Top 5 Benefits of LinkedIn for Bloggers [Recording of Google Hangout] #smm

Live #learntobloghangouts Google Hangout Today 8 PDT 10 DCT 11 EDT Top 5 Benefits of LinkedIn for Bloggers #smmLinkedIn is getting continually more important. Profiles can be optimized to feature videos and everything you’ve done of import. Bloggers can now publish directly on LinkedIn.

Today we are discussing everything you need to know about how to apply for blogging privileges on LinkedIn, how to optimize your profile, and the Top 5 Benefits of LinkedIn.

Join me (Gail Gardner from @GrowMap) and two bloggers everyone needs to know:

Crystal and Kelli are among the most successful bloggers I know and have the best regular Google Hangouts on Air. Together, they will have produced 67 Learn to Blog Hangouts after today’s.

Ask Us Questions Live

During the hangout you can ask questions live and we will answer them live. You can find the hangout via Twitter using the hashtag #LearntoBlogHangout or go to this link to the LinkedIn for Bloggers hangout.

If you miss the live event, the recording will be embedded in this post.

LinkedIn Resources

Recording of live event:

Sorry…Crystal dropped and then when she came back in it the HOA disconnected. We were reviewing what we covered:

Video Highlights:

1) Optimize your profile, add video – look at other profiles. Example profiles:

Gail Gardner GrowMap
Julie Weishaar NewHorizons123
Sharon Hurley Hall
Viveka (Vivica) von Rosen

2) Create a business page for your business or blog and use it much like a Facebook fan / business page.
3) Apply to blog directly on LinkedIn – see the link at
4) Use dropdown to find groups and be selective. Better to be consistently active in a few. (Limit 50 groups.)
5) Focus on making connections. Be sure to get recommendations relevant to what you most want to do. Make yourself easy to recommend.

Miss the live event and have questions?
Ask them in the comments here or ask me in Live Chat at

If you have any problems leaving a comment, please let me know
on Twitter @GrowMap or on Skype username growmap.

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Gail Gardner

Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.


  1. Great post, linkedin is a great way for blog promotion.

  2. Great Article. A proper Linkedin profile really focuses your business. You can build more professional contact from Linkedin. Nice work, very useful tips shared.

  3. Perfect post. Thank you Gail. i’m reading your all posts and im your fan :)
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  4. Excellent post on LinkedIn. Nowadays, LinkedIn is most famous Social Networking site in the world. You should need to create a nice profile in LinkedIn that can be used it for your blogs.
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  5. Excellent post about linkedin. No doubt this is also a well known social media platform through which most of the bloggers get handsome amount of traffic. The article is really very helpful for every blogger.

    Thanks for sharing nice post.
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    This is something, I was not aware of on Linkedln. Thanks for sharing, it will surely help.
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  7. These benefits will definitely helps in the long run. Nice info. Thanks.
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  8. very informative article! A proper Linkdin profile is very important for a business.
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  9. Well I missed the hangout but watched the video full. Great work, very useful tips shared.
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  10. Hmm, interesting yet not tried posting immediately on LinkedIn nice to know that there is such an option. Can we count on a little tutorial on how will you publish these posts? Regards and waiting for a response!
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  11. A proper Linkedin profile really focus your business. I thing getting more connect also plays a vital role to be succeed.

  12. Thanks for the great info! How do you change the order of your occupations right under your name to reflect your main job? I added new work with another blog, so that is what people see on my profile instead of “Professional Blogger at”. I think it has to do with the dates of your occupations.
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  13. Still don’t use mine a whole lot! I need to get it all set up though.
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  14. Nice hangout………………
    In my point of view this video has 3 important characteristic. It’s entertaining, informative and educative too. Thanks for such video conference. We should increase our appearance LinkedIn. This social media is much more powerful to expend any business or blogger. I am trying to build good number of connection in LinkedIn.
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  15. Great Hangout filled with valuable info– thanks so much Gail, for sharing with us- now I’ve got to get busy with LinkedIn!
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