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.
Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool
OCTOBER 26, 2015
And then there’s LinkedIn. Previously, only 150 “influencers” had access to the tool, but now any LinkedIn user, rather than trying to drive traffic from his LinkedIn profile to a standalone blog, could cross-post his articles directly to the platform and capitalize on the site’s network effect. LinkedIn members are primed for reading business-related content.
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.
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.
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.
Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. Description: This is the largest and most active social media marketing group on LinkedIn and it includes 20 subgroups for special interests. While you’re on LinkedIn, why not connect with Firebelly too? LinkedIn Social Media MarketingLearn more ].
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.
LinkedIn and Content Marketing Work Well Together
Small Business Mavericks
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
It used to be that LinkedIn was thought of as the ultimate job site, a place where job searchers and recruiters could connect and the all-important professional networking take place. It is all that, but as Louisa Chan says recently on Copyblogger, “it is evolving into a lead generation and publishing hub for content marketers.” ” She suggests 7 ways to build online authority with LinkedIn : Complete your profile — this is how they know who you are when the readers check you out. Content Marketing Builds Online Authority.
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
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.
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?
Introducing LinkedIn Showcase Pages
Small Business Mavericks
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Companies doing business on LinkedIn have been able to connect with audiences through business pages. Now, LinkedIn has rolled out an additional level of social media for companies with multiple brands and divisions called Showcase Pages. But the Showcase Page is specifically designed to give customers a chance to interact with businesses around a particular product or service offering rather than follow the brand and sift through all content just to find the few nuggets their interested in. After that, you can start sharing content.
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. Social media is always on. Social media timing tools. Facebook. Blogs.
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 helps me learn more about their backgrounds, to see what the company values terms of accomplishments, and to get a pulse on how much of the organization’s content is being shared by employees. By Erika Heald. Activity.
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.
3 Steps To Powerful LinkedIn Page Optimization
Small Business Mavericks
MARCH 27, 2014
One of the most powerful tools for marketing your business is a LinkedIn page, but what do you know about optimizing your page? Here are three ways you can better optimize your LinkedIn business page and drive more traffic to your website. Share updates often – Some people say to post updates to your LinkedIn page just once a day. At a minimum, you should update your LinkedIn page at least once a day. Keep the content relevant and post it often. LinkedIn page is a great tool for any business if you optimize it will for sending traffic to your website.
Repurpose Content with These Six Tools
APRIL 16, 2015
So, I’ve moved on to one of the most valuable marketing superpowers of all—how to repurpose content. Repurpose Content: The Content Marketing Superpower. For (busy) content marketers, I’d argue yes, because it’s the closest we can come to being Emma Watts—er, I mean, freezing time. The following six tactics are my go-to to repurpose content and reach new audiences.
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. Kevin J.
Four Content Distribution Strategies
MARCH 12, 2015
You spend hours writing, rewriting, editing, and perfecting your content brainchild. Once you finally click publish, you sit back, let out a deep sigh, and wait for people to start commenting on its brilliance without a thought to content distribution. . Now you must put your content distribution strategy into action. Make a Content Distribution To-Do List. Nice work.
Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More
JULY 7, 2014
Creating great content isn’t enough. Failing to polish your posts means that your content won’t be shared as much, limiting your ability to grow your audience. 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. Shorten URLs: Bit.ly
Is Your Blog On LinkedIn?
Small Business Mavericks
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Business2Community & Business.com ask a good question: “ Should You Be Blogging On LinkedIn? ” We know that LinkedIn is probably the most important professional site to be networking on right now, because it’s where all the professionals are. Posting on LinkedIn is Great Exposure. Whether you are writing your blogs yourself or paying someone else to do it, setting it up to automatically post on LinkedIn can build an audience where no audience had been before. Right now, LinkedIn is an incredibly authoritative site.
Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No
JANUARY 5, 2011
Others will think I’m making much ado about nothing and ought to let go of my outdated idea of how and where content is best shared. Just over a year ago, LinkedIn introduced a feature allowing users to post all of their Twitter updates , also known as tweets, to LinkedIn. Often the content wasn’t relevant and context was missing. Sound a little melodramatic?
How to Leverage Your Employees on LinkedIn
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
How do you handle getting more staff to use LinkedIn effectively, both personally and on behalf of the enterprise? Most of your employees are on LinkedIn, talking about your brand and their roles at your company. Employee use of LinkedIn has the potential to address many of Marketing’s core challenges. LinkedIn can help with all of those. Generate inbound leads.
LinkedIn Tricks for Social Media Professionals
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 23, 2015
Tweetable Moments Treat your LinkedIn page like a website. Viveka von Rosen is known internationally as the LinkedIn Expert. She has written the book on it and consults with businesses to optimize lead generation from LinkedIn. Optimize Your LinkedIn Page. For businesses, that means implementing a few of these pieces of advice: HAVE a company LinkedIn page, to start.
Does Your Content Have Superpowers?
PWB Marketing Blog
MAY 27, 2016
A few years ago, while serving on a social media panel during a presentation to a local entrepreneurial group, I casually remarked that, “Content is everything; social media is just plumbing.” In the years since then, I’ve seen this proven over and over both with clients and with brands I follow. In order to succeed, your content marketing needs superpowers. Powerful Stickiness.
5 Clever Uses of LinkedIn for Unique Customer Experiences
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
While many companies are turning to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, don’t discount what’s possible on LinkedIn. Take Take inspiration from these five companies that have gone beyond content and company pages to craft unique experiences for their customers. 1. Get more content like this, plus the very BEST marketing education, totally free. The prize? Ever. 4.
Linkedin Replaces Applications With Features
JANUARY 29, 2013
Long time power users of Linkedin have been using Linkedin Applications to enhance their profiles with deeper information and sharing opportunities. You’ll still be able to add content through their new rich media feature. While I had only added a few presentations on social media Linkedin imported them all. Perhaps drag and drop will be added soon. See those here.
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 figure it’s only a matter of time until the announcements feature disappears entirely, making LinkedIn groups just a cumbersome platform to manage with no gain.
LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. Not the biggest deal in the world, but yet another reminder that LinkedIn owns Groups and makes the rules. Better Content Filtering. LinkedIn will be deciding what content belongs and doesn’t. Content Moderation. Removal of Subgroups.
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).
Why I’m glad I upgraded my LinkedIn Profile
MAY 13, 2014
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. LinkedIn is making great strides at being so much more than a place to dump your resume.
Five Tips for Using LinkedIn for Business Growth
JULY 26, 2011
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. There are several applications you can activate to move content to your LinkedIn profile. Activate the apps.
Are LinkedIn Groups Are Out Of Control?
JANUARY 23, 2014
THE WILD, WILD WEST OF LINKEDIN. Many LinkedIn groups are out of control. It matters because it’s ruining LinkedIn groups for everyone. To build their reputation as a curator of quality content and conversation. Getting excited about being the owner of a group on LinkedIn that has grown to be large is misplaced if these groups are littered with junk.
LinkedIn Groups: Be S.M.A.R.T.
MARCH 18, 2014
LINKEDIN GROUPS.LOVE ''EM OR HATE ''EM ?There There is a lot of discussion about whether or not LinkedIn groups are fertile networking grounds. People are posting, commenting, following up, making their case, acknowledging feedback and sharing others'' content. want you to use groups on LinkedIn. With 2.1 Everyone doesn''t agree, and they don''t have to. S.M.A.R.T.
6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing
Convince & Convert
JULY 29, 2014
With that in mind, from June 2nd – July 2nd I started a little experiment. I put LinkedIn’s new publishing platform to the test. The execution was simple: Monday through Friday, I would post 1-2 previously published articles of mine on the site and gauge the response. I was primarily concerned with audience quality, overall reach, and deducing which topics worked on LinkedIn.
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.
LinkedIn Changes for Your Company Page
PWB Marketing Blog
MARCH 26, 2014
I received a notification from LinkedIn today about changes coming to our LinkedIn Company Page after April 14. Specifically, LinkedIn is removing the Products & Services tab from all Company Pages. There isn’t a cost to the latest changes, however in reading various LinkedIn Since support forum posts it seems that LinkedIn is exploring options.
Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn
APRIL 12, 2012
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. (Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ).
Offsite Content Marketing: Six Tactics to Reach New Audiences
JANUARY 28, 2015
Yesterday we had a nice conversation about content distribution and how to gain new readers. The comments were alive with things such as “the Internet is over-valued,” which means comments and social shares are too, and without those things, you’re losing out on important data to help guide your content. Offsite Content Marketing. Content Amplification.
How to Use LinkedIn Ads to Find B2B Leads
MAY 13, 2016
Finding B2B leads can’t get much easier than using LinkedIn Ads. LinkedIn boasts having the world’s largest professional network which is the ideal pool to find your target audience when dealing with the business to business market. LinkedIn B2B leads can be found using LinkedIn’s targeted self-service ad center. What is a LinkedIn Sponsored Update?
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.)
10 Ways to Strategically Grow Your LinkedIn Connections
Social Selling Masters
MAY 30, 2016
When it comes to lead generation, social selling , and growing strategic connections, LinkedIn outranks all other social media platforms in terms of effectivity. Just recently, Content Marketing Institute’s 6th annual B2B content marketing research indicates that: LinkedIn is the social media platform of choice for 94% of organizations when it comes to distributing content.