This is Part 3 in a 5-part series describing an effective LinkedIn strategy for selling high value products and services. 

To get a FREE Boolean Search Guide for designing hyper-targeted LinkedIn advanced searches click here.


Advanced Search is the tool you use with a good LinkedIn strategy to find your ideal target customers.  We recommend you invest in Sales Navigator.  The Lead Builder tool provides very granular Advanced Search capabilities.

Doing complex advanced searches is a bit of art and science mixed together.  You’re looking for your ideal customers so you really need to hone in.

It’s important to understand that LinkedIn’s search engine isn’t Google.  It’s more “brute force” and requires a bit of boolean search skill to really zero in on your ideal target buyers.

How to Use the LinkedIn Advanced Search Screen

Imagine you’re selling expensive lumber stacking equipment.  You want to target lumber product CEOs and Presidents in the Denver, Colorado area.

Here’s how to execute the Advanced Search for this LinkedIn strategy…

LinkedIn Lead Builder Advanced Search

#1 Keywords:  add “lumber OR forest products” to the Keywords box. This searches entire profiles for the specified phrase.

#2 Title:  I want current CEOs and Presidents, not people that have left or retired.

#3 Second-Degree Connections ONLY:  Check 2nd degree connections.  These are the people who can see how you’re connected to them. They’ll feel more comfortable joining your first-degree network when they see common connections.

#4 Location:  Type in Denver and select Greater Denver Area.

#5 Industry:  You can narrow the results by selecting “Forest Products” or “Construction” or “Building Materials”

#6 Company Size:  Pick your company sizes.

Click the Search button and see the results.


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Tips For Using LinkedIn Advanced Search

Below are some easy-to-follow tips for constructing targeted customer searches using the LinkedIn Advanced Search screen.

LinkedIn Advanced Search Tips

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FunnelProfit offers several high-leverage LinkedIn strategies that can significantly increase your sales and business growth.  To learn more visit our LinkedIn Lead Generation Services page or our LinkedIn Content Marketing Services page.