Sat, 28 February 2015
LinkedIn pay a measly $1 compensation to users who had their password stolen.
Company pages get a new feature - notifications.
A bank is accused of asking it's employees to limit the information in their profiles so that they won't get headhunted.
Company sue former sales employee for taking LinkedIn contacts with them and lose because the contact list was “easily discoverable through public sources” and did not involve a lot of effort to compile, it would therefore not be considered a trade secret. Quite right to! This article can be found here but warning - its a subscription site (with a free trial).
Sex offender nearly gets into trouble for using LinkedIn.
Follow up to my piece about LinkedIn ads last week. Carl sent in this funny screenshot which shows how the algorithm picks up words and feeds 'relevant' ad's to you!
Could LinkedIn be considering 'retiring' groups - My prediction is that groups could be gone by the end of this year.
The new homepage design hints that status updates (with links) are something that LinkedIn also wants to get rid of. The pattern LinkedIn normally demonstrates is to make a popular feature less useful/easy to use before 'retiring' it.
Where can I see how many views my updates have been getting?
ANS = You can't! The new homepage design has removed this feature. Sometimes you can see the stats for your last update. This is in the top section of your homepage but only occasionally shows and can't be manually found - you just have to wait for it to appear!
Sat, 21 February 2015
Sat, 14 February 2015
LinkedIn deliver impressive results for Q4 2014 as detailed here in their official announcement. They have grown membership to 347 million users and revenue for Q4 was $643m, a 44% increase on the same period last year and a total turnover exceeding $2.2b for 2014. Some of the more detailed commentary about these figures can be read here.
LinkedIn launches the volunteer marketplace in the UK.
LinkedIn further restrict their api making it almost impossible for anyone to develop apps that allow us to use LinkedIn in new and innovative ways.
I finally got the new home page today and I totally hate it! The major issues seem to be;
You can't post a link into the text with an image status update (the workaround is to use the comments section)
You no longer see the performance of your previous updates, only the most recent.
There is no easy way to see how many connections you have.
On the plus side.............oh, nothing!
Have you considered using a showcase page for search optimisation purposes? When the basic search is used the algorithm sorts results into categories including one for showcase pages.
How long should a podcast be? Is 30 mins about right or do you think you would prefer a shorter one (15 minutes). Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should I put the letter MBA after my name in my LinkedIn profile?
ANS = Yes, if that is what feels right for you. It is not against the rules and it may ensure you feature in recruiters search results. It is against the rules to put any other keywords in your name field although many people do it and the search algorithm does seem to like finding words in the name field.
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Sat, 7 February 2015
With linkedin asking us to post more, two questions:
Please feel free to let us have your views on this subject.