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Merging Multiple LinkedIn Accounts

By: Viveka Tuesday May 28, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn Advice, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn help, Merge accounts

There is no easy seamless way of merging multiple LinkedIn accounts. You will lose the recommendations on the "merging" account. I highly recommend making a copy of the merging (second) account. You can save it as a PDF - or I actually recommend clicking on select all and copying it into a word document. You will also want to export your connections on the contacts page just in case. That way - worst case - you can re-invite folks (remember the 3000 invite limit) and also ask folks for recommendations again. So - you will want to write LinkedIn at [email protected] Have the email address of the "good" account you want and the email address of the second or merging account. Tell LinkedIn you want to merge the two accounts and make sure they know which one you want to... Read More

LinkedIn Help Forum Giving Us New Answers

By: Viveka Monday March 25, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn News, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Answers, LinkedIn help, New on LinkedIn, LinkedIn Tools, LinkedIn Help Center, help forum

Did you know LinkedIn had a help forum? I was chatting with my new LinkedIn friend Huub Ritzema  about LinkedIn's help feature, and he reminded me about their "new" Help forum. Just in case you haven't checked it out yet, it's worth the gander. If you click on "Help Center" at the very very bottom of your profile on the left-hand side, it will take you to  LinkedIn's Help Center.  (The Help Center is also featured in the new UI).  Once you're in the Help Center you can click on Help Forum. From this help forum, you can search questions that have already been asked and answered, or even start your own discussion. So this is nothing like LinkedIn Answers where you could ask questions about anything business related. But at least you can ask questions to the forum... Read More

Top 10 Tips from "LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day"

By: Viveka Tuesday October 23, 2012 comments Tags: LinkedIn Expert, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn help

Getting the Most out of LinkedIn I was recently asked to write an article on my book, " LinkedIn Marketing:  An Hour a Day" so I decided to sharesome of my top tips from it, chapter by chapter. You don't have to buy the book to benefit from it, although of course I recommend you do!  Here is an Interview I did with Donna Gilliland about it: My Top Ten LinkedIn Tips Chapter 1: “Get LinkedIn” What is LinkedIn and should you be on it? If you don't have one yet, get a profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not just for jobseekers. It is for business people, sales people, marketing people, professionals service people, B2B companies, B2C companies, non profits,  students, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home moms, and busy... Read More

Hachi: A New Introduction Tool for Better Social Media Connecting!

By: Viveka Monday July 2, 2012 comments Tags: LinkedIn Strategies, LinkedIn help, LinkedIn Tools, Hachi, GoHachi

Hachi leads you down the right path! My friend and co-moderator of the LinkedIn chat, Steve Cassady (@SteveCassady), recently introduced me to it cool new tool called Hachi Think of it as LinkedIn Introductions on steroids. Not only will it show you the best person to make an introduction for you on LinkedIn, it will go into Twitter, Facebook and Hoover's to find the best Introducer. One of the limitations of being an open networker on LinkedIn, is that I often don't know the people that I want to get an introduction from. Or, I might know them, but I'm not as aware as I should be of their social media engagement. So if I ask for an introduction, I don't know if it's going to sit in their inbox for an hour, a day, a week or year! Hachi solves all those problems for me,... Read More

How to Personalize your Public Profile URL

By: Viveka Friday January 20, 2012 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Tips, profile development, LinkedIn help, Personal Profile, Personal profile URL, URL, LinkedIn URL, Customizing LinkedIn

Personalize your Public Profile URL Its amazing to me that there are people out there who still havent personalized their LinkedIn Public Profile URL! Not only is a personalized URL easier to remember, but it looks much better in an email signature and on a business card (Or if you are a job seeker on a resume!) Nothing says, Im a LinkedIn neophyte like a public profile that reads: . So - make sure your public profile reflects your name, your business, or your area of expertise: . Example: These URLs are unique, so its possible that your name might be taken. Here are some other options you might consider Use a middle... Read More

Looking for Mr. GoodLink

By: Viveka Tuesday August 9, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Advice, #LinkedInChat, LinkedIn help, LinkedIn Search, Advanced Search, @ProsperityGal

Searching on LinkedIn Looking for Mr. GoodLink on Tonight's LinkedInChat One of the biggest complaints I hear from people about LinkedIn is that they cant actually find who they are looking for. Well we are here to help! You don't want to waste your time bumping in the vast noisy space of LinkedIn - meeting the wrong people - making the wrong connections. You need the right tools and techniques to find Mr. or Mrs. GoodLink - the right person at the right time for your needs: (Client, Vendor, Partner, Employee, Reference, Employer, etc) LinkedIn Search Interview: First of all, listen to this short interview I did yesterday with Michele Price - @ProsperityGal on Twitter. She was voicing her own frustrations with... Read More

Do you think LinkedIn is at all useful to the B2C Market?

By: Viveka Tuesday June 14, 2011 comments Tags: LinkedInExpert, LinkedIn Tips, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn Advice, #LinkedInChat, LinkedIn Chat, LinkedIn help, LinkChat

#LinkedInChat now on Stanzr and Twitter This week we’ll be trying to do #LinkedInChat. You can join us at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on or This week’s questions are: Q1. Are you a B2B (Business to Business) or B2C (Business to Consumer) business? Q2. As a B2B, do you also connect to people as a consumer? Q3. As a B2C, are you connecting with individuals to help you with your business or buy your product – or both? Q4. As a B2B or B2C - are you finding the right clients on LinkedIn? Q5. What kind of B2C products “work” on LinkedIn? Q6. What kind of B2C products “don’t work” on LinkedIn? Q7. s there ever a time when you can use LinkedIn as a platform to sell your consumer... Read More

OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW - with LinkedIn!

By: Viveka Friday December 31, 2010 comments Tags: LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn Strategies, LinkedIn help

A New Look at My LinkedIn Tips for Your Profile With the New Year upon us, Ive decided to refresh my 20 Tips. If you havent taken a look in awhile, it might be worth your while to go through your LinkedIn account and make sure it is up to date. This is one social media resolution you don't have to break! One a day and you'll be done with your LinkedIn Profile by the end of January! 1. Treat your LinkedIn profile like a website: Make sure it is formatted, clean, and free of spelling and grammatical errors. I strongly suggest creating your LinkedIn profile first in a word document not only so you can catch errors, but also so you can get a better idea of what your profile will look like on the LinkedIn website. In some sections of LinkedIn you can also pull in bullets... Read More