Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Connections’ Category

How to remove contacts on LinkedIn

Friday, August 30th, 2013

I'm doing my regular maintenance and cleaning up my network a bit... the horribly tedious way of removing connections has... disappeared.  It took some hunting around (spent way too much time on LinkedIn trying to find it on my own), but finally found a really good solution. Actually, this is an ...

What is more important: Content or Size of Network?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

On my JibberJobber blog I wrote about Pete Danielsen's killer LinkedIn Summary. Rick commented on the post, saying: "The summary is great, but the thing that stands out about his profile is the lack of connections. Obviously he’s just getting started with LI and someone else is handling the maintenance of his ...

Sending Mass Emails To Your First Degree Contacts

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

I've finally gotten around to playing with sending messages to my first degree contacts.  The way I'm doing it now is 50 at a time, through LinkedIn's mail server. Simply mouse over the Inbox menu option, then click Compose.  To the right of the To box you'll see a little non-descript ...

Is LinkedIn the Creepiest Social Network?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

What a strong title!  It is from Gizmodo: Is LinkedIn the Creepiest Social Network? The author is wondering where the data comes from for People You May Know and People Also Viewed. Worth a read...

Peter or Pete? Joseph or Joe? Use LinkedIn Recommendations to find out…

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I don't go by my first name, I go by my middle name.  If you call me by my first name I know you got my name from some government list or something like that.  You immediately disqualify yourself from being legit if you don't call me Jason. Could be the ...

LinkedIn: Like vs Share vs Comment

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I want you to be my evangelist. And, you should want others to be your evangelist.  If you don't agree, we have a problem :) Anyway, let me explain the difference between Like, Share and Comments on statuses.  This might impact how you ask others to share your stuff. Check out this status ...

LinkedIn etiquette question

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Here's a question I recently got from a reader.  His question is in bold, my response is not. >> Is it appropriate to make connections with 2nd degree people on the lists of your connections as long as you have a group in common or they have a contact email address ...

LinkedIn Maintenance Part II: Backup your CONTACTS #PSA

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Friday I showed you how to backup your LinkedIn Profile, which is something you might want to do once a year. Here's something you might want to do as regularly as once a month: backup your first degree Contacts.  Maybe once a month is too often... but do this at least ...

LinkedIn Contacts Export

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Friday I talked about backing up your Profile to a pdf... a very important thing to do.  You should also backup your Contacts.  In this post I want to share what LinkedIn is sending you when they export your Contacts to a CSV.  I think this is mostly a post ...

LinkedIn 500 Club (??): Why one person says you should have 500+ Connections

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The QvQ debate (quality vs. quantity) is tiring.  I don't care what you choose.  And I'm not going to try to change your thinking. Needed to get that out of the way so this doesn't become a post about which is better. I just wanted to share ONE perspective from an inbound ...