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10 Tips To A More Professional LinkedIn Profile

10 Tips To A More Professional LinkedIn Profile | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you are in business, trying to put your startup on the map, new to the working world or focus mostly on non-profit work, LinkedIn is a very good networking tool to help you achieve your professional goals.

Via Mark Strozier, Tony Melling
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Here are some more great tips on LinkedIn.

 

One thing I would suggest around LinkedIn is that you spend time to review and update your profile from time to time - maybe every 90 days and then of course when you add a new skill, certification, job or ....

 

I have not been as good as I should be with this and have it on my plan for this year to be active in ensuring I have the best profile possible!

 

~Stefanie

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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:59 PM

Some useful tips for LinkedIn, especially how to turn off updates whilst updating your profile.

Dave Cottrell's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:35 PM

With so many head hunters using LinkedIn to match prospects with corporations, shouldn't you make sure your profile is a good one?

Abe Soltani's curator insight, April 20, 2013 12:09 AM

very useful

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Stay on top of the latest Social Media news and happenings for tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube as well as emerging tools. Learn how you can use these to grow your brand and business
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22 Best Social Media Books of 2013 & 2014 Reading List

22 Best Social Media Books of 2013 & 2014 Reading List | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
It's back to school time, and here is your social media books reading list, comprised of the best social media books from 2013 and 2014!
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This is a great list of books to read on Social Medial!!  There is still time to finish the list before 2015.

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7 Facebook Hacks to Make Your Website More Sharable

7 Facebook Hacks to Make Your Website More Sharable | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
How you reach people is not limited to your Facebook Page. You reach people with your e-mails, your YouTube videos, mentions in the local newspaper. And you reach people with your website content. Reaching people with your Facebook Page AND your website In the same way that people share your Facebook Page updates with their friends (via…
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Great info on how to improve your social integration with Facebook and your website 

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How I Use Social Media To Drive Traffic to My Latest Blog Post

How I Use Social Media To Drive Traffic to My Latest Blog Post | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
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Social Media is a great way to promote your content.  This post does a great job of outlining a few steps to take to ensure your content is out there socially and hopefully the hits are coming back to your blog from the shares.

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How to Use Twitter Hashtags as a Prospecting Tool |

How to Use Twitter Hashtags as a Prospecting Tool | | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Discover how to choose relevant Twitter hashtags for your business, then use Twitter search to find conversations that put you in touch with prospects.
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Twitter is a great tool to use to target those that are either in the market for your product or service or who can be a great advocate for you.  It is often underutilized though.

 

This post does a great job of showing how to use hashtags to find those people and opportunities.

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The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
It's critical to reevaluate your social media strategy at least once a year, if not quarterly.
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Good Trends to follow this year 

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48 Significant Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics - Plus 7 Infographics

48 Significant Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics - Plus 7 Infographics | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
The social media landscape changes rapidly and keeping up with the latest numbers is a challenge. Here are the latest facts figures and statistics from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn
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These are some great stats around social media sites 

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5 Essential Steps to Success in Social Media Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Essential Steps to Success in Social Media Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Social media accounts for 27 percent of all time spent online. It must be part of your marketing. Here are the 5 steps to success in social media marketing
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Sometimes a plan for getting started can help - here are 5 steps that can help you build that plan when working with your social media

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5 LinkedIn Marketing Tips to Optimize Your Social Media Success

5 LinkedIn Marketing Tips to Optimize Your Social Media Success | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Image source: Slideshare Last week we published the first Social Media Marketing World conference eBook and while it's had over 15,000 views on Slideshare
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LinkedIn is a very powerful tool.  Lately there has been a lot of tips posted on how to really use it and this is another great set.

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25 Social Media Tasks the Pros NEVER Forget

25 Social Media Tasks the Pros NEVER Forget | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
If you're taking the advice of this and most other internet marketing blogs and harnessing the power of social media this infographic from Top Dog Media is just for you. It gives you 25 tasks you s...
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This is a great infographic of things that you need to do daily to build up your social media presence!!!  #socialmedia

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5 Perfect Headlines and Why They Work

5 Perfect Headlines and Why They Work | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
The headline is the first and sometimes only impression that you make upon a reader. If your headline isn’t catchy enough to hold a reader’s interest then they will move on and read something else. You have one shot to get it right and keep people reading. 1. 5 Things You MUST Know About (Insert […]
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This is a great read from @shoemoney on headlines and why they work.  In my opinion the headlines that he shares are also great at giving ideas for some blog posts.

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4 Social Media Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing |

4 Social Media Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing | | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Find out how these 4 social media tools can help you manage your social media community better and build a successful social media presence.
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I love tools - especially if they create value.  This post shows some great ways to use some tools in your social media marketing to help streamline things and become more effective.

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25 Social Media Marketing Experts You Need to Know - According to LinkedIn

25 Social Media Marketing Experts You Need to Know - According to LinkedIn | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
According to LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, these are 25 social media marketing experts you need to know.
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Twitter Promotion, How to Encourage Others to Promote for You

Twitter Promotion, How to Encourage Others to Promote for You | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Podcast 81, in this episode you'll discover 5 different ways you can use Twitter promotion to get others to share what you have to offer.
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Would you like a little more Twitter Love?  ( AKA Twitter Promotion) this post does a great job of providing some strategies on how to get this.

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25 of the Best Newsletters and Tools to Discover Shareable Content

25 of the Best Newsletters and Tools to Discover Shareable Content | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
A huge list of sources for shareable content that your followers will love. Always have amazing stories on hand to share.
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Sharing great content is a huge part of a a successful online marketing strategy, both your own and others content.  This is a great list that Buffer has put together with several sources to find and source great content.

 

You want to ensure to sprinkle your own content in there too, but you also want to share so be sure to check out this list for great resources.

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Delighting People in 140 Characters: An Inside Look at JetBlue's Customer Service Success

Delighting People in 140 Characters: An Inside Look at JetBlue's Customer Service Success | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Get a behind-the-scenes look at JetBlue's famous social media customer service experience.
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Are you confused on the best way of using Twitter in your business?  Customer Service is a great way to use Twitter.  One company that is in the forefront with this is JetBlue.  This post shows some things that JetBlue does to really nail how to use Twitter for this purpose.

 

They respond quickly online and they even take it a step further and reach out in person when they can.

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12 Resources to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile |

12 Resources to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile | | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
A collection of expert articles to help you make the most of your LinkedIn Profile by refining your headline, summary, work history, endorsements and more.
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Great tips on improving your LinkedIn Profile.

 

With it being Spring Time it is a great time to spend some time on your social media profiles and make sure they are in tip top shape.  ( I have this on my calendar for this month).

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How To Stop People From Congratulating You Every Time You Tweak Your LinkedIn Profile

How To Stop People From Congratulating You Every Time You Tweak Your LinkedIn Profile | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
When you don't want the whole world to know that you've tweaked your job title.
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Great tips to keep in mind while updating your profile on LinkedIn this spring :)

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How To Download All Your Personal Data From Facebook

How To Download All Your Personal Data From Facebook | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Use this feature to download all your personal information from Facebook.
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Very useful info to grab your data from Facebook 

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These 7 Tips Will Supercharge Your Social Media Strategies

These 7 Tips Will Supercharge Your Social Media Strategies | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Move beyond brand exposure to real business benefits and supercharge your social media strategies with these actionable tips.
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Great tips for supercharging your social media strategies !!!

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10 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers - Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers - Jeffbullas's Blog | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Twitter is starting to gain momentum as marketers realise it is a powerful platform for distributing content. So how do you get more Twitter followers
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Thanks Jeff Bullas for sharing great tips on growing your twitter followers.  Twitter can really be an effective powerful way to grow your exposure and reach.

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Riding the Waves of Social Media - 38 Tips from the Pros #SMMW14 eBook

Riding the Social Media Waves is a conference eBook from Social Media Examiner and TopRank Marketing. It includes 38 tips from top social media experts and s...
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Worth the read to grab some great tips from some of the social media pros (#socialmedia)

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How To Nab A Job Using LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile"

How To Nab A Job Using LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
If you're looking for new job opportunities, you already know how important it is to have eyes on your LinkedIn profile. Now the networking site's new...
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If you are a job seeker or even looking for more consulting work LinkedIn is a wonderful tool for you to be using.  There have been a lot of redesigns lately that if you take advantage of can also provide you an edge.  If you haven't taken time to look at the who's viewed your profile this is one of them.

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29 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros |

29 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros | | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
Discover 29 hot social media tools from the pros that will help you enhance your social media marketing and simplify your job.
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4 Pinterest Mindsets: Can Knowing These Improve Your Marketing?

4 Pinterest Mindsets: Can Knowing These Improve Your Marketing? | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
To effectively use Pinterest as part of your company’s marketing strategy, you have to understand the different Pinterest mindsets of users.
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Mindset is very important when evaluating your buyer - now it can be applied to pinterest users to help you market to them 

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How to Sell on Facebook [Video]

How to Sell on Facebook [Video] | The Social Media Scoop from Stefanie Blackburn | Scoop.it
In this video I cover How to Sell on Facebook using targeted audiences, sharing content, and collecting email addresses.
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This is a great video showing the steps to take when you want to sell on Facebook.

 

The first steps are not selling but building and growing a relevant audience and then earning trust.   This has to happen before asking for the sale 

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