Written: April 21, 2015
I used LinkedIn for both a personal account and a company page, so one of the first things that I do after meeting a new person and receiving their business card is to connect with them on LinkedIn. Yesterday I met Kate Johnson from LegalShield, and sent her a request to connect which she did. When I used LinkedIn and searched for her profile this morning, I expected the status to say that we were connected however I saw the familiar blue Connect button still displayed indicating that we weren’t connected yet.
Looking at the fine print under the Relationship tab it does indeed say that we were connected on 4/21/2015, but the bug persists in showing the blue Connect button. So even high-tech companies like LinkedIn have bugs in their cloud-based software as a service.
I recommend that you consider using LinkedIn as a way to showcase both your own professional accomplishments and those of your company also. Even with the occasional bug LinkedIn is still quite a useful networking tool that builds awareness for both you and your company.Tags: LinkedIn
Kara Tobey is a Portland-based career coach that first contacted me in July 2011 and asked about getting her web site developed. I kept in contact with her, asked questions to better learn her business, wrote a proposal, then created mock-ups for review. Today we just launched:
I knew that Kara wanted to update her own web pages and do some blogging, so we used WordPress, the number one web-based Content Management System.
When Kara writes a new blog post on her web site that same post will automatically publish on both her Facebook Page and LinkedIn status, reaching a wider audience with less manual effort.
It’s very rewarding for me to help another small business owner create a web presence and pursue their dream to help others.
“Daniel, I cannot thank you enough for my website design and additional services. What a beautiful outcome and you could not have made it any easier! You showed me how simple it is to reach out and offer helpful information to those who will benefit. I highly recommend Tualatin Web to anyone who needs an online presence! Happy Holidays and hope to cross paths with you in the coming year!”
Kara TobeyTags: Facebook Page, LinkedIn, WordPress
Maybe you’ve got accounts at several social media sites, like: Plaxo, LinkedIn, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter.
Wouldn’t it be easier to post once and have all these sites updated?
If that’s appealing then browse over to ping.fm and check out their free service that does just that for you. I have no idea what their business model is and I suspect that they won’t be in business in two years, but hey, it works and it’s free. Two of my favorite things on the web.
Since I first wrote this blog ping.fm has been bought by seesmic, then bought by hootsuite.