Category Archives: LinkedIn Site Changes

LinkedIn Company Page editors – a word of advice

LinkedIn Company Pages error[FYI – there’s a key bit of advice at the end regarding setting permissions for LinkedIn Company Page administrators so do read on!]

Well, you’ve got to laugh haven’t you?

I’ve been telling clients during training sessions all about the hugely improved new company page set up on LinkedIn – indeed if I wasn’t so firmly set against hyperbole when it comes to Social Media then I’d be tempted to call it awesome. Anyway, suffice to say, between you and me, it really is hugely powerful with some fabulous potential in terms of marketing opportunities, customisation and tapping into the power of recommendations!

But who can edit them?

Anyway, the only thing I didn’t like was the fact that anyone with an email address on the company domain could get in and edit it. Well, no longer the case, as I guess (more…)

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LinkedIn’s new Share Button

LinkedIn Share Button - site updateWell, we’ve been able to share things at a click with friends on Twitter with tools like Tweetmeme, Facebook has its “Like” function where we can pass on webpages we find interesting, so it’s only natural that LinkedIn should also offer a way for use to allow readers to share pages quickly with our LinkedIn connections too with a counter thrown in.

And that’s what they have announced today – the LinkedIn Share button that you can insert on your website to allow people to share your content on LinkedIn. Simples! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course, in the same way it can also be useful to you as the content producer if you want a quick way to share your own articles of LinkedIn so lots of potential value

Where do I find The Share Button?

Well, there is now a new area on LinkedIn relating to people creating information which you will find at (more…)

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Open Groups on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Open Groups###Update 2: as of this morning (December 21) it seems that the process of moving to an Open Group is being made available to the group owner as you will be given the option to change across to an Open Group automatically. There should be a yellow band now with a clickable area and it will explain some of the implications and a bit of housekeeping you should do ahead of it. Also in the “Group settings” area of the “Manage” menu in the group you should find a button at the top which guides you through the process! Decide carefully though – no undoing the process once you’ve elected to make it Open! ๐Ÿ™‚ ###

### Quick update: I’ve had a number of people ask how to make their groups open – as of end November 2010, LinkedIn are still testing and rolling out and, if you are interested in enabling this feature for your group, they recommend emailing them at opengroups@linkedin.com or visit an update page at lnkd.in/opengroups. ###

In yet another departure from their current setup, LinkedIn has announced that it is introducing Open Groups onto the site โ€“ indeed, this will be the default format of all new LinkedIn Groups going forward, once it is fully rolled out.

So whatโ€™s an Open Group? Well, this isnโ€™t, as you might think, one that anyone on LinkedIn can join โ€“ those already exist as “open access groups” โ€“ but rather one where the content will be visible to everyone on LinkedIn (group member of not) and externally to LinkedIn as well, therefore making it accessible to Google.

Currently, most of the content on LinkedIn, including in this instance that in the Groups, is essentially hidden from Google because they are locked away behind the password and login. The main exceptions to this are (more…)

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LinkedIn Profiles: 5 new areas to consider

LinkedIn Site updatesThere has been a relativley low key launch – maybe appearance would be a better description rather than launch – of some additional sections which can be used on your LInkedIn profile. A pity as I think that they are ones that could most certainly be put to good use and, as with many of the other sections, offer another opportunity for people to display and push elements that are certainly worthy of promoting further.

This section is currently ‘hidden away’ in the “edit profile” section of the site which I guess is why so few people have as yet incorporated them into their profiles. The new section allows us to add one or all of a series of additional pieces of information covering (more…)

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Keeping up with LinkedIn

LinkedIn Site updatesWell, one of the benefits of providing courses and training in LinkedIn is that I have to make sure that I keep up to date with all of the changes that LinkedIn make to their site so that I can pass this information on to my clients and the attendees of the LinkedIn courses I run.

Currently, there are lots and lots of modifications happening to the LinkedIn site and so, as a way to help pass on details of the changes, I’ve set up a new category called LinkedIn site changes and will be attempting to pass on all of the changes I spot as I spot them or as they are announced.

I’m also looking at the option of running a monthly half hour webinar if there (more…)

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