LinkedIn Account Got Restricted. What to Do?

Steps to Take In Case Your Account Got Restricted

Despite Closely being one of the safest solutions on the market today, it can only guarantee your account’s safety in case you adhere to our recommendations. And that would be only a few ones:

  1. Avoid doing LinkedIn prospecting (manually) at the same time as Closely. This way, you can ensure our warm-up feature will be working smoothly and nothing can come in the way. If you do send connection requests at the same time manually, the whole scheme breakes down. We’ve created a mechanism that allows to mimic human behavior so your account doesn’t do anything extraordinary and never looks suspicious. It starts signalling that something is not usual only when you send more requests than it is set up within your active campaign in Closely.

You can like people’s posts or leave comments. You can chat. However, we advise you to keep all activities down at least for the first few weeks, just to be sure. Then, after Closely campaign gains its speed, you can proceed with normal activity.

Turn to your account

It’s better to prevent than to cure.

As we’ve mentioned many times, accounts that are well-developed (older, active ones, the ones with a higher SSI) are proved to be less prone to blocking. So, if your account is a new-born, freshly created (for instance, a couple of months ago), chances are it may get blocked especially if you engage in manual activities at the same time. So, we recommend to either sync your real account or warm your freshly created account first.

Here are steps that you may want to consider to improve your account:

  1. Set a professional photo of yourself
  2. Crystalize your USP, positioning statement to make your page visitors instantly grab the value of your product/service. List your features/services in bullet points
  3. Provide a website on a description page
  4. Come up with a great headline
  5. Join niche groups
  6. Create a content plan and start sharing your insights
  7. Send connection requests and connect with people who are interesting to you, not just with everybody for the sake of a number
  8. Wait a couple of weeks or better a month before syncing a fresh account with any automation tool

Having a developed profile is a must for running successful campaigns. Check your SSI to understand how LinkedIn sees your profile.

What if it already happened

According to LinkedIn, you account may get restricted if there are:

  • Too many connection requests coming from it
  • Low acceptance rate (people prefer to ignore your requests)
  • Too much activity that looks suspicious (profile visits, comments etc.)

Is it gets restricted, then you’ve probably been noted down for on of these activities.

What to do?

  1. Don’t panic and calm down

If it’s restricted, chances are it’s temporarily.

2. Contact LinkedIn Support

LinkedIn doesn’t have email which you can use to contact support. But you can create your user case and submit it. Click on the link above to get started.

Describe, without too much details, what has happened. You might be required to confirm your identity – so prepare your passportidentity card, or driver’s license.

  • Don’t mention that you used automation tools
  • Focus on your intention to sort things out
  • Don’t get needy or make excuses: just state the fact and ask what to do.

Here is how your inquiry may sound:

Hello! My account has been restricted. What should I do?

I’ve been using LinkedIn for a long time and it has never happened. Can someone get back to me to help me understand what happened?

If you’ve trouble reaching LinkedIn support via form, try through Messenger.

What’s next?

Usually, it takes up to 14 days to restore an account. If you haven’t received any message from their support, check “Spam” folder in your email. Meanwhile, try to stay away from creating new accounts.

Can it stay blocked forever?

In some cases, like blatant spamming, they may consider to close you case. If it’s the case, they’ll send you a message with explanation. It’s very doubtful you can do anything about it, however, it won’t hurt to try your chances once again. But in order to prevent that worst case scenario, try to adhere to our recommendations.