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How To Use LinkedIn For Bloggers

By Jan 4, 2013January 5th, 20139 Comments

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Think LinkedIn is all about showing off your resume and qualifications or simply a tool for performing a job search?

Think again.

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How Bloggers Can Benefit From Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is actually a very beneficial tool for bloggers and can be an incredible resource for your blog. Considered the ultimate B2B social networking platform, I use it extensively for my social media clients and believe it is one of the most effective drivers of leads, traffic and referrals (when used correctly).

Now you might be cringing at the thought of adding yet another social media platform to your efforts. I promise you will not be disappointed. Thankfully, once set up, LinkedIn requires less time and effort than maintaining a Facebook page or keeping up with Twitter.

Read the Full Post Here: How Mommy Bloggers Can Used LinkedIn

9 Comments

  • Kate Burt says:

    I’ve been using LinkedIn for a while now in my job search. It’s a great site and really valuable for helping in that vein. But had never thought about using it to build the readership of my blog. (though I do list info about it on my profile). I will be checking out the info in your post about how I can make my profile do double duty. Thanks!

  • Amy says:

    This was super interesting. I’m on linked in, but I don’t think i use it very well.

  • Jen says:

    I have revamping my LinkedIn profile on my to do list for this month. I would love to see you all write a post about how to create a LinkedIn profile that’s not only optimized well but also showcases a writer’s/blogger’s experience well. A lot of us have been out of the “conventional” job market for some time and it’s tough crafting a profile and resume that has gaps. Just a thought.

    • Crystal says:

      Hi Jen,

      This is a great idea! Optimizing a LinkedIn presence is much easier than optimizing a blog. I will try to get a post up in the next few weeks covering optimization and how to showcase a writer’s/blogger’s experience. Thanks for suggesting!

      Happy New Year!

      Crystal

  • Charlotte says:

    Could really benefit from using Linked In for making more blog connections (actually, you have inspired me to sign on again and connect with a few people I know through blogging). Thanks so much for this; am excited to read more!

  • Lisa says:

    Just what I needed. Signed up for Linked-In just a week ago. I have NO idea how to use it!

  • Michelle says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this one. I still don’t quite get LinkedIn.

  • Julie Moore says:

    I’ve wondered about this. Me thinks it’s time to read this article! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Thanks so much! That was so helpful! One of my 2013 goals is to master LinkedIn, so this was timely! 😉