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.
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.
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.
Watch LinkedIn Grow [pics]
MAY 5, 2011
Every Cinco de Mayo LinkedIn celebrates its anniversary. Back in May 5th, 2003, the LinkedIn network started with just 10 people — the founding employees connected to each other. LinkedIn currently has over 1,000 employees in 12 offices around the world, including London, Paris, Sydney, and Mumbai. LinkedIn at 500,000 users. LinkedIn at 2 million users.
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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.
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.
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 ].
Essential LinkedIn Profile Checklist
MAY 1, 2014
Categories: Blog , LinkedIn , Online Personal Branding Tags: LinkedIn Profile Tip , online branding , optimized LinkedIn profile Want your LinkedIn profile to standout? Blog LinkedIn Online Personal Branding LinkedIn Profile Tip online branding optimized LinkedIn profile Read more. ).
LinkedIn Etiquette: Are You Breaking The Rules?
AUGUST 2, 2016
Like every social network, LinkedIn has its own official rules of conduct. But But most LinkedIn etiquette expectations come from the LinkedIn community. In this article, I’ll tell you the fundamental Dos and Don’ts of LinkedIn etiquette and offer up a few tips to help you network like a pro on the world’s top professional networking site. LinkedIn Articles.
Using LinkedIn to Prospect
AUGUST 30, 2011
More often than not, they want to know how to use LinkedIn for prospecting. But, if you’re like me, and would prefer an introduction or a warm lead, following are five steps for using LinkedIn to do just that. For instance, you can upgrade to the premium version of LinkedIn or use Mozenda to scrape data for you. LinkedIn Social Media new business prospecting Sales
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?
The Ultimate LinkedIn Lead Generation Guide
JULY 20, 2016
Unlike social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram where users sign up for a variety of purposes, a majority of LinkedIn users are there for business. Most people sign up for LinkedIn for one of three reasons: Networking. LinkedIn lead generation is a mystery for a lot of companies. LinkedIn Premium is broken into three different levels, based on your goals.
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. have to say, this is a novel idea and probably one of the best ideas LinkedIn has had in a long while. Social Media company page LinkedIn Showcase Pages In order to use Showcase Pages you first need to have a company page. Enterprise businesses will find it easy to implement Showcase Pages. Then select “Create A Showcase Page.”
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. When to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and blogs — and when not to.
How Can Linkedin Grow?
MAY 24, 2011
LinkedIn is at a tipping point. After becoming the first social network to go public on May 19, 2011, LinkedIn is now in the hot seat as finance pundits examine whether the company’s market valuation is realistic. One major question that investors have about LinkedIn is: “How can Linkedin grow? HR professionals use Facebook and only 26% use LinkedIn.
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. 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. Facebook in 2013. 1.
Essential LinkedIn Profile Checklist
MAY 1, 2014
Categories: Social Media Marketing Tags: LinkedIn Profile Tip , online branding , optimized LinkedIn profile Want your LinkedIn profile to standout? Social Media Marketing LinkedIn Profile Tip online branding optimized LinkedIn profileOne of the most significant changes you can make is to write a compelling, keyword-rich headline. Read more. ).
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.
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.
Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ News
APRIL 12, 2012
” On Tuesday, LinkedIn announced they’re rolling out some new features. LinkedIn Features. LinkedIn is launching two new features, which are of particular interest to marketers: Targeted updates and follower statistics. Social Media Trends facebook buys instagram Google google+ new design instagram LinkedIn linkedin new featuresThat’s billion.
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?
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. Making your LinkedIn page more visible will go a long way to driving up engagement and sending more visitors to your website.
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.
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.
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. Media LinkedIn networkingThat gives them an out.
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
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 Skipping LinkedIn is a Mistake For Association CEOs
APRIL 15, 2016
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. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ———-. It’s important we take an active role in managing it.”
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.
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! Take a look at the new page layout. Check out the new layout!
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
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.
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. While I had only added a few presentations on social media Linkedin imported them all. Here are the applications that may be automatically moved into your profile when Linkedin updates yours to the new system: My Travel by TripIt.
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.
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 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? Endorsement.
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.