Groups are a big deal on LinkedIn – they can deliver a huge amount of value from a research, visibility and engagement perspective )according to your focus) and usually our difficultly is finding the right ones and, of course, the perennial issue of keeping on top of what is going on in them.
If, like me, you prefer not to receive lots of emails informing you of the latest discussions and postings in the Groups you belong to but instead prefer to keep a watching brief by yourself, then you will probably have turned off the daily or weekly notifications and instead head to your Groups homepage where a graphic list of all of the Groups you belong to appears.
Your list should appear in a grid formation something along the lines below, with each block representing your Groups and with a number in the top right hand corner of the block indicating if there has been any new activity in the last 24 hours.
If we haven’t changed anything, then most likely they will appear in the order in which you joined them which is fine but may not be as convenient as it could be. In an ideal world, at the top we would like to see the Groups that we are most interested in and most likely to be active in. This would in turn highlight the new stories to us and make it more convenient to get into the Group to read the discussions.
Luckily you can, and so here is today’s 2 minute tip – click on the ‘cog’ symbol in the top right hand corner of the Groups homepage and it will take you to a screen which allows you to order your Groups as you require, as below:
On the left hand side, you can either push the selected Group to the top of the list by clicking on the up arrow or alternatively, add a number to the box next to it and you can start to re-arrange the Groups to better reflect the order that will help you to use them more effectively.
Save at the bottom once you have selected the order that helps you best … though of course, as your priorities change so can the way you arrange your Groups.