Include rich media with your LinkedIn status updates

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An important update from LinkedIn is the news that, rolling out over the next few weeks internationally from today, you’ll now be able to attach rich media to your status updates – and this will also apply to LinkedIn Company Pages. Visual content is becoming more and more important in attracting and holding attention online…

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New mobile app for LinkedIn improves usability

LinkedIn have improved access to their service with a new mobile application. There’s a completely redesigned interface, and you can now add shortcuts to your most-used features, as well as integration with your calendar. Using it on an iPhone, so far I’m very impressed with the design and added functionality. http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/04/17/new-mobile-experience-for-everyday-professional/

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LinkedIn adding ‘mentions’ to your status updates

LinkedIn is becoming more and more social, with a new feature rolling out today. In a nutshell, you can mention those in your network (and those beyond it in some cases) in conversations and status updates on LinkedIn – and you’ll get real-time notifications when someone mentions you. http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/04/04/start-a-conversation-by-mentioning-your-connections-on-linkedin/  

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Changes coming to LinkedIn search

The LinkedIn Blog has news of fundamental changes to the way LinkedIn search works. Given that there were 5.7 billion professionally oriented searches performed on LinkedIn last year, this is news. http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/03/25/linkedin-search-just-got-smarter/

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Link: LinkedIn launches ‘slide’ ads

Interesting news from LinkedIn related to its acquisition of Slideshare – what it terms ‘Slideshare Content Ads’ – thought to be display units that will run throughout LinkedIn—along the right rail adjacent to users’ activity streams. http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/linkedin-slides-ads-promoting-presentations-147878 Hat tip to @SomazWW for spotting this.

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Visibility for Blogs

Another great piece of content from Lee Odden, about the importance of visibility for blogs. http://www.toprankblog.com/2013/02/blog-promotion-findability/

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