LinkedIn Expert Asks: Glitch or Another Way to for LinkedIn to Restrict its Own Growth?

By: Viveka Monday August 17, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Invitations, LinkedIn updates, Add new tag, LinkedIn Inbox

Oops - they've done it again. LinkedIn has taken away another one of its tools that helps people to connect. Was a time (like last week) you could send a customized invitation to an individual (you can still customize an "imported contacts" invitation). That meant just in case you didn't know which John Smith you were connecting to, you could write: "Hi - we met at Joe's Bar and Grill and had that great discussion about LinkedIn. I forgot to get your business card, but would love to connect to you. Please accept my invitation to be a part of my LinkedIn Professional network. If this is the wrong John Smith, please archive this message. Have a great day." Ah - but now that little "custom invite" button has been removed from an individual invitation - if you don't have... Read More


The LinkedIn Expert tells you

By: Viveka Saturday March 21, 2009 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Invitations, LinkedIn updates, Add new tag, LinkedIn Inbox

So like me you are probably a little annoyed with LinkedIn's new setup. As one Twitter follower said: "LinkedIn is looking a little skinny". What happened to my Inbox? Where are the three "I's": Introductions, Inmails and Invitations? AS a LinkedIn Expert , you'd think they would have told me about this upcoming change. Sigh. That's the problem with being self-proclaimed. Well, Introductions and Inmails are now to be found (where they always have been) in a searched person's profile (in/near the header area). So you have to find the person you want to connect to and then simply hit the "inmail" (paid) or "introduction" link (off to the right) and LinkedIn will walk you through it. But more importantly - where are my invitations, pending accepted or otherwise and can I still bulk... Read More