My LinkedIn account is active again.
See: Your LinkedIn account has been temporarily restricted
When LinkedIn blacklisted my account, my best guess was that I was banned for inviting people to connect who I personally did not know (I did a lot of invitations like that - mostly to people who already have 10+ shared LinkedIn connections with me).
But no. It was not that.
It was that I mentioned my web site (postjobfree.com) in occasional LinkedIn private messages that I sent through LinkedIn to my direct contacts.
I could not find anything against mentioning my web site in private messages in LinkedIn Don'ts
I probably sent less than 3 LinkedIn private messages per week (and only some of these messages included my web site).
For comparison: I sent ~10 times more LinkedIn invitations (without any message).
Anyway, it seems that LinkedIn customer support is somewhat responsive.
It takes them couple of days to reply.
However if I just hit "reply" in my email - my reply goes to the black hole.
LinkedIn Response (05/11/2016 10:55 CST)
Thanks for complying and adhering with our policies. The restriction has been lifted from your account.
Member (05/10/2016 22:38 CST)
Country of Residence: United States
Please explain why you believe that the account restriction is in error.: I did not know that I could not mention my web site (postjobfree.com) in my private messages to my direct connections.
Now that I know that - I will try not to mention my web site and will try to send even less private messages overall (I did not send many in the first place).
Do you have any additional information to add?: It is response to
this reply from LinkedIn customer support:
I'm sorry it's taken this long to get back to you and thanks for being so patient.
Thank you for the email. We have received complaints from members stating you are messaging them regarding your website which is against out user agreement and we treat it as spam.
Safety Operations Support Specialist
It looks like my email reply to Shanky disappeared.
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Update (per mehanizator request
My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisgorelik