8 Keys to Using LinkedIn: LinkedIn is unlike any other social networking site. It’s not a social networking tool, but rather a professional networking tool

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It’s geared toward business and business members. LinkedIn is a powerful business networking platform used by over 10 Million members.

Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to build your business. If used properly LinkedIn can help you find, and get found by, more than 40million members.

1. Recommendations – Recommendations are a great way to establish that you are trusted and trusting. Give great recommendations to your contacts that you have worked with. Ask for recommendations from your contact that are willing to provide testimonials.

2. Update your profile – When something in your business or work changes you should update your profile so your contacts will always have your most up to date information.

3. Grow your network – In order to increase your network you should first invite your contacts. Connect to everyone that you know and trust on LinkedIn. Now ask your first level contact to introduce you to their first level contact. Those are the contact that your contacts know and you would like to know.

4. Optimize your profile – When creating your profile opt for full view to allow LinkedIn to let Google index your profile. LinkedIn profiles receive a fairly high page rank in Google which helps influence what people see when they search for you. Also customize your public profile’s URL to be your actual name or business name instead of using the default URL provided. To strengthen the visibility of your page in search engines, use this link in all of your marketing material

5. Participate in groups – Join a few groups that are related to your market or niche. Become active in these groups by posting a new topic or replying to a questioned asked.

6. Answer questions – Become an expert in your field by answering questions posted by other LinkedIn members. You can also ask questions to get advice from LinkedIn members as well

7. Use widgets – LinkedIn has added some great widgets that you can use to your benefit. You can import the WordPress widget to your LinkedIn account so your contacts can see you latest blog post. You can also import your Twitter stream so your network can stay up to date.

8. Status update – This is similar to Facebook. You can let you network know what’s happening with you and your business. You can also link your updates to your Twitter account.

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