Latest LinkedIn Blog Posts

I Hope You’re Not Making This BIG LinkedIn Mistake

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How long has it been since you’ve thought about what location and industry you’ve selected on your LinkedIn profile? Many people haven’t given it a moment’s consideration since setting up their profile many years ago. I suggest now might be a good time to reconsider what you have selected so you can be sure your choices are helping you accomplish your current goals and your goals going forward. The options are limited but very important LinkedIn…Continue Reading »

10 Easy Ways to Promote Your Events on LinkedIn

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You work hard to plan events for your company,  industry association or favorite nonprofit organization, but filling the seats can be a challenge. Here are ten simple ways to use LinkedIn to get the job done: 1.  Send an individual status update. . Post several times, sharing details about agenda, speakers, venue, etc. Post at different times of the day and different days of the week. Always include a link to the registration site or…Continue Reading »

Are You Curious About the Power of LinkedIn Mobile?

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Do you like and use the LinkedIn App? Because I’m frequently asked this question during the Q&A portion of my LinkedIn events, I figured it might be on your mind as well. Thus, here are my thoughts on the opportunities and shortcomings of LinkedIn mobile. LinkedIn mobile is not just the LinkedIn App There are currently seven apps in the suite of apps (not all are available for all types of mobile devices): . LinkedIn. This is…Continue Reading »

Are You Wasting Your Valuable Time on LinkedIn?

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When I jump into something new, different or confusing (like LinkedIn), I often wonder how other people are using it and how can it help me improve myself or my business. And that’s why I launched my LinkedIn User Survey way back in 2009. Over the past six years, I have shared with you, my treasured audience, answers to questions like these (2014 results are in red): . What percent of the LinkedIn users are…Continue Reading »

LinkedIn’s New Searching Limit: Are You in Danger?

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LinkedIn giveth and LinkedIn taketh away. As of January 1, 2015, all LinkedIn members (free and premium accounts) can now see the last names and full profiles of the people in their extended network–which includes first, second, and now third degree. Thanks, LinkedIn. Also, as of January 1, all members now have a limited number of searches they can perform each month–and at this point the number of searches we are limited to is not…Continue Reading »

Does the Experience Section of Your LinkedIn Profile Impress Anyone?

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Whether you’re a thirty-year business development professional using LinkedIn to help hit your numbers each and every quarter, just graduating from college and hoping LinkedIn will help you find your first great job, or anything in between, the Experience sections of your profile could make or break you. You may be wondering where the heck are the Experience sections on your profile–all you remember seeing is a Jobs section. Well, they are one and the…Continue Reading »

Have You Found These 10 Hidden LinkedIn Features?

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Wow. With all the LinkedIn changes taking place lately, even a guy like me has a hard time catching up. So, I’m going to share with you ten really cool hidden LinkedIn features you may have missed. 1.  Give them a shout-out. Here is a really cool but simple way to get someone’s attention when either sharing or commenting on a status update. Just type an “@” sign prior to including someone’s name in an update. Then…Continue Reading »

My Most Important LinkedIn Prediction for 2015

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Happy New Year. Over the last month, my corporate clients have bombarded me with requests for my predictions about what is ahead for LinkedIn. I don’t think you’ll find a more passionate LinkedIn student than me, and my goal each week is to help you use LinkedIn more effectively. Therefore, trying to guess what LinkedIn will do next is not high on my priority list. So, rather than predict how many times they’re going to…Continue Reading »

Are You Showcasing Your “Social Proof” on LinkedIn?

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I’m pretty sure that sometime during this holiday shopping season you checked the ratings of a specific product and/or researched what others said about something you wanted to purchase. What others are saying is called social proof. Whether it’s a hamburger, a computer, or even a new accountant, we are all looking for information (including social proof) to help us make our decisions. Here’s how Hubspot defines social proof: Social proof, also referred to as…Continue Reading »