Your LinkedIn Newsfeed: You Need To Choose What You Want To See

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It’s time to take control of your LinkedIn newsfeed.  Remember when you first discovered that Facebook started deciding what you would see in your Newsfeed? Well, it is now happening on LinkedIn, too. You need to check your settings on a regular basis because the LinkedIn default might not be what you would like to see. Take a moment and …

LinkedIn Groups: Be S.M.A.R.T.

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LINKEDIN GROUPS…LOVE ‘EM OR HATE ‘EM ​There is a lot of discussion about whether or not LinkedIn groups are fertile networking grounds. With 2.1 million groups, and 8,000 new ones being created every week, there is certainly opportunity in our midst, isn’t there? Even though posting behavior in some groups is a bit out of control, there are moderators paying attention to …

Are LinkedIn Groups Out Of Control?

Nancy MyrlandAll Posts, LinkedIn, Social Media 16 Comments

The Wild, Wild West of LinkedIn Many LinkedIn groups are out of control. Group members have discovered they can spam the group and get away with it. Many group admins are not doing a good job managing their groups. I’m not talking about the occasional post that has a link to content that members of the group might find interesting …

LinkedIn Announces New Showcase Pages: Great For Law Firms

Nancy MyrlandAll Posts, LinkedIn 9 Comments

Yesterday, LinkedIn announced the addition of “Showcase Pages,” which are subsets of Company Pages. Read on as I discuss how this has great utility for law firms. What Are Showcase Pages?  LinkedIn tells us that: “Showcase Pages are dedicated pages that allow companies to highlight different aspects of their business and build relationships with the right community. Whether it’s a …

Lawyers: Are LinkedIn Skills Endorsements & Recommendations Unethical?

Nancy MyrlandAll Posts, LinkedIn, Social Media, Social Media Ethics & Regulations 1 Comment

This past Monday, I had the pleasure of being the passenger on an 11-hour drive back to Indianapolis from our vacation to Virginia and South Carolina. When I could get a signal [Sprint, you really need to up your game in the South], I caught up on some reading. One click led to another, and I found myself on the …

Social Media: LinkedIn Is FINALLY Jumping On The Mentions Bandwagon

Nancy MyrlandAll Posts, LinkedIn, Social Media 4 Comments

I know LinkedIn has been avoiding getting all Facebookified, and didn’t want their mostly business-minded site to get all Twitterized, and certainly not all Google Plussy, but this is looooong overdue. Beginning today, LinkedIn will begin rolling out the ability to “mention” other users in our updates. Hallelujah! Some might find this obnoxious, and don’t look forward to their inboxes …

Myrland Marketing Moment: LinkedIn Skills’ Endorsements…Should You Reciprocate?

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Myrland Marketing Moments are short, direct, to-the-point Marketing words of advice that only take a “Moment” to read. For more on LinkedIn Skills’ Endorsements, you might find these two posts informative: LinkedIn Skills’ Endorsements: What’s Going On? and LinkedIn Skills’ Endorsements – Part 2: Take Control of Your Skills Nancy Myrland is a Marketing and Business Development Plan Consultant, and …

LinkedIn Skills’ Endorsements, Part 2: Take Control Of Your Skills

Nancy MyrlandLinkedIn, Social Media 11 Comments

After writing my 1st post about LinkedIn’s New Skills’ Endorsements, a frustrated connection in one of my LinkedIn groups asked why skills that have nothing to do with her skills are being added and endorsed by her connections. She felt these skills were at odds with her expertise, and wanted to know why it’s happening. First, LinkedIn offers others suggested …

LinkedIn Skills Endorsements: What’s Going On?

Nancy MyrlandAll Posts, LinkedIn, Social Media 13 Comments

LinkedIn has been very busy this week. They just rolled out a new feature called Skills Endorsements that allows your 1st degree connections to “endorse” your skills and expertise with one click. It is an interesting feature as it allows the credibility that can come from others speaking up on your behalf. Some might say it is a bit Klout-like in …