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5 Ways to Grow Your LinkedIn Profile

By Andy Lockhart

I am a marketer and social media consultant passionate about helping people development themselves and their business. I believe everybody has it in them to succeed at their passion regardless if that is through a Direct Sales Opportunity or a brick and mortar business. Either way I love to see people be successful and I like to take the mystery out of the social media and getting discovered on the internet.

24 replies on “5 Ways to Grow Your LinkedIn Profile”

This was a super detailed article you put together on linkedin. Linkedin has so much potential and have dabbled a little bit with it, especially the groups. I have driven quite a bit of traffic from the groups and made some great relationships. I like the infograph!

Great information re Linkedin which is my least used social media connection. I joined a few groups but was quickly inundated with more emails than I could keep up with so I left the groups. Right now I am leaning G+ and building up connections there. Thanks for the info

Your welcome, with LinkedIn you need to make sure you don’t have the default email settings otherwise you get what you mentioned. G+ is important as well, it is getting right up there.

Thanks Andy: Love your research and your style. I have to admit that I found LinkedIn to be very “job” or “employment” oriented a while ago. However they seem to have made their interface more ‘social media’ like and have certainly become worth another look from a more entrepreneurial networking perspective. I remember the kick I got when LinkedIn notified me I was in the 90th percentile of connections world-wide, and it seems all I had done was intuitively follow the recommendation you outline here. Thank You, Thank YOU, THANK YOU

Your welcome Peter, there are several people driving very successful business through LinkedIn and it is knowing how to use it. I have heard some people say it is also getting spammy.

I am active on LinkedIn in spurts. I have a group of clients who wanted more access to me and I created a closed group on LinkedIn that is only open by invitation or by permission. I feel that giving people special access to us that others don’t have can move them further down our service funnel more quickly. As with other kinds of social networking, consistent participation is key on LinkedIn. It is a great business social networking tool for business owners who know their target audience and will spend the time to develop highly-targeted content to share. Like anything, it takes some effort, but the results can be well worth it.

Hi Andy,

Great infographic! I love LinkedIn! I’m on a few groups but since I’ve been on my marketing campaign on Facebook these days, I must say I’ve been ignoring that platform. Just have to get back into the action.


Hello Andy, What an Amazing Infographic, Did you make this yourself? Wowsy how do you come up with all these statistics? I have added Linkedin To my social media strategy this year and am going to take a fe of your tips here and run with them.
Thanks for sharing Chery :))

Great article, Andy! What’s interesting is that I spend time on LinkedIn, every day. I am actually in the process of purposely expanding my network to include companies that might want to utilize the skills of a writer or content strategist.

I never had much confidence in my skill set before this year, so I got a book recently that really opened my eyes to what is possible. I simply want to enjoy my work, every day. Know what I mean? Life is too short for otherwise! I am using LinkedIn to help with that effort, and it’s been incredibly useful.

Facebook is still my #1 social hangout, but LinkedIn is running close behind it. Again…great article! Thank you for the share!

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This is just what I was looking for Andy. I’ve been active on LinkedIn for sometime but mostly in author groups and I want to branch out and make new contacts – plus I want to add the profile banner they now offer so this was very helpful.

Thanks for this post on Linkedin Andy. I am a member and post in Linkedin regularly at least once a day but I have to admit thats as far as I go. I will have to do as you suggest and get more involved with the groups I am in and with the connections I have made as I would like to grow my Linkedin presence and meet new people.
Thanks again

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