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.

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?

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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?

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. If one person leaves, there is a smaller audience impact.

How to optimize your LinkedIn profile

Biznology

One of the questions I get asked the most on Quora relates to optimizing your LinkedIn profile. If you’re building a personal brand or want to become known as a subject matter expert in your industry, your LinkedIn profile is home base. Because Google and LinkedIn play well together, your LinkedIn profile may rank ahead of your website when someone searches for your business or name online. Ready to reboot your LinkedIn profile?

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. Up until recently, hashtags were frowned upon when used on LinkedIn because they were a telltale sign of cross-posting content from Twitter (a big no-no). How do hashtags work on LinkedIn?

Tips for boosting LinkedIn engagement

Biznology

With all of the ways to enhance your business and your professional reputations with social media, LinkedIn remains the ultimate method for achieving those goals. While posts on Facebook garner more attention when you add a picture, the opposite is the same for LinkedIn.

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Content on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

It’s also probably no surprise that a huge majority of marketers (about 94 percent ) are using LinkedIn for content marketing and promotion … but not all of them are doing it effectively. Master LinkedIn Pulse: 7 Tips for Success. How many visuals should your LinkedIn post contain?

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.

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.

Should businesses use LinkedIn groups or Slack for prospecting? Part 2

Biznology

In my previous article, I introduced the up and coming Slack tool and how it serves as an alternative for LinkedIn , which is closing its groups. Buffer Community : Buffer’s Slack community is one of my personal favorites. COULD LINKEDIN GROUPS MAKE A COMEBACK?

Top 3 LinkedIn profile mistakes that professionals make

Biznology

When LinkedIn launched in 2002, it was met with a fair amount of scorn, derision, and outright mockery. However, despite the fact that a LinkedIn profile has now become part of the standard operating toolkit for professionals—especially for those in sales—the fact remains that in my observation, most professionals aren’t optimizing the value of their LinkedIn territory. Granted, some LinkedIn users guilty of this transgression aren’t being lazy (though admittedly, some are).

How Personalization Is Changing Content Marketing

Contently

Back in 2015, technology market researcher Gartner published a statistic that sent waves throughout the marketing world: By 2018, companies that have “fully invested in all types of personalization” will outsell companies that have not by 20 percent.

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. Now, how do these topics relate back to driving demand for LinkedIn profile makeovers?

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?

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

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?

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.

How B2B Companies Are Using LinkedIn Marketing Ad Campaigns [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

The “2016 LinkedIn Ads Benchmark Report” from Bizible found that most B2B software and business service companies (50 percent) consider their LinkedIn marketing strategies to be successful. How could B2B marketers improve upon their LinkedIn ad strategies (e.g.,

Chalk Talks: Personalizing Video for Your Sales Outreach

Vidyard

In a world where your prospects are being bombarded by emails, cold calls, and social outreach, personalization and engagement are the new currencies. Put the Person Back in Salesperson. So, how can you get started with personal video today?

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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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. Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Key Elements.

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.

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

Biznology

LinkedIn is not just an optional social network to use when you’re either between jobs or looking for a business upgrade. LinkedIn isn’t simply an SEO placeholder for your brand, your company, or your name. Completely Fill Out Your LinkedIn Profile.

Say Hello to Personalized Video!

Vidyard

Say hello to Personalized Video! Chances are, the person you were talking with knew your name, knew something about you that allowed them to connect with you on a personal level and made you feel valued as an individual. So we know that personalization gets people to click.

13 Email Examples That Totally Nailed Personalization

Hubspot

To overcome that, many brands are using email personalization as a strategy for creating more engaging email experiences -- ones that feel less like a robot, and more like a friend. Email personalization doesn't need to be insanely complicated to resonate with recipients. 5) LinkedIn.

How to succeed with LinkedIn marketing

Marketing Insider Group

By Chris Zook, content marketer at WebpageFX LinkedIn is one of the least-used social networks for marketing. Even if users have both a Facebook and LinkedIn account, they probably use Facebook for personal matters and LinkedIn for professional […].

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.

Should businesses use LinkedIn groups or Slack for prospecting? Part 1

Biznology

If you’ve checked out your LinkedIn groups lately, you may notice that LinkedIn groups are not what they used to be. As much as I had hoped that LinkedIn’s changes to groups would have a positive effect, not much has changed in the user experience.

5 Personalized Prospecting Ideas You Can Use Today

Vidyard

You need to get personal. But you probably already knew that, so let’s cut to the chase and dive into 5 new ideas for personalized sales outreach you can start using today. Send a Personal Video Message. Share Relevant Content with a Personalized Touch.

30 LinkedIn Sales Triggers

Marketing Insider Group

GerryMoran.png"> GerryMoran.png" alt="30 LinkedIn Social Selling Triggers" width="729" height="550" />. Do you know an under-performing sales person who misunderstands what those ‘nibbles’ look like? 30 LinkedIn Sales Triggers To Help You Achieve Social Selling Success.

How to Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation

Webbiquity

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, with approximately 500 million users and more than nine million companies represented. If you want to produce business leads, LinkedIn is a must in your social media marketing strategy. But just having a presence on LinkedIn isn’t enough. This is an excellent way to let businesses on LinkedIn know what your company does without doing the blatant self-promotion that everyone hates. Guest post by Lexie Lu.

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.

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.

IT buyers are calling for a change in how you market & sell to them on LinkedIn

Biznology

According to LinkedIn ‘s report “The Social Bridge to the IT Committee,” B2B buyers seek insights and conversations with vendors on social media. So IT buyers are willing to reveal themselves and engage with B2B sales and marketing leaders on LinkedIn.

How Microsoft Could Turn LinkedIn Into a Legitimate Facebook Rival

Contently

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. million LinkedIn followers.

Why LinkedIn Is Now Such a Powerful Content Marketing Tool

ScribbleLive

And then there’s LinkedIn. Virtually overnight, everyday LinkedIn users found their content reaching tens of thousands of readers when before they would have struggled to reach a few hundred. LinkedIn members are primed for reading business-related content.

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

Biznology

Well, if you aren’t already, why aren’t you already cross-posting on LinkedIn? If you’re already a member of LinkedIn, you’re already a Pulse writer, so get started right now (I don’t mind if you bail on this post–go git ‘em, Tiger!).

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. What I mean by movement is that a person goes through both horizontal and vertical changes within a company. Their email address is still valid, yet that person is no longer in your persona, and you should no longer be targeting or talking to that person.