A lot of marketing experts have defaulted to suggesting that you should grow your network as large as possible, and they tell you to make sure you get over 500+ connections so that you look influential. This is a mistake.
LinkedIn suggests the ideal network is between 250 and 500 connections. That’s why they stop rewarding you and showing your count at 500. Facebook, Twitter and others have encouraged you to get thousands of followers, but LinkedIn is different, especially for salespeople.