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20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

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. 7 Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking.

A guide to getting started on using hashtags on LinkedIn

Biznology

LinkedIn wants you to start using hashtags and I think it’s about time. For platforms, like Twitter and Instagram , hashtags are an essential ingredient to the social posting recipe. In other words, improving SEO on LinkedIn will, in turn, improve your search results on Google.

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26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. How can individuals use LinkedIn most effectively, whether for personal branding, job seeking or networking?

How can you start using hashtags effectively on LinkedIn?

Biznology

Using hashtags on LinkedIn is one of those trends, and here’s how you can use them to your advantage. Weave hashtags into your LinkedIn profile, especially your summary and/or headline. The easiest way to make this change is to turn the keywords in your LinkedIn summary into hashtags.

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. You have a Twitter following.

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.

B2B Marketing: Creative Ways to Promote your Content using LinkedIn and Twitter

Biznology

LinkedIn pen (Photo credit: TheSeafarer). Here’s a couple of creative ways to promote yourself and your content to users on Twitter and LinkedIn. B2B marketing and networking using Twitter and LinkedIn are different than traditional networking for a number of reasons.

Social media employee advocacy is the heartbeat of your company

Biznology

Employee advocacy is the heartbeat of your company. Does a company even have a heartbeat? For too many companies, their goal is to keep employees happy enough to keep that money flowing in. But that’s not your company.

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 ? 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.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile.

10 reasons why Twitter is content marketing’s best friend

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Twitter is much more than “what I had for breakfast.” ” But seriously, Twitter is an essential component of any content marketing strategy, which might seem surprising since we are pretty limited with what we can accomplish in 140 characters, right?

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

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 type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you make the most of LinkedIn groups?

The 10 Don’ts of Twitter for B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Twitter has transformed the way that B2B marketers communicate with their target audiences by providing another place to engage, address questions, and emphasize what they stand for. Why is it so important to avoid Twitter bad practices?

A Simple Trick To Improve Your LinkedIn Campaign Performance

Digital B2B Marketing

If you are a B2B marketer, you are paying attention to LinkedIn. LinkedIn has become a powerhouse media company for B2B marketers , from opportunities for direct engagement (it does still have a few social media trappings) to publishing, content promotion and advertising.

Why You Should Consider Using Twitter for B2B Leads

Act-On

Every day there are new B2B opportunities waiting for you on Twitter, LinkedIn and the other social media channels. Many marketers recognize Twitter’s usefulness for engagement and brand awareness. B2B marketers who use Twitter generate twice as many leads as those who don’t.

LinkedIn and Twitter Advertising and Marketing Options; A Primer

NuSpark

LinkedIn and Twitter provide unique advertising opportunities for those who wish to target messages towards those audiences within these networks. LinkedIn. You can target LinkedIn ads by. Company Size. LinkedIn members receive a partner message once every 60 days.

From Scratch: Four (Free) List Building Strategies

Act-On

Even if you know going in, and have pitched the notion of building a prospect list … the pressure to perform is intense from the minute you start. All seven list-building strategies require the same foundational elements: A clear understanding of your client’s buyer personas.

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Social Selling: 10 Actionable Tips From LinkedIn’s Koka Sexton

Modern Marketing

This assessment comes from “the source” — or LinkedIn’s Senior Manager of Social Marketing, Koka Sexton , who shared some serious scoop about the effectiveness of social selling during a webinar hosted by Demand Gen Report this week. LinkedIn is, in all senses of the phrase, “Where it’s at,” as a vast majority ( 76%) of execs say they actively use the business social network to share content , according to Demand Gen Report’s B2B Buyer Behavior Survey.

The Real Cost of List-Building: Buy or Build Your Own?

DiscoverOrg

Even if you’re already purchasing sales intelligence data (most of us are), sales teams still spend over half of their day scouring LinkedIn, Twitter accounts, and forging through forests of phone trees for correct phone numbers and email addresses. Occasionally sales reps learn about personnel changes within a company, they uncover new opportunities, learn about new contacts, and collect new phone numbers. Option 2: Build a Research Team to Gather Data & Intelligence.

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How LinkedIn Company Pages Work Like Magic for B2B Marketers

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer With the new LinkedIn company page, B2B marketers can increase awareness of their company and products, improve search engine rankings and generate more leads. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network.

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13 Times We Actually Enjoyed Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & Banner Ads

Hubspot

So check out the following banner ads, Facebook ads, Twitter ads, and LinkedIn ads, and learn why they're just so awesome. In an effort to recruit people showing interest in Boeing, the company placed animated infographic-type ads on the sides of its own LinkedIn Company Page.

3 essential steps to build a powerful personal online brand

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Thanks to the Internet, anybody with the time and willpower can build a powerful personal brand. Even if you are comfortably working in a company somewhere, I recommend that everyone devote some time to building a personal brand. You can find a full Twitter List tutorial here.

The Basics of LinkedIn Marketing

Content Standard

Back when it started, LinkedIn was a simple digital Rolodex. LinkedIn is where professionals go to find jobs, learn more about their industries, and research prospective companies. Growth was slow—as slow as 20 signups on some days, according to the company.

20 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest Features You Didn't Know Existed (But Totally Should)

Hubspot

That you can add hidden relationship notes to your LinkedIn connections? To help you discover these hidden treasures, we rounded up 21 of the lesser-known features on Facebok, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Twitter. 9) Pin your GIFs on Twitter so they autoplay.

Case Study: Using influencers to quickly build an audience for your content

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His job running a small construction company afforded a lot of flexibility, but didn’t provide the medical benefits he needed to cover his rising bills, or the salary level he needed to feed his five children. He didn’t have the luxury of building an audience patiently over time.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

ScribbleLive

By posting it, Evans sought to show how building a sustained audience on a standalone blog, while possible, takes time and requires that you update it constantly. And then there’s LinkedIn. LinkedIn members are primed for reading business-related content.

6 Important LinkedIn Company Page Strategy Tips

Hinge Marketing

LinkedIn Company Pages are growing in relevance every day as more people start using the platform for both B2B and B2C purposes. Build your brand. So how can you use your company’s page on LinkedIn to see real success? Try: Taking pictures at company parties.

15 ways to use Twitter to toast your competition

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There are lots of success stories and case studies documenting business success through Twitter. One heating and air conditioning company had their best year ever simply by monitoring tweets about broken home systems and offering their prompt help.

Am I connecting with my customers enough? 10 tips for customer outreach

Biznology

More than ever before, companies are accessible and interacting with their customers on a daily basis, whether it’s commenting on a photo of your product on their Instagram page, interacting with them on Facebook , or tracking your ROI on your last direct mail postcard coupon.

15 Ways B2B Marketers Can Use Twitter to Drive Business Results

KoMarketing Associates

The wonderful world of Twitter has unlocked business opportunities for almost every type of user – from emerging artists, celebrities, big brands, news sources, and (most importantly for you) B2B marketers. Twitter offers B2B marketers the chance to attract prospects, interact and engage with clients, increase brand awareness, better understand their audience and much more. Some of our favorites at KoMarketing include BuzzStream , FollowerWonk and LinkedIn Advanced Search.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media.

No Time to Maintain a Business Blog? Use LinkedIn Instead

Vertical Response

If you don’t want to take the time to set up and contribute to a full-fledged blog, consider writing a few posts each month on your LinkedIn page. LinkedIn has a blog-like publishing feature that allows you to post content that is attached to your profile.

How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns: A Beginner's Guide

Hubspot

LinkedIn is a highly valuable tool to network with like-minded professionals. You have more power at your disposal with LinkedIn than you might realize. That's because LinkedIn has a powerful ads platform. How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns. Company.

The 7 Building Blocks of a Solid Content Marketing Plan

ScribbleLive

According to the Content Marketing Institute , 77% of B2C companies and 70% of B2B companies surveyed say that they are creating more content than they did just a year ago. The company started posting short articles ranging between 200 and 400 words every day.

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Build your brand (for free)

Biznology

This is true whether you’re just selling yourself, Chris Abraham, or your company, Gerris Corp. “But what about all my competitors? I guarantee that the vast majority of your so-called competitors don’t even know you or your company exists.

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What are the best social media platforms for your business?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Let’s cover a few key concepts about building that actionable social media audience: Weak links versus strong links — A common misconception is that “audience” equals “action. If you are reading this post, you might have discovered it through Twitter or Facebook.

How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media

Biznology

A little later this morning I will be presenting a webinar entitled How to Build Your Influencers in Social Media. You probably already have a publicist and an agent and folks are falling all over themselves help you monetize your millions of followers on Twitter.

How to Build Your Twitter Following (for Free)

Marketing Action

Twitter is great, but you need followers to make it pay off. While you can just head over to Twitter Ads and create a Followers campaign, that will cost you up to $3 per follower. If those two options are a bust, what’s a Twitter marketer to do? Add Twitter cards.

How To Build A Culture of Content

B2B Marketing Insider

Creating a company that focuses on helping over selling? I have covered company culture before , but here we are going to talk about the main job of the CMO: building a customer-focused culture of content.

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How Will the Recent LinkedIn Group Changes Impact B2B Marketing?

Hubspot

If you’re a B2B marketing professional, chances are you’ve already heard about all the changes that LinkedIn plans to introduce to its Groups feature. The biggest announcement to date is that LinkedIn recently made all of their Groups (over 2 million!) B2B LinkedIn