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If you have a LinkedIn profile you will want to know How to Feature Your LinkedIn Profile, NOT the Competition!

Have you looked at your connections and other contacts LinkedIn profiles and noticed on the right hand side of your profile the pictures of others under “PEOPLE ALSO VIEWED” section. Some of these other people may be your direct competition. So why would you want to feature them on YOUR LinkedIn profile?

If you are in sales, business development, consulting, recruiting, financial services, or real estate why would you want to give free publicity to your competitors? This feature is updated multiple times each month, and shows a maximum of 10 profiles that viewers of your profile also viewed. The member at the top of the list had the most views by people also looking at your profile.

In order for someone else to appear in this list, they’d have to be viewed more times than the people already shown. This box shows some of the other profiles that viewers of a LinkedIn profile have also looked at. You may see it on your own profile or on someone else’s profile.

The information in the People Also Viewed feature doesn’t reveal any individual’s browsing history, including your own. If the profiles listed in the box are the same as profiles you’ve viewed, that’s just a coincidence.

If one of your goals on LinkedIn is to increase your visibility, this feature can significantly increase the likelihood that your profile will be discovered and viewed by other members. However, you also have the option to remove the box from your profile.

Here is what you want to do. Go to the settings page on LinkedIn.

Your settings are located at the tool bar at the top right of your profile. It’s where your profile picture SHOULD be. Hover your mouse over the picture and a drop down will appear. Scroll down to privacy and settings and select manage. Next your setting for profile should come up, in the middle of the page are privacy controls. Scroll down two thirds of the way and select Show/hide “Viewers of this profile also viewed” box. Next, uncheck the box and save your changes. Now when people look at your profile that is all they will see.

So if you don’t want to promote your competition on your LinkedIn profile turn off their visibility. This way your customer, client or recruiter will only be able to view YOUR profile.

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Do you Know How to Manage LinkedIn “Contacts” Tags?

LinkedIn has a new profile look, and at the toolbar at the

top of you LinkedIn profile is a tab for network. Hover your

mouse over the word “Network” and a drop down appears. You

will have three selections from which to choose.

1. Contacts

2. Add Connections

3. Find Alumni

Select the contact drop down. A listing of all your connections will appear. There is a small box at the

top of the page that says “Select All”, check the box. To the right of the box will appear a list of

tags or if you are just beginning will be two choices + “Add tags” or * “Manage Tags”. Select Add tags.

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Type in the title of the new tag you would like and then hit save.

That’s it, you can now categorize all of youe connections with whichever designation or designations you

would like. Have fun tagging!!

Are You Using Your NEW LinkedIn Profile and SlideShare?

First thing to do is set up a free SlideShare account toimages

compliment your LinkedIn profile.

Complete your SlideShare account by filling out a profile with

Picture and whatever personal information you want to be known.

Then the fun begins. Here are your options to use with SlideShare:

1) Documents
2) Presentations
3) Video
4) Images

If you do presentations or power points you can add those to SlideShare. Just go to your account and select “upload”.

Find the file on your computer, select it and upload it to your SlideShare account.

If you are in job search and you have a resume in word or as a PDF you can also upload this to SlideShare. Once you

have it in SlidShare, click on the resume which will create a URL which you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

How do you add this to your profile. Start by editing your profile click on the box+ and Add a link to a video,

image, document, presentation… will show up.In this case your resume. Next a box will show up that says share a

link. Go to your SlideShare account click on your resume and it will generate a URL. Copy the URL and Paste the URL

from SlidShare into the “Add a Link” box.

This will create an image to click on, a title and description area to fill out. Select save and your profile media

link will be complete. You can place the media link in the summary, experience or education sections of your

profile. You can add YouTube videos, power point presentation,or pictures of events you have attended to your profile

If you want to add (UVP) Unique Value Positioning to your profile so your profile is outstanding, add the media to

several places on your LinkedIn profile.

I’ve added 13 items of media to my profile, I’m not sure what the limit is yet. The reason LinkedIn did this is

because Google changed some of its search algorithms, they are now searching for URL traffic instead of tags,

keywords, and meta tags.

Good luck with your URL traffic.

Are You Using LinkedIn’s NEW Profile Strength Indicator?

When LinkedIn introduced the new profile look they startedCapture Profile strength All Star

displaying a profile strength indicator on the right side

of your profile page.

There are five levels of profile strength.

1) Just beginning
2) Intermediate
3) Advanced
4) Expert
5) All Star

When you reach the All Star level your profile is 100% complete. What this allows you to do is leverage two social

medias. At the All Star level you can click on the link below the profile strength and “share your profile” on either

FaceBook or Twitter. The message reads “Check out my professional profile and connect with me on LinkedIn.”

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Sharing your profile adds the possibility to connect with more people not only on LinkedIn but other Social media

platforms. “Let’s put the social into Social Media.