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20 Expert LinkedIn Guides


LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Facebook may be fighting back , but time will tell regarding its true intentions and objectives on that front. Want a Job? links.”

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

Foremost amongst the competition are the big three social networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, all of which, to varying degrees, rely on advertising to monetize their huge user bases. Twitter and even Facebook have shown more limited success, but both can be a good fit for certain B2B companies whose target markets align well with specific interests or keywords.

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3 Tips for Creating Great Posts on LinkedIn and Facebook

B2B Marketing Traction

It’s easy to add an update on LinkedIn and Facebook, right? Everything is more visual on social media. Facebook can pose some challenges for display of photos on company pages. If that happens, you can upload a custom size of the photo or image as I did in this example above of a Facebook update. Social Media/Web 2.0 Not so fast! Is it controversial?

Tips on how to use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you ever wondered about how can you use LinkedIn for better lead generation and business. In this post, I interview Susan Tatum, Partner at The Conversion Company. I met Susan through following her writing on her blog and her work in the LinkedIn community. Brian: What inspired you to do your work with LinkedIn? Why are you running a LinkedIn program? development?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics


Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. LinkedIn now boasts more than 200 million members across 200 countries, and adds two new members every second; what’s more, 35% of LinkedIn members use the site daily. Marketing with LinkedIn.

How Microsoft Could Turn LinkedIn Into a Legitimate Facebook Rival


Every social network has a personality. Facebook is for the opinionated person who overshares details about private life. But LinkedIn? As the internet’s corporate rolodex, LinkedIn gets the job done. By extension, the posts we write and share on LinkedIn should communicate intelligence, self-awareness, skepticism, and depth. million LinkedIn followers.

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts


Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving. Image credit: Social Media Examiner. An incredible 71% of all Internet users are on Facebook, including more than half of all online adults aged 65 and older. 18 Facebook Stats and Facts. 1.

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5 Reasons LinkedIn Has Lost Its Luster

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Twitter may be my favorite social network, but LinkedIn was always the network I valued the most. LinkedIn is where I connected with colleagues, clients and business partners. notifications on Facebook and the firehose of updates on Twitter, LinkedIn was a quiet and peaceful place. LinkedIn gamified the recommendation. But LinkedIn is seeing dollar signs.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media.

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?

Digital B2B Marketing

Have you felt like social advertising just wasn’t right for your B2B marketing? If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. This looks like the most compelling social advertising offering yet for B2B marketers. Up until now, advertising on LinkedIn was just advertising. Social Advertising, With LinkedIn Targeting.

LinkedIn Has Opened the Content Marketing Floodgates

Digital B2B Marketing

LinkedIn has gone Tumblr on us and B2B content marketers are drooling. Finally, you can publish directly on LinkedIn, along with people like Bill Gates and Richard Branson. B2B Content Marketing Will Flood LinkedIn. LinkedIn is already a must-have partner for nearly every large B2B marketing program. You have a Facebook page. LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy.

Facebook content strategy is a time bomb for inbound marketing

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Every time I write a post that takes a slightly contrarian view to the status quo, I get hammered by the entrenched pundits who spin this into “Mark is saying that marketing is dead”…  or social media is dead … Or that kittens are bad. The economics of the social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn are also driven by content, but their metrics are different.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

Writing on the Web

You’re probably already on Facebook , sharing photos of your kid’s first birthday party and links to your favorite articles , recipes and videos. After all, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. But when it comes to using social media for your business, do you really want your professional network colliding with your personal life?

5 Big tips to make LinkedIn ads work for you

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LinkedIn is today’s B2B media powerhouse. If you are a B2B marketer, in nearly any sector, chances are you are paying attention to LinkedIn, as well you should. LinkedIn brings three things that make it stand out from other B2B media companies. According to comScore’s July 2015 rankings, LinkedIn is the 15th largest media property in the US. Scale. Scale.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social advertising on LinkedIn, programmatic networks like Choozle) that. Paul Gillin, B2B Social Media Strategist, Senior Trainer, Profitecture www.[link] Another good example is Top Rank’s Social Media Marketing Management. how you can solve their burning problem. • E – Engage Meaningfully via Social Media. more true, apparently, than in social media.

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in Plain English

Paul Gillin

I prepared summaries for my upcoming Search & Social Double Whammy seminar on May 2 in Burlington, MA describing the “big three” social networks: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Facebook & LinkedIn. The two most popular social networks – Facebook and LinkedIn – use similar tools and metaphors to provide strikingly different utility. Both are based upon a foundation of personal profiles and “friends,” which LinkedIn calls “connections.” B2B Facebook LinkedIn Social Media social networks Twitter

Why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn?


Well, if you aren’t already, why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn? followers and then the sky’s the limit if my post catches fire; on LinkedIn, I have 6,099 followers and potentially  6,099  built-in readers as a baseline, with potentially tens of thousands more by virtue of LinkedIn’s Pulse. The LinkedIn Publishing Platform is Easy to Use.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher  without a special approval process. To make it effortless for even small bloggers, Facebook announced in a post this week that it is teaming up with WordPress for a plugin that allows us to publish from our blog directly to Facebook. Time will tell. 3.

Social Sleuthing: Who is Sharing Your Content: Twitter & LinkedIn Edition

Digital B2B Marketing

Have you ever wondered who is sharing your blog posts or other content on social media sites but don’t have access to expensive social media monitoring applications that can tell you? Here are ways you can find out who is sharing your content, and in some cases how much traffic each share is driving, on Twitter and LinkedIn. You will get a report of visits from each

How to succeed with LinkedIn marketing

B2B Marketing Insider

By Chris Zook, content marketer at WebpageFX LinkedIn is one of the least-used social networks for marketing. It may be a social network like Facebook, but it has a substantially different userbase — professionals. Even if users have both a Facebook and LinkedIn account, they probably use Facebook for personal matters and LinkedIn for professional […].

5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On

KoMarketing Associates

LinkedIn has been found to be the most effective social media lead generator for B2B marketers, with 60-80% of those surveyed (depending on the study) stating that they have gotten real leads from the platform. LinkedIn is allowing more and more individuals into its long-form content publishing platform on a rolling basis. 10 Examples of Highly Impactful LinkedIn Profiles.

Infographic: A Marketer’s Guide to Posting on LinkedIn


It feels like social media editors only have fun on Twitter and Facebook. Those platforms may be the go-to places for celebrities and “sexy” B2C brands—if Denny’s is ever going to be sexy, this is it—but when it comes to B2B marketing, LinkedIn has them beat. The visitor-to-lead conversion rate on LinkedIn is 2.74 percent on Facebook and 0.69

How to Get Marketing Results from LinkedIn Group Discussions

B2B Marketing Traction

There is an art to getting followers and engagement on social media platforms like LinkedIn. colleague recently emailed me a question about how to get results from social media. The social media platform in question is LinkedIn. “I have a LinkedIn question.   Last year I started an aggressive LinkedIn campaign. What LinkedIn changed In Groups.

5 Tips for Creating Shareable LinkedIn Posts


Publishing a post on LinkedIn is easy. According to Content Marketing Institute’s report, “ 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America ,” 94 percent of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to distribute content. But only 51 percent pay to promote their posts on social platforms. If these influencers are outside of your company, connect with them on LinkedIn.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011


While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. LinkedIn Tips, Tactics and Best Practices.

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? I’m not yet, but I will be right after I write this blog post! Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users. The importance of using a LinkedIn blog is that it will add dimension and help in building a well-documented profile. We forget that sometimes.

Platform Counts! The Differences between Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Writing

WindMill Networking

Even though Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter tend to get lumped into the same general category of marketing, they are actually quite different. Great writing can connect with your audience, so it’s only natural that you should be gearing your updates toward the audiences on your social media platforms. Facebook Updates. LinkedIn. How Can Facebook Get its Mojo Back?

Infographic: 17 Tips for Generating Leads from Social PPC Advertising

The Point

Looking to include social media advertising as part of your demand generation mix in the new year? Before you get started, check out this infographic (adapted from an earlier post ) for handy tips on how to make the most from advertising on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Which social media platform makes most sense for your business?

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What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? — and of course assume there is a new idea out there somewhere waiting to unseat Facebook as the leading social network. Facebook.

When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Other Top Social Networks [Infographic]


You know by now that posting on social media is one of the best ways to amplify the awesome content you''re creating. But it isn''t enough to simply post content to social whenever you feel like it. Think about it: Is your audience spreading their time spent on social media equally throughout the day? So, when are the best times to post to each of your favorite social networks?

35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats


Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr,, the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. Facebook is of course (by far) the largest social network. Social Media Today ).

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28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014


As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What’s more, as reported here previously , LinkedIn is the top social network for B2B marketing; 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content. Kevin J.

How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]


Here''s how many marketers handle their social media strategy: Craft update. Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Users interact and consume content on each of these social media channels differently. So to make the most of these platforms, you need to optimize your posts for each social network. Facebook Best Practices. LinkedIn Best Practices.

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook


Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. But all my real focus was on Twitter and LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Now Tracks You Across The Web [And Flaunts It]

Digital B2B Marketing

LinkedIn, in quite a departure, is showing right on the homepage the company websites you have visited. The video below is a short screen capture showing how Eloqua and Demandbase were added to the recently viewed block on my homepage after visiting their websites, not just LinkedIn company pages. Although tracking isn’t unusual, most companies don’t make tracking nearly this obvious and it raises a number of questions for LinkedIn users and for B2B marketers: How will LinkedIn’s audience react when tracking is this visible? Your Turn.

The Basics of LinkedIn Marketing

Content Standard

Back when it started, LinkedIn was a simple digital Rolodex. Over a decade later, the platform has become the go-to social networking platform for professionals. LinkedIn is where professionals go to find jobs, learn more about their industries, and research prospective companies. Today, about a quarter of all online adults use LinkedIn, according to Pew Research Center.

Exploit the hours employees spend on social media


According to  Putting Downtime to Work , a new report from  Bambu  by  Sprout Social , we’re geniuses: Seven in ten employees use social media at work. One in ten people will even sneak a peek at their Facebook accounts during bathroom breaks. Half (Forty-eight percent) of people use social media for up to an hour per day at work. Like this post?

Facebook Takes a Swing at LinkedIn

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Facebook is creeping into every nook and cranny of our personal online experiences so it’s not a surprise that they’re taking a crack at the professional market. My friend Brad Lovett has been looking at this issue and offers this insightful guest post: Looks like Facebook is taking a whack at LinkedIn. Facebook for business? No muss, no fuss, no tweaking.

LinkedIn ‘Instant Articles’: Good News or Time for Platform Panic?


No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump being crowned the presumptive Republican nominee. I’m talking about LinkedIn launching its own version of Instant Articles. According to BuzzFeed News, LinkedIn is exploring its  own version of Instant Articles  that will allow publishers and brands to post content directly on the social network. The same goes for LinkedIn.