Why do the Lookup Endpoints return incorrect results sometimes?
Why do the Lookup Endpoints return incorrect results sometimes?

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Why do the Lookup Endpoints return incorrect results sometimes?

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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