• LinkedIn Routine

    Posted on May 2nd, 2012 Sharyn No comments

    I was number 78 to join Linkedin, I believe it was early in 2003. I was taking a Business Management course at San Jose State University when the instructor brought Reid Hoffman in to our class to talk about Social Media and how it impacts businesses and how he believed it would be the wave of the future. Reid asked if we would sign up for a profile and connect others we knew to our profiles and help him build the site’s membership.

    It wasn’t until eight years later when a client of mine said he knew of a way to have LinkedIn become more effective for me. I had been saying the majority of the users are IT (Computer) professionals and staffing firms looking for IT folks. I had never been able to build a good relationship (in compared to Facebook) with anyone I didn’t already know since it took someone to introduce me to someone they knew before I could make the connection.

    I diligently made connections for others, but never had a single person ever return the favor. It was discouraging and by this time I had shrugged it off (like Tagged and MySpace) as being less than a high priority site such as Facebook had become after 2008 for me.

    But he proved me wrong. I had just started converting my websites (28 at the time) to blogs and testing the productivity of Plugins and Widgets when he told me about using the Groups on LinkedIn.

    I was learning how to use groups on Facebook, so it made sense to me, but LinkedIn was well ahead of Facebook at that time when it came to mature groups, as in 3,000+ members in area specific groups.

    The great thing about the groups is when I asked to be added, 99% of the time, it happened within a couple of days. I learned to put backlinks (a hyperlink) to my sites in concept related groups and develop traffic immediately.

  • LinkedIn

    Posted on May 12th, 2010 Sharyn No comments

    I had signed up for LinkledIn in 2003, just about the time that it launched. I thought it would be a great way meet others in the Bay Area that are in business.

    The challenge was however I had to ask someone who already knew me to introduce me to someone they knew. I had 0% success.

    Then about three months ago I caught up with a business associate in San Jose and he told me how he had learned to use Linked in and I was blown away.

    I did about two months test run on his method and then I was truly blown away. I joined several groups whose topic related to one of my blogs and answered several questions for those who had posted and included a backlink to my blog.

    I ended up with 339 hits to my blog in 24 hours, 225 the next day and stayed over 200 for more than a week, then I posted another comment and have kept the hits up over 300 ever since.

    LinkedIn is an audio program you can download to hear the actual steps it takes to transfer files from your computer to your website/blog.