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Linkedin Strategy

How To Insure Your Profile is Found With A Linkedin Search

by Alan Underkofler on October 1, 2010

Linkedin is one of the most powerful social media networks for business today.  In fact many businesses and sales professionals find a majority of their business leads and resources just from Linkedin.  This makes having a complete and accurate profile one of the most important steps in creating your online presence.  And it’s not just about having a complete profile but the right profile and information so you can be found within the Linkedin network. Watch this week’s Social Media Minute as Alan Underkofler discusses a very simple way to insure your Linkedin Profile shows up on top when your network uses the Linkedin search box:

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Why Do You Want Your Business on Facebook or Twitter Anyway?

by Alan Underkofler on August 30, 2010

Did you see a twitter or Facebook logo at the bottom of the screen while watching CNN?  Did you see a recent commercial or advertisement with just the Facebook business page listed for your favorite brand?   No website…  just the Facebook website.

are you on facebook twitterEverybody else is doing it, right?  All types of companies are turning to Social Media.  Large fortune 100 companies, big local companies, all the way down to your favorite coffee shop down the street.  Is everyone just jumping on the band wagon or is this social media stuff really working?

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Creating a great Linkedin marketing strategy which generates consistent leads and business for you all starts with having a dynamic and complete Linkedin profile.  Your Linkedin profile is often the first impression someone linkedin_down_wizzardreceives of you, your brand, and your company.  The profile is not just for Linkedin but for your entire online presence.  When searching on Google for any name, the Linkedin profile should be one of the first 10 sites.   You control what prospects and customers read about you on Linkedin, therefore having a stand out Linkedin profile is an essential first step for your Linkedin strategy.

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How To Use Facebook and Twitter To Promote Events

by Lemon Drop on August 6, 2010

Let’s talk about events!  Business events, networking events, business trainings, online events, webinars, or any of the other possible events you may use as part of your business marketing or sales strategy.  One of the the key steps to having successful events is what you do to promote that event both online and offline.

Watch the latest video of “The Social Media Minute” to get ideas on how to use twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin to promote your next event:

Let’s recap on how to use Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin for your upcoming events:

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There are endless ways and ideas for almost every business to use Social Media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and blogging.  In fact almost every day we are asked how to use Social Media in business.  To start answering this question Square Martini Media has started a new series called the “Social Media Minute”.  Each week you will find a new blog post and YouTube video with an idea or way you can use Social Media in your business.    We will cover questions we are often asked about Social Media, ideas we share with our clients, and explore Social Media uses for all types of industries.

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I am constantly asked how I use Linkedin to grow my business.  For a lot of businesses and professionals Linkedin is a mystery.  Often times when we speak on using Social Media to grow your business we will ask by show of hands “who has a Linkedin account?”.  Typically most of the room will raise their hand.  Of course when we follow up with “who has received businesses or referrals from Linkedin?” or “who knows how to use Linkedin for their business?” only one or two hands will remain!

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7 Steps to Creating A Great Linkedin Profile

by Alan Underkofler on March 5, 2010

Linkedin gives you the ability to control your online identity.  Have you Googled yourself lately?  What comes up for you?  It is all positive?  Maybe a few negatives?  Or worse does nothing come up at all?  Linkedin profiles quickly rise to linkedin_logothe top of search results letting you control what people see about you and your company online.  Let me say this in another way…  You are in complete control of what people see about you on your Linkedin profile therefore you are in complete control on what people read about you online!  You must take advantage and leverage this!

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11 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Linkedin

by Alan Underkofler on January 14, 2010

When was the last time you were on Linkedin?  When I ask this question to business owners and business professionals I often times get the following answer, “I am on Linkedin, I have a profile, I accept connections every few months, but I really don’t understand it.”  If this is your answer think about these 11 reasons why learning more about Linkedin would be a good idea!

  1. linkedin_logoWith over 50 million users and the top companies and decision makers on Linkedin, why would you not be active here?

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