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Stop Bothering Me LinkedIn!

Posted by on 13 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service

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Not mine – but words I hear often enough.

This phrase, or something like, is currently the number one comment or email topic I receive. It has been enough to push me into several articles about the subject – and apparently one more.

It isn’t advice I like to give out, but if you’ve had enough of LinkedIn, this is the article for you.

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Top 10 Articles In 2011 On The LinkedIn Personal Trainer

Posted by on 29 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Applications, Connections, Entrepreneurial, Etiquette, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Outside LinkedIn, Polls, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Let’s take a moment to ring out 2011 and look back at some of the most read articles for the year.

It’s been an interesting one with the release of The Revised LinkedIn Personal Trainer and the public stock offering from LinkedIn. (The later of which didn’t make much of an impact here…)

It’s hard to compare an article written in January against an article written in November – the one’s just been around a whole lot longer to attract attention. So I’ve used a bit of a weighting to try to factor that in.

And so – here they are – the top ten articles from 2011…

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The Most Over Hyped Advice About Overused LinkedIn Descriptors

Posted by on 19 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Profiles

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If you follow any of the mainstream media about LinkedIn you’ve probably been hounded to “remove these overused words from your profile!”

Please allow me to set your mind at easy – there’s no reason to worry.

I’d be happy if any one of you tells me you’ve spent time on your profile and used half of those words!

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When Marketing Goes Awry

Posted by on 08 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections

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The marketing folks at LinkedIn have apparently rolled out more than one update.

Earlier in the week I showed how uninspiring I found their plea to use the profile-skills feature.

They did it again before the ink was dry on that article – you’ll love this.

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How Well Do You Really Know And Use LinkedIn?

Posted by on 03 Nov 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Consider this challenge – four years ago it was easier to convince people that holding a training session on LinkedIn was a good idea. It was new, didn’t have any real help facilities, and wasn’t the most straight forward to understand.

But a couple months back I proposed an event that coincided with the release of The Revised LinkedIn Personal Trainer and was essentially rebuffed – the group members didn’t think they’d get much value from it.

And that’s why we came up with this quiz…

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Missing Profile and Connection Updates On LinkedIn

Posted by on 27 May 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service

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Several recent conversations and emails have started: “I made a change on LinkedIn and don’t see it…”

It seems to be happening quite a bit – you’ve connected with an old friend, but then LinkedIn isn’t showing that you are connected. Just what’s going on?

Let’s have a look.

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Even More Unwelcome LinkedIn Email!

Posted by on 24 May 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service

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This article is for all those people who don’t want to use LinkedIn.

Now my core readers are probably wondering “What the heck is Steve thinking?” But if you trust me and read on, I bet you’ll still get something out of this thread…

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LinkedIn’s IPO Seems To Be Doing Fine

Posted by on 19 May 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service

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LinkedIn became a publicly traded stock today under the ticker LNKD, and appears to be headed in the right direction for those holding the stock.

I never chimed in on this discussion during the runup, but thought it might be nice to look today.

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