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LinkedIn: Comply or Get Spanked!

By: Viveka Friday January 6, 2012 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn EUA, End User Agreement, Compliance

What NOT to do on LinkedIn… Recently my LinkedIn account was suspended – again.  I had already written a whole series on “What NOT to do on LinkedIn” so I thought I was being compliant  - but apparently not.  So here are a few more things I recently discovered NOT to do on LinkedIn! 1.  Don’t put anything other than your name in the name field .  Put only your first LinkedIn Expert ” and enjoyed a few great days of Google visibility.  Alas, what I didn’t do was read the End User Agreement that states: “Do NOT Publish inaccurate information in the designated fields on the profile form (e.g., do not include a link or an email address in the name field). Please also protect sensitive personal information such as your email address, phone number, street... Read More

LION or LaMB - Can't we all just get along?

By: Viveka Friday July 30, 2010 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LION, LinkedIn Tips, Open networker, Strategic Networker, LinkedIn EUA

On Wednesday I gave a free LinkedIn webinar with an amazing group of folks from MLTCreative. They invested a lot of money to give away, in the spirit of social media, this free webinar and eBook. While the event was greatly appreciated by most of the participants, there was one notable exception. (As a diclaimer - this response is entirely my own and is not associated with MLT who has done an exemplary job and should only receive accolades for their efforts) Because I believe in transparency, I would like to address his concerns: This gentleman wrote: IA being her affiliate business Integrated Alliances. I was wondering if she is actually LinkedIn certified or "IA LinkedIn Certified"? No problem - I have been reading about LinkedIn's certified program lately (in beta) and they... Read More