LinkedInformed Podcast. The LinkedIn Show
Welcome to a new episode of the award-winning LinkedIn podcast. This week I covered a wide variety of topics.
 
News
 
  • LinkedIn announced their new Air Traffic Control (ATC) platform for improving the quality and quantity of messages and notifications we receive from LinkedIn. 
  • LinkedIn appeared to have ambitious plans for Lynda.com 

  • Profile view daily limits have reduced to an estimated maximum of 850 per day. 

  • LinkedIn release their new mobile app on Android (that’s a first).

Commentary 
  • Will the LinkedIn groups go the way of the dodo? Excellent article from Bruce Johnston. 
  • Who do you connect with and why? Do you follow LinkedIn’s advice to only connect with those you already know or do you just invite anyone? Please let me know, It will be really interesting to hear the views of everyone on this one. You can email me at mark@linkedinformed.com or simply leave a voicemail by clicking on the link on the right of this page. 
  • Be aware that a scam email is circulating that looks remarkably like a LinkedIn invitation email.

Question

This week we had a voicemail question from Paul Copcutt about the new LinkedIn messaging app.  Paul is unable to read long messages for some reason, I have checked and I cannot replicate the problem. 

Does anyone else have this issue? 

 

Other links 

 

 

Direct download: LinkedInformed2089.mp3
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News

  • Tinder versus LinkedIn profile pictures
  • Hillary Clinton and her views on LinkedIn in the past
  • Ladbrokes are using LinkedIn to find customers
  • LinkedIn has a new head of Europe 
  • Legal problem of Linkedin on who owns your profile
  • LinkedIn overhauled its strategy for Sales Navigator
  • LinkedIn China’s new professional networking app Red Rabbit

 

Direct download: LinkedInformed2088.mp3
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A big change of scenery this week as I take the podcast out 'on the road' to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. LinkedIn has always been very popular in The Netherlands and as a result some of the most respected LinkedIn experts in the world are found there so this week I jumped on a flight to go and have a chat with two of my favourite LinkedIn trainers Perry Van Beek and Petra Fisher.

News

  • Sydney university keeps suits for students LinkedIn profile photos
  • LinkedIn 3rd quarter results;
    • Total revenue of $780m broken down as follows;
      • Talent solutions 59% (34% growth)
      • Learning (Lynda) 6%
      • Marketing 18% (28% growth)
      • Premium 17% (21% growth)
    • Revenue is predicted to be $3 billion for the year.
    • Unique visitors have dropped to 25% of total members (27% in Q3 2014, 30% in 2013)
    • 55% of unique visitors are via mobile
    • LinkedIn announce their largest commercial deal ever - with EY for Sales Navigator licences (a sign of the future).

Question:

I am wondering if it is possible to see previously sent invites or messages any more? I'm asking because I usually tailor an invite to a person and want to refer back to it when I send a thank you note and a longer explanation on why I want to connect with them. I can find the pending ones but not the accepted ones. Before you could go into Sent and see everything invites/messages even if they were accepted.

Direct download: LinkedInformed2087.mp3
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News

  • More details emerge about LinkedIn new ProFinder trial
  • Have you played the LinkedIn name game?
  • New thought leaders are invited to publish for the upcoming new app
  • The LinkedIn plugin that works out how old you are!
  • Group messages will return
  • Is this the most authentic profile ever on LinkedIn?

Commentary

  • Group messaging is still possible - workaround hack
  • How to post GIFs on LinkedIn

Question

 

Direct download: LinkedInformed2086.mp3
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News

Commentary

  • New LinkedIn messages function update, originally covered in episode 82.
    • Muting conversation only stops the email notification.
    • Email alerts for messages seem to be random and inconsistent.
    • 'Forward profile' feature is broken but there is ahack solution, just delete the https:// in the url of the profile you want to forward.
    • LinkedIn, you arseholes! article
    • Quick reply option in received InMail
Direct download: LinkedInformed20084.mp3
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In this special episode I take a break from the normal format to concentrate fully on a comprehensive review of LinkedIn's Sales Navigator product.

I believe that this product is critical to the future of LinkedIn who are still trying to break away from an unhealthy reliance on their flagship Recruiter product so I thought it was about time I upgraded and gave Sales Navigator a thorough appraisal.
What is Sales Navigator?

The first thing to understand about Sales Navigator (SN) is that it is not a conventional premium account. It's DNA comes from the Recruiter product and so it sits separately from LinkedIn.com.

To access SN you click on a link from within your normal LinkedIn account which opens a separate tab with a different user interface. Premium accounts are basically normal accounts with added features, SN is very different and is designed for people who are focussed on using LinkedIn as a social selling tool.

It is principally a lead generation and social listening tool, it's not a CRM (contact/customer relationship management) tool....not yet anyway!
Terminology

One of the first things you notice about SN is that LinkedIn have chosen to rename things, despite the fact that they are (mostly) the same as the traditional features on LinkedIn.com. For instance;

Leads - translation = People

Account - translation = Company

Lead builder - translation = Advanced search (with all filters)

Direct download: LinkedInformed20083.mp3
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New LinkedIn Acquisition. Fliptop, the lead scoring business announces LinkedIn takeover

Users are reporting a change to their LinkedIn inbox. The invitations and archive folders have gone now but you can still see your invitations, they are just in a different section.

Commentary

In this interview with Forbes magazine Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn CEO) reveals that they are currently testing a new messaging feature for LinkedIn. This is great news and not before its time. What do you think it will be like? Will it be on the desktop app or mobile or both?

I can't wait to see what it will be like and think it could be a game changer for LinkedIn. New features are always rolled out gradually so if you get it before me then please let me know and send me some screenshots to mark@mrlinkedin.co.uk


I need to warn you about a product called 'Advanced Social Messenger'. Do not use this product on LinkedIn or you might be the next recipient of a message like this!
Finally this will be the last episode for a couple of weeks. I'm going for a much needed break in the sun when I intend to do very little except relax, eat and drink!

Direct download: LinkedInformed_080.mp3
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