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What’s the difference between connecting, following and contacts on LinkedIn?

On November 23, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

LinkedIn used to be simple – we had connections and that was it, we got it. Back in 2015 LinkedIn released the function for followers to make it easier for people to see good content (don’t get me started on going viral) and in this case LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy to understand when it […]


How to take your contact data back from LinkedIn.

On July 31, 2017 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

It is quite easy to inadvertently give LinkedIn all your contacts details.  Sometimes it overtly asks and other times it’s less obvious like when you install the app. If you have already imported your contacts into LinkedIn from an external address book there may come a time when you want to delete one from your […]


Why connecting with everyone may cause you to lose out.

On July 7, 2016 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

The other day, I was meeting a client for coffee, and he seemed very excited. You’ll never guess how many new contacts I got this week, he said. 72! In a single week! Well, that might sound impressive, but is it really? When I asked my client who these people were, his answer surprised me. […]


Do you back up or export your LinkedIn connections?

On February 11, 2014 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

I often receive notes asking how to back up the connections on a LinkedIn account for a variety of reasons. It might be that you’re trying to extract all the details to populate a customer relationship management (CRM) system adding them to a mailing program (like MailChimp, ConstantContact or others)  just backing them up as […]


Contact, connection or client – LinkedIn Contacts is coming to help you.

On April 30, 2013 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Does CRM mean connection relationship management? With LinkedIn Contacts it does. Having written many times about the importance of knowing the people you connect with and maintaining your relationships we are delighted to see the release details of LinkedIn Contacts and it looks great from what we’ve seen. You might be thinking you already have […]


The new face of LinkedIn

On July 12, 2012 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

For over nine years LinkedIn has had a consistent user interface but all that is about to change. After a long wait LinkedIn is finally in the process of releasing a user interface update and it is starting to make appearances in accounts in the passed two days. The new design takes some elements from […]


Do you know “people you might know” on LinkedIn?

On April 2, 2012 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

One of the often overlooked features on LinkedIn is the people you might know (PYMK) feature on the top right hand side of your LinkedIn homepage (you can find it here. This week LinkedIn released details of the feature update they will be releasing soon across the current 150 million plus users on LinkedIn with […]


Make it meaningful

On May 2, 2011 By James Potter - The Linked In Man

Most people are wishy washy on LinkedIn©, that’s just one reason they don’t get much value out of it. “I’ll connect with you because I know you”. Full stop. What they’re not doing is focusing on value – they’re just collecting people, getting a big list and no results. Every day on LinkedIn© do something […]