LinkedIn updates T’s and C’s but is it good or bad news?
On May 16, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn have recently issued a preview of its new terms and conditions that come into effect on the 7 June 2017. There has been much press, speculation and downright scaremongering about this over the last couple of weeks so I wanted to lay out what we know and what we could guess at. LinkedIn has […]ReadMore
LinkedIn founder says most users are doing it wrong!
On May 11, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Interestingly Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, said last week that most users are doing LinkedIn wrong by connecting to everyone! He said … “LinkedIn is a closed network, and for a very simple reason: For the network to have value as an introduction tool, the connections need to have meaning. It’s up to you […]ReadMore
London is the most connected city as LinkedIn breaks half a billion users.
On May 9, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In the last two weeks LinkedIn announced that it has broken half a billion users, up from its previous stated 468 million in October last year. That means more than 1 million more users per week hence more than two new users per second still joining the biggest business social network, and there is no […]ReadMore
What to do when a LinkedIn user is deceased, dead or passed away.
On March 27, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
As we all get older every single day there will be a point where we move on and pass away – not a cheery thought for a blog but bear with me … Many times we are asked how to deal with deceased users, not necessarily by just the family, but also those around them […]ReadMore
LinkedIn puts back home page sort by recent ordering
On March 22, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
There is a furore every time LinkedIn changes the profiles or interface and this most recent refresh was no different. Locations of advanced search, groups and more has changed and little used functionality has been quietly removed. But one function that was removed and missed by many was the ability to sort the homepage on […]ReadMore
How to find the website URL link for your LinkedIn Profile
On March 13, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
LinkedIn lets you have a website link that takes people straight to your LinkedIn profile which is a great way to both drive traffic to your LinkedIn profile, but most importantly see who’s been looking at you either from within LinkedIn or from finding your link on other social sites like Twitter or Facebook. You […]ReadMore
LinkedIn: a helpful tool or a time-soaking distraction? (Part 3 of 3) Time to get serious?
On December 14, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
In our previous blog in this series (found here) we looked at how relevant LinkedIn is to you by demonstrating that there are sufficient people on LinkedIn who could make great clients. Now LinkedIn isn’t just all about sales, it works on many other levels too, and this is what we are going to look […]ReadMore
Understand (and trade in) the currency of recommendations.
On December 8, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
There is no doubt that recommendations help you stand out from your competitors and make you appear as a more credible person to approach. It’s therefore important that you gather as many real recommendations as you can. This means asking for them from people you have worked for in the past, particularly where they can […]ReadMore
The bare essentials required for a successful profile on LinkedIn.
On December 1, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
Ok, you might have a profile on LinkedIn, but does it make you stand out from the crowd of over 450 million other users on LinkedIn? In this blog I am going to walk you through some of the most essential elements of your profile: its visibility, your picture, your headline, experience section, and the […]ReadMore
Excuse me LinkedIn, but where are all my new clients?
On November 23, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man
If you are reading this, and have a LinkedIn profile, you may be wondering why you haven’t had an influx of new business. Isn’t that surely the point of LinkedIn? Shouldn’t you be able to generate more leads, new sales, connect with more of the right people, and solve business problems? Yes, you should. Having […]ReadMore