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Old 3rd July 2011, 03:46 PM   #11
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Does anyone know if 'linkedin' has a direct effect with regards to SEO? or is it more of a tool for direct communication..

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Old 9th July 2011, 04:13 AM   #12

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it depends.

Linkedin is the no 1 professional networking site. Try linkedin ads as well engage with groups.


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Old 26th July 2011, 05:16 PM   #13

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The best thing about LinkedIn to me, is you can post jobs, and get higher quality candidates compared to other job websites. You can also search for candidates very easily. This will be especially useful when your company starts in the growth phase.

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Old 29th July 2011, 09:04 AM   #14

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Linkedin is probably one of the least spammed website out there. It is great for directly connecting with people or networks of different kind. They allow good advertising that will surely get to your preferred niche. It is where all the professionals are. It is great how they do things on there.

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Old 15th October 2011, 09:45 PM   #15
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Participation in LinkedIn has a strong SEO effect. You need to know how to optimize your profile on LinkedIn.

I opened a new group there 'Small Business SEO Experts'. Everybody is invited. Yes, I happen to know how to optimize profile among other things. Actually, I will post some thoughts there.

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Old 25th October 2011, 03:09 PM   #16
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Linkedin is one of the most effective way to market your business to the world. But of course considering some things are still intact in this. For example your business must have a services for others, and etc.

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Old 26th October 2011, 02:49 AM   #17
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I think the best way to use Linkedin is to get involved in Groups related to your niche and use Linkedin Answers.

Also link your Blog & Twitter posts to it so you are delivering valuable content to your followers.

It is also a great way to get introduced to people that are Linkedin with someone you know who can do the introducing, playing on the "social proof" phenomenon.

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Old 28th October 2011, 03:27 AM   #18

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Actually I haven't used LinkedIn yet, but when I have read the thread, it came to my mind why not engage with LinkedIn for my social media strategies. (This is also a social media site right?)


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Old 29th October 2011, 02:28 PM   #19
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Linkedin can be a great way of building contacts. I find it a lot more productive than facebook. Unfortunately I don't devote enough time to it to get the most out of it.

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Old 6th November 2011, 06:32 AM   #20
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According to a April 2011 study from ROI Research and Performics, 59% of online consumers rate having a LinkedIn account 4 or 5 on a five-point importance scale, compared to 53% giving this level of importance to having a FB account. So the potential is definitely great, it just has to be utilized properly, by networking, and developing relationships with your target audience.

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