You've optimized your LinkedIn profile. You've mastered the art of searching on LinkedIn. But you're still not getting the dramatic Word Cloud Lead Generationresults that other people are reporting. What else can you do to tap into LinkedIn's goldmine of opportunity?

Here are eight fast ways to improve your LinkedIn lead generation.

1.  Status updates. Share status updates regularly, and include links to resources from your company and other industry leaders.

2.  Landing page. Design a separate landing page on your website with resources, guides, checklists, etc. Use your LinkedIn profile, status updates, and group discussions to direct people to these helpful documents.

3.  "Who's Viewed Your Profile." Check out this Screen Shot 2015-05-30 at 4.28.12 PMhelpful LinkedIn feature every day. These people are checking you out for a reason. If you find potential customers, contact them. This is money! On my latest user survey, this is the #1 rated feature on LinkedIn.

4.  Groups. Join up to 50 groups, and listen, share and connect. The bigger the group the better.

5.  5-star connection request. After searching for people in your extended network using the technique discussed above, be sure to use what I refer to as a five-star connection request. After they connect, be sure to send them a thank-you note with an invitation to get together or set up a phone call.

6.  "People You May Know." Check this handy LinkedIn feature often. Remember--connections are the gas in the tank on LinkedIn; the more you have, the further you go.

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7.  Strategic connections. Connect with the best and smartest industry experts. Monitor their status updates and "share" them frequently with your LinkedIn network.

8.  Company page. Create a LinkedIn company page, and make sure you begin sharing status updates with your followers. After all, that's why they chose to follow you in the first place.

Here are eight of the best ways LinkedInExplode Home Page Widget-01 can help you generate leads and grow your business.

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