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  • How To Use Keywords in LinkedIn To Boost Your Search Rankings

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    linkedbright
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    One of the most frequent questions I get is how to increase the frequency of recruiters or potential clients finding your profile through LinkedIn’s search feature. More than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source candidates, so if you’re trying to be found, you need to make sure your profile is optimized with the keywords that will help your profile rise in the rankings. Keywords in LinkedIn Are The Top Factor In Your Search Ranking Before you can optimize your profile, you need to determine the top 3-5 keywords you wish to rank for. Here are four ideas to help you create your…
  • How to Find LinkedIn’s Hidden, $7.99 Premium Option

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    linkedbright
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    A few weeks ago, LinkedIn rolled out its most affordable premium search option yet. Here in the US, the Spotlight option is $7.99/month and offers a watered down, but good enough for most people, option that is well worth considering. The problem is that they made it really difficult to find. Why would you want Spotlight? The most important reason: because it gives you better visibility in LinkedIn search results and lets you put a spotlight *cough* on yourself. If you’re any type of Premium account holder, LinkedIn now features the following information about you in search results: •…
  • Small Town, Big Impact: How People Helped Get Me Here

    Official LinkedIn Blog
    Jess Ratty
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    People helped get me here. I’ve gone from a 16-year-old waitress to the 30-year-old business owner and brand communications manager of an incredible crowdfunding platform – and I couldn’t have done it without the amazing people from my LinkedIn network. I grew up in Cornwall, in the south of England. From an early age, I knew this was where I belonged. Despite calling my home a small seaside town in Cornwall, I developed a burning ambition to prove that no matter your location, you can still make a big impact, wherever you are. It’s been a tough journey, but I’m thankful to the…
  • Microsoft's Latest Hire Could Help 'Drive The Future Of Commerce'

    LinkedIn News
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    For the past six years, Kennedy had a similar position at Amazon Pacific Crest Securities' analyst Brendan Barnicle thinks Kennedy's hiring by Microsoft is an "interesting move," noting his prior experience. "Kennedy is a payment guy and Microsoft hadn't done much with payments in the past," Barnicle said in a phone conversation.
  • LinkedIn study: CNP credential key to nonprofit career advancement

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    22 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNPs) are seven times more likely than non-CNPs to reach a director-level or higher position at a nonprofit organization, according to a recent study conducted by LinkedIn. The report indicates a strong correlation between earning the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's credential and reaching a high level of ...
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  • Small Town, Big Impact: How People Helped Get Me Here

    Jess Ratty
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    People helped get me here. I’ve gone from a 16-year-old waitress to the 30-year-old business owner and brand communications manager of an incredible crowdfunding platform – and I couldn’t have done it without the amazing people from my LinkedIn network. I grew up in Cornwall, in the south of England. From an early age, I knew this was where I belonged. Despite calling my home a small seaside town in Cornwall, I developed a burning ambition to prove that no matter your location, you can still make a big impact, wherever you are. It’s been a tough journey, but I’m thankful to the…
  • Helping Professionals Achieve Their Career Aspirations: Kaplan’s Career Journey Powered by LinkedIn

    Janine Taormina
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our mission at LinkedIn is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. That’s why we’re excited to power Kaplan’s Career Journey, a free online course where you’ll learn to use the power of social media to implement practical strategies for career advancement, professional development and personal transformation. By signing-in to Career Journey with LinkedIn, Kaplan will deliver to you a highly personalized learning experience based on your LinkedIn profile and network.  These experiences include: Highlighting skills to develop when you’re…
  • Here’s How You Can Take Action and Make The World a Better Place

    Florencia Iriondo
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    This post is part of a series in which Influencers and members discuss how to drive change that matters. Read all the posts here and write your own; include the hashtag #2030NOW in the body of your post to join the global social good conversation happening this week. Procrastination leads to an exhausting feeling of guilt. There’s something you know you should be doing, but for some reason – be it conformity or laziness – you stay away from it. Whether you’re delaying homework for lack of time, avoiding a big project because your boss imposed it on you or not tackling a challenge for…
  • Living LinkedIn’s Culture of Transformation: Announcing 2014 LinkedIn Employee Transformation Grants

    Chris Kelleher
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    I am thrilled to work for a company with a big and inspiring vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. To achieve our vision, LinkedIn fosters a culture of transformation — of the world, the company, ourselves. One of the ways we bring this to life is through LinkedIn for Good’s Employee Transformation Grant program. As Chair of the LinkedIn for Good for Employees Grants program, I am honored to announce this year’s winners. These grant winners, chosen from more than 74 applicants representing our offices around the world, have been awarded…
  • LinkedIn Bring In Your Parents Day is Back on November 6th

    Darain Faraz
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    From the moment our parents proudly displayed our first painting on the refrigerator to the day they offered their excited congratulations when we landed our first jobs, there are milestones in each of our lives that are cause for celebration both for us and our parents. Then, as we start out on our careers, something curious happens. When we are achieving some of our biggest professional accomplishments, be that securing a big deal or completing an important project, the volume of that parental acknowledgment seems to reduce. Not because our parents stop caring, but because distance, lack of…
 
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  • Microsoft's Latest Hire Could Help 'Drive The Future Of Commerce'

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    For the past six years, Kennedy had a similar position at Amazon Pacific Crest Securities' analyst Brendan Barnicle thinks Kennedy's hiring by Microsoft is an "interesting move," noting his prior experience. "Kennedy is a payment guy and Microsoft hadn't done much with payments in the past," Barnicle said in a phone conversation.
  • Facebook: Attractive Investment From An Earnings Quality Perspective

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Making long-term growth projections for social media stock is not an easy assignment. These companies operate in a fast moving business with strong revenue growth and large acquisitions are very common as well.
  • Op-Ed: To keep Jewish professionals, let them go

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    I recently attended a farewell party for someone switching jobs from one Jewish organization to another. Among many accolades, one person giving a toast said, "While we are sorry to lose him, at least he is still committed to working in the Jewish world."
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    21 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Subaru can joke at its own expense and get away with it. It helps that the brand has a razor-sharp understanding of its owners.
  • The Winners And Losers In Reid Hoffman's 'Tour Of Duty' Future

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    I'm a former senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, and I have written about entrepreneurship for publications such as Crain's New York Business, Fortune, Money, Working Mother, CBS MoneyWatch, and Good Housekeeping. I'm also co-founder of 2ookfreelancer.com, a community for indie professionals looking to build a thriving business in today's crazy economy.
 
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  • TRADE: LINKEDIN -- LNKD

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    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    OPEN TRADE:  Monday, 9/22/2014 BUY CALL:      $222.50…$0.41 suggested premium SELL CALL:     $220.00…$0.68 suggested premium BUY PUT:        $200.00…$0.57 suggested premium SELL PUT:       $202.50…$0.84 suggested premium CLOSE TRADE: Friday, 9/26/2014 WRITE A REVIEW –AND— I WILL EMAIL YOU THE LINK FOR THE NEXT TRADE AS SOON AS IT IS READY! Name(required) Email(required) Website Comment(required)
  • Further Thoughts on the Crazy LinkedIn Blue Box.

    drgaryjsharpe
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Links are a case in point. The variation in perspective on using links for the bases of Discussion in the culture of groups is stark. In the largest social media groups with a million members, which are also the most active ones, virtually every post is just a link drop. And so it should be because social media is about content. In some engineering groups, link drop are automatically banished to promotion and get you a bad rap. Then there are groups with cultures of everything in between. What happened to me is that someone felt I was committing a cardinal sin because I was providing links to…
  • 10 Reasons Job Seekers Should Embrace Social Media

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    22 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    By Hannah Morgan Sept. 10, 2014 | 9:47 a.m. EDT via U.S. World & World Report – Money Section Employers are checking out your online presence anyway, so you might as well give it a boost. Many job seekers want to keep their private lives private. But what if you could improve your chances of being the selected candidate by using social media? Companies are checking you out online, so why not use these tools to enhance your qualifications? Consider this: A June CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals revealed that…
  • Why Social Media User Data is More Valuable Than Ever

    Kimberley Hollis
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    With so many people using social media now, accessing data in those profiles is highly valuable for
  • Content for Social Media

    beNICEmedia
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:29 pm
    We all struggle with what content to post. Remember to post content that others may find interesting. We all love our business, but we need to give others a reason to love our business also. #engage #create #content #like #follow #comment.  Name(required) Email(required) Website Comment(required)
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    I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

  • Rapportive not dying, just getting cut off at the knees

    Jason Alba
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    So LinkedIn is not discontinuing this feature, but it’s weakening it. Note: if you don’t use gmail, don’t worry about this I guess it was inevitable that LinkedIn would put up high walls around Rapportive’s functionality, and cut off other systems.  Kind of a play from the 1990′s, imo. Oh well, I had it, but didn’t use it that much.  The author of the article was, I think, too enthusiastic with this line:  “If you’re unfamiliar with Rapportive, you don’t email enough.” asdf
  • Goodbye Contacts, Hello Connected, CRM meets Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Jason Alba
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    So a “competitor” to JibberJobber, LinkedIn’s CRM, got “retired.’  Actually, it just got a name change, as far as I can tell, a natural evolution of features. It’s an interesting twist, taking CRM to the next level. Applying the AI to CRM isn’t necessarily new, but it’s cool in this case because of all the data LinkedIn has at its fingertips. Good move, LinkedIn. Note 1: I wrote about policy issues using LinkedIn as a CRM a few times… this is a huge issue. Note 2: I don’t think JibberJobber is a competitor to LinkedIn, although the…
  • LinkedIn: 300M+

    Jason Alba
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Oh yeah.  This happened. What does this mean for you? From what I remember, the growth is not coming from the US, but from India, Brazil and other countries that might not give you any value.  But, the world is flat, so I guess this is all good, right? It’s been an interesting ride, from the acquisitions that take it from professional networking to a news website, to the (newer) focus on mobile (which in some countries is more prominent than desktops). Anyway, enjoy this milestone… the next is 400M members. NOTE: these numbers are not USERS.  They are signups (or, as LI calls…
  • Slideshare becomes… FREE?

    Jason Alba
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:50 pm
    This is awesome, awesome, awesome. I remember seeing some features in Slideshare, specifically the one where you could put a poll at the end of a presentation, and wanting it.  Alas, it was what the rich kids could get, not a no name like me. Looks like they are going to do away with the the premium upgrade, though, and roll out those features to everyone.  That is FANTASTIC! Thank you LinkedIn
  • Goodbye LinkedIn InMaps (network visualization tool)

    Jason Alba
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Remember when InMaps came out a few years ago?  This was the really cool way to “see” what your network looked like… it never really worked for me because first my network was too big, and it just didn’t show anything.  Then, when I could actually see something, it looked like a hairball that didn’t really make any sense. Lot’s of LinkedIn experts and enthusiasts got excited over it, but it was always just a flashy widget that really added no value. They are dumping it, though. One more feature goes away. They say they are going to replace it with…
 
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  • 9 Tools to Help Fix the Customer Experience Gap

    Joe Ruiz
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    My wife and I decided it was time to replace our washer and dryer. We used technology and our networks to determine the brand that would best suit our needs. We initially purchased our washer and dryer in a major retail store nearby; we used our credit card from this company to save some additional … Continue Reading Author information Joe Ruiz This monthly Social Customer Experience Marketing column is contributed by Joseph Ruiz. Joseph is President of Strategic Marketing Solutions, a full-service marketing and consulting firm specializing in web-based integrated Relationship…
  • These 5 Facebook Strategies Will Prepare Your Business for the Holidays

    Jim Belosic
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    It’s September and my company, ShortStack, already has a couple months of planning for the holiday season under our belt. Too soon? Nope. For big corporations like Walmart and BestBuy, planning six or more months in advance for the holidays is normal. Why isn’t the case the same for small businesses? While it’s true, big … Continue Reading Author information Jim Belosic This monthly Facebook column is contributed by Jim Belosic. Jim is co-founder of ShortStack, a software company that powers apps for Facebook, mobile and websites. He also contributes a monthly column to Social…
  • Outside-of-the-Box Ways to Use Facebook for Hospitality Marketing

    Debbie Miller
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    As Facebook remains the “big kid on the block” in the world of social media marketing, there are a variety of functionalities that marketers can take advantage of above and beyond just adding posts. Of course, Facebook contests and targeted advertising reap numerous benefits, but there are also some additional aspects of Facebook that aren’t … Continue Reading Author information Debbie Miller This monthly Social Media and the Hospitality Industry column is contributed by Debbie Miller. Debbie is the Founder of Social Hospitality, a blog which outlines the ways businesses in the…
  • 2 Steps to Develop Your Social Recruitment Strategy

    Laurianne Laval
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    You are already using social media to recruit new employees (if not yet follow these rules and start doing it right now) and must know the main benefits of social recruiting. Time to start developing your social recruiting strategy and mastering this discipline whatever the size of your company and its recruitment budget. Remember that 64% of … Continue Reading Author information Laurianne Laval This monthly Social Recruiting column is contributed by Laurianne Laval. Laurianne is Public Relations Manager at myjobcompany.com. She blogs to show brands how to use social media in their…
  • 3 Tips to Reduce the Workload on Social Media

    Sofie De Beule
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Running your social media presence is often very hectic and take up a lot of time. With high volumes of incoming mentions, companies can’t see the forest for the trees and fail to be productive in a tough working environment. Instead of getting lost in the stream of incoming social media mentions, you are desperately looking … Continue Reading Author information Sofie De Beule This monthly Social Media for Customer Service column is contributed by Sofie De Beule. Sofie is Community Manager at Engagor.com. She blogs to show brands how to use social media to create an engaging online…
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  • How Direct Sponsored Content Has Completely Changed LinkedIn Ads

    Ryan Farrell
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Direct Sponsored Content allows advertisers on LinkedIn to promote dark (hidden) posts to their selected audience. This gives the advertiser power to create sponsored updates that will show up in the news feed’s of their targeted ad audience. Being able to decide whether or not your post will be seen by your network has two [...] The post How Direct Sponsored Content Has Completely Changed LinkedIn Ads appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • How to Utilize Email Lists to Grow Your LinkedIn Connections

    Ben Kniffen
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    The first thing everyone tells you to do when you create a LinkedIn profile is to import your email contacts and invite them to connect. It seems like a simple task but LinkedIn has implemented some major changes to their “connections” area over the past year that make aspects of this process a little tricky [...] The post How to Utilize Email Lists to Grow Your LinkedIn Connections appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • How to Write Content That YOU Actually Want to Read

    Annie Niehoff
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am currently reading  “Steal Like An Artist,” by Austin Kleon where he identifies the 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. One chapter, Write the Book You Want to Read, has particularity inspired me to focus my daily work and writing into a space of creativity. Kleon says that we should do more [...] The post How to Write Content That YOU Actually Want to Read appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • 3 Things You Can Do to Generate Leads with LinkedIn Posts

    Josh Turner
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Ever since LinkedIn released their publishing platform, people have been asking… What should I be doing to utilize this? What “this” is really even supposed to be called is up for discussion. In their help section, LinkedIn calls it “Long-Form Posts.”   In other places, they’re called just Posts.  Sometimes they’re called LinkedIn Articles. It’s [...] The post 3 Things You Can Do to Generate Leads with LinkedIn Posts appeared first on LinkedSelling.
  • LinkedIn Acquires Newsle: How This Merger Will Up Your Sales Game

    Pat Henseler
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Back in July LinkedIn acquired the machine-learning startup, Newsle, and all of their employees. You might be asking yourself, why is this news? Tech companies seem to be acquiring new startups every single day. Why is this one different? And what does it mean to me and my business? Well, the reason you should keep [...] The post LinkedIn Acquires Newsle: How This Merger Will Up Your Sales Game appeared first on LinkedSelling.
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  • How To Use Keywords in LinkedIn To Boost Your Search Rankings

    linkedbright
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    One of the most frequent questions I get is how to increase the frequency of recruiters or potential clients finding your profile through LinkedIn’s search feature. More than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source candidates, so if you’re trying to be found, you need to make sure your profile is optimized with the keywords that will help your profile rise in the rankings. Keywords in LinkedIn Are The Top Factor In Your Search Ranking Before you can optimize your profile, you need to determine the top 3-5 keywords you wish to rank for. Here are four ideas to help you create your…
  • Infographic: 10 Tips To Build The Perfect LinkedIn Profile

    linkedbright
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Our friends over at Link Humans created an excellent graphic that summarizes many of the ideas we preach about each day here at LinkedBright. Enjoy! The post Infographic: 10 Tips To Build The Perfect LinkedIn Profile appeared first on LinkedBright.
  • 3 LinkedIn Hacks to Get Some Premium Services for Free

    linkedbright
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There is a long-standing debate about whether or not LinkedIn’s premium services are worth it. For most recruiters and B2B salespeople, the paid tools are a great option, but most casual users probably don’t need to shell out the money each month. I’m not a huge fan of cheating the system, but I’m always up for capitalizing on a “loophole” to save a little cash. I’ve tried all of the LinkedIn hacks I’m about to suggest, so I know that they work. 1) Avoid paying for inmails to people you aren’t connected to. Many people pay for the premium…
  • How to Find LinkedIn’s Hidden, $7.99 Premium Option

    linkedbright
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    A few weeks ago, LinkedIn rolled out its most affordable premium search option yet. Here in the US, the Spotlight option is $7.99/month and offers a watered down, but good enough for most people, option that is well worth considering. The problem is that they made it really difficult to find. Why would you want Spotlight? The most important reason: because it gives you better visibility in LinkedIn search results and lets you put a spotlight *cough* on yourself. If you’re any type of Premium account holder, LinkedIn now features the following information about you in search results: •…
  • LinkedIn CEO Presents an Inspiring Vision for the Future

    linkedbright
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    If you’re not excited about LinkedIn or you don’t believe it will soon completely transform the way professionals interact with each other, with companies, or institutions of higher education, watch this video. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Jeff Weiner presented this video in March of 2014, and even though I’m writing this post six months later, everything he talks about is still 100% relevant as his focus is on the next ten years, not the next ten months. I’ve hitched my own wagon to LinkedIn, and after watching the…
 
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