Archive for LinkedIn

LinkedIn to Retire Lead Collection Bar

LinkedIn recently announced they will be retiring the Lead Collection bar from their ads. The Lead Collection bar was a free feature that allowed you to collect leads directly from your ad by allowing people to click on a “Request Contact” button. Here’s a screenshot of what it looked like: The LinkedIn Collection bar is [...]

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LinkedIn’s Showcase Pages Help You Be More Relevant

LinkedIn continues to add features to help you promote your business online. Not too long ago,  LinkedIn updated the design of company profile pages to make it easier for members to access information the companies they care about it. They also added features to help businesses build relationships with their target audience. The recently addition [...]

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LinkedIn Signal To Be Retired

Earlier this week LinkedIn sent began notifying users that LinkedIn Signal will be retired on July 29, 2013. Signal was on of LinkedIn’s “products” that aimed to make it easier for users to find relevant insights within the large stream of status and news updates – as in separating the signal from the noise. When [...]

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LinkedIn’s New Navigation Bar

LinkedIn has been making a lot of changes and updates to their user interface recently, so things may look a little different if you haven’t logged in recently. For the most part, I feel these changes make the interface cleaner and improve the product, but just like everyone else, it takes me a while to [...]

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Visually Display Your Professional Story on LinkedIn

LinkedIn continues to add great features to help us connect, communicate, and build our professional network. The latest enhancement gives you the ability to easily use visual content to share your professional story. Now you can enhance your LinkedIn profile by including images, videos, presentations and more. This isn’t reserved for artists or those who [...]

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LinkedIn Now Helps You Manage All of Your Contacts

Linkedin continues to add new features to help you manage your professional network. Last Thursday they announced LinkedIn Contacts, which they are billing as a smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships. LinkedIn contacts aims to bring all your contacts, those in your address books, email, and your calendars, into one [...]

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LinkedIn Adds Facebook Like Mentions

LinkedIn recently added a new, Facebook-like feature that allows you to mention others in your status updates and comments and have them be notified. LinkedIn actually announced mentions back on April 4. The functionality showed up in my account over the weekend, so most people probably have it by now. How it Works When you [...]

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How to Use LinkedIn’s New Alumni Mapping Tool

How well do you leverage your alumni network? LinkedIn has long provided ways for you to search for and connect with fellow alumni. The new alumni mapping tool makes it easier to start with your pool of alumni (or alumni from a different school) and then drill down to find people with the connections and/or [...]

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How to Filter Connections on LinkedIn

[scroll down for a video demo of the steps in this post] Have you ever tried to review someone’s LinkedIn contacts before a networking meeting to see if they know anyone you would like to meet? If so, you’ll know that it can be difficult because most people active on LinkedIn have 100 or more [...]

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LinkedIn Announces 200 Million Members

Way back on March 2, 2004, I became member number 297,569 on a relatively new, little website called LinkedIn. Well, LinkedIn isn’t new, or little, anymore. LinkedIn recently announced they crossed the 200 million member threshold. The infographic below is from the LinkedIn’s blog. Here are some of the stats from the graphic that caught [...]

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