Archive for October, 2012

LinkedIn Alternatives: Awesome comments on LinkedIn strategy and competition

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

On Quora there is an awesome question:  LinkedIn: Why hasn't anyone disrupted LinkedIn yet? Actually, what's awesome is John Bischke's answer here. In a nutshell John talks about the diff between LinkedIn and Facebook... and what could disrupt LinkedIn. I agree with everything he says. I don't think any organization is going to be ...

Better LinkedIn Groups

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

I'm in "LinkedIn Group Mode" since I was recently invited to co-manage a Group with over 30,000 members. The first task on my list is the #1 task of any Group admin, which is to plan the weekly (if you can) "Group Announcements."  This is perhaps the most compelling reason you ...

Marketing Tip: LinkedIn Professional Headline + Your URL

Monday, October 29th, 2012

In most places in LinkedIn you won't see a URL on your Professional Headline become a hyperlink. But there is one very cool place that it becomes a link: In my email inbox.  Look at this: This is what I see in my inbox this morning.  It is the daily email I ...

LinkedIn Companies are now AWESOME (I think)

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Check out this slideshare (I didn't do it, but it's great): (embedding isn't working right now, just click the link... I'll figure it out later) Step by Step tutorial on creating your LinkedIn Company page from jan willem alphenaar You can see the original slideshare here. This is awesome, ...

How are Business Salespeople using LinkedIn?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Want to know? If you are in business and use LinkedIn, please take this survey by my friend Jill Konrath.  She is a B2B sales guru, coach, and author of books on selling into companies. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sales-LI-Survey I just took it - it really took all of 4 minutes. If you aren't in sales ...

Mobile LinkedIn: LinkedIn on-the-go?

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

How often do you use LinkedIn while away from your desktop? I have a phone with a battery life of approximately 24 minutes, so I don’t do much with my phone except try to keep it alive. When I speak I see a few people using the mobile interface, but not ...

Own A Group? Make Sure Your Templates Are Right!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Here's one of those "I'll get around to it when I have time."  In the meantime I've lost thousands of branding opportunities. This week I started a new Group (my second) called the Veteran Transition Alliance.  I haven't advertised it out yet, don't even have a logo yet. I do know that ...