LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

LinkedIn Quick Tip If you care about your digital footprint for sure you are not satisfied with the profile link that you get by default from LinkedIn. Mine looked something like: ro.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-chira/9/85/149 . I have to admit that this is not one of the easiest links that I can share. But as may other social networks did already, LinkedIn offers the possibility to customise your public profile URL. You just need to click  here and you will be redirected to the page where you can select  the last part of your profile link. I have chosen my name to be the custom part of my link but you there are some other people that used some other words to personalise  their URLs. Here are some examples: Career, Sport, Sports, or Entrepreneur.

The choice is yours but here are some pros’ for choosing your name:

1. Your name is also the name of your brand so it is important to own all the links that have your name in it (including the LinkedIn one)

2. If you have a popular name, if you do not grab it first some one else will and people who search for your name will get on someone else page.

On the other hand is you want to brand yourself as a specialist in one field you may use the name of that field (best in case that field gets many relevant searches). Unfortunately none of the example above made to the first 30 search results in Google so not too much traffic is coming your way. For sure you can try a combination but I would recommend it only if your name is already taken.

What options do you have to show your expertise on Linkedin?

Tweet Some time ago one of the best ways to show your expertise on LinkedIn was to answer a lot of questions. There was a special section of the site where you could post or answer other users’ questions, they could select your answer as a good one or even choose it as the best…

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

Tweet LinkedIn is testing a new way of showing people you may know. It looks like a collection of business cards made of a summary of those peoples connections. Here is how mine looks. If you want to see yours just click here. What do you think? Is this a better way?

LinkedIn helps you merge your connections

LinkedIn decided to help you merge your multiple accounts.

My 10 Minutes of Internet Glory

Tweet Today I have looked at my Klout score. For those of you who do not know, Klout is a web service that offers a measure for your online influence. It gives you a score between 0 and 100, the higher the better. For some time my score was somewhere around 60. Today it dropped…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

Tweet Last week I spent a lot of time analyzing my Twitter followers and here are some of the reasons I may not follow you: 1. You are still an egg. If you didn’t bother to change the default avatar (which is an egg) why should I bother following you. You just look like every…

Quick networking tip

Tweet Here is a short tip that I heard from Paul JR Renaud some time ago. When you attend an event you should position yourself at the door. Then see who comes in, say “Hello”, shake their hands and introduce yourself. Then say “Talk to you later” and go the the next person who comes…

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

Tweet Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season for you and your loved ones. 2010 was for us a very special year: the year when PersonalBrandGrader was born and this is our first Christmas. We want to give you back something for your support during this year. Here’s the deal: we are giving away 3 personal…

Webstock 2010

Tweet I will be presenting on Webstock 2010, the coolest conference on Social Media. Webstock takes place in Bucharest at Radisson Blu hotel on September 16th so if you are in town drop by and get the Social Media pulse.

How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile In 5 Easy Steps

Tweet Most worthwhile projects or goals require a number of steps and perseverance over time to accomplish. Anything at all complicated requires preparation, know-how and perseverance through several steps over a period of time. All of that is also true about anything like choosing to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Here’s how to do just that…

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

LinkedIn Quick Tip If you care about your digital footprint for sure you are not satisfied with the profile link that you get by default from LinkedIn. Mine looked something like: ro.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-chira/9/85/149 . I have to admit that this is not one of the easiest links that I can share. But as may other social networks did already, LinkedIn offers the possibility to customise your public profile URL. You just need to click  here and you will be redirected to the page where you can select  the last part of your profile link. I have chosen my name to be the custom part of my link but you there are some other people that used some other words to personalise  their URLs. Here are some examples: Career, Sport, Sports, or Entrepreneur.

The choice is yours but here are some pros’ for choosing your name:

1. Your name is also the name of your brand so it is important to own all the links that have your name in it (including the LinkedIn one)

2. If you have a popular name, if you do not grab it first some one else will and people who search for your name will get on someone else page.

On the other hand is you want to brand yourself as a specialist in one field you may use the name of that field (best in case that field gets many relevant searches). Unfortunately none of the example above made to the first 30 search results in Google so not too much traffic is coming your way. For sure you can try a combination but I would recommend it only if your name is already taken.

What options do you have to show your expertise on Linkedin?

Tweet Some time ago one of the best ways to show your expertise on LinkedIn was to answer a lot of questions. There was a special section of the site where you could post or answer other users’ questions, they could select your answer as a good one or even choose it as the best…

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

Tweet LinkedIn is testing a new way of showing people you may know. It looks like a collection of business cards made of a summary of those peoples connections. Here is how mine looks. If you want to see yours just click here. What do you think? Is this a better way?

LinkedIn helps you merge your connections

LinkedIn decided to help you merge your multiple accounts.

My 10 Minutes of Internet Glory

Tweet Today I have looked at my Klout score. For those of you who do not know, Klout is a web service that offers a measure for your online influence. It gives you a score between 0 and 100, the higher the better. For some time my score was somewhere around 60. Today it dropped…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

Tweet Last week I spent a lot of time analyzing my Twitter followers and here are some of the reasons I may not follow you: 1. You are still an egg. If you didn’t bother to change the default avatar (which is an egg) why should I bother following you. You just look like every…

Quick networking tip

Tweet Here is a short tip that I heard from Paul JR Renaud some time ago. When you attend an event you should position yourself at the door. Then see who comes in, say “Hello”, shake their hands and introduce yourself. Then say “Talk to you later” and go the the next person who comes…

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

Tweet Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season for you and your loved ones. 2010 was for us a very special year: the year when PersonalBrandGrader was born and this is our first Christmas. We want to give you back something for your support during this year. Here’s the deal: we are giving away 3 personal…

Webstock 2010

Tweet I will be presenting on Webstock 2010, the coolest conference on Social Media. Webstock takes place in Bucharest at Radisson Blu hotel on September 16th so if you are in town drop by and get the Social Media pulse.

How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile In 5 Easy Steps

Tweet Most worthwhile projects or goals require a number of steps and perseverance over time to accomplish. Anything at all complicated requires preparation, know-how and perseverance through several steps over a period of time. All of that is also true about anything like choosing to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Here’s how to do just that…

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

LinkedIn Quick Tip If you care about your digital footprint for sure you are not satisfied with the profile link that you get by default from LinkedIn. Mine looked something like: ro.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-chira/9/85/149 . I have to admit that this is not one of the easiest links that I can share. But as may other social networks did already, LinkedIn offers the possibility to customise your public profile URL. You just need to click  here and you will be redirected to the page where you can select  the last part of your profile link. I have chosen my name to be the custom part of my link but you there are some other people that used some other words to personalise  their URLs. Here are some examples: Career, Sport, Sports, or Entrepreneur.

The choice is yours but here are some pros’ for choosing your name:

1. Your name is also the name of your brand so it is important to own all the links that have your name in it (including the LinkedIn one)

2. If you have a popular name, if you do not grab it first some one else will and people who search for your name will get on someone else page.

On the other hand is you want to brand yourself as a specialist in one field you may use the name of that field (best in case that field gets many relevant searches). Unfortunately none of the example above made to the first 30 search results in Google so not too much traffic is coming your way. For sure you can try a combination but I would recommend it only if your name is already taken.

What options do you have to show your expertise on Linkedin?

Tweet Some time ago one of the best ways to show your expertise on LinkedIn was to answer a lot of questions. There was a special section of the site where you could post or answer other users’ questions, they could select your answer as a good one or even choose it as the best…

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

Tweet LinkedIn is testing a new way of showing people you may know. It looks like a collection of business cards made of a summary of those peoples connections. Here is how mine looks. If you want to see yours just click here. What do you think? Is this a better way?

LinkedIn helps you merge your connections

LinkedIn decided to help you merge your multiple accounts.

My 10 Minutes of Internet Glory

Tweet Today I have looked at my Klout score. For those of you who do not know, Klout is a web service that offers a measure for your online influence. It gives you a score between 0 and 100, the higher the better. For some time my score was somewhere around 60. Today it dropped…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

Tweet Last week I spent a lot of time analyzing my Twitter followers and here are some of the reasons I may not follow you: 1. You are still an egg. If you didn’t bother to change the default avatar (which is an egg) why should I bother following you. You just look like every…

Quick networking tip

Tweet Here is a short tip that I heard from Paul JR Renaud some time ago. When you attend an event you should position yourself at the door. Then see who comes in, say “Hello”, shake their hands and introduce yourself. Then say “Talk to you later” and go the the next person who comes…

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

Tweet Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season for you and your loved ones. 2010 was for us a very special year: the year when PersonalBrandGrader was born and this is our first Christmas. We want to give you back something for your support during this year. Here’s the deal: we are giving away 3 personal…

Webstock 2010

Tweet I will be presenting on Webstock 2010, the coolest conference on Social Media. Webstock takes place in Bucharest at Radisson Blu hotel on September 16th so if you are in town drop by and get the Social Media pulse.

How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile In 5 Easy Steps

Tweet Most worthwhile projects or goals require a number of steps and perseverance over time to accomplish. Anything at all complicated requires preparation, know-how and perseverance through several steps over a period of time. All of that is also true about anything like choosing to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Here’s how to do just that…

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

LinkedIn Quick Tip If you care about your digital footprint for sure you are not satisfied with the profile link that you get by default from LinkedIn. Mine looked something like: ro.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-chira/9/85/149 . I have to admit that this is not one of the easiest links that I can share. But as may other social networks did already, LinkedIn offers the possibility to customise your public profile URL. You just need to click  here and you will be redirected to the page where you can select  the last part of your profile link. I have chosen my name to be the custom part of my link but you there are some other people that used some other words to personalise  their URLs. Here are some examples: Career, Sport, Sports, or Entrepreneur.

The choice is yours but here are some pros’ for choosing your name:

1. Your name is also the name of your brand so it is important to own all the links that have your name in it (including the LinkedIn one)

2. If you have a popular name, if you do not grab it first some one else will and people who search for your name will get on someone else page.

On the other hand is you want to brand yourself as a specialist in one field you may use the name of that field (best in case that field gets many relevant searches). Unfortunately none of the example above made to the first 30 search results in Google so not too much traffic is coming your way. For sure you can try a combination but I would recommend it only if your name is already taken.

What options do you have to show your expertise on Linkedin?

Tweet Some time ago one of the best ways to show your expertise on LinkedIn was to answer a lot of questions. There was a special section of the site where you could post or answer other users’ questions, they could select your answer as a good one or even choose it as the best…

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

Tweet LinkedIn is testing a new way of showing people you may know. It looks like a collection of business cards made of a summary of those peoples connections. Here is how mine looks. If you want to see yours just click here. What do you think? Is this a better way?

LinkedIn helps you merge your connections

LinkedIn decided to help you merge your multiple accounts.

My 10 Minutes of Internet Glory

Tweet Today I have looked at my Klout score. For those of you who do not know, Klout is a web service that offers a measure for your online influence. It gives you a score between 0 and 100, the higher the better. For some time my score was somewhere around 60. Today it dropped…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

Tweet Last week I spent a lot of time analyzing my Twitter followers and here are some of the reasons I may not follow you: 1. You are still an egg. If you didn’t bother to change the default avatar (which is an egg) why should I bother following you. You just look like every…

Quick networking tip

Tweet Here is a short tip that I heard from Paul JR Renaud some time ago. When you attend an event you should position yourself at the door. Then see who comes in, say “Hello”, shake their hands and introduce yourself. Then say “Talk to you later” and go the the next person who comes…

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

Tweet Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season for you and your loved ones. 2010 was for us a very special year: the year when PersonalBrandGrader was born and this is our first Christmas. We want to give you back something for your support during this year. Here’s the deal: we are giving away 3 personal…

Webstock 2010

Tweet I will be presenting on Webstock 2010, the coolest conference on Social Media. Webstock takes place in Bucharest at Radisson Blu hotel on September 16th so if you are in town drop by and get the Social Media pulse.

How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile In 5 Easy Steps

Tweet Most worthwhile projects or goals require a number of steps and perseverance over time to accomplish. Anything at all complicated requires preparation, know-how and perseverance through several steps over a period of time. All of that is also true about anything like choosing to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Here’s how to do just that…

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

LinkedIn Quick Tip If you care about your digital footprint for sure you are not satisfied with the profile link that you get by default from LinkedIn. Mine looked something like: ro.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-chira/9/85/149 . I have to admit that this is not one of the easiest links that I can share. But as may other social networks did already, LinkedIn offers the possibility to customise your public profile URL. You just need to click  here and you will be redirected to the page where you can select  the last part of your profile link. I have chosen my name to be the custom part of my link but you there are some other people that used some other words to personalise  their URLs. Here are some examples: Career, Sport, Sports, or Entrepreneur.

The choice is yours but here are some pros’ for choosing your name:

1. Your name is also the name of your brand so it is important to own all the links that have your name in it (including the LinkedIn one)

2. If you have a popular name, if you do not grab it first some one else will and people who search for your name will get on someone else page.

On the other hand is you want to brand yourself as a specialist in one field you may use the name of that field (best in case that field gets many relevant searches). Unfortunately none of the example above made to the first 30 search results in Google so not too much traffic is coming your way. For sure you can try a combination but I would recommend it only if your name is already taken.

What options do you have to show your expertise on Linkedin?

Tweet Some time ago one of the best ways to show your expertise on LinkedIn was to answer a lot of questions. There was a special section of the site where you could post or answer other users’ questions, they could select your answer as a good one or even choose it as the best…

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

Tweet LinkedIn is testing a new way of showing people you may know. It looks like a collection of business cards made of a summary of those peoples connections. Here is how mine looks. If you want to see yours just click here. What do you think? Is this a better way?

LinkedIn helps you merge your connections

LinkedIn decided to help you merge your multiple accounts.

My 10 Minutes of Internet Glory

Tweet Today I have looked at my Klout score. For those of you who do not know, Klout is a web service that offers a measure for your online influence. It gives you a score between 0 and 100, the higher the better. For some time my score was somewhere around 60. Today it dropped…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

Tweet Last week I spent a lot of time analyzing my Twitter followers and here are some of the reasons I may not follow you: 1. You are still an egg. If you didn’t bother to change the default avatar (which is an egg) why should I bother following you. You just look like every…

Quick networking tip

Tweet Here is a short tip that I heard from Paul JR Renaud some time ago. When you attend an event you should position yourself at the door. Then see who comes in, say “Hello”, shake their hands and introduce yourself. Then say “Talk to you later” and go the the next person who comes…

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

Tweet Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season for you and your loved ones. 2010 was for us a very special year: the year when PersonalBrandGrader was born and this is our first Christmas. We want to give you back something for your support during this year. Here’s the deal: we are giving away 3 personal…

Webstock 2010

Tweet I will be presenting on Webstock 2010, the coolest conference on Social Media. Webstock takes place in Bucharest at Radisson Blu hotel on September 16th so if you are in town drop by and get the Social Media pulse.

How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile In 5 Easy Steps

Tweet Most worthwhile projects or goals require a number of steps and perseverance over time to accomplish. Anything at all complicated requires preparation, know-how and perseverance through several steps over a period of time. All of that is also true about anything like choosing to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Here’s how to do just that…

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

LinkedIn Quick Tip If you care about your digital footprint for sure you are not satisfied with the profile link that you get by default from LinkedIn. Mine looked something like: ro.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-chira/9/85/149 . I have to admit that this is not one of the easiest links that I can share. But as may other social networks did already, LinkedIn offers the possibility to customise your public profile URL. You just need to click  here and you will be redirected to the page where you can select  the last part of your profile link. I have chosen my name to be the custom part of my link but you there are some other people that used some other words to personalise  their URLs. Here are some examples: Career, Sport, Sports, or Entrepreneur.

The choice is yours but here are some pros’ for choosing your name:

1. Your name is also the name of your brand so it is important to own all the links that have your name in it (including the LinkedIn one)

2. If you have a popular name, if you do not grab it first some one else will and people who search for your name will get on someone else page.

On the other hand is you want to brand yourself as a specialist in one field you may use the name of that field (best in case that field gets many relevant searches). Unfortunately none of the example above made to the first 30 search results in Google so not too much traffic is coming your way. For sure you can try a combination but I would recommend it only if your name is already taken.

What options do you have to show your expertise on Linkedin?

Tweet Some time ago one of the best ways to show your expertise on LinkedIn was to answer a lot of questions. There was a special section of the site where you could post or answer other users’ questions, they could select your answer as a good one or even choose it as the best…

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

Tweet LinkedIn is testing a new way of showing people you may know. It looks like a collection of business cards made of a summary of those peoples connections. Here is how mine looks. If you want to see yours just click here. What do you think? Is this a better way?

LinkedIn helps you merge your connections

LinkedIn decided to help you merge your multiple accounts.

My 10 Minutes of Internet Glory

Tweet Today I have looked at my Klout score. For those of you who do not know, Klout is a web service that offers a measure for your online influence. It gives you a score between 0 and 100, the higher the better. For some time my score was somewhere around 60. Today it dropped…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

Tweet Last week I spent a lot of time analyzing my Twitter followers and here are some of the reasons I may not follow you: 1. You are still an egg. If you didn’t bother to change the default avatar (which is an egg) why should I bother following you. You just look like every…

Quick networking tip

Tweet Here is a short tip that I heard from Paul JR Renaud some time ago. When you attend an event you should position yourself at the door. Then see who comes in, say “Hello”, shake their hands and introduce yourself. Then say “Talk to you later” and go the the next person who comes…

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

Tweet Here’s to a safe and happy holiday season for you and your loved ones. 2010 was for us a very special year: the year when PersonalBrandGrader was born and this is our first Christmas. We want to give you back something for your support during this year. Here’s the deal: we are giving away 3 personal…

Webstock 2010

Tweet I will be presenting on Webstock 2010, the coolest conference on Social Media. Webstock takes place in Bucharest at Radisson Blu hotel on September 16th so if you are in town drop by and get the Social Media pulse.

How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile In 5 Easy Steps

Tweet Most worthwhile projects or goals require a number of steps and perseverance over time to accomplish. Anything at all complicated requires preparation, know-how and perseverance through several steps over a period of time. All of that is also true about anything like choosing to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Here’s how to do just that…

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