LinkedIn last year served 5.7 billion professionally oriented searches and every day the professional networking site sees millions of professionals find others and get found through LinkedIn search as others search for people, jobs, companies or groups.
Now LinkedIn has moved in to make search results even more relevant.
In a blog post by the firm’s Product Manager Jonathan Podemsky, LinkedIn is making search smarter and more streamlined.
Podemsky said, “We’ve unified the search experience so you no longer need to search for people, companies, or jobs separately. 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 Awesome Features
LinkedIn has also added some new features to make this possible. The new Auto-complete feature prompts one’s search with options for what they may be looking for, and the more they search, the better it will get at predicting what they want.
The Suggested searches, suggest examples of search queries for people or jobs related to the term under search as well as a preview of top results to quickly help one find what you’re looking for.
The Smarter query intent algorithm understands one’s search hstory on LinkedIn, the more it learns and understands your intent over time to provide the most relevant results.
The fourth feature, Enhanced advanced search makes advanced search easier and deeper by location, company, school and more filters and lastly the Automated alerts save one’s searches and alert them when the results change.
According to Podemsky, “No two professionals are alike on LinkedIn. This means even if you search for the same thing as someone else, your results will be customized to you.”
“LinkedIn’s search efforts are founded on the ability to take into account who you are, who you know, and what your network is doing to help you find what you’re looking for,” he added.
As the smarter search starts to roll out to members in the US today and globally in the coming weeks, LinkedIn promises to continue making search results more personalized.