Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

Improving Your Personal Branding with More LinkedIn Visibility

LiprofilePersonal branding is a great way to get yourself out there, and get your skills recognized. LinkedIn is, by far, the most powerful professional network for doing just that. But do you know how to make sure people can actually see you on LinkedIn? Visibility is just as important to personal branding as it is for your blog, company webpage, or personal webpage. Here, we will let you in on a few great tips that can quickly and easily improve who can see you on LinkedIn.

Add Real People

How many people do you know who are on LinkedIn that you have not yet added? Although you might not do this too often on other social media pages, LinkedIn is a great place to professionally network. And having a large professional network is just one form of personal branding. Add contacts from conferences, past places of employment, and more. Take a few minutes once every few weeks to go through the possible people that you might know part of your profile. Chances are you do, in fact, know at least a few people there. Be sure to connect with this people.

Get in on Groups

Want people to know who you are and that you know your stuff? Then join a few LinkedIn groups! These groups focus on specific topics or common interested. Find just one or two you are truly interested in. We recommend that you take a look at these pages at least weekly. Be sure to interact with others on these pages. Once people see that you are actively interacting with others on the site, they are more likely to add you as a connection. Showing your skills and knowledge to others is also another fantastic way to build your personal brand.

Throw In Keywords Phrases

We do not recommend that you stuff your LinkedIn profile summary with a bunch of keywords. However, if you can work in a keyword phrase or two, go for it. Aim for a natural tone, here. And remember that you are writing about yourself, so do write it in first person (using I and my). Adding keyword phrases can help other potential connections find you through search engines. It may also help those on the site to find you, as well. Making sure that people can find you is just half the battle in personal branding online.

LinkedIn Quick Tip: How To Set Your Vanity Profile URL

 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…

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

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 answer….

LinkedIn is showing people you may know in a better way

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

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 suddenly…

Top 5 reasons why I am not following you on Twitter

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 other…

Quick networking tip

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 in….

Happy Holidays from PersonalBrandGrader!

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 brand…

Webstock 2010

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.

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