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LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters

LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn -- the social network for professionals that's now a part of Microsoft -- has long been working on ways to get its 465 million users to stay on the..
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I suppose it had to happen - now LinkedIn has their version of Stories but interestingly, it is driven by a mix of tech and human curation . . .
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LinkedIn And Hashtags Are Now #BestFriends

LinkedIn And Hashtags Are Now #BestFriends | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
About time, says I - Hot Linking news! You can now use hashtags in your LinkedIn posts . . .
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That was always a very strange anomaly with LinkedIn but all is now rectified, which will also help with tracking campaign hashtags in LI too . . .
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Introducing LinkedIn Elevate: Helping Companies Empower Their Employees To Share Content

Introducing LinkedIn Elevate: Helping Companies Empower Their Employees To Share Content | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Lots of professionals share content – like articles, blog posts, and presentations – on social and professional networks to strengthen their professional brands. And lots of companies share content on social and professional networks to attract talent, and market and sell their products and services. But relatively few companies recognize
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Employee advocacy is a hot topic right now. Did you know that 41% of people think a company´s employees rank higher in public trust than the PR department or even the CEO? LinkedIn´s new tool called Engage dips its toes into leveraging employees for the good of the company . . .

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8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users

8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here are eight ways to get a leg up on the LinkedIn competition.
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So you think you know all about LinkedIn? Well this post is full of extra tips and tricks you might not be aware of, particularly if you're using LI to help you get a new job. My favourite is the first one . . .

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Agi Anderson's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:45 AM

LinkedIn is so powerful! Most Real Pros really do not know how to leverage LinkedIn.

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How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+

How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+ | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
In this post, we'll go over the universal principles of a great social media bio -- regardless of the network. We'll also take a look at the big social media networks -- Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ -- and discover how to make the most of ...
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In a social media world, how you come across on your channels will have a lot to do with whether people trust you and want to do business with you. Here are some great tips from Courtney Seiter, Head of Content Marketing @Buffer . . .

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Corie Brown's curator insight, July 23, 2014 8:10 AM

Great advice for crafting effective bios on social media platforms...

Kathy Shelburne's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:04 AM

Make your bio unique and avoid those overused words and phrases. Focus on what you've done not what you are capable of doing! Be funny and memorable.

XDS Marketing's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:02 AM

In this new age of social media, how you display your character on your social channels will have a lot to do with how people trust you and want to engage... Showing true identity is essential to creating that  trust!

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How to Build Social Media Into Your Content Marketing Processes

How to Build Social Media Into Your Content Marketing Processes | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
In this fourth installment of CMI's Back to Basics series, we outline the basics of developing a content plan for social media, and will also share key elements of CMI's plan as a working example. ...
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Really love this strategic approach to differentiating content depending on the strength of each channel . . .

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The Importance Of Storytelling In Social Recruitment

The Importance Of Storytelling In Social Recruitment | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The importance of storytelling in social recruitment can't be denied. It's a very effective way to explain complex and nuanced issues to people. #social recruiting
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Your employees are potentially your best brand ambassadors. Do they tell the story of your business on social media? . . .

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How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile With Professional Portfolio

How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile With Professional Portfolio | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Professional Portfolio to display visual content to maximize your exposure on LinkedIn and better showcase your unique professional story.
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Love this post on how to make your LinkedIn profile more professional. Definitely a job for when there's a lull in Christmas festivities . . .

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LinkedIn’s New Showcase Pages Allow Companies To Highlight Specific Products And Projects | TechCrunch

LinkedIn’s New Showcase Pages Allow Companies To Highlight Specific Products And Projects | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is announcing a new feature called a Showcase Page that will allow businesses on the professional networking site to target the fans of a specific..
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This new feature from LinkedIn means you can showcase up to 10 of your projects or products. Could work for many companies including my own . . .

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It’s a woman’s (social media) world

It’s a woman’s (social media) world | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The average gap between the proportion of men and women who use social media
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Pinterest still has a 5 -1, female to male ratio but twitter is ever-so-slightly male biased. Here's the lowdown on the social battle of the sexes . . .

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Introducing a New Look for LinkedIn Groups [INFOGRAPHIC]

Introducing a New Look for LinkedIn Groups [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Groups, one of our most popular products on LinkedIn, is getting a major redesign with a beautiful new look and feel.
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Following LinkedIn's recent makeovers, now Groups get the visual makeover. What do you think? . . .

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How LinkedIn transformed itself into a beautiful mobile butterfly

How LinkedIn transformed itself into a beautiful mobile butterfly | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

 

SAN FRANCISCO — When you use LinkedIn’s mobile apps today, you might not even notice the series of bounces, slides, and pops that take place under your fingers. But you’ll definitely feel their combined effect, a very deliberate manipulation on LinkedIn’s part to make their app feel special, light, beautiful, and useful in your hand.

 

This focus on experience was the topic of a chat today between VentureBeat founder Matt Marshall and Deep Nishar, LinkedIn’s senior vice president of products and user experience, at MobileBeat 2013.


Via Anita Windisman, Gerrit Bes
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LinkedIn gets sexy on your mobile! Check it out . . .

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Gerrit Bes's comment, July 12, 2013 3:52 AM
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Why your CEO should be plugged into the social mediasphere

Why your CEO should be plugged into the social mediasphere | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
It would be impossible for the modern CEO not to recognise the value of social media in keeping their company at the forefront of their market.
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Does your CEO tweet, post and blog? This a great post on how it greatly could benefit your company . . .

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LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, owing a lot to its purchase of Lynda  . . .

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, owing a lot to its purchase of Lynda  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2..
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Very interesting that LinkedIn is pushing its training offer as part of the overall re-design of the channel . . .

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How to Connect With Influencers on Social Media . . .

How to Connect With Influencers on Social Media  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to get the attention of influencers? Discover how to find and connect with influencers on social media.
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Whether your building a new business or looking for speakers for your event, social media can help you find influencers in you area in a number of ways. This post by Dasheroo's John Hingley (@GetDasheroo) explores how . . .

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18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid - Part 1

18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid - Part 1 | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Social media marketing isn't rocket science, however there are an incredible amount of details, nuances and procedures that not only take time to understand, they're changing on a daily basis. If y...
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Its not only amateurs - I've seen many so-called professionals committing some of these social media crimes too. The truth is we're all learning all the time and this list of "don't dos" from Bundlepost is really worth studying. Oh, and, DON'T DO NUMBER 2!! . . .

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Toni Nunn's curator insight, August 16, 2014 1:03 PM
Worth a read just to remind yourself.
Sylvie BH's curator insight, August 28, 2014 6:27 AM

Des erreurs à ne pas commettre pour ne pas faire avec les médias sociaux ce qu'on ne ferait pas IRL. 

Greg Arnaz's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:48 PM

PHO-G's Marketing

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LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context

LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn's flagship app has gotten a major overhaul.
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LinkedIn is putting relationships to the fore with this redesign of the mobile offer. What do you think? . . .

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9 LinkedIn Marketing Tips From the Pros

9 LinkedIn Marketing Tips From the Pros | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you wondering what LinkedIn marketing tips work best today? Here's what the pros are doing now to boost their LinkedIn marketing.
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Here are some great tips from Cindy King to help you get LinkedIn working better for you and your business . . .

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François Lanthier's curator insight, July 14, 2014 11:30 AM

#Fransoix

Abou Al-Ela's curator insight, July 21, 2014 5:11 AM

are you want to improve your marketing campaign in LinkedIn,

so its yours

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PHO-G's Marketing

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to make the most of your LinkedIn profile? This article reveals special features that enable you to make the most of your LinkedIn network.
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Great blog post on how to use some of LinkedIn's features to make you profile more professional . . .

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LinkedIn Introduces New Insights to See Who's Viewed Your Profile

LinkedIn Introduces New Insights to See Who's Viewed Your Profile | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered who is checking you out on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn's Who's Viewed Your Profile feature includes new visual analytics and insights into your potential professional suitors.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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This looks like a great bit functionality that future employers will be interested in . . .

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:35 AM

LinkedIn komt met nieuwe, gevisualiseerde statistieken over bezoeken aan je profiel. 

Agi Anderson's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:59 AM

So who's been viewing you?

Heather Koroll's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:14 PM

add your insight...

 
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6 Random Tips for the Most Popular Social Platforms Right Now

6 Random Tips for the Most Popular Social Platforms Right Now | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
You probably have signed up for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and even Google Plus... but are you seeing actual results? If not, these tips will help you!
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Some great engagement tips from Daniel Sharkov . .  . 

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10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Social Media Manager

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Social Media Manager | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The day has come for hiring a Social Media manager. How will you know who measures up and who's a poseur? Ask these 10 questions of your candidate.
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Some great tips and insights for anyone recruting a social media professional . . . 

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How to Build a LinkedIn Marketing Plan that Delivers Ongoing Results | Social Media Examiner

How to Build a LinkedIn Marketing Plan that Delivers Ongoing Results | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn for business: here's a complete guide to create the marketing strategy you need for your business to be successful on LinkedIn
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Are you getting the most out of LinkedIn? Here's some great tips on using the channel for targeted marketing . . .

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Socially Good 's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:18 AM

Great marketing tips here.

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Three Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry | Social Media Examiner

Three Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here's how one business in a B2B niche market increased their blog readership and developed relationships with customers and influential industry leaders.
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Great case-study blog post with ideas for "drilling" (sorry!) to find your most influential followers and build yourself up as a thought leader . . .

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5 Ways to Generate More Business From LinkedIn

5 Ways to Generate More Business From LinkedIn | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here's how to use LinkedIn for your business. Follow these steps to create a strong business network on LinkedIn and cultivate leads.
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LinkedIn has massive potential to help you and your business but are you getting the best out of it? Here are some excellnet tips to improve your LinkedIn presence . . .

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