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20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity SMM

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. Facebook may be fighting back , but time will tell regarding its true intentions and objectives on that front. Want a Job? links.”

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

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. Facebook in 2013. 1. LinkedIn in 2013. As I seek out more teaching , community management, and consulting opportunities, LinkedIn is where I will share my thought leadership and build relationships with colleagues and peers.

Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

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.

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Everyone should have a community. What is Community? But let’s back up and talk, first, about what it means to build a community.

22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has  created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on  Facebook  and  Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.

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28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity SMM

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.

Why Skipping LinkedIn is a Mistake For Association CEOs

SocialFish

Then, on the very next page, is this article: “ Not all CEOs are all in–or even on–the LinkedIn network.” This one talks about how many association CEOs feel that the risks and the hassle of having an active LinkedIn presence outweighs the benefits. Just today I got an email from Higher Logic about a new case study–ASAE –and how valuable their private community, Collaborate, is.

Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends

Ari Herzog

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

5 Clever Uses of LinkedIn for Unique Customer Experiences

Convince & Convert

While many companies are turning to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, don’t discount what’s possible on LinkedIn. Take KFC’s founder Colonel Harland Sanders may have been born in 1890, but that hasn’t stopped him from embracing modern technology to create a robust LinkedIn profile. Connect with KFC’s Founder. The prize? How did the end result turn out? Ever. 4.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely. Go Viral.

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Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” We ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. Putting “we” in community.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.

15 Tips To Optimize Your LinkedIn Initiative

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). Join us for an 8-week online certificate program , providing 15 hours of CAE credit , where you will: learn from experienced community managers about the fundamentals of community management strategy. WEEK 2: Launching your new community

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. How to Contact Facebook Support. Report an Issue with Confirming Your Facebook Account. Removing Information from Facebook’s Database. Report an Issue with Webcam Videos on Facebook. Facebook Ads. Timeline.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Now, definitions aside, I think community building (and, therefore, the management thereof) is one of the biggest differences between “old” and “new” PR. That’s ok.

Are You IN? L’Oréal Celebrates Unique Qualities of Its LinkedIn Community

Convince & Convert

In celebration of reaching 300,000 followers on LinkedIn , L’Oréal is taking a unique approach to activating its community with a new, “Are You IN?” With the goal of positioning L’Oréal as a top place to work, the company has created visual way for its community to share an “IN word and “IN moment” that best describes themselves and share it across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. But their Facebook Page has just 23 fans so far. Three of those are my two Facebook accounts, and the third is that of my partner. Image via niallkennedy on Flickr, CC 2.0.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Happy Monday! Enjoy! 1. 

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

Then you started distributing said content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… maybe other platforms as well. You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Content Marketing Public Relations automation community building content marketing

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community. What sort of community will it become? It became a community dedicated to change…a community of action.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. It should always be organic).

Back-up Your LinkedIn Information | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

What if you need to access contact information for one of your connections and the LinkedIn site is down temporarily? Sign into your LinkedIn account From the menu on the top, left of the page, click on “Contacts&# This will take you to a list of your Connections (see image). The same care and time you’ve applied to building your network on LinkedIn?as when meeting?with

Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids

Mindjumpers

As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. A new ad format called a cinemagraph could be the answer and it is expected to start appearing soon. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked. General Electric. Honda. Burberry.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with Hoop.la , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community. Jen and her Wilmington-based colleague, Jen Caslin, have been adopted by their local “plugged in” social media communities.

How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media

Spin Sucks

Eleonora Israele looks at the five things you shouldn’t do on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. by Aris Related Stories Six Steps for Success with Online Communities A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate. Do you know how NOT to build a following on social media?

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). percent), Facebook (28.8

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. Another thing that is needed for a community to thrive is community guidelines.

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Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You

SocialFish

LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. While we’re at it, Facebook isn’t on its death bed, either. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions. LinkedIn Groups Aren’t Your Bulletin Board for Sales. How to Use LinkedIn Groups as They Were Intended to Be Used.

Building Community with MarketMeSuite

Spin Sucks

spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. Like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck , it allows you to manage all of your social media accounts from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. Hint hint.).

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. In the process of disconnecting myself from the organization’s various social media accounts, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen a lot–or anything–written about how to leave a community management position. Facebook. Linkedin. Twitter.

How to Use LinkedIn to Become a Networking Superstar

Rebekah Radice

While LinkedIn is still viewed by many as an online resume (huge mistake btw!) – it lives at the top of my list for professional networking. Not spending any time on LinkedIn? LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 347 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Get Into LinkedIn Groups. Join a group.

Why LinkedIn is the Only Social Media I Use

ProBlogger

Close to ten years after Facebook took the world by storm, there’s not much point in stressing the importance of social media anymore. You just can’t grow your blog or your brand these days without having a social presence – so everyone races to create their Facebook page, and their Twitter profile, and their Instagram portfolio. So is LinkedIn even worth your time? Right?

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That doesn’t typically fly elsewhere (Facebook will kill the account), but Times Square on Friendster required 2 accounts at the time because I maxed out on the initial 500 person limit. I had many friends just like that. The High Point: Facebook In 2004, I joined Facebook and my behavior changed drastically. LinkedIn is a industry tool. Are you the same? MySpace?