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LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
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Mary255
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3/20/2013 | 7:35:58 PM
re: LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
Are you sure these "endorsements" are legit? Then do I receive endorsements from strangers, acquaintances and, in fact, one particular person had repeated "endorsed" me - like 10+ times. I was thinking that these "endorsements" were accidentally triggered, so I get very careful when I view other people's profiles, for fear that I had endorsed them inadvertently (embarrassingly).
LinkedForBusinessGrowth
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2/28/2013 | 2:39:34 AM
re: LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
Very valid points about using LinkedIn Endorsements to test your branding. It's relevant to see what skills others are endorsing you for. If they don't match the skills you're trying to sell, you have some work to do.
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2/26/2013 | 8:53:43 PM
re: LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
Several times a week I get requests to endorse complete strangers. It is becoming a total nuisance. I was told you need 500 endorsements to be considered serious about networking. I guess I'll never make it...I only have 67. However, 95% of my work comes directly from referrals from existing clients. I'm better off spending my time networking with them.

Frank H. Keis
Developing Visions, Inc.
Deb Donston-Miller
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Deb Donston-Miller,
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2/26/2013 | 1:13:10 AM
re: LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
Thank you for your comment. Wow, that would really change the game, wouldn't it?

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, The BrainYard
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2/25/2013 | 7:58:13 PM
re: LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
Linkedin is Finally Giving SEO Weight to Skill Endorsements:

I'm not quite sure how this works yet, but Linkedin is beginning to give some SEO weight to skill endorsement keywords now.

For example, I went to "people" on my Linkedin home page and typed in "System Testing." David Carpin (open endorser) came up #3 on the first page of Linkedin's people search for "System Testing," yet those words are not listed anywhere else on his profile, except as a skill.

I did the same for "Property & Casualty Insurance" using Linkedin's people search. Open endorser, "Mary (Wassink) Ganis" comes up #6. for "Property & Casualty Insurance." These keywords are listed as one of her skills, yet those words do not appear anywhere else on her profile.

Also what I found interesting, is that listing skills that are not listed as Linkedin skills per se, are still found as well. This could be very helpful if something is a popular keyword at Google Adwords, but isn't yet listed as a skill using Linkedin's Skill & Expertise tool.

I listed "Meaningful Specifics" as a skill and my profile comes up number one, although I did not find that skill using Linkedin's Skill & Expertise tool, so use Google's ad word tool to look for keywords also.

Kind regards,

Ed Brophy
Open Endorser Group

"Open Endorsers are Open Networkers...only they have more skills."


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