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How to grow your connection base on LinkedIn?

by vardit on ‎01-26-2012 08:23 AM (546 Views)

Growing your connection base is essential to growing your business - almost half of all people on LinkedIn are decision makers, compared to 25% on Twitter and Facebook.

 

So how can you grow your connection base?

 

  1. Connect with everyone! – connecting with everyone increases your 1st degree network and grows your 2nd and 3rd degree connections significantly

 

  1. Join and participate in groups -  join groups your target audience is in – once you are in the same group you can connect with each other

 

  1. Answer Questions - Become a valuable resource  by engaging more with your target audience by sharing content, asking questions but most importantly by answering questions

 

  1. Update your LinkedIn status 2-3 times a day – pick a status update that adds value to your target audience.  The times your status updates are most likely to be seen are: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm or 9pm (based on SproutSocial.com consumer data usage)

Good Luck!

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