Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Groups’ Category

What is LinkedIn SWAM and why should you care?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Have you heard of SWAM?  Let me ruin your day. SWAM on LinkedIn is "Site-Wide Automated Moderating."   Fancy name, huh?  Here's what it means.  If one LinkedIn Group admin decides you need to be "blocked and deleted," then you just lost ability to participate in Group discussions EVERYWHERE on LinkedIn's ...

How to remove a Managers Choice discussion in a LinkedIn Group

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This is for Group owners and managers.  It is not intuitive (see frustrated managers asking here).  It has changed over time, and there are a lot of people asking how to remove a discussion from the Manager's Choice "Carousel."  Here's the easiest way I've found to do remove a manager's ...

LinkedIn Proactive Strategies Webinar

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

If you haven't heard yet, I'm doing a webinar on Friday morning (9am MST) on how to create and execute a proactive strategy on LinkedIn.  More details and signup button here. From that page: In this webinar you will learn: Where to find people on LinkedIn.  There are many more places than the ...

LinkedIn Group Setting Changes… whu??

Monday, January 7th, 2013

I have gotten about a dozen emails from LinkedIn like this: I don't know about you but this BUGS me.  I've held off on writing about it because previous posts might have sounded too jaded (who me?  passionate? :p) Anyway, I think I know why LinkedIn is doing this, and this morning ...

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 ...

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 ...

LinkedIn Group Management: Moderating People

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I am on a handful of Groups where my Discussion comments are moderated. In general, I think it is ridiculous. I want to see my comments fast, and I want to have the conversation build fast.  If you have a bottleneck in comments getting posted (at the whim of the mood of ...

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 ...

Post to Multiple LinkedIn Groups (Jim Stroud)

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Check out this post on Recruiting Blogs by Jim Stroud on how to post to multiple LinkedIn Groups at the same time. (watch on YouTube here) Can you do this?  Youbetcha. Should you do this? Um.... well... um... what do you think?