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  1. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    The Best Times to Publish on LinkedIn
    www.business2community.com My company set up a new social media strategy at the beginning of the year. Indeed, we felt that our previous configuration no longer corresponded to our new business ambitions and wanted to bring...
  2. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    3 Ways To Instantly Eliminate Annoying Content on LinkedIn
    www.business2community.com LinkedInโ€™s recent overhaul includes some quick (and effective) ways to reduce all the noise in your home feed. Hereโ€™s how it works. With 9 billion daily content impressions,...
  3. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    The New LinkedIn Feature You Have to See to Believe
    www.inc.com LinkedIn recently released a new feature that can boost your visual appeal (and impact) on the...
  4. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    LinkedIn Alternatives for Professional Networking
    LinkedIn Alternatives for Professional NetworkingWhen we talk of building your professional network the first name that pops up in our mind probably is LinkedIn. Whether you are looking for a new job, looking to hire a professional for your set up or simply wish to grow your professional network...


    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/03/2017 #89 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #88 @John Marrett we are working on native notifications (not only emails and feed). This is a MUST. Many thanks . CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn @Daniel Paz @Noรซl De Castro Garcรญa @Rafael Garcรญa Romano
    John Marrett
    26/03/2017 #88 John Marrett
    #86 A question @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee: when I open up beBee, is there any way to get beBee notifications to notify me when someone I follow has written a new article? I get an email, but I generally stay away from social media except early AM and early evening: guzzles up too much time!
    John Marrett
    26/03/2017 #87 John Marrett
    #84 I won't forget you @John White, MBA ;-)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/03/2017 #86 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #85 @John Marrett you are already spending a lot of time on beBee. You don't need to write to enjoy beBee. I am mostly a reader. Many thanks for your comments.
    John Marrett
    26/03/2017 #85 John Marrett
    #83 Thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. As mentioned before, I am not a writer nor in a design field so cannot see the value is spending much time here. Also, the only reason I pay LinkedIn is because I do so many searches (like the ones I cannot do here) that I quickly break what LI calls the Commercial Use Limit!
    John White, MBA
    26/03/2017 #84 John White, MBA
    #81 @John Marrett: Yes, you can use both! You don't have to choose one or the other. I love LinkedIn and beBee! Clearly, LinkedIn has more of your target market for business. So, I would suggest you keep using it for sales and prospecting. But don't forget about us here. We are growing and more users are coming on everyday.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/03/2017 #83 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #81 @John Marrett the answer is too obvious. You have to pay and seek them on LinkedIn !! Of course.

    My mesage is "keep linkedin but explore beBee"


    Again, both are very different. beBee is a platform for building, showcasing and sharing your personal brand.

    LinkedIn is a huge directory for jobs and business.
    John Marrett
    26/03/2017 #82 John Marrett
    #80 I always do @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, thanks very much!
    John Marrett
    26/03/2017 #81 John Marrett
    @John White, MBA, please explain how I can overcome my issue 4 (#53) here on beBee:

    4. Professional Networking: I am on LinkedIn to find people I can help and to find people who can help me. I cannot do that on beBee!
    I am working with a product that is of interest to management consultants. Here are the results of my searches today:

    Management Consultants: 246
    Management Consultants in Canada: 1
    I can only search by Hive, Country, Language

    Management Consultants: 2,286,252
    Management Consultants in Canada: 107,471

    I can filter further by:
    Connection Level: 1st, 2nd & 3rd (Groups are available in Sales Navigator)
    Locations include not only countries but large cities
    And there are several other ways to filter in LinkedIn, with quite a lot more in Sales Navigator

    So am I going to look for prospective clients on LinkedIn or on beBee?
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/03/2017 #80 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #79 that is great @John Marrett. Have a great day !
    John Marrett
    26/03/2017 #79 John Marrett
    #78 I've been doing it since 1991 @John White, MBA, LONG before beBee and LinkedIn!
    And even before I started my first business in 1991, I was on CompuServe back in the mid 80's as a database developer and Novell Netware System Administrator, where I helped people with their issues ... and others helped me!
    John White, MBA
    25/03/2017 #78 John White, MBA
    @John Marrett, yes, you've got it now. This is what the beBee network is being built on. Establishing stronger personal business relationships.
    John Marrett
    25/03/2017 #77 John Marrett
    #76 I never said otherwise @John White, MBA!
    John White, MBA
    25/03/2017 #76 John White, MBA
    @John Marrett: exactly! People want to do business with someone they know and trust, not just a resume.
    John Marrett
    25/03/2017 #75 John Marrett
    #74 In the days of Google and social media @John White, MBA, I don't consider location to be personal information. As an example, I know that the current weather in Fort Collins is slightly cloudy, 12 C (53 F) ... which is why you could go for ice cream as your summer has started and the dregs of winter are still here in Montreal!
    I have been involved in complex B2B sales since 1991. One always has to develop relationships with people: both the vendor and the buyer need to feel comfortable with each other. But that doesn't mean that I want to open up to the whole world *before* we have developed a relationship!
    John White, MBA
    25/03/2017 #74 John White, MBA
    @John Marrett, interedting responses. You just shared with me on LinkedIn where you live and that it is snowing there. Thise are aspects of your personal life. Also, when yiou do business do you get to know the people you do business with or is 100% business. My approach to doing business is that it is done best when you build relationships and get to know each other. For me, I don't like to do business with people that won't make any effort to get to know me. If all they are intersted in is closing me, I will take a pass.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    25/03/2017 #73 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #70 @John Marrett you don't need to share your life. Obviously it is up to you ! . But I only wanted to make the difference between Private and Personal. ;)
    John Marrett
    25/03/2017 #70 John Marrett
    #69 I don't want to share my personal life publicly @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. As mentioned, that is a philosophical difference between us. I have been worried about privacy issues for decades so will not share anything from my personal life on a public platform!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    25/03/2017 #69 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thereโ€™s A BIG Difference Between Private And Personal.

    Private: confined to or intended only for the persons immediately concerned; confidential: a private meeting

    If something is โ€œprivateโ€ in your mind, itโ€™s probably not a good idea to share it on the Internetโ€ฆanywhere.

    Personal: relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; oneโ€™s personal life; a letter marked โ€œPersonal.

    When something is personal in your mind, you may share it because we are social and we do love connect with people through common interests. Bebee is about building genuine and deeper business relationships rather than business contacts.
    John Marrett
    25/03/2017 #68 John Marrett
    #65 Nor on LinkedIn by the way!

    Will we be able to edit comments on the new beBee platform? Hope so!
  5. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Microsoft's LinkedIn wants you to sound like a genius when you walk into your next meeting
    www.businessinsider.com LinkedIn Trending Storylines aim to get you outside your "filter bubble" and make you an...


    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    22/03/2017 #1 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    If i flatter your ego, will you give me your money for a yearly subscription ? Yes ? Vamos ! Let's flatter you ! Arriiiiiiba ! Unfortunatly you cannot control/alt/Del your online purchase !
  6. ProducerMichael Hrubos

    Michael Hrubos

    How to Suck the Metaphorical Juices from Linkedin (and beBee)
    How to Suck the Metaphorical Juices from Linkedin (and beBee)I read an article yesterday about an individual that stopped using Linkedin for the reason of it becoming a platform of personal branding, marketing and everyone just asking for business. Here are a few things I feel should be applied to alleviate...
  7. Anne Thornley-Brown
    What are some tips for getting featured in LinkedIn Publisher Channels?

    Many have been struggling to get even 30 views on LinkedIn Pulse. (Frankly, I have given up on it I will post one more post so that the one post that shows up in my profile is relevant to my company's core services. I elected to share my LinkedIn Group Leader and Group Member Tips here as, on LinkedIn, no one would ever see them.)

    While some like me are abandoning Linkedin Publisher, others are succeeding. For example, Anders Liu-Lindberg just shared that his post is featured on not 1, not 2 but THREE channels today.

    I have invited him to come to here and join in the discussion. If anyone knows him, please encourage him to join us.

    Clearly he knows something that a lot of us don't know.

    If anyone else has a similar success story to share, please let us know and pass on some tips.
    Anne Thornley-Brown


    Anne Thornley-Brown
    23/03/2017 #10 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #9 Those are some phenomenal statistics. How long ago did you join LinkedIn? One thing that may be helping you is topical news that is very relevant to specific market niches.

    I have written posts about bias as well but I have never shared them on LinkedIn, except for one I did about the events industry. The culture in Canada is such that addressing issues of race and bias could backfire so I am cautious. I have a number of corporate clients and business colleagues on my LinkedIn network. Maybe the culture in the UK is very different.

    I have addressed some issues related to bias in the Step into the Spotlight group and I know that this makes some members uncomfortable. At some point, you just have to keep it real.

    I have tended to share that type of content on my personal Twitter and Facebook accounts and I restrict distribution to friends not acquaintances. I also discuss controversial issues in some of the private Jamaican Facebook groups but not the Jamaican LinkedIn Groups.

    Nice that Usain Bolt liked your post. I have mentioned him a couple of times in blog posts about the marketing of brand Jamaica. I started a discussion about him in Step into the Spotlight a while back and today when I discovered there are other Jamaicans in Step into the Spotlight I was inspired to pull my thoughts together in a beBee post. I actually shared it in a LinkedIn status update because it was about branding.
    Carol Stewart
    22/03/2017 #9 Carol Stewart
    #8 As @Anne Thornley-Brown mentions, I have had relatively good results getting my articles featured in Pulse channels (and some have been featured in more than one and I have had some that have been Editors Picks).

    Having done a count yesterday, 41 out of 77 have been featured. As I mentioned in the LinkedIn group, I don't do anything in particular that I am aware of, other than write for my target audience about issues that affect them (that and pray for inspiration :-) ) .

    I share them on Facebook (personal, business and my group) and Tweet them. I don't share in LinkedIn groups but will share them on my wall. The latest one I published was on Saturday and has had 107418 views, 6064 likes, 899 comments and 576 shares, and has been the most read to date.

    I often use topical news issues to get my message across, e.g., my last one was about unconscious bias and I used the Prof Robert Kelly interview where his kids interrupted, to deliver the message. Another example, last year after the Olympics, I wrote one called Knowing When to Quit: A Leadership Lesson from Usain Bolt (Usain himself shared it).

    I don't have a set day when I publish, although the last 3 have been on a Saturday and were featured.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    22/03/2017 #8 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #2 Yes I have tried tweeting to @linkedineditors and I have had no luck. Like Anders, @Katyan Roach and Carol Stewart have done really well there. I will invite Carol to join in. She here. She has participated in the version of this discussion in the original LinkedIn Group.
    John White, MBA
    20/03/2017 #7 John White, MBA
    As far as an overall content strategy for a blogger that is writing on business related topics, I think there is still value in LinkedIn Pulse. I've kept writing over there. Like @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee says, bloggers should not put all their eggs in one basket. Instead, cast a wide net and publish on various sites. Most sites will allow you to syndicate content, so you have nothing to lose by publishing the same post on several sites. I usually try to mix it up. In other words, I will post on one site and then wait a month or two before I repost the same article to another site. As for LinkedIn Pulse, the reach is not nearly what it used to be, but I've had some articles do relatively well there in 2017. It seems that the better my blogs are doing on LinkedIn the higher my activity is on beBee, Twitter, Inc., etc. So, while I will never use LinkedIn as my only blogging platform, I will continue to keep it in the rotation.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    20/03/2017 #6 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #5 @Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS they still send out daily/weekly summaries to all members about group activity and I believe this is what is catching most people's attention since the traction often comes with a few days delay. I agree it would be much better if there were more notifications.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    20/03/2017 #5 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #4 Thanks for the update, @Anders Liu-Lindberg!

    Well, you are at least doing something right consistently to be featured occasionally. I get that there is no guarantee.

    Interesting that you are having success in groups, since they no longer notify commenters - only the author.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    20/03/2017 #4 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Like also pointed out by @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian then there's no magic formula. I used the tweet strategy and in fact have created a twitter profile for this purpose alone in 2017. I have before been featured heavily and to date have 44 articles featured out of 137. However, I published 27 articles prior to my first ever feature and since start of 2016 I have only been featured four times (including the two latest ones). So it's erratic at best but it seems like once you're in the chance of multiple features is higher. Now with all that said being featured is no guarantee of success. My latest feature currently stands at 55 views whereas the previous one already had 250+ at the same time. I've found that LinkedIn Groups is the best way to continue building an audience and for my articles in 2017 I keep an average of 1,000+ views and have good engagement too not least in increasing my following.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    20/03/2017 #3 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Here's what he tweeted once, for his last article:
    Who has an overview of the #Business if not the #CEO? #Finance of course! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/finance-needs-2020-vision-business-anders-liu-lindberg View more
    Here's what he tweeted once, for his last article:
    Who has an overview of the #Business if not the #CEO? #Finance of course! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/finance-needs-2020-vision-business-anders-liu-lindberg โ€ฆ by @LiuLindberg @LinkedIn @LinkedInEditors Close
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/03/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    You could tweet using "tip @LinkedInEditors" but that's a crap shoot. Using myTweetPack you can add XXXX@LinkedInEditors to the tweet rotation for the same effect.

    I don't think there's much else you can do, short of being named a LI Influencer

    Out of 125 LI posts, I've been featured 7 times... Whoop de doo
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    20/03/2017 #1 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Like @John White, MBA has pointed out, one "tip" is to tweet your articles with "TIP @LinkedInEditors" to get on Pulse. Note: they abruptly and silently stopped using @LinkedInPulse.

    Here is John's Inc article on it:
  8. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    Tips for Managing On-Line Groups: When it's Time to Make a Move
    Tips for Managing On-Line Groups: When it's Time to Make a MoveThere has been a lot of frustration with LinkedIn Groups of late. Some group owners have taken their groups elsewhere and others are considering it.No matter where your on-line group or community is located, there may come a time when your have to...


    Scott Simmerman
    22/03/2017 #13 Scott Simmerman
    Related to my post on importing, I would think that the site operators would find that having some "tool" to manage the inbound migration of LinkedIn profiles would dramatically increase migration. Is this not a good idea?
    Scott Simmerman
    22/03/2017 #12 Scott Simmerman
    Is there ANY way to import a profile from LinkedIn or Mosaic or somewhere, instead of trying to create one from scratch? With all the different things going on, spending an hour doing this seems a bit wasted...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/03/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Still pumping out the original announcement and added this post
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    21/03/2017 #10 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Shared ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿ”ฅ& ๐Ÿšด
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #9 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Scott Simmerman I have no choice but to move the Executive Team Building Network. I have tried but, as I said in my open letter, without basic tools, we're dead in the water. I hope people will migrate here.
    Scott Simmerman
    21/03/2017 #8 Scott Simmerman
    Good job on all of this. So many things to get caught up on, moved, adjusted and all that. But it certainly appears that this can happen. Thanks for all that.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #7 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @David B. Grinberg I am a passionate person. When I find something that works, I tell everybody about it. Social media has been such a struggle lately and this has put the fun back into it. It's easy, it's fun. There is interaction, deep thought and great conversations. What more could anyone ask for.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/03/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Anne, on all of your exemplary advice and admirable efforts in writing about beBee and moving your groups to this fast-growing social startup which has unlimited potential. I can't say enough how thrilled the beBee community is to have you here.
    Moreover, no one likes moving, generally speaking, whether to a new house or a new social platform. But you have done so with savvy, style and grace, for which I commend. Keep buzzing, Anne, as we appreciate all YOU do!
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    20/03/2017 #5 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #4 I am glad that you all found it to be beneficial.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    20/03/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Excellent advice, Anne. Thank you for sharing.
    Ella de Jong
    20/03/2017 #3 Ella de Jong
    What a clear description with clear advice! Thank you @Anne Thornley-Brown!
    Katyan Roach
    20/03/2017 #2 Katyan Roach
    Lots of useful information here @Anne Thornley-Brown. I'm excited this move over here! It's a great time to be a part of beBee family.
  9. Anne Thornley-Brown
    Please like & share this LinkedIn status update so that everybody affected sees it:


    Very Important announcement for Executive Team Building Network members. Please check into the group right away:

    - Announcement: http://bit.ly/etbn1

    - New hive (group): https://lnkd.in/ekcji7Y

    Due to a LinkedIn glitch, announcements are not working and LinkedIn has stopped notifications of new discussions in groups. Thanks in advance.
    Anne Thornley-Brown


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/03/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Already tweeted out. If anyone else wants to move a group just let me know. I'll announce it to.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    20/03/2017 #6 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #5 big challenges , big results. beBee is now for winners and those who dream big !! Buzz on !
    Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    20/03/2017 #5 Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    Best wishes for the transition - may it be seamless @Anne Thornley-Brown!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/03/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    A great, bold transition for better outcomes!
    abhishek shah
    20/03/2017 #3 abhishek shah
    beBee is going to replace linkedin bcoz its the next concept.
    abhishek shah
    20/03/2017 #2 abhishek shah
    wow just wow
  10. Anne Thornley-Brown
    Tips for LinkedIn Group Managers: 8 Keys to Get Group Engagement Going https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/tips-for-linkedin-group-managers-8-keys-to-getting-group-engagement-going What have you found effective in promoting engagement? Anne Thornley-Brown
  11. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    Tips for LinkedIn Group Managers: 8 Keys to Getting Group Engagement Going
    Tips for LinkedIn Group Managers: 8 Keys to Getting Group Engagement GoingAcross LinkedIn, with few exceptions, Group Owners and Managers are noticing that engagement is down in groups. Even when they make a concerted effort to stimulate conversations, many are met with a deafening silence. After the changes that LinkedIn...


    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #14 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Martin indicated this may be of interest.
    Martin Wright
    21/03/2017 #13 Martin Wright
    This would be of interest to #Deb Helfrich
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #12 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Jim Murray Happy to be of service.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #11 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Thank you. For sure. One of my goals, since I will be less active in LinkedIn Groups, was to share the knowledge I have accumulated with group managers. Happy to share it with the beBee team.
    Phil Friedman
    21/03/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Anne, this is a terrific post for beBee. Hopefully, ownership and management will take notice of your recommendations for resuscitating groups on LinkedIn because, together with your recap of the broken and lost capabilities for group management on LI, they provide a basic blueprint for developing meaningful profession- and industry-specific "hives" (groups) on beBee. Cheers!
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    20/03/2017 #9 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Thank you. @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood My post for Group managers who want to make a move to another platform is live now:

    - Tips for Managing On-Line Groups: When its Time to Make a Move

    If you and others have other tips to add, you are welcome to add them.
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    20/03/2017 #8 Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    #4 That's fabulous and thank you Anne! Buzz On!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    20/03/2017 #7 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #6 passion is everything !
    Jim Murray
    20/03/2017 #6 Jim Murray
    #4 Just wanted to say thank you for your efforts to date. Persuading LinkedIn groups to either migrate here or open hives that are satellites of their LI groups has been something that both @Phil Friedman View more
    #4 Just wanted to say thank you for your efforts to date. Persuading LinkedIn groups to either migrate here or open hives that are satellites of their LI groups has been something that both @Phil Friedman and myself have been actively promoting for a while now. Your clout, which seems pretty formidable and your enthusiasm, are both sincerely welcomed here. Close
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    20/03/2017 #5 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #4 many thanks @Anne Thornley-Brown. Tomorrow I will make a nice announcement
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    20/03/2017 #4 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood as a result of my recent blog posts and discussions here and on LinkedIn, a number of group managers are contacting me for advice on migration of groups. I will write a blog post about how I am approaching it next. I look forward to your suggestions when it is live.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    19/03/2017 #3 Anne Thornley-Brown
    My pleasure as always Tsufit. @Viveka vonRosen if you come across any group managers or owners needing help, please share this with them.
    Tsufit **
    19/03/2017 #2 Tsufit **
    A topic that needed addressing! Thanks for the kind mention, Anne Thornley-Brown.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    18/03/2017 #1 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Chris Lines As promised, I am tagging you on my LinkedIn Group Management post about strategies for encouraging engagement.
  12. Anne Thornley-Brown
    Please weigh in over here on Linkedin: What are the benefits of LinkedIn? https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6248360225527652352

    LinkedIn has been bashed a lot lately and I have levied my share of criticism. It must be tough on employee morale to read all of the negative feedback.. Let's focus on the positives for a moment,.

    Image: Sheila Scarborough (Flickr)
    Anne Thornley-Brown
  13. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    12 Tips for Linkedin Group Members: How to get the most out of LinkedIn Groups
    12 Tips for Linkedin Group Members: How to get the most out of LinkedIn GroupsIt's no secret that many LinkedIn group members are struggling with the new interface. Some are questioning the value of inkedIn Groups. LinkedIn Groups are going through some growing pains but they are still great for peer-to-peer interaction,...


    Anne Thornley-Brown
    26/03/2017 #10 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Apparently, LinkedIn is delivering different interfaces to different users. I have no idea why they would to this. I have updated this post for clarity.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    17/03/2017 #9 Anne Thornley-Brown
    I will tag you when the posts for group managers are live. A lot of us are stumped. There has been speculation that groups are not a part of LinkedIn's endgame. They have discontinued other popular features like Q&A and the travel widget that let you see when members of your network would be in your area. Enter Quora and that site where you can list your travel (name escapes me).
    Chris Lines
    17/03/2017 #8 Chris Lines
    Thanks Anne for your answers. It seems almost like LinkedIn are downgrading Groups? Unless a member actively checks in regularly, LinkedIn aren't doing anything to encourage participation and conversations. I wonder what the long term aim is. Would love to see another article aimed at Managers. At the moment I'm stumped!
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    16/03/2017 #7 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Chris Lines a few more things:

    - don't send a private message and copy a bunch of members on it, there is no longer any BCC on LinkedIn, the names will be visible to everyone on the list and members find this very annoying
    - don't individually send out the same message to one member after another - I know some members who have had their accounts suspended for that

    Each individual has to decide for himself if it is worth starting a group over there. If you are starting from scratch, be sure that you automate the Welcome message and ask each member to connect with you. Let the members know in the Welcome message (which I hope they are getting) that you have set up a separate MailChimp account and you will be using it to communicate important information until the announcements function is fixed. Also in that welcome message, stress the importance of checking in regularly, ask members to sign up for group digests, and include a link to your latest announcement.

    If you want to include a list to this post, feel free. It will be visible to them.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    16/03/2017 #6 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Unfortunately, yes. The only way members will see it is if:

    - the members have signed up for group digests
    - LinkedIn picks up the post for one or more of the group digests

    With respect to announcements, despite what the system tells you, they may not even get emailed out to members. It is a "known issue" according to LinkedIn Help.

    If the announcements and digests do get sent put, if members don't open them regularly with images visible and click through to the group, they will stop receiving them.

    The only way to engage members who don't check in regularly is to:

    - post in your status updates about what is hot in your group and hope that they see it (it won't be delivered to everyone)

    - tag individual members in comments once you have sent annoucements (viable if the group is small) - be careful, if you "overtag", your account can be suspended - you can tag a maximum of 10 people per comment and 20 per "Conversation" - if you have a team of managers and moderators, perhaps you can divide up the list between you.

    - go through the painful process of going through your member's list, grabbing the email address of everyone who is a first level connection and create a separate mailing list through a tool like Mailchimp

    I am in the process of doing that now for a group for which I have created a hive over here.

    I had planned to do a separate post explaining how to use the LinkedIn management tools. I see now that it is more of a priority to do a separate post here with tips for group managers. In fact, you have helped me get it started.

    There is no point in doing it in LinkedIn Publisher. Hardly anyone will see it.
    Chris Lines
    16/03/2017 #5 Chris Lines
    Thanks Anne. So as a Group admin, you are saying just posting Conversations won't get seen by my Group Members unless they actually check into the Group?
    And even if I send Members an Announcement (alerting them to a Conversation), unless they open the message and click through to the Group, LinkedIn will assume they aren't interested and won't deliver messages in the future?
    It seems the benefits of creating a Group are extremely limited now then? Interested what you would recommend in terms of engaging members? Thanks.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    16/03/2017 #4 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #3 Groups are buried. Members can't find them.
    Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    16/03/2017 #3 Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    #2 Sounds like the new "improved" LI. That work button is certainly well hidden..lol
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    16/03/2017 #2 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) You can click it but it doesn't work.
    Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    16/03/2017 #1 Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    Very useful..thanks @Anne Thornley-Brown. PS - I did find that I could tick the "send me an email" option but only for some groups.
  14. ProducerMichael Hrubos

    Michael Hrubos

    Here's what LinkedIn taught me in 12 Months
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    Michael Hrubos
    16/03/2017 #7 Michael Hrubos
    @Chichi Layor Okoye
    I say thank you right off the bat and go from there. Some people you might want to actually meet with for business purposes. Being polite is key.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    16/03/2017 #4 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. You ended with the most important point. If anyone has anytime of service or product that they want to market, they never want to present it right away. There first goal with online marketing is build an Audience, even if this means no sales. This means "Give, Give, Give". Think how you can help others. Why will someone want to visit you again? What can they learn from you? Maybe it's inspiration or Motivation. This step is target market.
    The second step is leads. This is usually done through capture pages on blogs, social media sites, through videos, email campaigns, and more. The most important tip here is to never stop getting leads because your leads will one day dry up no matter what market you are in.
    Lastly, this is when you can focus on sales.
    Always put others first, to build trust, to build your audience. All social sites, even beBee are this way.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    15/03/2017 #3 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Michael Hrubos well said ! thank you ! the only thing I find really frustrating is that.... after working hard during months/years on LI for creating your network, you can NOT reach 100% of your followers anytime. beBee comes to give you 100% organic reach. You will always reach ALL of your followers.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    15/03/2017 #2 Chichi Layor Okoye
    Thanks for sharing your insights - they make a concise and interesting read. How do you respond to the people that reach out to you?
    Michael Pilko
    15/03/2017 #1 Michael Pilko
    @Michael Hrubos Great write up. While many will start to migrate away from LinkedIn because of the new interface, there is still opportunity to meet people of influence and potential partnerships. Again, thanks for sharing.
  15. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

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    As of recent LinkedIn got a new look. Considering some aspects, I access free member (basic account). Did some or many came across, similar to that i had observed
    siraj shaik
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    siraj shaik
    14/03/2017 #3 siraj shaik
    #2 Thanks for sharing one of the key factor of engagement that has an greater impact (my experiences are limited exposure being a basic member).
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/03/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    After building your network during years, it is very frustrating not to be able to reach 100% of your followers
    siraj shaik
    14/03/2017 #1 siraj shaik
    Any of those some or many LinkedIn premium members of LinkedIn also on @beBee got to see the same instance upon accessing.
  18. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

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    How to expand your reach on LinkedInโ€”for free | Articles | Home
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  24. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Will LinkedIn do anything? Keep LinkedIn, Explore beBee
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    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    22/03/2017 #37 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee i would like to precise that i am not a LinkedIn or Microsoft detractor, i am just realistic, and if i were them and want my monopoly to survive , i will keep doing extravangaza again the BCS (Big Common Sense). So how much do you bet ? A supper with tapas & wine in Cordoba ? Haha!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    22/03/2017 #36 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    at some point linkedin will be reduced to a sharepoint feature, and you will be all force to subscribe to microsoft 365 sharepoint evolution...How much do you want to bet ? Linkedin is a Recruiters website with options that come and goes. But it is effective since hiring managers will start witha linkedin screening (not all of them Google search rules ! @Anne Thornley-Brown
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    12/03/2017 #35 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Likwe the people you quoted, I've gone through all of the frustrations and ups and downs on LinkedIn. Worse because I have been so heavily involved in group management. At some point you have to recognize it is what it is. Nothing remains static. If a platform no longer meets some of your needs, you move on. LinkedIn is still good for finding contacts, staying in touch with existing clients and former colleagues, and for peer to peer discussions in the few groups where there is still engagement. Don't look to LinkedIn to get a lot of traction for your blog posts or leads for your business. It's definitely not worth posting on LinkedIn Publisher. Hardly anybody sees the posts. If you work at it, LinkedIn does generate some website traffic.Twitter sends some blgo traffic. Facebook is great for finding family and it has come in handy as genealogy is one of my hobbies. beBee definitely fills some of the gaps in these other platforms. As you stated, never put all eggs in one basket. Businesses need a suite of tools to meet their needs.
    Randall Burns
    09/03/2017 #34 Randall Burns
    WoW! Unless there's a technical difficulty, (but I don't think so), LinkedIn has removed the "Home"page...
    Steve Brady
    08/03/2017 #33 Steve Brady
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee thank you for this buzz which I think reflects wisdom and commonsense. I've only just starting creating content, so I am keen to see my posts receive as much exposure as they can.. So far beBee eclipses LinkedIn as far as views, comments and shares go by a golden mile. The community here is welcoming, encouraging and helpful. However LinkedIn was where my networking journey online first blossomed. It is as you say, a "huge business directory". I also like your advice because it reflects the old adage: don't burn your bridges..
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    07/03/2017 #32 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    I will keep Linkedin and enjoy and build my personal and professional Brand on beBee. beBee is my passion and LinkedIn has all my candidates who rely on me. I will stay there hoping the ship doesn't sink.

    I wrote a buzz on LinkedIn 2 days ago and alot of bees are swarming over. Let's look out and keep the welcome messages going. Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for yet another stellar buzz of value to all your beBee users. #beBeesforever
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/03/2017 #31 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Many thanks @Randall Burns. Of course ! Keep LinkedIn, Explore beBee. Here you can read more about the same message.
    Randall Burns
    05/03/2017 #30 Randall Burns
    Great read @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, exactly the reason why I came over to beBee, (2 days ago), and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience so far. As has been mentioned on other comments I'm maintaining my profile on LinkedIn due to the years of investment into it but I think I'll be far more active here
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/03/2017 #29 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks everybody for your comments ! Buzz on !
    John Vaughan
    05/03/2017 #28 John Vaughan
    #27 It ain't just promotion, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. (Unlike many/most of the comments on this thread. But then - That's kinda the point, isn't it?)

    Both of those links are to material which is thoughtful, well-researched, and well-regarded (even on beBee, where they were published for many months before being migrated to my blog).

    They're about beBee. And furthermore ... they're actually 'relevant'. Try reading them.

    BTW: Is this a hint as to how the new 'editorial tools' will be used?
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/03/2017 #27 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @John Vaughan please don't promote your stuff on my buzzes. Many thanks.
    John Vaughan
    05/03/2017 #26 John Vaughan
    A quick "magic marker exercise" reveals .... proxy promotionalists talking to themselves.

    It's what beBee does best!


    Nice, long-overdue change from the usual LinkedIn-bashing
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    05/03/2017 #24 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    I agree with this buzz 100%. LinkedIn still has it purpose, yet I loved it at the beginning for it's relationships. A number of months of ago, the entire Platform changed making the experience, how to use the site, or what I would call the "gameplay" terrible. Many of my associates are no longer with them, which is the reason I was with them in the first place. I can't even figure out how to send a recommendation to the site to make it back to the old way to bring back their users.
    While beBee is so User Friendly. I can also talk directly to the Bees in charge. I have conversations with @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and get a response within 6 to 48 hours. This is a reason the Hive is growing so fast.
    Paul Walters
    05/03/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee its articles and stats like this that make me know I made the right decision to be on this platform. Thank you
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    04/03/2017 #19 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    I am a national / international business developer and CEO of a sustainable engineering and sports business company, and I can say that LinkedIn has already been a great network for generating good business, business partnerships, including sharing the latest news. Industries and sell products and services. However, the LinkedIn for a year has begun to collapse and to be profitable began to copy Facebook, which was desired at the business level.
    As soon as the beBee was released I created a profile, but also ended up migrating to other professional networks specific to my industry, which although smaller are great and much better than LinkedIn at the generation of business. However, since I have several profiles on several different networks around the world, I ended up losing my profile email and password, and I ended up creating another profile on beBee, sincerely not regretting anything, and I think I did a great job business. Currently, I continue to profile my company on LinkedIn because of the business contacts the company has as customers, business partners, suppliers and national and international employees. But, my personal profile I exclude from there.
    Here I am increasing my knowledge, sharing experiences and maturing my business, since here are the countries where I develop business, commercial partnerships and projects. Very good and I wish success for the whole team of beBee founders, that many more people can take advantage of this platform and so I develop business opportunities. Congratulations and success to all!
    Jeremy ๐Ÿ Krier
    04/03/2017 #18 Jeremy ๐Ÿ Krier
    Thank you for sharing @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. The only reason I continue to utilize LinkedIn is because of the relationships I have established with my connections. They all love the big audience found on LinkedIn and as beBee continues to grow, more and more of these people will begin making their move towards beBee. Most people want and need engagement from the content they post and they need to know they can find it on beBee.
  25. Producerpaul wayne

    paul wayne

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