March 2, 2014

How to Set Up the Perfect LinkedIn Profile?

An ideal LinkedIn profile is the essential to advertising yourself on LinkedIn – One of the most popular social media website. A profile which shows all your expertise and skills can help you stand out from the viewers and reach your potential audience. So here is a brief overview to maximize social business with some most important tips on how to set up the perfect LinkedIn profile.

1. Use Real Names Only:

LinkedIn means only business where individuals are looking for solutions not gimmicks!

2. Use Keywords:

Make sure your profile appears in search results by searching on search phrases, looking at the top results and nothing the location and frequency of keywords. Now, apply this to your own profile.

3. Use Your Real Photo:

Use a professional looking real image of yours as your profile picture. Adding a real profile picture makes your profile more likely to be views by others.

4. Optimize Your Location:

Indicate your location in the profile. So people find you with your specific locations. Be found and help LinkedIn find contacts close to you.

5. Place Professional Headline:

Write a professional headline to encourage your potential visitor to find out more about yourself. The headline should be approx 110 characters.

6. Customize Your Profile URL:

Use a customized URL like******* rather than*****

7. Specify Your Industry

To be founded by the right people, specify your industry.

8. Be Active!

Update your status regularly. Share innovative information within your industry.

9. Get Connected!

Make enough number of connects by inviting people. It helps to spread your thoughts as many as possible.

10. Endorsements

Don’t ignore endorsements, but manage them. It might also impact how you appear in LinkedIn search results.

11. Recommendations:

Recommendations help to establish your credibility. Ask your colleagues or person who knows you to for recommendations.

12. Make Yourself Contactable:

Add contact details like email address or phone number into your profile, so people can contact you. You can also likes to other social media profile like facebook, twitter etc.

13. Join Relevant LinkedIn Groups:

Joint relevant groups and get start the valuable discussions. There are more than 200 conversations occurring each minute across LinkedIn Groups.

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  1. Thanks bhai...
    its most useful for us..
    to be continue bro...!!

  2. Your appreciation is like a fuel to me.