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by Jo Shaer, on January 21, 2019

In one of my training sessions, Geoff asked about hiding connections on LinkedIn. By default, your connections are set to show to your 1st level connections. This is another reason …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 5, 2018

I was giving a LinkedIn training session to some lovely people from the insurance world today and they asked me how to change the background image on your LinkedIn profile? …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 7, 2017

Will they know if I disconnect or remove a connection on LinkedIn? When I first began on LinkedIn, I accepted some invitations from people that I did not know, who …

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by Jo Shaer, on July 11, 2017

SORRY THIS POST IS NOT UP TO DATE - i have been unable to find the answer on the current platform …

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by Jo Shaer, on July 7, 2017

Every time you update your LinkedIn profile, a notification goes out in the newsfeed. Invariably it will tell all your friends that you have a new job and suggest that …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 28, 2017

UPDATED FOR 2017 LAYOUT An attendee of one of our Southend social media training consultations asked how to add an email to LinkedIn and then make it the login address …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 9, 2017

Skills and Endorsements is a very important part of your LinkedIn profile. It's one of the top four places where you should be using your key words and phrases to …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 19, 2017

The new version of LinkedIn for 2017 has brought a whole raft of changes to the way that we use the platform to connect. The most notable of these is …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 13, 2017

The new updated LinkedIn layout is slowly rolling out across the UK and users should be aware that they may now be displaying their birthday on their profile - even …

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by Robert Ellis, on October 25, 2016

Endorsements are the social proof that validates and advertises your skills to the rest of the world on LinkedIn. For the most part they're great, but problems arise when I receive endorsements …

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by Jo Shaer, on July 28, 2016

This question about how to hide some LinkedIn endorsements but not others has come up a couple of times in my LinkedIn training consultations. But why would you want to do …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 14, 2016

A great question from our LinkedIn training course this morning. How do I remove these pending requests to join LinkedIn groups? I asked to join months ago and now I …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 2, 2016

The Business Profile question has started coming up more and more. Not just at my LinkedIn training courses but actually on LinkedIn itself where some people have erroneously created two profiles …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 16, 2015

Are you a confident blogger? Then you should publish LinkedIn articles on a regular basis. These are different to status updates where you post links and images. Publishing articles is about longer …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 3, 2015

find the help centre on LinkedIn How to add a second LinkedIn Email without password or access to the primary email account - when you are still logged in We …

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by Jo Shaer, on July 27, 2015

Many people don't realise that it is actually possibly to get critical sales data from their LinkedIn connections - at the press of a button! Yes, LinkedIn offer a data …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 20, 2015

A simple post that tells you how to leave a group on LinkedIn. I know that many of you want to know how to do this because I can see …

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by Robert Ellis, on May 21, 2015

So you've created your Company page. What now? You should probably add other members of staff to the LinkedIn Company Admin list so that they can add content too. This …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 10, 2015

My email inbox on LinkedIn is starting to get a lot of action. But not in a good way. It's beginning to be spammed by sponsored InMail from LinkedIn's partners …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 14, 2015

A question that came up during a LinkedIn training consultation recently was What Does Share With Public mean? When you share a status update on LinkedIn, you get offered the …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 6, 2015

If you are using the old style LinkedIn pages then read on. If you are using the new style LinkedIn pages, there is currently no way to get a custom …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 6, 2015

Now this was an interesting question that came in this week! Some people complain bitterly about receiving birthday messages or notifications about birthday messages on LinkedIn and would like to …

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by Jo Shaer, on October 5, 2014

Can I find the URL for a status update was a question that came up in one of my LinkedIn consultations and then later in an exchange on Google Plus …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 9, 2014

Following on from this post talking about how some of the bigger banks and financial institutions have banned their employees from using social media in an attempt to stop unprofessional …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 26, 2014

Jo, I created a LinkedIn Company page for my Fire & Security company years ago but now I can't remember how to log into it! Here's some help for David …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 25, 2014

So you can't get into your LinkedIn Company page for some reason and decide that you want to start again. However, it's not that easy! You can only delete a …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 14, 2014

SADLY THE 'GET INTRODUCED' FEATURE IS NO LONGER AVAILBLE. I was watching an interesting webinar on how to make sure that your connections include influencers and referrers who will become …

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by Jo Shaer, on July 4, 2014

I have to admit I am a bit fed up with LinkedIn Company pages. Mine has been live now for over a year and I have still managed to accumulate …

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by Jo Shaer, on July 2, 2014

Oh how we all laughed! The Local SEO Pros of the world united in sniggering at Google's most recent advert for Google My Business in the US. It would seem …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 14, 2014

Via: Great infographic from PowerFormula Do you know how to use LinkedIn for business? Come on our training course and find out what you need to do to use your …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 12, 2014

Interesting question that came up in one of my training sessions on LinkedIn this week. "Can I make my LinkedIn profile invisible until I am happy to publish it?" Yes, …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 2, 2014

LinkedIn are rolling out their new layout in 2017. If your profile is using the new layout, please click here to learn how to remove your birthday from your profile …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 30, 2014

A great question that we were asked today. Why is LinkedIn showing a random image from my clients website on her profile? This is what happens when you add a …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 30, 2014

My first Sponsored InMail arrived in my LinkedIn inbox yesterday morning. It looked like a normal message until I clicked through to view it. Then I saw the full example …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 26, 2014

High Visibility Social Media Are you Lost on LinkedIn? Does your profile get you noticed? For the last 18 months Jo has been running 60 minute training seminars help business …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 18, 2014

Another great question from our recent LinkedIn training workshop. Can I add my social media manager as an admin to my LinkedIn Company page? I know that to create the …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 26, 2014

There are a few options here and it depends whether you are talking about messages from strangers or from existing connections. Stop messages from people who are not already connections …

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by Jo Shaer, on April 20, 2014

Blocking is a new feature that was introduced by LinkedIn in February. Blocking a connection on LinkedIn You go to the person's profile - this means that you can only …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 21, 2014

Lollipop Local are delighted to announce that they now offer Hootsuite training from their base in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. You can come to our offices or we can visit you …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 19, 2014

A question that has been asked a lot recently is who can see my Email address on LinkedIn? The answer is: only first degree connections and people you have emailed …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 18, 2014

What's that sticking out? My lovely designer was looking at a post I had put onto our blog. He was viewing it on his iPhone and, about half way down, …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 7, 2014

"Oooh, you LinkedIn criminal!" Following on from my post about not being a Facebook criminal, the habit of creating a personal profile in the name of a business is spreading …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 5, 2014

One of our clients, let's call her Philippa, signed up to Facebook and created a personal profile. She immediately received two invitations to be friends with existing members. Facebook had …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 18, 2014

It was an interesting day. Browsing status updates on LinkedIn, I came across a picture of a lion which was accompanied by the slogan Get 30,000 LinkedIn Connections Super Fast! …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 28, 2014

With all the changes to Lollipop Local over the last few weeks, we needed to upload an updated header image to our LinkedIn Company Page. However, it was easier said …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 20, 2014

Do I still need a LinkedIn personal profile if I've got a Company page for my business?The short answer is Yes. Setting up a LinkedIn Personal Profile and Company Page …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 16, 2014

After my most recent LinkedIn Workshop, I went on to LinkedIn and noticed that there was yet another change. Previously, there was an Activity section in your profile. It was …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 15, 2014

Jo, Can you disconnect from people on LinkedIn? How do you remove a connection? Another great question that came up during my LinkedIn Workshop this week. How to remove a …

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by Jo Shaer, on January 10, 2014

As well as using the advanced search feature mentioned in our How to use LinkedIn post, there are other ways of using LinkedIn for sales. Find more people to follow …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 2, 2013

If you are a franchisee, then LinkedIn Company Pages will come as something of a disappointment. LinkedIn is set up so that the mothership gets the Company Page. As a …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 28, 2013

This is why it is always a good idea to set up your LinkedIn profile so that you have both a personal email address and a Company domain-based one listed …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 27, 2013

See who has viewed my LinkedIn profile Can you tell me how I can see who has viewed my Linkedin profile and who they are ? It is saying that …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 21, 2013

Using LinkedIn for Marketing - incomplete profile connectionsI've been training people how to use LinkedIn for business for some time now. I've also been on various courses and listened to …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 20, 2013

Is your LinkedIn Company page safe? Great article from Lighter HR Solutions about some potential problems with the ownership of contacts and properties held on social media sites. Why creating …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 10, 2013

Many LinkedIn users do not realise that it is possible to link to your LinkedIn Company Pagefrom your Personal Profile. It's an important thing to do because it allows your …

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by Jo Shaer, on November 9, 2013

Here's what some of the ladies said about the LinkedIn Workshop we ran in Brentwood. This was done by embedding their tweeted thank yous. @JoShaer Great training session on LInkedin …

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by Jo Shaer, on October 21, 2013

Researching for one of my LinkedIn workshops recently, I read an interesting tale about a man who was convinced that the big boys all share your email information. What happens …

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by Jo Shaer, on October 2, 2013

LinkedIn invitations - don't connect yet You don't have to connect with everyone who issues an invitation on LinkedIn! In fact, these days, LinkedIn would rather that you did not …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 23, 2013

Social Media PlanIf you want to make sure that your time on Facebook is as effective for generating leads as your weekly breakfast meeting, you have to work out a …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 19, 2013

find the help centre on LinkedIn Yes, you can delete your LinkedIn account when you don't know or have access to the email address. But you will need to get …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 4, 2013

I was asked recently: "Can I have 2 Accounts On LinkedIn Using Different Email Addresses If I Do 2 Different Jobs?" LinkedIn's rules on setting up an account are actually …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 30, 2013

linkedin duplicate accountsI've had to deal with LinkedIn duplicate accounts twice in the last couple of months. Ways that LinkedIn Duplicate Accounts can occur In both cases, clients came for …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 26, 2013

linkedin-change-email step 1 I had a client recently who wanted to change the email on her LinkedIn account. She had set the account up from her hotmail account. It had …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 20, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11398" align="alignright" width="250"] Who needs LinkedIn courses? Surely it can't be that hard to fill out a profile?There are almost 13.5 million UK business people registered on LinkedIn. According …

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by Jo Shaer, on July 17, 2013

About LinkedIn Job Search I was training a client today who is looking for work and he asked about LinkedIn Job Search. Now, previously I have only really thought about …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 17, 2013

I have started to receive invitations to connect on LinkedIn with businesses who are using personal profiles designed for individuals. It's just like with Facebook, where businesses break Facebook's terms …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 17, 2013

Lollipop run social media courses in Essex, across the UK and online. We can help your business to grow by increasing your online visibility through: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 11, 2013

Great infographic by the online Wall Street Journal on the usefulness of the various social media platforms as they are perceived by small business owners. Social Media Stats about LinkedIn, …

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by Jo Shaer, on December 18, 2012

Linked In just had a major makeover. The profile pages are much crisper and cleaner and it's easier to see the recommendations from happy customers. So, it was great to …

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by Jo Shaer, on October 23, 2012

Great post from Social Media Examiner about finding the right influential people to help your business using social media. I have my own experience of how this works. Nearly three …

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by Jo Shaer, on October 8, 2012

This post has now been updated for 2014 here I saw the first announcements of these about two weeks ago on the Linked In Blogbut the UK were not one …

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by Jo Shaer, on September 21, 2012

I watched two webinars about using Linked In over the weekend. Sad, I know, but it had to be done. No stone is left unturned in the search for information …

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by Jo Shaer, on August 21, 2012

It's a question which always amuses me because, first of all, I don't like to promote myself as an 'expert'. I give guidance on the latest information, changes and strategies …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 1, 2012

Great infographic which talks you through the pros and cons of each of the different social media networks so you can decide which one is the best for your business …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 28, 2012

I am indebted to SmallBizTrends for drawing this infogrpahic from Manta about small business growth strategies to my attention. Manta bill themselves as the largest online community dedicated entirely to …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 16, 2012

I've been updating the Lollipop Local Company Page on LinkedIn.com and, whilst working out how to make a Company status update, was astonished to see that I suddenly had four …

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by Jo Shaer, on February 9, 2012

It's good for all authorised members of staff to know how to make LinkedIn company status updates. This is a great way of getting your message in front of people …

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