Sat, 12 March 2016
Well what a week I have had! Lots of interesting sessions with a variety of types of businesses this week.
I’m so grateful to the driver from Uber who saved my skin!
The main subject I want to talk about this week is ‘Followers’ but first a few quick bits of news;
And you think you are getting bad service from LinkedIn…….
This week I had a conversation with a senior manager from a very large enterprise in the UK. To my astonishment he told me that LinkedIn refused to offer any training or tech support for Sales Navigator because they had less than 50 licences!
This is an organisation that was spending £20,000 per year alone on Sales Navigator licenses plus a significant amount on Recruiter licences.
So if you think you are getting a poor service as a free user or a low spend premium user, just think how it feels to be spending £20k and get appalling service - shocking!
I was asked this week about how to handle followers on LinkedIn. I wasn’t exactly sure what they were asking because I had never really considered the issue of having unwanted followers.
Firstly let’s look at how we see who is following us;
How to see who is following you
2) Click on the ‘followers’ tab
3) Scroll down to see your followers. The first ones in this list will always be followers but unfortunately the list also includes your connections but you cannot tell the difference until you click on them and open up the profile. Once you find your first connection you can be assured that all the rest will be 1st tier connections.
I personally have no issue with competitors following me (many do) but some people would prefer to prevent this. Unfortunately the only way is to block each individual - either because they are already following you or because you wish to prevent them from doing so.
This seems a bit drastic to me but it’s the only way to prevent followers.
It seems that LinkedIn Contacts is going to either completely disappear or be replaced with a newer feature but the chances are it won’t be free so this week I thought I would tell you all about a great little (free) extension called LinkedIn Storage.
This week, in line with the main subject of this episode I thought I would cover a question I get at least a few times every month.
Question - I have followed a number of people (not influencers) on LinkedIn but I can’t recall who they all are. How do I find the list of people I follow?
Answer - Errrr you can’t! Sorry about that, I must admit it’s pretty embarrassing for LinkedIn that they don’t have such a simple facility. I can assure you that this feature has been requested many times over a prolonged period of time, clearly they have other priorities!
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