29 Replies to “Using LinkedIn Groups for Networking”

  1. Hey Andy,
    Interesting article about networking on LinkedIn.
    The steps and tips you provided are very useful to help us to connect with our audience on this platform. Thumbs up for the video explanation.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Andy,

    I have been kind of focused on facebook, so this is a very timely article/video. I definitely want to get connected in LinkedIn. I keep hearing great reviews from other marketers that use it. It looks very easy to find and connect with others based on groups of interest. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Nathaniel,
      I was going thtough teh comments and seen yours here that it seem to be similar to my situation.. in the last while I have been looking deeply how to use FB better,… Andy done a great job for all of us to know more.. and for sure what he shared will be helpful.

      Thanks for doing all what you do and for always support others.. for sure when you know more of what is going on on FB you will do more for others.
      Thanks Nathaniel and you too Andy
      _nickc

  3. Hi Andy,

    Great post on groups in LinkedIn. I haven’t actually joined any groups on LI yet but your post makes it easier to understand how to and what to look for.

    Have a great afternoon, Monna

  4. Another excellent and informative piece of work from you Andy. I love how you combine the potential with the practical. The ” need to actively participate and it’s impossible to devote this kind of time to more than a few” is GOLDEN advice for the start-up guys who are already stressed out fitting in their business building while holding down a J-O-B. Coupling that with that it “is important to find groups where your target market is hanging out and to which you feel you can contribute” is ICING ON THE CAKE. Think I might have a cup of tee and plan another strategic marketing expansion. Thank You, Thank YOU, THANK YOU. prp

  5. Excellent post Andy!

    I really enjoyed all over your extremely helpful tips! Especially your advice about not spreading yourself too thin, by trying in vain, to actively participate in way too many groups!

    I really need to get much better, quick with regards to effectively utilizing the marketing and network opportunities on LinkedIn.

    Your proven tips, will make that possibility, a reality so much faster! Thanks for sharing your proven insights!

  6. Andy, well done I must say!

    I have been one of the first on LinkedIn prior to stopping the beta. I see that lots more people from non-professional social media locations. They, are now flooding LinkedIn and not completing their profiles. These, are the ones that should take a long look at this amazing tutorial.

    I use LinkedIn and have extended three times the amount of contacts with customer service. I am now on my fourth today!

    You walking through this. Is what I was looking for. It is helping my vast partners understand the proper way to use this powerful location.

    Thank you again Andy for giving us usable content.

  7. Hi Andy. Great post, full of really useful tips. I have been thinking about ditching my Linkedin account as I get zero interaction on it, but perhaps it’s worth one more try using some of these tips. The trouble is there are only so many hours in the day and it’s impossible to keep up with all the different SM platforms. Worthy of consideration though, thank you

  8. Valuable post, Andy! LinkedIn has always been a mystery to me, mostly because I haven’t taken the time to find out what it’s all about, how it works, and how it can work for me. Even there, it’s all about interaction and relationships, isn’t it… hence your advice to join only a few groups you can really interact with. I am bad for spreading myself too thin, and not finding or adding real value anywhere. Thanks for the great tutorial on how to change that.

  9. Andy,
    great job sharing this great information and for certain the video is grand for me.. I can follow it very easy and when I cannot I just stop it and rewind it.. THANKS a lot.

    I knew a few things about how to connect with groups.. but this sure helps me more..
    Thanks again.
    _nickc

  10. I recently searched groups on LinkedIn and joined a few. I have started to interact and this article really helped me to understand how to do this better. Thank you for many tips I was not aware of

  11. Hello Andy, This is a very timely post for me, I actually just asked to join about 8 different groups in my niche, and as you have stated I am going to see which ones are active and then focus my attention there.

    I do have to thank you for this great article as well as the remember to put a call to action at the end of my posts.. I did read somewhere that Youtube video’s are watched more on LinkedIn than any others site. HUM?? Have you heard this?

    Well Thanks again for sharing..Chery :))

  12. This is one of the areas, I really should be doing more of. I’ve become a FB addict, and understandable since I run a very large WordPress group there. I am a member of many groups on LinkedIn, but haven’t taken advantage of them. *guilty*

  13. Hi Andy. This is a nice article on LinkedIn groups. My only issue is a personal one – finding time. It’s hard to know which social media platform to concentrate on. I try to get around to Facebook, Pinterest, and G+, but with everything else going on, I kind of feel like I’m in a hi-goodbye mode on social media.

    I’d love to hear from others how they pick and choose and how they work social media into their day.

    All the best,
    Leslie

  14. Very wise words Andy… I like your idea of choosing local groups as well as worldwide ones
    You have written so well about etiquette and procedures for connecting we can translate this information to any social media channel.
    Also a great idea to choose join a selection of groups and then monitor the interaction between members and standard of conversation and enjoyment and stick with the good ones 🙂
    Thanks!
    Jacs

  15. Joining a group just so you can spam it, instead of being there to network, is kind of like a bunch of toddlers playing together. They aren’t really playing *together*, but rather each one is doing his own thing, and they are playing *parallel* to one another. Networking and interacting is the reason for joining a group in any social media context.

  16. I have tried a number of times to use LinkedIn for my home business, and it’s SO different from Facebook that I just didn’t enjoy it very much. That written, I know a lot of people who love it and use it with great success. I am so glad to read your article and get better understanding of what I need to do. Thanks, Andy!

  17. Nice overview, Andy, of how to benefit from your involvement with LinkedIn groups.

    I think that while people are focused these days on Facebook groups, LinkedIn often gives you access to a more serious crowd, who are a bit easier to engage and build relationships with.

    You’ve given good advice here, for how exactly, to go about doing that.

    1. David

      Yes I think LinkedIn does sometimes get over looked but you need to be careful on the groups you pick, as some of those are like facebook. It is also important to understand your potential customer and where they hang out.

      Andy

  18. Great post Andy. You know, I never really gave LinkedIN too much thought. I primarily used it for my professional practice to network. Now I can see how I can use it to grow my online business. Thanks!

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