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Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

Biznology

After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. What happened to LinkedIn groups? Are LinkedIn groups still worth your time?

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. Making LinkedIn Work for You by NoddlePlace.

5 Reasons LinkedIn Has Lost Its Luster

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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. LinkedIn gamified the recommendation. But LinkedIn is seeing dollar signs.

Why every business needs a social media business audit

Biznology

While your business may be posting to social media and doing all the right things, you must regularly assess where you stand on your most important social channels. Too many brands and businesses try to “do more on social” before assessing where they are and where they want to go.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach.

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.”

The future of Twitter is as a protected essential public utility

Biznology

Sally sent me a series of questions about what I think the the future of Twitter will be in light of a fourth quarter revenue miss based on analysts’ expectation. SF: What’s your take on the future of Twitter? CA: Twitter isn’t going anywhere.

The best automagical Twitter following tools for your business

Biznology

Now, we’re on to automating Twitter following, following-back, and unfollowing. Before ManageFlitter offered its Remote Management tool and after Twitter shut the door on doing everything with one click, SocialOomph as my go-to when it came to following, following back, and.

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

Biznology

LinkedIn pen (Photo credit: TheSeafarer). We grow social networks expecting opportunities to create meaningful business relationships. Here’s a couple of creative ways to promote yourself and your content to users on Twitter and LinkedIn. Twitter.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach.

The Time for Twitter is NOW

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Are you using Twitter for your business? Maybe the time for Twitter is now if you consider some of the trends on this popular social media platform: Twitter has momentum. It appears that Twitter is preparing a “buy now” button. Christel Quek of Twitter.

5 Big tips to make LinkedIn ads work for you

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

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.

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

Act-On

We may not have to polish our personal brand to the extent an executive would, but we still need to behave in a way that doesn’t put people off. But LinkedIn in is a different story. Tis the season, but I beg you not to spread – or smear – political opinions on LinkedIn.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. So how can companies most successfully use LinkedIn to generate more leads and sales? What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

a better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Better targeting, retargeting, and website personalization will replace the omnivore approach.

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

Hubspot

Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. To walk you through the mechanics of a successful status update on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, I developed the following presentation. LinkedIn Best Practices. Let''s look at the LinkedIn-specific best practices.

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

Biznology

Social media marketing is what I have been doing for my clients, my business, and my own brand since 2003. LinkedIn is not just an optional social network to use when you’re either between jobs or looking for a business upgrade. Completely Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile.

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. Image credit: Cox Business. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How does LinkedIn advanced search work?

One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet

Biznology

If you thought “it only takes one person to change the world” was bull, think again. It’s an awesome power and too many people have forgotten the power that each and every person who has a reliable connection to the Internet has. Twitter is essential.

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?

Personal business lessons from 2015 and what you can learn from them

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Today, I want to share the most important personal business lessons from my online career in 2015. An American wanting to do biz with Germans for example should first focus on Xing, even though their preferred platform was LinkedIn. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. Today I would like to introduce a few high level ideas to help you decide where to put your time for the best results for your business. This is important for a business to consider.

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.

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

Hubspot

I don''t know about you, but I''m tired of hearing "social media gurus" compare the effectiveness of Twitter versus LinkedIn, or Facebook versus Twitter, or Linkedin versus Facebook, or whatever other comparison you bring to the table. LinkedIn Best Practices.

10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Twitter

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that one of the most influential bloggers on the social web replied to me on Twitter to say “thank you” after I had shared one of his posts. Let’s be honest: people don’t say “thanks” very often on Twitter.

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.

15 ways to use Twitter to toast your competition

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There are lots of success stories and case studies documenting business success through Twitter. Here are a few of my favorite ways to leverage this platform for new business benefits. 2) Customer service is a popular use of Twitter by many companies and other organizations.

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.

3 essential steps to build a powerful personal online brand

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Thanks to the Internet, anybody with the time and willpower can build a powerful personal brand. Every person can find their voice, find their niche. Even if you are comfortably working in a company somewhere, I recommend that everyone devote some time to building a personal brand.

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. Today, about a quarter of all online adults use LinkedIn, according to Pew Research Center.

How Microsoft Could Turn LinkedIn Into a Legitimate Facebook Rival

Contently

Every social network has a personality. Twitter is for the clever individual trying to turn current events into a punchline. Facebook is for the opinionated person who overshares details about private life. But LinkedIn? million LinkedIn followers.

Why Your Employees’ LinkedIn Profiles Should Be Part of Your B2B Marketing Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

We’ve covered the benefits of using LinkedIn for B2B marketing before, but many companies fail to see the benefits of helping employees with their own profiles. This is why it’s important to make sure all employees know the basics of a good LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn Pulse.

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

Hubspot

For instance, did you know you can reorder the sections on your Facebook business Page? That you can add hidden relationship notes to your LinkedIn connections? 6) Reorder the sections on your business Page. Want the "Photos" section to be above "About" on your business Page?

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

ScribbleLive

That is, suppose you’re actually busy doing something else.” Medium, the publishing platform founded by former Twitter CEO Ev Williams, combined a beautiful CMS with a Twitter-like network that allows its users to amass a following. And then there’s LinkedIn.

The Myth of Business vs. Personal Profiles in Social Media

B2B Marketing Insider

LinkedIn was for connecting with current and former colleagues. Twitter took me a little longer to figure out but basically I decided it was where I would share professional content and opinions. So the question is: can we be distinct people or personalities on different social sites?

The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make on Twitter and LinkedIn (And How to Fix Them)

Hubspot

In case you''re one of these marketers or you just want a little refresher on what not to do on two of the biggest social platforms for marketers -- Twitter and LinkedIn -- keep on reading. Mistake #1: Blasting LinkedIn Groups With Irrelevant Content.

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

Biznology

If we aren’t constantly engaging, connecting, and interacting with our customers, they will take their business elsewhere. That means business cards, letterhead, your website, and signage should all stay consistent and on point. How’s your customer outreach?

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

Writing on the Web

But when it comes to using social media for your business, do you really want your professional network colliding with your personal life? LinkedIn , on the other hand, is great for B2B service providers looking for a more professional social media platform.

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. LinkedIn Ad Reporting.