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How are people really using LinkedIn?

In LinkedIn on July 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Just found this collection of data about LinkedIn, on Mashable…

Interesting!

New Company Search, LinkedIn

In LinkedIn on March 12, 2011 at 6:36 am

As most folks know, LinkedIn is the most popular & fastest growing business social networking site online. And, if you’ve spent any time playing with the search feature for prospecting (advanced search), you’ll probably be excited to hear about the new Company Search!

Well, here is an article from LinkedIn:

Your professional network isn’t just about the people you know, it’s also about the companies in your network and how you’re connected to them.

Today, we’re very pleased to launch a new Company Search on LinkedIn.  Now you can search for companies not only by attributes such as location, industry, and size but also by how you are connected.  You can filter a set of results to include only those companies where you have a direct connection or broaden your search to include companies in your extended network.

Results are personalized for you based on a number of factors including the keywords used in your search, any filters you have applied, and your overall connection strength to that company.  When searching for a company, we not only look across the words used to describe that company but also the words that the company’s employees use to describe themselves on their LinkedIn profiles.

If you’re looking for a job, Company Search is a great place to get started.  You can refine your search to a list of target companies, filter to only those firms hiring on LinkedIn, and then quickly view the jobs that company has posted.

Get started with the new LinkedIn Company Search here.

LinkedIn Company Search

In LinkedIn on February 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Google, Bing and Facebook aren’t the only hot shots in town getting an upgrade… Check out LinkedIn’s newly launched Company Search.  This will be especially helpful for the sales professionals and job seekers.  You are now able to filter through a set of results to include only companies where you have a direct connection or that are in your extended network.  Read more below, or on the LinkedIn blog:

Your professional network isn’t just about the people you know, it’s also about the companies in your network and how you’re connected to them.

Today, we’re very pleased to launch a new Company Search on LinkedIn.  Now you can search for companies not only by attributes such as location, industry, and size but also by how you are connected.  You can filter a set of results to include only those companies where you have a direct connection or broaden your search to include companies in your extended network.

Results are personalized for you based on a number of factors including the keywords used in your search, any filters you have applied, and your overall connection strength to that company.  When searching for a company, we not only look across the words used to describe that company but also the words that the company’s employees use to describe themselves on their LinkedIn profiles.

If you’re looking for a job, Company Search is a great place to get started.  You can refine your search to a list of target companies, filter to only those firms hiring on LinkedIn, and then quickly view the jobs that company has posted.

Get started with the new LinkedIn Company Search here.

LinkedIn now at 85 million members

In LinkedIn on December 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

The top business social networking site, LinkedIn, recently hit the 85 million members!  And one business (and life) success principle can be noticed here too: It took the site close to 500 days to get the first million members, and only 9 days to get the last million!  Small principle to keep in mind when growing your audience, and/or with anything you set out to do – the “slight edge.”

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just dropped some numbers on the LinkedIn social platform’s measurement of user engagement, revealing that the social network now boasts 85 million members and is adding a member each second. “That’s the fastest ever,” Weiner said revealing that it took the site 477 days to get the first million and 9 days for last million.

“We have begun to establish critical mass, especially on a global basis,” said Weiner. Indeed, half of new membership now comes from overseas. The site is also close to hitting 60 million monthly uniques according to Comscore which means that a good proportion of its members return visit.

LinkedIn currently has $103 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital. You can watch more of today’s Web 2.0 Summit talks on the Livestream here.

**If you have any questions about LinkedIn (how to make your profile findable and/or strategies for networking/connecting, and more, feel free to email me)!  b@socialbuzzmedia.com

Improve Collaboration

In General, LinkedIn, Strategy on October 20, 2010 at 12:29 am

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

Think back to a project you had to collaborate on with fellow colleagues or classmates.  You would all come together for a meeting, discuss the project/solution, delegate who does what part…and then go home, or back to your desk to work individually.  (I’m thinking back to college, before all of these social/online tools were invented…trying to coordinate everyone’s crazy schedules and whatnot.)

Then, most likely, you ran into that challenge of combining/blending everyone’s work together or even being able to discuss your work with everyone at one time.

Well, those days are pretty much over.  The following tools now make it easier to collaborate on projects, online.  Check them out:

From Authority Labs:

Skype is handy for conference calls, remote podcasting, filesharing. You can buy US-local numbers and use it for call forwarding when abroad. It even saves voice mail for playbacks!

Basecamp enables you to file documents in a secure place with varying degrees of access per team member. Great for brainstorming, client collaboration, note-taking or project management. (You can even use it to build a race car.)

Google Docs not only helps you open PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents from the cloud, but you can share, store and collaborate on editing them in real time. Revise a presentation with your Skype buddy; download files to your desktop when done.

Dropbox helps you sync and share files à distance. The free version starts at 2 GB of storage. It also keeps previous versions of files in case something goes horribly wrong in the present. (We’ve gushed over this one before.)

Evernote creates digital Post-It-like notes for you! Keep everything you need to remember in one Net-accessible place. Build an image gallery for someone to offer feedback on; share conference notes.

What other tools do you utilize to help collaborate?

*LinkedIn has a couple of apps to help you collaborate within your network: GoogleDocs & Box.net
Others have recommended: www.taroby.com & www.digitalbucket.net

 

New: Following Companies on LinkedIn

In LinkedIn on April 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

LinkedIn is becoming more like Facebook & Twitter.  As of last night, you can now “follow” companies on LinkedIn, which means you are now able to get notifications on activitiy happening at the companies you follow.  This feature might seem small at first, however, it could benefit a lot of sales/marketing, job-seeker, investor folks in regards to staying in the know of a company.

Check out the LinkedIn story:  Get on the Inside Track with “Company Follow”

Check out the Mashable story: LinkedIn Gives Users the Ability to Follow

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