Archive for September, 2008

Second Edition of THE BOOK (status and excellent news)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What??? is ready for a second edition.  Many of you have seen my questions on MVPF, or on LinkedIn, asking for input.  I want to give you a quick status update, but first, some excellent news! I talked with my publisher about this and we agreed ...

LinkedIn pictures in Yahoo search results

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I heard about this on MVPF a couple of weeks ago, but wasn't able to actually see it for myself.  Until recently.  I did a search on LinkedIn ________ (I can't remember what it was), and check out what I found on the third page: That image is coming from Raymond's ...

LinkedIn Demographics – Who Uses LinkedIn

Friday, September 26th, 2008

I've seen this before, but now I can point to a TechCrunch post about LinkedIn Demographics (actually, about advertising on LinkedIn, but that's not what my post is about).  Check this out:  Average Age: 41 Household Income: $109,703 Male: 64% One of my favorite books is How to Lie With Statistics.  After reading that ...

"If You Don't Want To Connect" and Other Lame Statements on LinkedIn

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

A few days ago someone must have given a seminar on inviting people to connect on LinkedIn, and included the following two points:  Always, always, always put in a sentence that says "If you would not like to connect, please archive my request." Invite Jason Alba to connect on LinkedIn. Why, oh why, ...

Update on LinkedIn Groups Update

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

This is not "new" news, but it's the first I'm blogging about it here.  I wrote LinkedIn Group Restrictions: Hand-slapping and Promises on August 7th, and now can report on what happened. As far as I know, the limit to 50 Groups wasn't a big deal for most people... just those who ...

A LinkedIn Mega Connector IS NOT A Power Connector

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Just a final thought to follow up the posts last week on mega connectors. I sometimes mistakenly mix up mega connectors and power connecters, and refer to people who have large LinkedIn networks as power connectors. My favorite definitely of the term "power connector" comes from Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat ...

How Do You Find The Right Mega Connectors To Connect With?

Friday, September 12th, 2008

This is the third and last post in this unofficial series.  The first was on the value prop of people with large networks, the second is on whether you should connect with mega connectors or not, and the third is on how to identify the right mega connectors. A few ideas ...

Should You Connect With People With Huge Networks?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Following up on the last post, should you connect with people who have mega LinkedIn networks, especially if you aren't planning on searching through the LinkedIn database as a recruiter would? Yes and no.  First the no. No, I don't recommend you go chasing a lot of the mega-LinkedIn connectors.  Get a ...

What Value Does A Bigger Network Bring You?

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Assume you get an invitation to connect from someone who has a LOT of first degree connections.  Anything over 500.  How do you know how many they have?  Because in their name, they include something like the image at the right.  A common question I get is... so what?? ...

Editing and Adding Info on LinkedIn Contacts???

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Well, they dipped their toes in the CRM waters.  Check this out (scroll below the second image to see my thoughts): I only see this option on the Contact list page... I can't find the option to edit the details on a profile page but I'm sure that's coming (if they ...