How To Find Out Who Disconnected You On LinkedIn

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Learn how to see who disconnected with you on LinkedIn and how you can use this crucial information to improve your networking strategy.

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LinkedIn is a powerful platform for networking and building professional relationships.

At its core, networking on LinkedIn is about making new connections.

However, while connecting with people is great, it’s natural that some of those connections want to disconnect from us for various reasons.

Were you ever curious to see if someone disconnected from you on LinkedIn?

While LinkedIn doesn’t offer a way for you to see this information there is a very convenient way to do so.

LeadDelta can allow you to see who is disconnected from you on LinkedIn in just two clicks.

Let’s get right into it.

LeadDelta – See If Someone Disconnected You On LinkedIn

When first logging into LeadDelta you will see an overview of all of your connections with many options to organize them.

LeadDelta Tags allow you to categorize your connections into different groups and one of them is the “Disconnected” group.

The “Disconnected” Tag is an automated Tag applied to everyone who was once connected with you.

Now, let’s use this knowledge to check everyone who removed you on LinkedIn.

  1. Click on the Tags tab in the top navigation bar.

leaddelta tags tab
  1. Search for the “Disconnected” Tag.
  2. Click on the “Tagged Items” number.
leaddelta number of tagged connections

You will get a list of everyone you aren’t connected with anymore.

The neat part is that you still have access to their data without being connected and you can further filter the list of disconnected users.

Disclaimer: This list consists of both connections you disconnected and those that disconnected from you, but it’s pretty easy to distinguish between the two groups.

To get an even better overview and distinguish the connections you removed and the ones that removed you from LinkedIn, we recommend creating a “Manually Disconnected” Tag.

Apply this Tag to every connection you disconnect with or if you used LeadDelta’s bulk remove connections feature.

Another way of checking out who disconnected you on LinkedIn is by using Filters:

  1. Click on the Connections tab in the navigation bar.
  2. Click on the “Filter” button.
  3. Filter by the “Disconnected” Tag.

leaddelta tags filters

Both ways work and give you the flexibility to narrow down your list.

Disclaimer: LeadDelta doesn’t work retroactively, meaning that you can only see who disconnected you from the point you start using LeadDelta onward.

What Do You Gain By Knowing Who Disconnected You On LinkedIn?

Now that you know how to see who disconnected from you on LinkedIn, what should you do with this information? 

There are 3 key ways you can interpret this information:

  1. Review the profiles of those who disconnected from you. Was there a reason why they disconnected?
  2. Take note of any trends. Are you seeing a lot of disconnections in a short period? This may be a sign that you need to your networking goals or strategy.
  3. Reach out to those who disconnected from you if appropriate. If you’re not sure why they disconnected, it doesn’t hurt to ask, you may even restart the relationship.

It’s very important to keep track of the structure of your network on a daily basis.

By understanding who disconnected from you on LinkedIn, you can better manage your network and strengthen the relationships you have, or change your approach with people.

Just keep in mind that there are many reasons why one might disconnect from you.

Why Would Someone Disconnect on LinkedIn – 5 Reasons

We’re all human and there are many reasons to break up a relationship with someone and the same goes for LinkedIn.

Knowing the most common reasons someone disconnects with you on LinkedIn is valuable information in knowing how to adjust your networking strategy.

The most common reasons are:

  • Lack of interaction – Most people only stay connected with a select group of people they are actively engaging and conversing with.
  • Disagreements –  If individuals find themselves in a situation where their values or beliefs clash with a connection, they might opt to disconnect.
  • Change of strategy – Our networking strategies are ever-evolving and they require us to change the groups of people we are connecting with.
  • Spamming – You might have come across as too salesy or messaged a person multiple times and they wanted to stop receiving messages from you.
  • Short-term goal – Many people connect with someone to try and achieve their personal goals after which they don’t need to be connected with the person anymore.

Disconnecting with someone is totally ok and we recommend you keep your network clean and up-to-date with your goals.

This is why disconnects shouldn’t be taken personally but as a way to grow and see what you can do better.

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Conclusion

Keeping track of who disconnected from you is as important as the new connections you make, and is an integral part of building a healthy network.

With LeadDelta, you can easily see who disconnected from you and take steps to strengthen your network. 

Once you find those connections study them and make your approach to networking better.

Take the first step towards unlocking your network's full potential. Try LeadDelta for free.