This post applies to the following API endpoints:
Occasionally, our Lookup API endpoints return the wrong results. False positives, to be precise. This happens because our Lookup Endpoints is a search function. Even Google gets search results wrong.
There are two reasons why this happens:
- If you look up a person and the target person does not have a public LinkedIn profile, our Person Lookup will return the next closest match.
- Our search is not good enough.
We are constantly working on improving #2. However, for #1, there is just nothing much we can do because the profile is not available to us to return.