LinkedIn Power Tip_ 5 Daily Hellos

LinkedIn’s algorithm focuses heavily on engagement. We want our posts to be seen by our networks; however, getting seen means being engaged. Here’s a simple, powerful tactic you should add to your daily social media tasks to boost your visibility in the LinkedIn algorithm:

Say hello to any first degree connection on LinkedIn that visits your profile.

You’ll find them in this section:

And then just say hello by sending a message.

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My only suggestion on what to say is don’t pitch unless you know the person well and you’re already in the process of doing business with them. Instead, just say hello.

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The catch is that you have to do this regularly. The easiest way to remember to do it is to set a calendar reminder daily for it.

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Do this daily, and you’ll deepen the connection to your social networks and make them much more valuable to you than a largely faceless group of people that you only see reported as a number of connections. Unless you have a wildly popular profile, once a day should cover everyone and anyone who stops by. Of course, if you see someone who’s a second degree that you know, offer to connect with them while you’re doing your daily hello.

Why else is this important? Someone visiting your profile on LinkedIn probably has a different intent than, say, someone visiting your profile on Facebook. By saying a simple hello, you’re opening the door to conversation that they might be hesitant to have – after all, chances are they don’t want to be seen as a stalker following you. Assuage that fear with a friendly hello, and see where the conversation takes you. At the very least, you’ll demonstrate to the algorithm that you’re a real person who’s highly-engaged with your network.


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