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LinkedIn Updates My Group Digest Setting

Posted by on 13 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Groups


News flash – LinkedIn has proactively updated one of my group email settings, and I think they did it properly!-)

This change is unusual, and is probably more beneficial than not, so let’s have a look.

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Success With LinkedIn Groups

Posted by on 02 May 2011 | Tagged as: Groups


If group membership is an indicator of the strengths of the LinkedIn group feature, things are working well.

April’s poll asked how many groups readers belonged to.

If something isn’t working, people won’t spend time on it. As a proxy then, if groups didn’t work, people wouldn’t spend time joining them – but they are – check it out.

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Weaving Tangled LinkedIn Webs

Posted by on 23 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Groups, Introductions


You’ve got to hand it to an organization that rolls out successive features and then makes changes that break things in a complex web later on.

Oh sure, LinkedIn has always changed things on the fly, as they wanted, without much notice or consideration – but now that the system is more complex, sometimes the pieces don’t fit together nicely any longer.

Let’s have a look at sending messages to fellow group members.

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Groups With Nice Members

Posted by on 19 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: Groups


Group functionality has come a long way on LinkedIn since the early days, and one of the aspects that is a must for successful group interactions and livelihood is the attitude of members.

Let’s look at some of the ways it might be one of my favorite linked things…

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Favorite Linked Things

Posted by on 03 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: About the Service, Connections, Entrepreneurial, Groups, Introductions, Jobs, Profiles, Recommendations, Search, Ways to Use LinkedIn


Here’s a bit of a tribute to LinkedIn for all my readers – I hope you enjoy it!

This thread will also help me start a number of postings over the next few weeks as I cover each of these favorite things – to explain them a little further.

Visiting this site for the first time?

If the video has brought you to The LinkedIn Personal Trainer for the very first time, a bit of an introduction is in order.

Hi – I’m steve!

And I wrote The LinkedIn Personal Trainer as a concise guide to getting started with LinkedIn – and sell it in both paperback and e-book formats.

This site is dedicated to exploring and using LinkedIn as an extension of that book.


I’ve written nearly 200 additional articles about new features, happenings in the LinkedIn world, and reader questions – and they’re all available to you through the “Archives”, “Categories”, and “Search” sections off in the header or right column.

Reader feedback

I’m always interested in the issues you face and looking for material for articles, so please don’t be a stranger. If you leave a comment, or send me a note, I’ll do my very best to respond quickly.

Like what you read?

And lastly, if you like what you’ve read here, please sign up for the email feed (or RSS if you prefer that) in the top right corner.

When you enter your email address, I’ll give you a short note whenever a new article is posted – so you don’t have to keep checking back.

The email will include the headline and first paragraph of the topic – and if you’re not interested, just delete it and move on.  If the topic is of interest, there will be a link to click over for the full article.

And spread the word

Perhaps the biggest thing you can do to help me, is to spread the word about this site. If you learned something here, recommend the to others.

As always, I remain committed to your continued success,


Steven Tylock

LinkedIn Groups – Getting Social

Posted by on 28 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Groups


LinkedIn recently offered a significant update to the groups function.

Looking back – I covered the last update in September / October 2008, so it looks like the folks at LinkedIn reviewed that effort and turned it into an eighteen month update cycle.

Let’s have a look.

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Adding an RSS Feed to your LinkedIn Group News

Posted by on 04 Jan 2010 | Tagged as: Groups


Happy 2010 to everyone – let’s start the year out with some practical advice.

After the LIPSO post, the last of 2009, a reader asked if I would drop article summaries into their LinkedIn Group.  With a bit of investigating, I decided I couldn’t commit to that, but did suggest that the reader just add this site’s RSS feed to the Group’s News site – and then the short opening to an article would appear automatically.

Her response – could I outline how to do that;-)

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LinkedIn Sub-Groups – Just Like A Group – But Special

Posted by on 15 Oct 2009 | Tagged as: Groups


Promised myself that I’d get an article out on LinkedIn subgroups before we get snow, and in order to keep that promise, I have to get this article out now!

The concept behind subgroups is probably more sexy than the implementation, but you still want to understand what’s going on…

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