Thank you for connecting with me.
I have a product which can boost the sales of your company. It has been tested by 100 company partners and all have receive significant benefits. I am happy to offer a free trial for you and support you during the installation. Please take a look at the website…. Bla bla bla
Have you ever received this kind of messages on LinkedIn? Oh, well, I would classify them as a form of SPAM. My surprise derives from the fact that this spam technique is used by reputable business professionals who shows proudly show their names, faces, and career experiences.
I do not believe that they perceive this as an innocent technique to promote their business activities…So, why? The instinctive reaction to this typology of communication is closing your brain and do not absorb any notion. You feel violated: You have been asked to connect purely to sell?
I can accept this methodology by naive business owners who enjoy using Facebook to tag people’s faces on random posts, but I cannot forgive professionals who use Linkedin and, therefore, they are presumably high tech.
Spam messages on Linkedin: Do they work?
I am wondering if those spam messages do not work because, I am sure they sure do not work with me! I love LinkedIn, I believe it is a great opportunity for everyone to grow their networking, finding business partners, new jobs, or clients, but I really feel it is unfair to use those spam methods in this platform.
I am waiting for your answers. Curious to know your thoughts and the reaction to those messages.