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.

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.

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. Jay Baer Wrongly Believes Shotguns Trump Rifles in Social Media.

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 most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

Biznology

I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. More Reasons Why I Disagree With Most Social Media Expert’s Shotgun Approach When You Have a High Priced Solution.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

Marketing Insider Group

In my last post, I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Content Marketing LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social media marketing

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.

Why this LinkedIn Ad Works: 2 Key Tips for Success

The Point

For many B2B Marketers, advertising on LinkedIn is becoming a demand generation staple. And perhaps it’s because of that simplicity that very few LinkedIn ads, in my view as a dedicated ad watcher, take full advantage of the channel with either copy or imagery that are truly engaging.

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 Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?

Digital B2B Marketing

Have you felt like social advertising just wasn’t right for your B2B marketing? If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. This looks like the most compelling social advertising offering yet for B2B marketers.

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

Act-On

So these are social faux pas – not transgressions against humanity. But LinkedIn in is a different story. Tis the season, but I beg you not to spread – or smear – political opinions on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not Facebook. On LinkedIn, it’s different.

Remember LinkedIn for social media marketing

Biznology

Promoting yourself, your brand, your products, your services, and your clients via social media is what we’re about here at Biznology. Social media marketing is what I have been doing for my clients, my business, and my own brand since 2003. Download the LinkedIn App.

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.

No!! LinkedIn Just Went Klout On Us!

Digital B2B Marketing

If you have viewed a LinkedIn profile in the last couple days, chances are you have seen a new box at the top of the page prompting you to endorse the individuals skills. Comparing LinkedIn to Klout The process to give someone +K on Klout is very similar to LinkedIn. +K-ers

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.

Why you need a strategic approach to your LinkedIn network

Biznology

Have you ever really stopped to think about who you are–or should be–connected to on LinkedIn and why? The power of your LinkedIn network is not just about how many connections you have. How your LinkedIn network affects social media efforts.

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

Digital B2B Marketing

Have you ever wondered who is sharing your blog posts or other content on social media sites but don’t have access to expensive social media monitoring applications that can tell you? Here is a snapshot from my Site Stats report, with LinkedIn traffic expanded.

Go beyond brand awareness & drive revenue with LinkedIn

Biznology

This webinar featuring LinkedIn expert Kristina Jaramillo gives LinkedIn strategies to increase your revenue and not just your connections. Kristina Jaramillo , of GetLinkedInHelp.com , says: “Social media reach without engagement that leads to revenue means NOTHING!”.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

Biznology

In my last post , I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Here is the actual LinkedIn summary for Judy Schramm , CEO of ProResource Inc.,

How To View Any Profile On LinkedIn

Digital B2B Marketing

You look someone up on LinkedIn only to find they are a third degree connection (or not even!) LinkedIn profile access is even more restricted, today you now need a premium account to view third degree connections. Searching in LinkedIn, this is all I was able to see of his profile: 1.

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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. And if your LinkedIn profile looks like a copy-and-paste of your resume?

LinkedIn Just Went Into the Publishing Business

Digital B2B Marketing

A number of publishers and blogs covered the launch of LinkedIn’s new follow feature for 150 thought leaders or influencers over the last few weeks. However, labeling it the ability to follow thought leaders (as LinkedIn did) misses the real point.

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? How sales, marketing professionals, and social media lead generation companies are focused on only 3% of the target market. Marketing needs to become a sales enabler on LinkedIn.

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.

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Content on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

B2B marketers are charged with creating massive amounts of content, primarily to fuel inbound marketing, social media, lead nurturing, and pipeline acceleration. So: how can you harness the power of LinkedIn as a potent, efficient strategy to reach your company’s goals?

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.

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 67% More Revenue Opportunities Using LinkedIn and Not Just Leads That Go Nowhere

Marketing Insider Group

When it comes to LinkedIn […]. The post How to Get 67% More Revenue Opportunities Using LinkedIn and Not Just Leads That Go Nowhere appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social Media Kristina Jaramillo LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social media marketingIn the “Ultimate Sales Machine”, Chet Holmes mentions that only 3% of your target market is ready to buy!

How LinkedIn Uses LinkedIn for Marketing [Infographic]

Hubspot

If you've applied for a job within the last several years, you've probably used LinkedIn somewhere along the way. Whether you're updating your resume, applying for a role, or communicating with a recruiter, LinkedIn has become a huge part of the modern job search. Social Media IGSS

10 of LinkedIn’s welcome new features

Biznology

In the past few months, LinkedIn has added quite a few new features that add more functionality and better usability both on desktop and the mobile application. Conversation-starters: This is a new function in the updated LinkedIn mobile application.

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. It’s the ideal place to engage with social media and marketing professionals, many of whom are remote workers.

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.

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

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this The verdict on social selling is in: It works. While not even three years ago, marketing and sales organizations sought actual data to support the “hunch” that social selling techniques and practices were effective, the state of the advanced sales method is, well, on fire. The webinar also highlighted real use case data that validates the impact that social selling techniques have on the bottom line.

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. To more than a few pundits and prognosticators, a “social network for professionals” sounded as viable as a sack of magic beans (and we all know how that story turned out). I’ll start with the biggest—and also the strangest, if you take a moment to think about it—mistake that most LinkedIn users make: they don’t have an actual profile.

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.

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. A colleague recently emailed me a question about how to get results from social media. The social media platform in question is LinkedIn. “I have a LinkedIn question.

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.

Now is the time to fix your LinkedIn profile—here’s why

Biznology

Have you been meaning to update your LinkedIn profile and just haven’t gotten around to it? He hasn’t bothered to update his LinkedIn profile since he joined the firm. When potential new clients check him out on LinkedIn (as 59.9% Her LinkedIn profile is incomplete.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

Many social media and social selling experts say “volume” is the key to success on social media platforms like LinkedIn. And, the same thing happens when you do not take a rifle approach and focus on targeted audiences on 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?