LinkedIn is the best business networking site I am aware of. People join it to do business and if you are smart enough you’ll build powerful connections and find awesome opportunities there. Now let’s see how you can increase your LinkedIn profile visibility.
Remind of yourself
You do know Linkedin users receive email messages about your network updates, do you? Would you like to always appear in those messages to keep your partners, employers and friends to always remember you and encourage them to visit your profile over and over again? So consider those tips:
- Change your status regularly. For example: invite your Linkedin connections to join you on other networks (one network per status);
- Join relevant groups;
- Recommend people (by this you will also be rewarded with your friend’s gratitude by the way).
Linkedin doesn’t have so many applications as Facebook, so it won’t take much time to check all of them. Here are my picks:
Blog Link: connects your blog with your Linkedin profile. Powered by TypePad technology, it TypePad, Movable Type, Vox, WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Blogger, LiveJournal, and many more. Once you add it, it will look at your sites and pull information from there.
The application automatically pulls in the latest blog posts from around your network so you can be informed by sources you trust. Your connections can see your latest thoughts as soon as you update your blog.
LinkedIn Polls: allows you to easily find answers to your business and market research questions.
Target professionals with the right expertise, and then get the results and analysis showing how factors such as seniority, company size, job function, age and gender influence responses.
With the free account you can distribute the answers among your connections:
- Your connections will get a network update to let them know that you’ve created a poll.
- Number of responses depends on the size and responsiveness of your network.
- You’ll be given a URL so you can share your poll question
Company Buzz: keeps you up-to-date with your company buzz on Twitter:
- Customize: Modify the topics and add new ones to watch
- See Historical Data: See historical charts to track buzz over time
- Analyze Trends: Get the top words associated with your topic and quickly drill into see related tweets
Ask and answer question in Q&A section. Join and participate in LinkedIn Groups. Participate in discussions, share links, comment on others’ link, well, you know what “networking” means. The ones I decided to join: