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LinkedIn’s New Czar: Remover Of Useful Things

Posted by on 11 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: About the Service, Applications, Connections


That’s the position I have to believe is running the show these days.

I mean – what else could explain all of the recent events?

Answers – closed down.

RSS – crippled and closing.

Sending messages to your contacts through tags/labels – no longer functioning.

Let’s consider it…

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How Many LinkedIn Connections Should I Have?

Posted by on 29 Jan 2013 | Tagged as: Connections


I’m approaching a LinkedIn milestone, 500+ connections, and thought I’d take some time to talk about numbers.

New users are often very concerned about how many people they connect to, and how quickly they should grow their connections.

It’s all good if you connect to people you know and trust at every chance you get.

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Backup Your LinkedIn Profile And Contacts Today!

Posted by on 09 Aug 2012 | Tagged as: Connections, Profiles


Please consider this week’s “safety” message: backup your profile and contacts today because I said so.

(And even if you have before, it’s probably been too long since then)

And here’s a bug alert – exporting contacts with Chrome appears to be broken…

Changing LinkedIn Usage Styles – From Quantity To Quality

Posted by on 28 Jun 2012 | Tagged as: Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Heading over to the mailbag for a letter today! T… asks about fixing up his LinkedIn presence. He says:

Until I read your posts I just asked people to join me a bit ad hoc. … [So I was interested in] an article on how to rectify the mistakes if you are already on LinkedIn and have “farmed” contacts?

I’ve implied some things about that sort of situation over the years, but it sounds like a great topic for today.

Let’s have a look.

Customize LinkedIn Invitations – If You Can!

Posted by on 29 May 2012 | Tagged as: Connections, Groups


One of the earliest bits of advice I gave LinkedIn users was to customize messages.

Unfortunately that’s not as easy as it used to be…

Connecting To The Competition

Posted by on 26 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Connections


Let’s talk about some LinkedIn advice that I’ve seen others offer – connecting to people you compete against.

And I’m not meaning complementary services, situations where you’ve partnered in the past, or best friends where you’ve both entered the same field – I mean the people that will take bread off your plate.

You’d think keeping them at a distance would be the smart thing to do…

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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


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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Repost – Twelve Days Of LinkedIn

Posted by on 13 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: Applications, Connections, Etiquette, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search


Since it happens to be 12 days before the big day, I thought it might be fun to point out the “Twelve Days of LinkedIn” video. Short, unaccompanied, and hopefully worth a chuckle or two…

To your continued success,


Steven Tylock

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