Posted by Robert Somers


Five tools to boost your LinkedIn presence


LinkedIn has evolved to become one the most important and prevalent resources for professional networking.

But, even in 2015, many Australian businesses are not realising LinkedIn’s potential.

The following is a list of LinkedIn tools to help increase your effectiveness.

1. Five Hundred Plus

Five Hundred Plus is an app that reminds LinkedIn users remember to stay in touch with their most valuable business connections.

Inspired by CRM (customer relationship management) tools, it helps you track when you were last in touch with someone in your network and when you should get back in touch so they don’t forget you.

Users can manage up to 25 connections for free or pay about $15 per month for a premium package.

Screenshot of Five Hundred Plus


Screenshot of LinkedIn Pulse2. Follow Company Plugin

Like Twitter’s follow button and Facebook’s like button, LinkedIn’s version makes it simple for your website visitors to follow your company’s LinkedIn page with just one click.

No navigating to the LinkedIn website is required.

When your visitors click the LinkedIn follow button on your website, they’ll automatically follow your company if they’re already logged in to LinkedIn (or they’ll get prompted to log in first if they’re not).

That means these visitors will start receiving the status updates you publish to your LinkedIn Company Page in their LinkedIn homepage’s updates feed.


3. Connection Timeline

Connection Timeline displays your LinkedIn connections in a three-dimensional timeline that groups your connections into a social graph.

It helps you reconnect with old contacts and grow your network based on degrees of separation.



4. Jobs PluginScreenshot of LinkedIn jobs plug-in

The Jobs Plugin allows you to post jobs you have listed on LinkedIn to your website.

Or you can list other LinkedIn jobs available to boost engagement with your site, or as a way to help your community of readers or visitors.


5. WordPress Plugin

Cross-posting, posting the same content across multiple social networks – is something that divides many people.

However, this application isn’t so much about sharing updates.

Instead, if you’re a WordPress user, it’s the perfect way to coordinate your blog posts so they get exposure within your LinkedIn Community. It’s easy to set up. Simply put in your site address and you’re done.

An atomically-generated LinkedIn post is usually better than no post at all.

Screenshot of WordPress plug-in for LinkedIn


What apps do you to enhance your LinkedIn account? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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