Likes/Dislikes/Challenges of LinkedIn

Throughout these #31DaysOfLinkedIn we have been asking you to send in your questions about and challenges with LinkedIn as we might be able to solve them together. 

Several folks responded and then we had a lively Periscope conversation about those points and additional ones brought forward by the viewers of that ‘scope. Above is the video recording of the live stream discussion and below are the time-stamped links to individual questions and observations. 

1:50: No one sent in any “likes’ about LinkedIn

2:10: The LinkedIn mobile app is difficult and ridiculous

6:00: I get too many emails from LinkedIn

See also: Managing the types and frequency of email from LinkedIn

8:40: LinkedIn needs more of the paid options in the basic membership

See also: LinkedIn Premium: How Do They Work?

11:30 LinkedIn seems like some exclusive club for established users

See also: Two new users sign up on LinkedIn every second (and more amazing facts to astound you)

14:15 I am lazy and LinkedIn is overwhelming

15:45 What profile pics should I use on LinkedIn

See also: What is the purpose of a social media profile image?

18:00 What do I really need to do succeed on LinkedIn?

20:00 What does The Rocket Group/Gus Wagner use LinkedIn for?

21:15 Can I get around those relationship prompts when making connections requests?

23:00 How should I ask someone to make a connection on LinkedIn?

See also: Say No to the Default on LinkedIn

25:00 What’s the best way to notify someone they have been mentioned in a LinkedIn Page post?

27:00 I have 4000 LinkedIn connections, how do I get more views on my content?

28:00 The best ways to use images on LinkedIn

30:30 How much of the LinkedIn audience are lurkers 

32:40 More people need to post more original content to LinkedIn

34:30 Should I use motivational quotes on LinkedIn

37:20 Avoiding the digital trails of LinkedIn

39:40 Take proactive action on LinkedIn

40:45 Send Derek Jeter a LinkedIn recommendation

42:40 Austin Kleon’s “Steal Like An Artist”

43:15 Watch out for third-party platforms integrating your LinkedIn information

46:10 …and I close

This was a great hour or so of lively discussion and I appreciate everyone who chimed in before and during it. If you have more questions or obstacles with LinkedIn (or marketing in general) leave them in the comments below or reach out privately. 

Also, if you found this to be educational, informative, or entertaining, please use the share buttons to the side of this post and let your connections benefit from it as well.

Thanks for reading and watching this far!

The #31DaysOfLinkedIn Posts from @RocketGroup

#31DaysOfLinkedIn – Introduction and Recap

A Look at LinkedIn Endorsements and Recommendations

Add Project Details to Your LinkedIn

Advertising on LinkedIn

Building Relationships on LinkedIn

Comparing LinkedIn Audiences to Other Social Platforms through @GaryVee

Educate, Inform, and Entertain Yourself with LinkedIn Groups

Job Seeking on LinkedIn

Kids, LinkedIn is for Professional Stuff

LinkedIn Premium: How Do They Work?

LinkedIn Pulse on LinkedIn

LinkedIn: Connect with the Right People, the Right Way

Manage Your LinkedIn Activities

Optimize Your LinkedIn Headline

Pay Attention on LinkedIn

Professionally Mingling on LinkedIn

Recruiting and Hiring on LinkedIn

Say No to the Default on LinkedIn

Setting a Schedule for LinkedIn Activity

Share (Professional) Stuff on LinkedIn

Sharing and Getting Shared on LinkedIn

Sharing Content on LinkedIn Effectively

Should LinkedIn Be Fun?

Spread Out Your LinkedIn Posts

Taking LinkedIn to the Real World

To Pay or Not to Pay for LinkedIn

Use the LinkedIn Daily

Want to Get Found on LinkedIn?

What We Learned During #31DaysOfLinkedIn

Who Viewed My LinkedIn Profile?

Your LinkedIn Likes/Dislikes/Challenges

Gus Wagner

Gus Wagner is the President.Owner of The Rocket Group – an award-winning marketing and communications firm headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri which serves clients across North America. The Rocket Group has specialized in building effective tools across traditional means and new media for clients in businesses, organizations, and nonprofits since 2001. Gus is also a five-time certified Social Media Strategist, a former Chief of Staff in the Missouri State Senate, a retired national champion amateur hockey coach, and a would like to be a singer/songwriter.