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LinkedIn Goes Mobile

LinkedIn Mobile


LinkedIn, the extremely popular professional social networking site, has announced a new mobile version of their site, complete with an iPhone version.

Simply point your mobile browser to m.linkedin.com.

I can personally verify the site works, loads quickly and looks great on my BlackBerry Pearl.

It’s as easy as can be

For those of you who may not yet have completed your profiles on LinkedIn (or EGADS, haven’t even signed up yet), I strongly encourage you to start getting your profile setup. The great thing about the site is it will completely guide you in the steps necessary to complete your profile and you can do it at your own pace.

Another social network?

I have worked with several Realtors and lenders who have received quite a bit of referral/relocation business due to their LinkedIn profiles. So for maybe half an hours worth of work, you can open yourself up to some nice business that may have eluded you previously.

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It also allows you to build a great referral network easily. I personally only have 35 direct connections, but I can contact all of their direct connections, giving me access to 2,200+ people. Not bad.

If you need help getting setup or have success stories, let us know.

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Nick runs a new media marketing consulting company helping real estate professionals learn how to implement new media tools into their marketing arsenal. He frequently gives presentations on generational marketing, green marketing and advanced online promotion. Nick is active on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Tyler

    February 25, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I love linked in. I can trace multiple clients that have originated from the site. I also like playing the part of ‘connector’ and having a LinkedIn account only reinforces the fact that you enjoy helping others build their businesses.

    I’m glad that you’re promoting it Nick.. it’s a great way to be more transparent and more importantly – another way to be findable!

  2. Daniel Rothamel

    February 25, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    LinkedIn is a great tool, and probably one of the most under-utilized social networks for many people. Sure, it doesn’t have the hip-factor of a Facebook or a Twitter, but it can deliver tons of value.

    This post is a good reminder for me to update my profile.

  3. Benn Rosales

    February 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    The greatest use for LinkedIn for real estate is for those that come highly educated or extensive real estate backgrounds to set themselves apart. Used as an online resume this tiny link on your website can save you the problem of overselling yourself and qualifications. I don’t think you need 10 years of college to be valuable, sometimes time in the business and related professions is just as valuable.

    The other greatest benefit of LinkedIn is the networking feature and ability to to learn how you are connected to other people. The social value this brings to you can lead to great referrals not only to you, but from you to others in other business communities.

    As a disclaimer, I do not use linkedin, but probably will very shortly.

  4. Brian Columbus

    February 25, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I have a LinkedIn profile and participate in a few Groups. It’s interesting to see who-knows-who, but I wouldn’t call it a quality biz-dev tool for the real estate industry. It’s more of a tombstone site than a community.

  5. Toby & Sadie

    February 25, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Have to agree with Brian. I’ve had some fun “playing” with LinkedIn but haven’t seen the benefit of it from a business stand-point. It shows that I know a lot of people, but don’t we all?

  6. Nick

    February 26, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Brian & Toby-
    I’ve actually known a few Realtors now who have received several referrals, typically from corporate relocations, due to their LinkedIn profile. Intel is huge in my area and many managers are almost requiring their teams to sign up and create profiles, so that is A) a huge company and B) a lot of people that networking with can prove beneficial. According to LinkedIn, Portland has 11,000+ members, which seems like a pretty good opportunity to get to know some people for free.

  7. Tim

    June 24, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for this information, as a result I just joined linkedin. It’s quite easy to join and nice process, actually it seems like facebook but more on a professional level, very impressive!

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