Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Answers’ Category

LinkedIn Answers Goes Away: Where’s The History (Why you shouldn’t use LinkedIn’s messaging system)

Friday, February 8th, 2013

I hate messaging people through LinkedIn.  If I can hit reply from my EMAIL inbox and get their email address I do that.  Otherwise I begrudgingly go to the LinkedIn messaging system and respond there.  Many times I will copy the dialog into a log entry in JibberJobber (because I'm ...

LinkedIn Retires Answers: A Sad Announcement

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Answers has been the #1 feature in LinkedIn since the beginning. On January 17, as I was doing my New LinkedIn Profile webinar, someone made a comment that they just got an email from LinkedIn that Answers was going to be retired. I'm baffled. I heard people say they didn't want Events or ...

LinkedIn Answers: My Wishlist

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

I have been asking a few questions on LinkedIn Answers recently.  Here are three things on my wishlist that would make this a better tool for me. Note that I mostly want to manage this from my email inbox, not from the LinkedIn Answers page. 1. EASY View Profile: I would ...

LinkedIn for Business: Marketing Your Business

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Here's another article on how to use LinkedIn for a business: BusinessLink: Five LinkedIn Features that Will Help You Market Your Business As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I think LinkedIn Companies is pretty weak, and I hope no company is spending too much time on it.  So I can't stand ...

Crap: Don’t Send to 200+ People (LinkedIn Answers)

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I consider this a bug... I found it a few years back and have always been wary of trying it again... today I tried it, and it failed on me again :( How did this happen? When you ask a question on LinkedIn Answers you can choose to send (email) the question ...

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, ...

Has LinkedIn lost some of its appeal?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

That is Peter Newfield's question on LinkedIn... there are 22 answers and it's really interesting. Some say the early adopters are out because they just go look for shiny stuff, but the value is still definitely there. Others say that LinkedIn moved Answers off the main menu and that has decreased the ...

How to Leverage LinkedIn to Find Employees

Monday, November 16th, 2009

This is more for HR and hiring managers who are looking for talent on LinkedIn.  There are plenty of tactics to employ, I'm sure (share yours in the comments). The question came from a buddy: Question: I want to leverage linked in to find a replacement for [an awesome systems guy] ...

Can you Make Money on LinkedIn?

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Short answer: yes. It might not be as easy as you think, especially if you are looking for easy money, or passive revenue.  Don't use LinkedIn as the only tool to sell your $47 product... you'll have to sell a lot to make any real money, and to sell a lot ...

LinkedIn Maintenance – 5 ideas from Chris Brogan

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Here's a great post with 19 daily tasks for various social media platforms... 5 for Twitter, 6 for Facebook, 5 for LinkedIn, and 4 for blogs.  Understand that Chris Brogan is a pioneer in this space, and doing this has been a part of his job descriptions over the years ...