New LinkedIn emojis: how do you like them?

As all you Linked-Inners out there will know, this noble platform has hopped yet one more step closer to Facebook with a new range of emojis to replace the simple like option. Everyone should have them by May 6th, I’m told. Here they are…

LinkedIn new emojis

An interesting selection, no? Hello? Wakey-wakey?

To think that dozens or more LinkedIn staffers will have been agonising over this selection for months! Well done folks!

Just a few questions from a picky writer

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Help! What writing styles should I use on different social media platforms? Part 1

Help! What writing styles should I use for different social media? Part 1“I want to be sure I get my writing style right for platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and so-on. I run a small arts and crafts business from home and I have a business page set up for that on Facebook. Do I need to differentiate my style from one to another and if so how?”

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Why we all must LOVE our owned content

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Your blog isn’t worth risking on the social media unless you have tied it down as your “owned content” first

There has been a lot of talk recently about moves on the part of the SocMed to get people blogging for business more directly on their platforms, rather than on (or in addition to) their “owned content” – i.e. own blogs and websites, etc.

For example, LinkedIn rather snottily “invites” members on a selective basis to publish their blog posts directly to the LI platform. Now, if you got passed over by the gods who determined who should be the early invitees, if you’re a good kiddie you can “apply” to LinkedIn and seek permission to do this as an also-ran. Snooty, snooty.

(For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here)

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Where to post your business blogs: the Google view

business blogs,blogging,writing,LinkedIn,Google,indexingWith LinkedIn recently inviting members to post business blogs directly on the LinkedIn site, many of us have been wondering how Google indexes and rates those posts, as compared with the same or similar posts appearing on our own websites and blogs.

(For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here)

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Are blogs and social media business posts having a reshuffle?

business blogs,social media,blog posts,Google,LinkedIn,Facebook,Google PlusInteresting things are happening in the blogosphere as more and more conversations about all kinds of business stuff increasingly take place in  the SocMed and less in the blogs.

Alarming? Worrying? Read on …

(For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here)

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How to write a LinkedIn profile: does yours suck as much as mine does?

LinkedIn,profile,Suzan St Maur,writing,blogging,HowToWriteBetter.net, How To Write BetterEvery few weeks I update my LinkedIn profile and wonder if it’s what potential clients will a) be attracted by and b) find helpful.

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