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Why Your Business Should Make Time for LinkedIn [Infographic]

Why Your Business Should Make Time for LinkedIn [Infographic] | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Since launching 10 years ago, the professional networking site has exploded in popularity. Here is how businesses can take advantage of LinkedIn.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Here's How To REALLY Use LinkedIn

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's How To REALLY Use LinkedIn | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential.

 

With just a little bit of effort you will see how the powerful social site can help you market yourself and your business far more than you imagined.

 

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Bringing you insights into LinkedIn Groups with our new statistics dashboard

Bringing you insights into LinkedIn Groups with our new statistics dashboard | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered which LinkedIn Groups would be most valuable to your career? Have you explored new groups and wondered, how active is this group, is this the group for me, or what kind of professionals are in this group?

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How LinkedIn Brought $72,000 in Sales for PostcardMania

How LinkedIn Brought $72,000 in Sales for PostcardMania | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

These days, it doesn’t take long to find a Facebook or Twitter success story. Businesses that wisely use the tools see a payoff.But LinkedIn? The stodgier cousin of the group? Not so much.

 

Yet for PostcardMania, a fast-growing, Florida-based postcard marketing company, unlocking LinkedIn has been a bottom-line booster. It’s not just for job searchers anymore.

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The Verticalization Of Professional Networks Begins: Is It A Threat To LinkedIn?

The Verticalization Of Professional Networks Begins: Is It A Threat To LinkedIn? | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

More and more, we are seeing the emergence of "vertical" professional social networks: networks dedicated to a specific type of occupation with specialized tools.

 

Are these a threat to LinkedIn, the biggest, and more generalist, professional social network?

 

As we argued in our study of network effects, generalist networks can be undermined by more focused vertical upstarts. Is this going to happen to LinkedIn?

 

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How do you stack up against other LinkedIn users? (infographic)

How do you stack up against other LinkedIn users? (infographic) | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

LinkedIn is clearly the social network of choice for business users, with 61 percent saying it is their number one login for business networking.

 

 

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LeftOut of LinkedIn: Women missing from networking site

LeftOut of LinkedIn:  Women missing from networking site | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

To women, the name of the professional networking site that is all the rage should really be LinkedOut.

While more and more men are finding their business connections the newfangled electronic way, women are decidedly old-fashioned. They still seem to prefer to network face-to-face.

 

According to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, women dominate most social-networking sites. The exception is LinkedIn, which is used by only half as many women as men.

 

“There are a couple of reasons for this,” Nicole Williams, LinkedIn’s Connection Director and author of the book “Girl on Top,” explains. “To begin with, women tend to network in person more predominantly than online. Additionally, while men are more comfortable asking for introductions or reaching out to second- and third-level networks, women prefer to create deeper connections with or through people they know.”

 

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Constant Contact Survey of Small Business Owners Finds Increasing Numbers Now View LinkedIn and Twitter as Effective for Their Business

Constant Contact Survey of Small Business Owners Finds Increasing Numbers Now View LinkedIn and Twitter as Effective for Their Business | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Despite much debate over the value of social networks to small business marketing, recent data from Constant Contact®, Inc.indicates that small businesses are increasingly seeing the value of social media platforms across the board, and, in particular, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Eighty percent of respondents surveyed in December 2012 said they conduct social media marketing and, when asked which social media platform was the most effective for their organization, the always-dominant Facebook won out at 82 percent.

 

More notable was the fact that 29 percent said LinkedIn was effective for their business, an increase of 19 percentage points compared to a similar Constant Contact Small Business survey last spring, and 25 percent said Twitter, a rise of 18 percentage points from last spring.

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LinkedIn now the social media platform of choice

LinkedIn now the social media platform of choice | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Nowadays there is a vast array of social media platforms for people to choose from, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and MySpace. An interesting article I recently read shows that for the first time, LinkedIn was voted as the most important social media platform. This was based on a survey of nearly 3,000 active social network users conducted by ROI Research and sponsored by Performics.

 

When asked how important it is to an individual to having an account on each of those social media platforms, LinkedIn was voted as the platform of choice by 59 percent of those active social networking users. Twitter came in second at 58 percent, YouTube came in third at 55 percent, followed by Facebook at 53 percent.

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4 things you probably didn’t know about LinkedIn | Articles

4 things you probably didn’t know about LinkedIn | Articles | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

It’s the social media website that could.

 

LinkedIn has been around longer than you probably realize, but only recently does it seem like anyone who’s anyone uses it. But how much do you know about the premiere professional social media website?

 

It’s no secret that the professional network is growing leap and bounds, but did you know that a new member joins every second?

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LinkedIn Study: Women Too Picky About Mentors?

LinkedIn Study: Women Too Picky About Mentors? | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

A new LinkedIn study indicates, in spite of the fact it's been proven having a mentor can advance your career, one in five women in America do not have a mentor. When asked why, 52% of those who don't have mentors said it was because they had "never encountered someone appropriate." What?!? Ladies, c'mon now! This response tells me three possible things:

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LinkedIn by the Numbers: 131 Million Members, 1 Million Groups, 400% Mobile Growth

LinkedIn by the Numbers: 131 Million Members, 1 Million Groups, 400% Mobile Growth | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

LinkedIn‘s growth metrics are up: The professional social network now has 131 million members and more than a million groups, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner told listeners on an earnings call.

 

Weiner says more than 15 million people joined the business social network in the third quarter of 2011. That’s a boost of 63% compated to the growth rate this time last year.

 

Full story:  http://on.mash.to/uRt4TD

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Facebook Not A Threat, LinkedIn Claims

Facebook Not A Threat, LinkedIn Claims | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

People with advanced degrees are three times more likely to use LinkedIn, says LinkedIn exec Reid Hoffman at Web 2.0 Summit.

 

LinkedIn co-founder and executive chairman Reid Hoffman answered the challenge posed by Facebook-connected upstart professional networks, who paint his brainchild as an aging social network whose time has passed, at Web 2.0 Summit.

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A Guide to Generating Leads on LinkedIn

A Guide to Generating Leads on LinkedIn | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

To me, LinkedIn has always seemed like more of a place to hunt for a new gig than anything else. And since I haven't been in the job market for a while, I've paid it little mind.

 

Plus, I've always thought LinkedIn was kind of ... well, boring. If Facebook is a rave at a hip downtown hot spot, LinkedIn is a stuffy reception with piped-in music at one of those soulless function facilities conveniently located at the end of an exit ramp.

Does that sound harsh? For sure. But now I've realized that I couldn't have been more wrong.

 

While the early adopters flock to Google+ and our kids and moms become power-users on Facebook, LinkedIn is where business gets done. Execs from all Fortune 500 companies are there, and 59 percent of those active on social networking sites say LinkedIn is their platform of choice over Facebook or Twitter, up from 41 percent who called LinkedIn their most important social account a year earlier, according to a June report by Performics and ROI Research.

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