Plenty to talk about in this week's show from Web clippers and extensions to LinkedIn admitting they too hate quiz updates!
- Lynda.com shareholders cash in on LinkedIn takeover and cause LinkedIn's share price to fall.
- Evernote updates its web clipper allowing very useful integration with LinkedIn profiles.
- LinkedIn are now ranked as the 2nd largest job board in the world....even though they are not a job board!
- LinkedIn wins case against Irish domain registrant.
- Searching a connections connections is now back! You now can also search the shared connections of a 2nd tier.
- 3rd tier connections can now be saved to contacts.
- You can now follow anyone from the front page of their profile (see below)
- Prophet Chrome Extension helps find email addresses for LinkedIn members.
1. Sanity check: I got really excited about the tag system at the bottom of the LinkedIn blogs – thinking I could choose what channels I might get into … but I noticed that the tag options don’t match the channels! Am I correct in thinking that the tags don’t feed directly into channels, but are, in fact, just subsections/buckets from which some posts might be chosen to go into a channel (based on the LI algorithm and editors)?
2. Question: I would love to post a blog on LinkedIn re ‘How to blog on LinkedIn’ summarising everything I’ve found – but there don’t seem to be any posts like that on LI. Do you think the LI editors would frown on/penalise a blog that actually gave people info into best LI blogging practices – not just headlines & writing – but info into the algorithm/best ways to post etc?
ANS= Sanity check - You are correct. The tags merely help the algorithm pick up the relevance of a post but by no means guarantee that it will appear in a channel, keywords also help but I also believe there is some human involvement in deciding channel content (I suspect it is approval rather than selection). Question - LinkedIn have no problem with this sort of content and there is even a relevant 'LinkedIn tips' channel for it!
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