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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. Making LinkedIn Work for You by NoddlePlace.

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.

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8 Powerful Tips for Going Viral on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

Somebody publishes a post on LinkedIn, and nearly overnight it goes viral, soliciting massive amounts of traffic, shares, and comments — and, consequently, a sharp spike in both leads and sales. LinkedIn Pulse is proving to be a valuable place to publish content, especially for B2B marketers.

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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.

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?

How To Use Dark Posts on Facebook and LinkedIn to Increase Relevance

Modern B2B Marketing

Dark posts are ads that you can create and promote without publishing them on your company’s LinkedIn page or Facebook timeline. Facebook and LinkedIn both offer this feature (although on LinkedIn it is called “Direct Sponsored Content”).

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.

B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago. This data comes from the 2015 B2B Content Marketing Trends report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs. So B2B marketers are furiously creating more content. Twitter Handle.

29 LinkedIn Tips for Professional Networking, Business & Marketing

Hubspot

In April, LinkedIn announced it had reached 500 million members, making it one of the most popular social networks for professionals and one of the top social networks overall. But are you using LinkedIn to its fullest potential? What Is LinkedIn? About LinkedIn.

How to build your social selling system with LinkedIn and Twitter

Biznology

In this Biznology webinar video with Mindi Rosser, you’ll find out how to: Design a compelling personal brand on LinkedIn and Twitter. Begin regularly sharing and engaging with content that is relevant to prospects and customers.

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

Hubspot

Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Users interact and consume content on each of these social media channels differently. To walk you through the mechanics of a successful status update on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, I developed the following presentation.

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?

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 maximize the exposure of your content published there?

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.

Content marketing workflow: Should we do native video on LinkedIn now?

ScribbleLive

LinkedIn finally joined all the other networks in allowing native video. I actually ran across it last week when I was flying home after a few content marketing meetings in Canada. Of course, I immediately wanted to give it a shot to see how easy it would be to upload video to LinkedIn.

Three Things Twitter Needs to Thrive

Webbiquity

Though Twitter is still the third-most popular social media platform according to eBizMBA , speculation about the company’s struggles abounds. News outlets from CNN to Wired to TechCrunch to The Verge have detailed Twitter’s struggles to grow its user base, increase advertising revenue, and innovate new products. Still, Twitter’s best days may be ahead of it. Here are Twitter’s options: Image credit: agency:2.

How to Master Content Marketing on LinkedIn

Hubspot

There are a few different avenues for sharing information on LinkedIn, but which one is the best method? In fact, there are a couple of ways that marketers can leverage LinkedIn's platform for content distribution without having to pay for it. LinkedIn is a professional network.

How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely. And social media provides content creators with listening capabilities and a delivery mechanism. Below are some tips to unite content and social media.

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.

How to Assess the Relevancy of 3rd Party Intent Data

Modern B2B Marketing

We are now living in the Engagement Economy where buyers have more power than brands and expect personalized, relevant interactions at every touchpoint. The two biggest questions marketers have right now are: What types of intent signals are most relevant to my business?

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.

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

Hubspot

To do that , you'll need to make your ads relevant, interesting, and compelling. So check out the following banner ads, Facebook ads, Twitter ads, and LinkedIn ads, and learn why they're just so awesome. Image Credit: Twitter. Image Credit: LinkedIn.

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.

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.

Top online marketers on Twitter

Biznology

We all love lists so I thought I would collect the top online marketers on Twitter. I included content marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, inbound marketing, email marketing, acquisition marketing, B2B marketing, network marketing, and search engine marketing.

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.

New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Getting the right content to the right people continues to be a challenge in B2B marketing. Starting in the fall of 2014, Salesforce started to analyze more than 15 million data points, spanning a four-year period, from two of the largest B2B databases: Data.com and LinkedIn. I think what’s relevant to this conversation is I was one of the really early employees at a small startup back in the day called Pardot, which is a marketing automation platform.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

Writing on the Web

LinkedIn , on the other hand, is great for B2B service providers looking for a more professional social media platform. You can also have a business page on LinkedIn, as Patsi does here for Content for Coaches.). Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter.

10 Groups to Join on LinkedIn if You’re in Marketing

Act-On

With over 450 million users in 200 countries, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. From growing your business connections, learning best practices, and staying up to date on trends, LinkedIn is a one-stop-shop for marketers looking to advance their skills and career.

LinkedIn 277% More Effective for Lead Generation Than Facebook & Twitter [New Data]

Hubspot

In a recent study of over 5,000 businesses, HubSpot found that traffic from LinkedIn generated the highest visitor-to-lead conversion rate at 2.74%, almost 3 times higher (277%) than both Twitter (.69%) LinkedIn's conversion rate also outranked social media as a channel overall.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet You need to rethink the way you use LinkedIn. Without some of us even noticing, LinkedIn developed into a useful publishing platform and lead generation tool for marketers and sales people looking to build relationships with prospects. After using LinkedIn to build my own discussion groups, I’ve discovered that using LinkedIn as a lead generator can be a pretty simple process — if you’re willing to invest a little time sharing your expertise and thought leadership.

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Key Elements

KoMarketing Associates

In my latest column for Search Engine Land, I discussed how we use LinkedIn as a B2B link building tool, designed to research, identify, and communicate to potential third party publishers. The second point of impression in a LinkedIn profile is the headline (or tagline).

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 enough on your plate -- do you really need to be figuring out yet another way to create targeted content? You have more power at your disposal with LinkedIn than you might realize.

Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. And that leads to questions, like: What are the best ways to attract more (relevant) followers? Twitter Tools.

5 Brands with Highly Successful LinkedIn Marketing Strategies

Content Standard

With 450 million users , LinkedIn is a powerful platform for brands looking to recruit top talent, generate leads, or shore up brand awareness. And given the current social media landscape, it’s no wonder many brands are doubling down on their LinkedIn marketing strategies.

8 Examples of B2B Businesses Managing Powerful LinkedIn Pages

KoMarketing Associates

There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is one of the most effective social media lead generators for B2B marketers, offering businesses the chance to tell their brand story in a unique and meaningful way. Know What Content Resonates.

3 Networking Tips with LinkedIn Groups for Business

Writing on the Web

LinkedIn is today to working professionals what Facebook was to college students when it first launched: a networking tool with a specific audience and purpose in mind. As of last month, LinkedIn reported an astounding 131,200,000 members, with 12% of those being entrepreneurs.

15 Tips for Getting the Most From LinkedIn Groups

Paul Gillin

I spend a lot of time in LinkedIn groups and have learned a bit about maximizing their potential as conversation-starters. The best way to provoke discussion on LinkedIn is to ask questions. LinkedIn is the only major social network that doesn’t permit brands to interact as members. Only people can post content. LinkedIn gives you 120 characters for a headline, which is pretty generous. There Are Three Parts Of Any LinkedIn Post.

Is Facebook Still Relevant for B2B?

EMagine B2B Blog

If your B2B does not have the content, subject matter, or audience for Facebook, then don’t force it. If you find that LinkedIn and Twitter are more in line with your marketing goals, then by all means put your resources towards making those networks great.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.