Top Tips for using LinkedIn – infinitely more useful than yell.com

Here are some Top Tips for using LinkedIn by Kathy Carter of  www.sirenia.co.uk – part of a series of ten.

 Why use LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com)? It is today’s version of the Yellow Pages, but is more interactive, and infinitely more useful than yell.com. It is also free, at its most basic level. Its profiles receive a good PageRanking in Google, which boosts your online presence. Most people keep their profiles private, but you can choose to create a public / full view profile in your settings, which is effectively an online advert. Remember to put a link on your LinkedIn profile to your company’s website.

Increase connections where you can by accepting the connection requests that are offered to you, if you feel they are relevant. By adding connections, you are increasing the likelihood that people will see your profile when they’re searching for someone to do business with, e.g a sales agent, plumber or interior designer.

The Kent Networking Forum is on LinkedIn .

If you are a Kent Business owner and would like to meet new contacts, come along to a business breakfast on a Thursday morning in Gravesend, UK, Kent. We are having a ladies’ day visitors’ day on Thurs 7th July, for women in business! BNI Gravesend’s website is – http://www.bnigravesend.co.uk . Contact a member today.

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