LinkedInformed Podcast. The LinkedIn Show
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With tips, interviews, news and updates on site developments and changes, The LinkedInformed podcast is designed to challenge and Inspire LinkedIn users throughout the world to be more productive and successful.
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How Is Your LinkedIn Mugshot?
6 days ago
Welcome to episode 145, this week I want to revisit something that so many people ignore or underestimate the importance of….your LinkedIn profile picture! But first a few interesting things I saw this week; An open letter to Jeff Weiner by Oleg Vishnepolsky The main highlights from this were; Anonymous like and dislike buttons Managing your feed Better management of followers/connections Who is most active Who engages with you the most Bookmarking of updates and posts LinkedIn tell Windows app users it is no longer supported…and then say it was a mistake! Russia completes LinkedIn ban by demanding Google and Apple remove the app No Fake news from LinkedIn. Really? These comments are very misleading from Daniel Roth, Editors do not control all published posts and certainly not all updates. That said, fake news is pretty rare on LinkedIn. New Desktop UI Update: There are strong rumours that LinkedIn have had to put the roll-out on hold due to problems. One of the problems seems to be that users are getting their account suspended for no reason, just as I did! According to this interesting post from Andy Hawkins, it would appear that Boolean does still work in the new UI….despite LinkedIn previously stating it didn’t! It’s hard to know what to believe, my experiments suggested it didn’t but maybe they have changed this since. Is Your Profile Picture Up To Scratch? I found an excellent article this week that reminded me of the importance of this subject; Can an AI perfect your LinkedIn profile picture? The new service this refers to is a fantastic idea - Snappr Photo Analyzer Analyse your LinkedIn profile photo here (make sure you are logged into LinkedIn in another tab first) Unfortunately I didn’t score so well!; This is a subject I always cover in my training, as does pretty much every LinkedIn or social media trainer in the world - it’s the most obvious thing to get right and yet so many people get it wrong. As a random experiment I ran a search on LinkedIn with the following criteria; 10 miles radius of my office 3rd tier + Then I viewed the first 20 profiles and here are the mistakes I found; Out of focus Poor lighting An action shot of 2 men playing football - one might be the profile owner? Too far away - full torso in view Two