search term such as ‘product manager’ you’ll see example search queries for people or jobs related to product manager as well as a preview of top results.
- Smarter query intent algorithm: The more you search for content on LinkedIn, the more it learns and understands your intent over time to provide the most relevant results.
- Enhanced advanced search: Now you can use filters like location, company and school.
- Automated alerts: LinkedIn will save your searches and alert you when the results change.
5.7 billion professionally oriented searches were done on LinkedIn last year.
LinkedIn say the new smarter search is starting to roll out to members today and will be available to all global members in the coming weeks, although I’m sure I’ve already seen this in a few profiles already.