LinkedIn hides some of its best features – deliberately.
So here is my quick tip of the week to help you grow your connection base.
Do you know about your followers and following feed?
Log into your LinkedIn. Then paste this into your browser and take a look at this URL.
It lists everyone who is following you. The image below shows Philip Goffin – he’s following me. But I’m neither connected to him, nor following him.
Now for the inverse, Following. These are the people you are following.
What’s the use of following on LinkedIn?
Well, many times you want to see the News Feed updates from people, but you don’t actually know them and so connecting isn’t appropriate.
Or you just think you will see their updates for a while before approaching for a connection request.
Or you are hoping to quietly bring yourself to their attention without being too pushy – so follow them in the hope they notice you and send a connection request.
Go forth…. try it for yourself.
P.S. You can no longer export contact information from LinkedIn and so I’m advising clients to build contact lists outside of the platform for every new contact they make.