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How to Use LinkedIn’s Expanded Contacts Mapping

In the past, LinkedIn gave you no way to view other people’s social networks. LinkedIn’s new Contact Management and Networking toolkit changes all of that. Now, when folks put their social networks on [more…]

How LinkedIn Helps You Find Answers to Your Questions

The goal of LinkedIn Answers is to allow professionals to exchange expertise. LinkedIn members have a lot of personal and professional experiences to share, so there’s no end to the questions you can pose [more…]

How to Answer a Question on LinkedIn

As you go through LinkedIn Answers, you might see a question you’d love to contribute an answer to, whether it’s to help someone avoid the same mistake you made about something, or a topic you enjoy discussing [more…]

How to Ask a Question on LinkedIn

LinkedIn allows you to post questions to be answered by the community. Your LinkedIn question is available for up to seven days from the time you post your question on the site. You can always reopen your [more…]

How to Install the LinkedIn Internet Explorer Toolbar

Because you may find yourself going back and forth between LinkedIn and other websites, LinkedIn offers you a toolbar you can install that shows up as part of Internet Explorer and provides you with instant [more…]

How to Install the LinkedIn Outlook Toolbar

If you use Microsoft Outlook for your e-mail and you find yourself constantly switching between Outlook and the LinkedIn website to retrieve information, send e-mail to your connections via Outlook and [more…]

How to Install the LinkedIn Firefox Toolbar

If you use the Firefox web browser, LinkedIn offers you a toolbar you can install that shows up as part of your web browser and provides you with instant access to the LinkedIn website. The toolbar also [more…]

How to Use the LinkedIn JobsInsider

Because more and more people are using LinkedIn to get the inside track on their job searches, the folks at LinkedIn developed the JobsInsider tool that works with the major job search engines by scanning [more…]

How to Find a Service Provider on LinkedIn

When you need to hire someone to do a job, LinkedIn has a way for you to search your network of first-, second-, and third-degree contacts, or the greater LinkedIn network, to find qualified professionals [more…]

How to Recommend a Service Provider on LinkedIn

The success of the LinkedIn database depends on sharing experiences and recommending somebody you’ve hired or worked with, which simply makes a better network for you to enjoy and benefit from. When you [more…]

How to Post a Recommendation on LinkedIn

If you have gotten great service from a professional you hired via LinkedIn, why not write a LinkedIn Recommendation and post it for others? When you have your recommendation planned, it’s time to show [more…]

How to Add Your Company’s Profile on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the social network for business professionals and is a good social marketing site to reach that target market. Adding a company profile is straightforward. After creating your personal profile [more…]

How to Ask for Recommendations for Your Company on LinkedIn

LinkedIn suggests using recommendations for your products and services to “find new opportunities and reinforce your professional identity online.” LinkedIn claims that “users with recommendations are [more…]

How to Participate in LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn groups, like Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags, give social media marketers the chance to identify users who share interests and might become potential clients, vendors, or helpful connections [more…]

How to Use LinkedIn Answers as a Social Marketing Tool

LinkedIn Answers is where you gain and share social marketing business knowledge with other LinkedIn users. There can be strategic reasons social media marketers ask a question, as well as to answer one [more…]

How to Gain Expert Status on LinkedIn Answers

LinkedIn Answers is where you gain and share social marketing business knowledge with other LinkedIn users. You can even achieve expert status by providing the most insightful responses. To get to LinkedIn [more…]

How to Set Up Your LinkedIn Advertising Account

LinkedIn offers several advertising options to social media marketers. The first step is to set up your LinkedIn advertising account. The expense to your company can vary greatly, so do your research and [more…]

Specialized Social Platforms for Your Social CRM

Consider adding specialized social platforms for your Social CRM. There are major platforms that most companies who use social media choose first, but other specialized sites might be just right for your [more…]

Create Social CRM Relationships on LinkedIn

Social CRM is centered around the social media world, so try using LinkedIn to build relationships for your campaign. According to most surveys, LinkedIn [more…]

Market Your Micro-Entrepreneurial Business through LinkedIn

For micro-entrepreneurs, LinkedIn is a prime resource for marketing your micro-entrepreneurial business and connecting with business owners like you. LinkedIn is designed for business professionals [more…]

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career Change

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools to help you redefine yourself and move your career in a new direction. Taking your career in a new direction is a bold move that requires framing your proven [more…]

How to Use LinkedIn for Social Media Engagement

The professional social media site LinkedIn has been around since 2003 — several years before Twitter was launched, and available to the public several years before Facebook. In August 2012, LinkedIn reached [more…]

Upload Your Photo to Your LinkedIn Profile

It's up to you whether you want to include a photo of yourself on your profile. Many LinkedIn members do include their photo because it adds a touch of personalization and gets the attention of potential [more…]

Use LinkedIn to Interact with People Through Status Updates

You can stay involved in your LinkedIn network's activity and keep current on your connections' new jobs, achievements, honors, and other news by reading and responding to their status updates. When you're [more…]

Tips for Using LinkedIn to Job Search

Whether you are actively looking for a new job or just open to the possibility, LinkedIn offers many tools that make the process easier and more enjoyable than simply sending out a resume. [more…]

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