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Sharing Articles on LinkedIn Home Page Updates!

You start on the home page of your LinkedIn profile where it says to share an update.

Why, to establish yourself as a subject matter expert, to improve your LinkedIn SSI score, or to stay top of mind with your connections.

But how do you share articles or information with your network on LinkedIn? There are several ways to do that. First most blogs or web pages have share buttons.

A second way to share articles is to use the LinkedIn’s Sharing Bookmarklet. I use Google Chrome so all I had to do was left click and drag the the button to the tool bar at the top of my page.

Once there it is easy to share to LinkedIn homepage updates, add to Twitter, selsct a group to share it with or send it directly to an individual you think may be interested in the topic.

There is a third way to share articles on your home page and that is to open the article from the source which will generate a URL. Once the article is open copy the URL from the search box at the top of your page. Then go to your LinkedIn homepage click on share an update. Two boxes will open up. One box will say “Whats on your mind” this is where you put in a comment about the article. Form the comment into a question to generate interaction. The second box will be a share box, where you get to select with whom you want to share the article.

After you make your comment then you paste the copied URL from the article in the box. The URL will auto generate the title of the article, add a thumb nail image for you, and post the article to your LinkedIn feed once you hit the blue share button.

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Have You Ever Started a Group Discussion on LinkedIn?

When you use the groups feature of LinkedIn you’re posting your

content within a group is broadcast for other group members to see.

The higher your post quality, if you are relevant, and if you are helpful

to the group it will provide you the opportunity to become an authority

in your area of expertise. Authority will not come overnight, so you will

need to be patient and consistent to reach that goal.

To start a discussion go to the discussion tab at the top of the page. Then a discussion box will appear next to your

profile picture. Then begin typing your discussion. The title box will appear in gold and will allow you to write

a headline that includes 200 word limit. Below that is an add more details box which allows you to add several

hundred more characters. Below that box is a paper clip where you can attach a link.

So if you find an informational article in your expertise you can share it with the group. Go to the URL box at the

the top of page and copy the URL. Then go to your groups page and attach the link by clicking on the paper clip,

and paste the URL into the add a link box. That’s it. You have just shared your article and have started demonstrting

your expertise.

If you have a Twitter account you can check the box next to the blue Twitter bird and you can leverage two social

medias at one time.


Are you Using LinkedIn’s New Home Page Updates Share Drop Down?

I was doing a Intermediate LinkedIn Presentation at a local library

when it happened. I was going to show the workshop attendees how to

leverage two social medias. I went to my home page to post an update

about LinkedIn’s new profile and I went to SHARE and check the box by

the blue Twitter bird and it wasn’t there.

What popped up was the tool bar at the bottom of the update with a drop down menu. I now had 3 choices to select from

in the drop down.

1) The default setting with a check mark in front of LinkedIn + Twitter (BruceBixler49)

2) The second choice is share the update with everyone on LinkedIn

3) The third choice was to share with just you LinkedIn connections

So now you have your choice to send a message only to your connections. Great idea if you are hosting an event that

you want only your connections to know about. If you want to market your business you now have the choice to let

every on LinkedIn be aware of your products and services. And, your third choice as I was showing the class was

how to leverage two social medias and SHARE the information on both LinkedIn and Twitter.

Happy sharing to whoever you want to connect with!!


Have you used LinkedIn’s Sharing Bookmarklet?

Sharing Bookmarklet – Overview

You can use the Sharing Bookmarklet to conveniently share articles and

websites with your LinkedIn network directly from your browser.

Getting the Bookmarklet

1) Click Tools at the bottom of your homepage.
2) Click the Sharing Bookmarklet tab at the top of the page.
3) Drag and drop the Share on LinkedIn button to your browser toolbar to install.

Below is link for bookmarklet.

http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=browser_bookmarklet

What this allows you to do is is share any article you find with all of connections or with members of groups you are

in, and if you want you can share it with individuals as well.

You share your updates from your homepage on your LinkedIn profile, and underneath the update box is an area where

you can attach a link to the article.

So enjoy sharing with your connections.