Findable with Unique URL
Make yourself findable. When you set up a profile on LinkedIn you are given a URL, however it is quite long. In the top right-hand corner of your profile page, there is a place where you can click on ‘edit and modify your URL.’ You can click on it and modify it, shortening it to the searchable https://linkedin.com/in/yourname. It will be much easier for people to find and you will be happier with it.
Now let us discuss #hashtags. LinkedIn uses hashtags like other social media platforms. If you use a hashtag which is simply the pound or number sign (#) and a word such as #your friend’s name, it will connect your post to theirs. LinkedIn recommends hashtags. We suggest you use three to five for each topic. Rotate them and try out different ones to see which ones works best for you.
Another thing for you to try and learn about is using the @tag. Tagging a person or a company is a way to link directly to their profile page. You can @tag on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Why tag? Tagging captures the attention of someone, particularly the person you have tagged. This is a way you can give credit for a photo or an idea, or a testimonial. You can also cross promote another brand using the @tag. Try to recommend your favorite companies, businesses, and stories using the @tag.
Time To Share
Content ideas. Content is where you share about your book, your life as a writer, even places you have visited and enjoyed like a coffee shop, a restaurant, or a movie you have seen. It is a way of connecting with people looking at your profile, telling them about yourself, your likes, and your thoughts without revealing your entire life story.
What to Share
If you have read a story or met someone that has inspired you, sharing it is a wonderful way to connect with others. If you have been given recognition or appreciation or you want to give the same to someone else, this is a wonderful way to do it. If someone has read your book and written a review on Amazon, for example, you could @them and thank them for the lovely comments they shared. The thoughts are as endless as humanity, you just have to think about what makes you feel good and be willing to share the same type of thing with others.
Uplift and Encourage
When do I post is a question to be considered. The best time is between 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. You can post stories from your mobile phone if you have downloaded the LinkedIn app. Comment, share, like, reply, or tag relevant people in your post. The same with the @tag capability. Send friendly, authentic messages that uplift and encourage. Share the joy of your day and make someone else’s day.
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