Sat, 30 January 2016
With all this controversy about how LinkedIn reports its post views numbers and how it distributes published posts I thought I would share my thoughts on readership, distribution and engagement.
At the end of the day we should take responsibility for our own success with our posts and it is always most important to remember that engagement is more important than views.
How do you add recommendations to your profile with the new messaging system? I previously added it from the message but this seems to have changed.
ANS = Yes this has changed. You can only manage recommendations from the desktop version on LinkedIn.
> Go to your profile and scroll down to recommendations.
> Hover over the section and click on ‘manage’
> You will see the received recommendation under pending where you can accept it and show it on your profile.
2, How do I move my main current position up to the top of my profile?
ANS = You can do this, provided both position are current (to date) by grabbing the ‘grip’ on the left hand side of the relevant position and dragging it up (see below)
You may also need to manually amend your headline in this circumstance because it will have changed automatically when you added the new position.
I will be covering more questions in my YouTube channel soon.
Sat, 23 January 2016
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How do you become a top ten power profile on LinkedIn?
I might argue that Charlotte Proudman must have been in one of those top ten lists but she was excluded - maybe for good reason but who else was excluded?
So what do you have to do to get profile views;
is there a polite way to let people know that you are NOT an open networker / LION? Our marketing strategy has led me to be featured by LinkedIn as "someone you might be interested in following" as part of the on-boarding process of the new app, and this has increased my exposure hugely and I've gone from 3,000 followers (2,500 connections) to 16,000 followers in the last 2 months. Nice. But it also means I get invites from engineering graduates from every corner of the globe.... Can I stop that?
Answer = The best way to deal with this would be to prevent people from inviting you to connect, unless they have your email address.
Go to settings > Communications > ‘select who can send you invitations’
Sat, 16 January 2016
Welcome to a new episode of LinkedInformed, here are the main topics covered this week.
I really want to do something different for our 100th episode, I am still open to suggestions but one I had recently was that someone (maybe a listener) could interview me! Any volunteers or suggestions as to who would be a good candidate.
Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 5 things you may have missed on the new app.
I have written a more detailed published post <Rehj, ask me for this link, not done yet> about this but as a summary, the 5 things are as follows;
Go to the area where you view your invitations (see all) and then click on ‘Manage invitations’
<add pic ‘manage invitations’
2. A voicemail from Gary Stockton regarding searching for connections with a specific job title.
Sat, 9 January 2016
The bizarre behaviour of LinkedIn users!
Welcome to episode 96. Christmas seems a distant memory and I am very much into the swing of things again now.
LinkedIn Publishing. What happens ‘post a post’!
Key points for me are;
Next Tuesday’s new episode will be covering the 5 essential skills for creating great content;
Writing - People - Video - Audio - Visual
Are we lazy or just very reactive with LinkedIn?
Why are LinkedIn users so keen to use canned responses such as ‘great post’ or ‘Congrats on your anniversary’?
I think it looks terrible but that isn’t really my point, I’m more interested in why these messages seem to work so well. Any suggestions please leave a voicemail or email me at email@example.com
Suggested replies (such as I see when using Googles ‘Inbox’ app) are highly effective and useful but LinkedIn’s version seems very crude - yet clearly popular!
Finally I am still keen to gather more ideas for episode 100 (it’s fast approaching). Is there someone you would like me to interview? Perhaps a previous guest or someone who you have heard on another podcast.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, 2 January 2016
Welcome to episode 95 and more importantly welcome to 2016!
A quick review of the main events of 2015
We are now in season 2 of my other podcast which focusses on social selling and business development on LinkedIn. On Tuesday we will be releasing episode 3 which is an interview with Christoph Trappe, a storytelling expert as part of our focus on content marketing.
Here are 5 things you can do this year to make 2016 your best LinkedIn year ever!