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.

Social lead validation—the missing ingredient from most inbound LinkedIn marketing programs

Biznology

But when it comes to social selling and LinkedIn marketing, it seems that lead qualification and validation are getting thrown out the window. Logistics company wastes 90% of their time with the wrong LinkedIn sales leads. All sales leads are not equal.

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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.

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?

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 doesn’t make it easy.

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.

What Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Could Mean For B2B Marketers

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Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn holds enormous potential for helping B2B marketers reach their audiences and improve revenue generation. Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn could mean we see sponsored ads inside Outlook. Our CRM’s have valuable prospect and customer information.

B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Contently

We only want to use LinkedIn.” I get the instinct to assume LinkedIn is the only worthwhile place to pay for content distribution if you’re a B2B company. LinkedIn has incredible ad targeting for B2B brands. On LinkedIn, it’s pretty much required.

Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

Biznology

According to a LinkedIn study reported in their Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Thought Leadership eBook, 88% of IT buyers said that thought leadership was important or critical in determining their short list of vendors. So the information is simply a reminder.

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?

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. 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.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

Biznology

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley, and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they simply focused on brand awareness, reach, and filling the funnel. Notice that this is the same old information, just written by another author.

The Who, What, Why & How of Sharing Information [Infographic]

Crimson Marketing

Careerist: These sharers are savvy business networkers and are more likely to share content on LinkedIn. They share informative content via social networks as well as by email. Boomerangs: These sharers share information to get a reaction and to feel validated.

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

Digital B2B Marketing

If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. Up until now, advertising on LinkedIn was just advertising. With great targeting options, LinkedIn was compelling, but advertising opportunities didn’t fit the increasingly social framework of LinkedIn.

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?

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. 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?

5 Tips for Creating Shareable LinkedIn Posts

Contently

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. Media Social Featured LinkedIn

10 Examples of Highly Impactful LinkedIn Profiles

KoMarketing Associates

Last summer I wrote about the importance LinkedIn can be for executing B2B SEO link building. And the first place to start is through your LinkedIn profile. Why LinkedIn Again? Elements of a LinkedIn Profile to Consider. Involvement in Select LinkedIn Groups.

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. Will LinkedIn have a privacy backlash similar to what Facebook has faced at times in the past? Will LinkedIn allow this information to be used by advertisers?

Do LinkedIn Endorsements Drive You Crazy?

B2B Marketing Traction

Do you wonder how these endorsements get on your LinkedIn profile? Do you want to turn off LinkedIn endorsements altogether? It turns out that years after LinkedIn introduced the endorsement feature, it is still driving people crazy. LinkedIn

How to get 67% more revenue opportunities using LinkedIn and not just leads that go nowhere

Biznology

When it comes to LinkedIn marketing and social selling, where do you think everyone’s focus is? LinkedIn marketing and social selling has become a volume play. And your efforts on LinkedIn are nothing more than a cost center.

8 Great LinkedIn Groups for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

It is no secret that LinkedIn is a valuable social media platform for B2B marketers. According to a recent report released by Regalix, 91 percent of respondents said that LinkedIn was the most effective channel in terms of helping them reach their target audience.

Should You Trust LinkedIn with Your CRM Data?

B2B Marketing Traction

In the last two years, LinkedIn has quietly added fields and features that can help you manage your contact relationships on LinkedIn. This blog post shows you how that works and what pros and cons of you should consider in trusting your valuable data to LinkedIn.

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

Digital B2B Marketing

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. Who is Sharing Your Content on LinkedIn LinkedIn content shares are not as open as Twitter, so searching on LinkedIn is more limited.

New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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 wanted to talk with Mat and bring this vital information to B2B marketers. Which, as a marketer, is not enough information for us to know if they are still in our persona or not. The post New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study appeared first on B2B Lead Blog.

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. Turn Into an Information Resource (page and profiles).

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.

LinkedIn Recommendations: Why Less is More

B2B Marketing Traction

What is the right number of LinkedIn recommendations on your profile? I curate my LinkedIn recommendations so it doesn’t dilute my reputation. I do believe that when it comes to LinkedIn recommendations, less is more. How many LinkedIn recommendations do you think are ideal?

How We Revamped Our LinkedIn Ad Strategy For Full-Funnel Marketing

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After seeing the new and more accurate data, we knew that we had to re-think how we used our paid social channels, primarily LinkedIn. This post will walk through how we now use LinkedIn for full-funnel marketing. Building Awareness With LinkedIn Ads. linkedin

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. Contact Information.

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.

LinkedIn: Do New Offerings Make It the King of B2B?

Digital B2B Marketing

If you are in B2B advertising, you cannot ignore LinkedIn. With great reach (#22 US site in January 2013 according to ComScore ), extensive profile data actively maintained by the audience and granular targeting options, LinkedIn is a powerhouse in the world of B2B advertising.

How We Drive Quality Leads With Ungated Content On LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is a powerful place to market to a business audience. Every B2B persona should include job titles and professional skills, which happens to perfectly match LinkedIn’s targeting options. Here’s some information on how to create great B2B personas with LinkedIn.

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Understanding Your LinkedIn Company Page Analytics [VIDEO]

Vertical Response

Most people know LinkedIn as the premier social network dedicated to business. In this episode of Tips in 2 , we take you on a quick tour of LinkedIn Company Page Analytics. This overview allows you to see how much information you can gather from the data behind your page.

6 Broader Business Questions to Inform Your SEO Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

I read these to better understand how the Sales team would sell the new product to prospects, common questions the prospect might ask on a call, and many other important details of information that helped inform our SEO strategy.

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is tops for B2B marketing, but…not for advertising? 41% of B2B marketers say LinkedIn is the most important social network they use, and 81% say they use it to help launch new products. 9 LinkedIn Stats and Facts. 57% of LinkedIn users are male.

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What Does Success Look Like On LinkedIn Ads? A Close Look At Our Best And Worst Performing LinkedIn Ads

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LinkedIn Ads, while appealing in concept, has a lot of B2B marketers confused. Targeting an audience using professional criteria, such as job title or professional skills, while they are also in the right mindset (no cat videos on LinkedIn! Three Of Our Top Performing LinkedIn Ads.

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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. LinkedIn Ad Reporting.

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.