20 Expert LinkedIn Guides
JULY 7, 2014
LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking. Boost Your Brand’s Visibility With LinkedIn’s New Profile Features by Sprout Social.
Linkedin Launches Blogs for Members
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
In 2012 Linkedin launched the beginning of what has become a powerful stream of thought leadership blogs through their “ LinkedIn Influencer ” program. The likes of Gretchen Rubin , Richard Branson , Dharmesh Shah and Beth Kanter to name a few, have been lending their voice to LinkedIn and making it a pretty darn awesome content platform. How does this work?
Tips to Renew Your LinkedIn Strategy
JANUARY 5, 2015
By Eleanor Pierce Wait, don’t start snoring yet. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: LinkedIn can be a very valuable tool. With 2015 upon us, now is a great time to take a look at your LinkedIn strategy. Interestingly—to nerds like me, anyway—the contest makes use of a LinkedIn showcase page for entries. Why a LinkedIn Strategy? Fun, right? Maybe they’re older.
Linkedin Update: Linkedin Products & Services Page To Be Removed
MARCH 30, 2014
Yes, that’s right. On April 14 Linkedin Products & Services Tab will be removed from LinkedIn Company Pages! So, on April 14 : Your LinkedIn Products & Services pages will go away (disappear). In its place, Linkedin is recommending two alternatives to share information about your products and services: Company updates. Showcase Pages. 1. PNG, JPEG, or GIF.
8 LinkedIn Tools for Business
FEBRUARY 23, 2014
LinkedIn connects marketers to millions of affluent, ambitious, and influential professionals. . The undisputed leader in business and career-oriented social networking, LinkedIn’s valuable demographic is sought after by marketers. From contact management to tracking marketing campaigns, the LinkedIn tools below will help you leverage the platform to its full potential.
26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics
MARCH 27, 2013
Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. LinkedIn now boasts more than 200 million members across 200 countries, and adds two new members every second; what’s more, 35% of LinkedIn members use the site daily. LinkedIn can help by iMedia Connection.
Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out: Using LinkedIn Effectively
AUGUST 22, 2012
You hear a lot of hype about the benefits that Facebook and Twitter can bring to your business, but these social networking sites can often overshadow the even greater potential LinkedIn has for virtually every department within the organization. What makes LinkedIn so superior to alternative social networking sites is its exclusively professional audience and no-nonsense atmosphere.
[BREAKING] LinkedIn Ventures Into Video
AUGUST 2, 2016
Those of you who know me know I’m bullish on video, and livestreaming, video’s real-time cousin. I’ve been waiting for LinkedIn to launch a native video app so users can reach audiences with a medium that removes yet another barrier to familiarity, and that is natural video, where we are allowed to see one another in a largely unrehearsed, often natural environment. Thanks!”
20 LinkedIn Mistakes That Turn Off Potential Customers
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
Are you getting good results on LinkedIn? Nowhere is this more true than on LinkedIn. Avoid these LinkedIn mistakes. Don’t send connection requests using LinkedIn’s default text. Don’t ask people you don’t know for LinkedIn recommendations. Don’t treat LinkedIn as a numbers game — you should regularly nurture your relationships.
Social Media Updates: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. Be Ready!
APRIL 30, 2014
Just in case you missed it…Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter recently announced important new updates that are taking effect right now. . Linkedin Update: Product and Services Page Removed. On April 14 the Linkedin Products & Services Tab was removed from LinkedIn Company Pages! Sign up HERE to get my blogs directly to your inbox!
9 LinkedIn Best Practices For 2015
MAY 18, 2015
LinkedIn is still the go-to social network for business professionals and job seekers. Make this your first priority before you start networking or sharing your business on LinkedIn. know if I’m meeting with someone I haven’t met yet, I always Google them and check out their LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is not the place to sell your products or services. LinkedIn
When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
MARCH 8, 2014
Determining the best times to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and blogs is vital to content marketing success. HootSuite’s functionality enables you to automatically schedule your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn updates based on your followers’ engagement patterns. LinkedIn. Blogs. Social media is always on. Social media timing tools.
The Nips and Tucks Happening at LinkedIn
OCTOBER 29, 2012
LinkedIn has been changing things up lately, but will their actions distract users from discussing business? LinkedIn has increasingly been adding features to the old trusted functions: Linking in with new business connections, linking up with your business connections, and linking into business discussions you care about. LinkedIn Influencers. To me, LinkedIn is about action.
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013
DECEMBER 28, 2012
Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. You want to follow my thoughts on digital strategy , blogging, and internet best practices. I won’t be sharing these on my profile anymore; and I created a new page for this purpose. LinkedIn in 2013. Facebook in 2013. 1.
SLAPPED! LinkedIn Warns Me For Being Friendly
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Imagine my shock when I attempted to invite someone (who I did not know) to join my LinkedIn network: Huh? LinkedIn’s mission is explicit to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.” And — if so, that begs the question why THEY are on LinkedIn. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email.
Seven Elements of a LinkedIn Audit to Improve Brand Consistency
AUGUST 10, 2015
Whenever I start a new job, one of the ways I get to know my fellow colleagues is to take a tour through their social media networks and complete a LinkedIn audit. This makes it essential that your employees are actively engaged on social media, and acting as a brand ambassador, especially on LinkedIn. That’s why there’s no better time than now to tackle a quick LinkedIn audit.
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011
MARCH 21, 2012
While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group?
Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More
JULY 7, 2014
There are many tricks of the trade, such as including a shortened URL in your LinkedIn posts, using mobile-friendly images on Facebook, and applying the rule of thirds on Instagram. Optimize your LinkedIn posts. Use LinkedIn Insights to learn how well your previous posts have performed, and measure engagement through comments, shares, likes, and clicks. Shorten URLs: Bit.ly
LinkedIn Tops 300 Million Users
The Realtime Report
APRIL 21, 2014
LinkedIn has reached a new milestone, announcing over 300 million members on the ‘professional’ social network — and over half of these members are from outside the U.S. In the same blog post, LinkedIn also said that in 2014 the platform will hit its “mobile moment,” projecting that mobile will account for more than 50% of all global traffic.
Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends
AUGUST 14, 2013
Recognizing I had 2,474 LinkedIn connections three months ago, I posited a question on this blog: Should my network be tight enough that they can recommend me without asking who I am and what I do? On the nature of LinkedIn invitations , Ed Alexander sums it nicely: Do you want to be seen as trustworthy, honest and accurate in your communications? Media LinkedIn networking
28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014
JANUARY 20, 2015
As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What’s more, as reported here previously , LinkedIn is the top social network for B2B marketing; 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content. Image credit: Cox Business.
Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No
JANUARY 5, 2011
Just over a year ago, LinkedIn introduced a feature allowing users to post all of their Twitter updates , also known as tweets, to LinkedIn. Not surprisingly, many people have since added the feature, causing my LinkedIn homepage to no longer be a place of value and interest to me. Business LinkedIn Social Media Tips Twitter connections etiquette organize technology
Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool
OCTOBER 26, 2015
In September, Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans published a Google Analytics chart of his blog traffic spanning back to 2010 when he launched it. These days, the blog attracts monthly audiences in the hundreds of thousands, but for the first few years the traffic was miniscule, barely producing a blip in the chart. And then there’s LinkedIn. Of course not.
10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn
MARCH 4, 2014
LinkedIn launched on May 5, 2003 (on my mother’s birthday) and currently has 277 million members — with two new people creating accounts every second. Here are updated LinkedIn statistics to impress your boss or your mom. This is most important — as 40% of LinkedIn users visit the site every day. Don’t display old photos to represent you on LinkedIn.
Five Tips for Using LinkedIn for Business Growth
JULY 26, 2011
This first ran on Women Grow Business , a Network Solutions blog that Shonali Burke edits and manages. One of the most untapped social media tools is LinkedIn. Facebook , Twitter , and now Google+ are the media darlings while LinkedIn, which has been around longer than any of the tools combined, continues to grow and provide value without all the celebrity. Activate the apps.
Why Associations Should Be Planning Their LinkedIn Exit Strategy
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Ah, LinkedIn…where would my blogging be without your Groups feature? Remember back when you could use your LinkedIn group to advertise your association’s job postings and feature your products and services for free ? Then You can follow her on Twitter @maggielmcg and connect with her on LinkedIn. Then they cut those features. Ditto the polls feature they used to offer.
15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
LinkedIn has enjoyed explosive growth since its debut in 2003. The real question is whether or not you’re making the most of your LinkedIn efforts and networking in general? LinkedIn is so much more than social networking for businesses and business people – it can totally change how you run your business as a whole. This is a guest post by Lior Levin. Your Profile.
Why I’m glad I upgraded my LinkedIn Profile
MAY 13, 2014
Maybe a blog post or shared item triggered a flurry of views? Not all users allow LinkedIn to share their data. In those cases a click on the search icon will show you a Google search of LinkedIn with a list of people in that industry. You’ll also see specific posts that LinkedIn thinks would be interesting to your followers. One weirdness here. Check it out.
LinkedIn: Now Multi-Media
MAY 14, 2013
LinkedIn is now arguably one of the most important social networks to be a part of, particularly if you are a part of the professional world. LinkedIn allows professionals from all over the world and nearly every industry to connect. Both those who are seeking jobs and those who are looking to hire new employees can take advantage of LinkedIn. Photo Source).
Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn
APRIL 12, 2012
(Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ). LinkedIn, one of the established social networks, is making strides in advancing how businesses can leverage the platform to engage followers. Several weeks ago, LinkedIn launched the LinkedIn Follow Button allowing followers to follow a company page on LinkedIn directly from owned assets like web pages and blogs.
LinkedIn: Don’t Overlook The Social Media Underdog
APRIL 30, 2012
Despite having preceded Twitter and Facebook in the social media space, LinkedIn, which was launched in 2003, has so far been unable to capture a larger share of social media users. Many call LinkedIn the “black sheep” or the underdog of social media. It’s also said only half of those LinkedIn users are actually active on the site. Why is this the case?
Breaking LinkedIn News: Who’s Ready For Business Chat?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
LinkedIn just announced what I think is a smart, long overdue messaging and chat feature that will help users communicate faster and more efficiently. If you’ve ever tried to go into your LinkedIn “email” box to send and receive messages, you know that it wasn’t the most user-friendly environment. LinkedIn To The Rescue!? Bravo, LinkedIn! Yes, keep your hands up.)
5 LinkedIn “Must Haves
Social Media Citizens
MAY 13, 2011
With everyone going on about the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, our poor friend LinkedIn sometimes gets left out in the cold. With millions of people from all over the globe taking part in the conversation on LinkedIn, it is definitely a place online where your audience thrives. About 60% of my business comes from LinkedIn. Here’s why: you’re not doing anything.
Linking Up on LinkedIn
JUNE 14, 2011
[Tina Safi blogs weekly at [link]. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. With last month’s LinkedIn stock market launch the company is more talked about than ever. Overview of LinkedIn. At its most basic, LinkedIn’s functions are: People search, keeping in touch, and extending your network. Here is a list of uses for LinkedIn.
Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today
JULY 22, 2016
LinkedIn is the most powerful weapon you have in building your reputation. . Does LinkedIn work for finding work? This was the question that a friend (who also happens to be a HR professional) asked on Facebook (not LinkedIn ?) jumped in and stated that - for my time and attention - there is nothing more important to an individual's professional development than a robust LinkedIn profile coupled with an effort to build genuine connections. Now, Microsoft has gone and acquired LinkedIn for $26+ billion. LinkedIn is a two-way street. My LinkedIn strategy?
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook. Digg this!
LinkedIn Profiles Can Be Very Boring
MARCH 25, 2015
LinkedIn profiles are extremely important because they are what people see when they check out your qualifications, your experience, the updates you’ve posted, where you went to school, and so much more. In May of 2013, LinkedIn gave us a feature I really like, which is the ability to add Rich Media, or a Professional Gallery, to our Profile. Let’s face it. like that.
What Does An Ideal LinkedIn Profile Look Like
AUGUST 24, 2016
When we talk about social selling , we inevitably think about LinkedIn as a major asset for building prospects. LinkedIn can accommodate you with the tools to build your online presence if you are determined enough to focus not simply on yourself but also on your buyers and their achievements. Groups are the social component of LinkedIn.
Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead
JUNE 14, 2016
People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire! The post Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks. Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media ExaminerIt's the same song, different tune. The truth is far from that. Gini Dietrich explains.
6 Tips for Effective Long Form Blogging on LinkedIn
JUNE 7, 2016
LinkedIn is a social media network that, like Facebook, gives users a personal and business profile to highlight their accomplishments, and connect professionals across various industries. Once published, long form content on LinkedIn is initially shared with the publisher’s network, but the content has the ability to spread much further with likes, comments, and sharing. Source.