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Organic content reach is on the decline...again! "It's inevitable, this is what social media companies do" and "All they are interested in is posting more ads" I keep seeing people comment but it really isn't as simple as that. LinkedIn is not an advertising company like Meta, they are a business that primarily generates revenue from subscriptions …
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LinkedIn™️ Groups...Once heralded as a cornerstone of professional networking, their prominence has waned over time. However, amidst the shifting tides, could membership in these groups still hold untapped value? Tracy Bedwell certainly believes so. In this compelling episode, we delve into Tracy's firsthand experiences and unveil the strategic tac…
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We often come across people on LinkedIn™️ who look interesting and produce content we find valuable...so we follow or connect and over time we feel as though we get to know them better. But do we REALLY know them? interesting People interviews are designed to reveal more about the background, personal lives and characteristics of some of our favour…
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Bruce Johnston has been helping people use LinkedIn™️ more effectively for the last 13 years and I've been a follower for 8 years. Bruce is a great wordsmith and one of the more original thinkers out there when it comes to LinkedIn™️ so I thought it was about time to bring him onto the show to share some of his insights.…
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LinkedIn™️ seem to love it, more and more posts are created by it and comment threads are becoming infested with it...so I thought it was time to revisit the topic of AI and try to answer this important question... Can AI be used in a credible, authentic and ethical way on LinkedIn™️? That plus... New - Company page premium inc' Who viewed your com…
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This week I chat with Merrill Charette a long timer listener to the podcast (and a podcaster himself!) about his upbringing, experiences and how he ended up in the maritime industry. I really enjoyed chatting with Merrill who is a fascinating character and a great raconteur. In this interview we cover; How he grew up the '6th child' with his other …
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This week in the podcast I complete my review of Uplift Live with the speakers from the afternoon sessions Gillian Whitney Kevin D. Turner Tiina Jarvet Richard van der Blom Also in this edition; New ‘Takeaways’ on Articles & posts New video feed on mobile An excellent example of brand partnership with influencer Post of the week…
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With the demise of Creator mode, or the opening of creator mode to everyone (however you wish to view it!) imminent, it probably opens up the possibility of all LinkedIn™️ users having the opportunity to create their own newsletters. So it seems a good time to have a new look at this feature so that you can decide whether you will be be going down …
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This month we will see Creator mode disappearing and with it, the obligation to have 'Follow' as the primary option on your profile so I thought it was worth revisiting the persistent question...Connect or Follow? That plus; New Recruiter & Learning tools that assist retention but might also have the the polar opposite impact! New Privacy setting N…
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Has your feed changed recently? Are you seeing posts from people who are unfamiliar to you? This may be due to LinkedIn™️ deciding that they know what 'quality' content looks like. Not you...you are clearly not in a position to decide this for yourself! This week I discuss what we can do to fix this. That plus; AI comments are getting very annoying…
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Are you sure you want to be providing LinkedIn™️ with your hard earned knowledge for a badge? Do the benefits of collaborative articles add up? That plus; An update on the revamped Services section A voice message tip Sales Navigator improvements New profile photo feature Another new 'Pay to spam' feature update B2B Deep sales playbook. Useful or a…
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It's that time of the year when the legend that is Richard van der Blom publishes his LinkedIn™️ algorithm insights report so in this episode I discuss some of the highlights, what we can learn and why we need to treat the results with caution. Also covered; Services page gets a makeover Creator mode is going Is profile verification enough?…
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This week I find out about the 'person behind the profile' with the LinkedIn content Queen herself Nanna Sondrup Nanna was very open and honest in this chat where she describes a troubled childhood experiencing terrible bullying and parents distracted by her brother who had severe ADHD challenges. She herself was later diagnosed with Dyslexia and A…
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LinkedIn™️ is primarily a B2B networking platform but that doesn't mean that a B2C (business to consumer) business can't succeed. This week I talk with Anna Williams about how she recently relaunched her coffee shop on LinkedIn™️. That plus; How I became a LinkedIn 'Top voice' An update on profile verification with Persona More on how to get a comm…
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Big news this week...The LinkedIn Corporation are attacking me and I need some creative ideas from you to be able to move forward. More of that later, also included in this episode I talk about; Uplift Live conference - I can offer you a discount. Profile custom buttons are really good but are they too effective? Verification issues and privacy con…
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Welcome to the first edition of interesting People, a new type of show for the LinkedInformed podcast. We often come across people on LinkedIn™️ who look interesting and produce content we find valuable...so we follow or connect and over time we feel as though we get to know them better. But do we REALLY know them? interesting People interviews are…
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Every year I dust off my LinkedIn™️ crystal ball and look at what changes I think we will see on the platform over the coming year...every year I get it spectacularly wrong! I like to think I'm ahead of LinkedIn Corp' with my thinking because often my predictions eventually come to fruition a few years later! Either way, it's always fun to do and g…
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In this episode, I talk through the following topics; LinkedIn™️ ran a Christmas poll INteresting profiles 2024 Issues with post drafts and article analytics Spot a pod New WVYP filters - are they useful? The new 'create an image' feature for Articles using Microsoft designer 50+ factors that can impact the performance of your posts Post of the wee…
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Last week I shared a message I received from Sandra Long (AKA East coast 🇺🇸Sandra) about collaborative articles where she shared that she finds them very useful asked me to have another look at them...so I did! I will share the results of my findings later but first, here's what else I cover in this weeks episode... Feedback on company page competi…
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I'm back from the trip of a lifetime! And I got married as well! This week I catch up on what has been happening on LinkedIn™️ while I've been away; Collaborative articles improve but become more like Q&A's rather than articles LinkedIn™️ break links with X (Twitter) accounts Several changes to company pages Profile videos are going to disappear Pr…
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Why do men approach women on LinkedIn when they would never act that way in real life? Why do people send a sales pitch DM immediately after connecting? People seem to act in strange ways with a keyboard, often very differently to the way they would in person. In this episode of LinkedInformed I had the pleasure of chatting with Jacob Elton about t…
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Part two of my chat with Karen Tisdell about LinkedIn™️ profiles. In this final part we discuss... 🔶 Experience section 🔶 Recommendations 🔶 Skills 🔶 Background image 🔶 Pronouns and there misuse 🔶 Name pronunciation Thanks again to Karen for helping out with not just the recording but also helping me put together this summary of the podcast.…
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Profiles are the bedrock on which everything else you do on LinkedIn™️ is built. So why do we sometimes take them for granted ❓ Perhaps it's time to take a closer look at your profile? This week I chat with Karen Tisdell, who is a professional profile writer about what makes a great LinkedIn™️ profile. We don't agree on everything but I think you w…
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Business development on LinkedIn. Some focus on inbound whilst others cold approach multiple prospects (knowing they will mainly get rejected). Luis Báez 🇵🇷🏳️‍🌈 has a different approach...one that is more targeted and highly personalised. This week I chat with Luis, a sales enablement strategist and coach dedicated to online business owners and B2B…
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LinkedIn restricts customised invitations to just 10 a month❗️ I examine why they are doing it and why it's such a bad idea. That plus; ✅ New message inboxes 👍 ✅ New content search filter 👍 ✅ Added feature to new custom buttons 👍 ✅ Name pronunciation goes backwards 👎 ✅ Does verification make you more visible? 🤔 ✅ Added value author comments 💡 ✅ 'To…
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There are 5 key questions to ask yourself before you post on LinkedIn™️ If you can consistently deliver on these points, you are much more likely to reach more of the right people on LinkedIn™️ Before that though... NEW profile 'goals' Connections vs followers - your feedback How to promote a podcast, or anything else on LinkedIn™️ A Hashtag u-turn…
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This week, I sat down for a chat with the relentlessly helpful, and all-round top bloke John Espirian about the exciting news that there will be a conference for LinkedIn™️ enthusiasts in Birmingham, UK next year...How exciting! More on that later but here's the other things I covered in this weeks podcast Are search filters going to become a premi…
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We've had creator mode for over 2 years now and for some, the decision on whether to enable it or not is still debatable...not for me, It's a no brainer! That plus, Passkey access is coming to LinkedIn 10 free AI courses on LinkedIn Learning Generative AI comes to Sales Navigator Do Thought leader ads damage subsequent posts reach Verified profiles…
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The news broke last week that LinkedIn have decided to dump hashtags. In this episode I explore what I think is really going on and why I think this isn't quite the bad move others seem to think it is. That plus; Update on search alerts New cybersecurity woes Search filters for dating?! New link for 'build a resume' Profile website links update Pro…
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This week has seen another example of the notorious LinkedIn help center being less than helpful! It's an all to common story unfortunately but why does this happen? According to LinkedIn Help they are 'experimenting' with dropping education, location and wait for it...employers from LinkedIn profiles! Is this true or are they misinformed? That plu…
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Since the introduction of Chat GPT, we have begun to see a range of tools/extensions that broadly describe themselves as 'AI Assistants'. They can be very dangerous! That plus; Font changes on LinkedIn The job title search optimisation dilemma Could collaborative articles be more important than we thought? LinkedIn add Microsoft Designer for AI ima…
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A special episode to celebrate the 400th episode. I swap seats this week and find myself being interviewed by Lynnaire Johnston. "What does it take to produce 400 episodes of the world’s most listened to LinkedIn podcast? How does the host manage to inform and entertain us week after week? And why is Greece his favourite holiday destination?" It’s …
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Many of us are experiencing a dramatic reduction in post engagement notifications and LinkedIn have admitted that they are prioritising other notifications instead. This week I look at what notifications are most useful to us and ask why we can't choose our own. In addition to that... A new 'Active Group' badge that misses the point! More feedback …
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I've been away in Greece for 10 days...it was pure bliss! While I was away, a few things have been happening on LinkedIn so in this episode, I'm catching up on it all! The biggest news was LinkedIn's algorithm changes: I will give my thoughts on content dominance, meaningful comments, and the quest for 'knowledge & advice' amplification. As you wou…
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This is the talk that I gave at LinkedSummit in Odense, Denmark this year. We know that the content that perhaps should really be on Facebook does well on LinkedIn, but it's not going to generate business and pay the bills! On the flip side, neither is boring business content that fails to engage and is seen by very few. So we need to find the swee…
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This weeks episode is inspired by a post I saw that included this line; "Don’t believe the bullsh!t that “commenting on others posts is the best way to grow” So I thought it would be worth examining this in more detail. Also in this episode; What's going on with Events messaging? Services Marketplace - dormant or important? Does unfollowing someone…
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A special episode of the podcast this week as I talked through my recent experience of the LinkedIn conference in Odense, Denmark. I can only give my feedback on the English language sessions from Ruben Hassid and Richard van der Blom for obvious reasons but they both provided plenty of gems in their presentations. That plus a few new features and …
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This week I return to the hottest topic in town! Artificial intelligence and how it can be utilized on LinkedIn. I'm no expert and these examples are very basic, but I'm hoping you might find them useful That plus; A new and very useful update to Sales Navigator New Recruiter features that every job seeker should know about Feedback on the new 'con…
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This week I discuss the 7 ways to become more visible on LinkedIn. In the competitive world of professional networking, it's essential to make your presence known and stand out from the crowd. By applying these tips, you'll significantly improve your visibility on LinkedIn and attract more career opportunities. So, grab your notepad and pen, and le…
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Imagine you're on another social media site and you see a great video post - it's ideal content for LinkedIn and especially your audience! You quickly check whether the author has posted it on LinkedIn and they haven't. What do you do next? Plagiarism is rife on LinkedIn and LinkedIn don't seem to be doing much about it. Can we help? That plus: Fee…
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This week I chat with the LinkedIn ads guy AJ Wilcox. AJ is very enthusiastic about what I saw as the beginning of the end for LinkedIn - personal sponsored posts. Hear what AJ has to say and make your own mind up! That plus New call to action button on profiles Why your follower numbers may have dropped LinkedIn Stats from 2022 - if you can make a…
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The single biggest factor that holds people back from using LinkedIn is time…or the lack of it and this is especially true for content creation. Your job involves many other activities, LinkedIn is, for most people, a small part of it. This a massive challenge for everyone…some people give the appearance of having nothing else to do than spend all …
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"This is probably the worst move LinkedIn have made in the 15 years I've been closely following them!" Sponsoring personal posts might seem like an innocent enough move, possibly even an exciting new feature to some but I see it very differently. Sponsored posts will eventually lead to poor organic reach. Poor organic reach will see LinkedIn declin…
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In the week that everyone is talking about the new Chat GPT4, LinkedIn release a new AI tool that helps you craft the perfect profile...or does it? That is the main topic of this weeks LinkedInformed but I'm also going to cover; 3 new features An update of collaborative articles The LinkedIn podcast academy Post of the week…
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LinkedIn are heavily pushing collaborative articles with notifications and prompts pushing us to get involved but what exactly are they and should we be bothering with them? That is the main topic of this weeks LInkedInformed but before I'm also going to cover; LinkedIn soon turns 20! Should LinkedIn position itself as the next Twitter? LinkedIn te…
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