8 Ways to Grow Your LinkedIn Connections


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Do you want to expand your LinkedIn network?

Interested in ways to find and attract quality connections?

Growing your LinkedIn network helps establish you as an expert in your field and extends your reach and exposure.

In this article you’ll discover eight ways to develop new LinkedIn connections.

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Discover eight ways to grow LinkedIn connections.

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Social Login Research Reveals User Preferences: This Week in Social Media


social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

New Study: Social Login and Sharing Trends – 2014: A new study from LoginRadius analyzed user preferences for social log-in and social sharing based on data from +120,000 websites and millions of users. Facebook (65%) and Google+ (25%) are the preferred log-in networks with primarily younger consumers (age 18-34) using their social networks to log-in on third-party sites (65%). Only about one-third (35%) of consumers between the ages of 35 and 50 are using social log-ins.

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Facebook Call-to-Action Buttons: This Week in Social Media


social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Brings New Call-to-Action Buttons to Pages: “Designed to bring a business’s most important objective to the forefront of its Facebook presence, call-to-action buttons link to any destination on or off Facebook that aligns with a business’s goals.”

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“Page admins can select from a group of call-to-action buttons—like Shop Now or Sign Up—to add to the top of their page.”

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Social Media Examiner Turns 5 Years Old: This Week in Social Media


social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Social Media Examiner Turns Five Years Old: Five years ago today, we started Social Media Examiner. Wow, how things have grown!

If you’ve been reading for a while, thank you!


Watch this video to see what our peers have to say.

We published our very first article, Top 10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business Blog, by Denise Wakeman, on October 12, 2009.

Here’s what Social Media Examiner looks like today:

  • 287 of the industry’s top social media professionals have written for you here.
  • 1,583 helpful articles have been published.
  • 24.7 million people like you have read our site.
  • 293,000 of your peers subscribe to our daily newsletter.
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More Facebook Page Layout Options: This Week in Social Media


social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Marketers Get More Facebook Page Layout Options: Facebook Page admins now have “more control over the look and functionality” of their Pages.

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“Now, admins can adjust the placement of sections in the top navigation menu and left-column menu.”

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How to Develop a LinkedIn Content Strategy


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Do you have a LinkedIn content strategy?

Do you want to maximize exposure of your content on LinkedIn?

Reach LinkedIn users with professional, valuable content that stands out, and they’re likely a step closer to pursuing a business relationship with you.

In this article, I’ll share four ways content on LinkedIn can help you meet strategic goals.

#1: Publish on the LinkedIn Publishing Platform

LinkedIn recently made waves by announcing that all members will have access to the same content creation and sharing tools that had previously been reserved for hand-picked LinkedIn influencers. (The feature is currently rolling out in waves. If you don’t have it yet, you will soon!)

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Publishing Platform lets you blog right on LinkedIn.

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Twitter Photo Tagging: This Week in Social Media


social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Twitter Rolls Out Photo Tagging on Mobile: “You can tag up to 10 people in a photo and still have all 140 characters at your disposal, making it easier to connect with your friends.”

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“Tagging people in a picture makes conversations around photos fun and easy.”

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Essential LinkedIn Marketing Resources: A Complete Guide


social media how toDo you want to learn how to present yourself and your business on LinkedIn?

Are you looking for a resource to guide your LinkedIn marketing efforts?

Whether you’re using LinkedIn as an individual or as a brand, here you’ll find expert articles to help you develop a LinkedIn marketing plan and find prospects and leads.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of the LinkedIn networking platform.

Create a Presence for Yourself

How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile With Professional Portfolio: Find out how to add images and embed video and SlideShare presentations to your LinkedIn profile so you can highlight achievements and awards, provide social proof and make links to articles more visually interesting.

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Add Professional Portfolio to stand out from the crowd.

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LinkedIn Member Blocking: This Week in Social Media


social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

LinkedIn Announces Member Blocking: This new LinkedIn member blocking feature will be rolled out to all LinkedIn members.

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Use the drop-down menu to block or report a LinkedIn member.

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