Showing posts with label LinkedIn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LinkedIn. Show all posts

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Raise Your LinkedIn Profile's Google Ranking by Claiming Your Link Profile on the LinkedIn Network

Raise Your LinkedIn Profile's Google Ranking by Claiming Your Link Profile on the LinkedIn Network

LinkedIn is a professional network; a fantastic business networking site that provides exposure and visibility to you and your online or offline business through self-managed and promoted accounts.

From a statistical standpoint, LinkedIn is less known than Facebook, but amongst many professionals, it is much, much more valuable. It simply has a different purpose than many other social networks, being rather a dedicated professional network. Instead of bringing people together, basically LinkedIn brings businesses and business minds into the same place.

LinkedIn is the link in tool you need for your profile. LinkedIn is a very good portal to use in order to expand your web reach to others and promote your online business site.

On LinkedIn, you build a network of contacts. The more people you become connected to the greater chance someone in your target market will find your site, or yourself. This helps if you aren't listed in the top 3 pages of Google's results. It may even bring you to the first page listings (if you help it a little bit through other efforts, too).

One little trick to do that is to 'claim' your LinkedIn profile - with your own name.

Basically, you'll need to go to your profile page and change the default option there. That's all you have to do. But LinkedIn is a little tricky when it comes to finding its options and the places where they are located.

If you can't do that with ease, you may read a simple step-by-step 'how to' knowhow post back on KnowHow Vault Blog - How To Claim Your Profile On LinkedIn.

And there is even a little trick listed there, that many people are simply overlooking when they claim their profile.

To see a working example of the way you should correctly do all the above, try to find my LinkedIn profile through a Google search:

Type: Steve Lorenzo into the search box and see what's happening...

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Using LinkedIn - How to Add Someone You Don't Know to Your LinkedIn Network

Using LinkedIn - How to Add Someone You Don't Know to Your LinkedIn Network

Newcomers to LinkedIn often ask, "How do I add a person to my Linkedin network if I've never met them before?"

Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn discourages you from contacting people you don't know. When you send someone an invitation to connect, LinkedIn asks how you know this person: colleague, classmate, business partner, friend, groups and associations or other.
When you choose how you know the person you'll be given a drop-down menu of items from your profile. Look through their profile to see if you have any groups or organizations in common. This is why having a complete profile and joining LinkedIn groups can be helpful. It increases the number of people you can access.
If you select other, you'll be required to add their email address. I have on occasion looked up someone's email address from their website. It's a little forward, but if their email address is published on their website you're not doing anything nefarious. Just fess up in your invitation.
If you select, "I don't know Joe" you're be told you can't invite this person.
If you don't have any common groups or organizations and don't feel pushy enough to dig up their email address, try using the introductions feature of LinkedIn. If you are a 2nd or 3rd degree connection, get someone you are connected with to forward an introduction. Not everyone forwards introductions or checks their LinkedIn account regularly so choose the person to introduce you carefully. Look for someone who is an "open networker" as they are more likely to forward your request.
If none of these suggestions work, another option is to send a message thru LinkedIn InMail (from their profile page, to the right of their photo is the link to do this). In your message state why you'd like to connect and include your email address so they can send you an invitation to connect.
Connecting with someone you don't know on LinkedIn takes a little more work than on other social networking sites, but the benefits can really be worth it. By putting in a little more effort, you can create a real relationship with someone rather than just an anonymous link. 

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