Archive for July, 2010

LinkedIn Security on Login

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I just got a note about this and had to check it out... when trying to log into LinkedIn, after you put your username and password in, you go to a security page (I'm guessing they'll streamline that later so it's all on one page): My first thought was DANG, one ...

Why your communications (might) suck

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I'm reading through the post on the LinkedIn professional headline and Peter Osborne's great feedback to those who have left comments (I'll probably close the comments in a while).  One thing that jumps out is ... how to put this... BORING. Why is it boring... that's the question I'm asking myself. ...

How often do you change your LinkedIn Status?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Maria Elena Duron wrote the post: Being Consistent In Your Brand Doesn't Mean Be Annoying... it is a good read. She is talking about the frequency of your updates on sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. How much is too much?  How much is too little? She throws out the number 15, ...

How to share a LinkedIn Group

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Here's a question I just got: I am finding it hard to find the URL for the two groups that I manage so I can email this on to prospective members. The only URL I come across is when I click on send invitations and the URL is at the bottom ...

"Know and Trust" vs. Networking

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I have a beef with one of the perceived policies with LinkedIn. Supposedly I'm only supposed to connect with people I "know and trust." Both of these words can mean different things to different people - not even going to go there.  Maybe Bill Clinton can weigh in on what "know" and ...

LinkedIn Company Profile & Marketing Professionals

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Recently I did a webcast recording for an awesome marketing company talking about LinkedIn Company Profiles. The presentation was on how a company can/should market on LinkedIn, and many people gravitate towards what they think the most important thing is: setting up a "Company Profile." Right after I did the recording I ...

LinkedIn Professional Headline Critiques: Awesome!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Yesterday I wrote about LinkedIn Professional Headlines as a marketing opportunity and said you could put yours in the comments and "I (we?) might critique it." Then, I buckled down and went to work on some big deadlines. THEN, people started putting their headlines in.... I critiqued three but had to get ...

LinkedIn Professional Headline: Yours probably sucks

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Comments are now closed. Need help with your Professional Headline? That's included in the LinkedIn Profile Critique (like this and this) Let me know if you want one.  It is currently priced at $99. So many times I see LinkedIn Professional Headlines that ... well, suck. Yours probably ...

Your LinkedIn Network is Useless if…

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Check this out: I try to NEVER share the number of contacts I have because some people use the number to erroneously judge the value or success of my strategy.  So, take that number with a grain of salt.  A few things I wanted to point out: 3.3k first degree connections means ...

Worst LinkedIn Recommendation… Ever.

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I found some Recommendations in my LinkedIn Inbox from a while ago.  Not sure why I was sitting on them but on Friday I decided to clean them out - approving all but two.  The first I deleted was what I posted on last Friday... my favorite LinkedIn Recommendation :) ...