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Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

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Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

I am trying to use the Web Info option for Linkedin.  It seems that no matter which contact I select, the same Linkedin results appear. 

 

The Source URL is the following:

 

http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&keywords={Contact}&sortCriteria=3&rd=out

 

I think this is the default that was installed with Act.  Is there anything wroing with the string or am I using it incorrectly?

John Purdy
ACT! Premium 2016 (V. 18)
Main: HP 9470M 8GB, Win 10 Pro, & Exchange 2013 & Office 365, 32bit
Remote: Dell XPS Ultrabook with 4GB & Win 10 Pro, Office 365 32bit & Exchange 2013

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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

Actually, you can use the {Contact} field name instead of First and Last names - just the overall link seems to have changed.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.

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Re: Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

Does anyone have an idea of what I need to change?

John Purdy
ACT! Premium 2016 (V. 18)
Main: HP 9470M 8GB, Win 10 Pro, & Exchange 2013 & Office 365, 32bit
Remote: Dell XPS Ultrabook with 4GB & Win 10 Pro, Office 365 32bit & Exchange 2013
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Re: Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

Hi John,
It looks like LinkedIn may have changed the URL for people search, parsing the first and last name. Try this URL, it worked for me:
http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?type=people&keywords={First Name}+{Last Name}&pplSearchOrigin=GLHD&pageKey=member-home

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.

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Accepted by topic author jnpurdy
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

Actually, you can use the {Contact} field name instead of First and Last names - just the overall link seems to have changed.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.

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Re: Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

Hello,

 

I've tried the pasted links below, yet I still can not get the Web Info tab to display the contact information. Were using:

 

Sage ACT! Premium 2011 Version 13.0.401.0, Hot Fix 2

 

Is the script different?

 

Thanks,

Paul

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Re: Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

The link I provided works with ACT! 2011 as well as the current versions. What are you seeing under the tab when you use that link? I believe you must be logged into LinkedIn to have the results display.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.

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Re: Web Info Linkedin Displays The Same Contact Results Regardless

Hello Greg,

 

There was a problem when pasting the link into ACT. The link below worked well enough I can see the the contacts with the same name and then I quickly choose my resource.

 

http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?type=people&keywords=

{First Name}+{Last Name}&pplSearchOrigin=GLHD&pageKey=member-home

 

Is there a way in which it directly links to a contact (directly their page) IF we are connected as opposed to retuning a list to me?

 

Thank you,

 

Paul