LinkedIn Profile Tip: Do You Know How to Optimize Your Website Links for Keyword Phrases? – Update

Here’s another little LinkedIn optimization tip for you – one that many folks are not aware of (this post has been updated to reflect the changes in the User Interface that LinkedIn launched in 2017) Under your “Contact and Personal Info” tab, you can list up to three website links. Many people just insert one thinking, “I have one website.” However, if that’s the case, why not take advantage of this opportunity to lead people to several pages of your Web site? And, while you’re doing so … [Read more...]

A Little LinkedIn Tip That Packs A Powerful Punch – Update

During one of the workshops I present titled, "Unleashing the Lead-Generating Power of LinkedIn," I point out a little tip about customizing your LinkedIn URL. Most often, the people in the audience don't know what I'm referring to. They aren't aware that they have the ability to customize their LinkedIn URL (that's one reason I share this with them). You see, when you sign up for a Profile, LinkedIn assigns you a lengthy URL that looks something like … [Read more...]

How to “Reply But Not Accept” a LinkedIn Connection Request in the New UI

Do you have the new desktop user interface (UI) on LinkedIn yet? They've been rolling out the desktop redesign slowly and I just received it on my profile. While there are several changes, one I want to address here is your ability to "reply but not accept" a LinkedIn invitation. I've always been of the mind set that, when you receive an invitation from someone you don't know or recognize, it's not an immediate reason to ignore their request. Rather, visit their profile, see who they are, … [Read more...]

LinkedIn Etiquette: 4 Online Networking Tips

LinkedIn reports that 73 percent of its members use the platform for networking with other professionals. As a social network, it makes perfect sense that close to 3/4 of their membership would be taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues. For those of you who want to become part of a conversation and engage with others on LinkedIn, here are four etiquette pointers to keep in mind when networking online: 1. Personalize your connection request. One of the … [Read more...]

LinkedIn Tip: Change is Coming, Back Up Your Profile

As with all social networks (and with life, in general), things change. Here's a quick heads up that LinkedIn is going to be making some changes to their desktop User Interface (UI). There are rumors flying about regarding which features they're going to keep and which ones they'll take away - especially for those using the free version. The rumors I've heard so far are that they may take away the feature where you can track Relationships (i.e., notes, reminders, tags) as well as Advanced … [Read more...]