LinkedIn is a valuable tool for digital marketing. It can help you generate leads and increase brand awareness. LinkedIn, unlike Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, is a professional network designed to help establish and strengthen business relationships.
We’ll share 15 LinkedIn Marketing Hacks that will help you find new customers and partners and grow your business.
What is LinkedIn Marketing?
LinkedIn is used by many people, both personally and professionally, to expand their networks and advance their careers. LinkedIn can also be a great tool to grow your business. This platform allows you to connect with millions of people and businesses, boosting your brand by building relationships.
LinkedIn is a social network for professionals that focuses on professional development, connections with other professionals, and discussions about the industry and business activities. LinkedIn is a great place to find clients, employees, and business partners.
Set up your LinkedIn Business Page
LinkedIn is as important as a website for your Company. If you already have a business name and an email address, you can create a LinkedIn page for free.
How to create a LinkedIn Business Page:
Go to the LinkedIn page creation, and choose Company. You can also create an Educational Institution page or a Showcase Page.
Enter your company information. You can upload your logo.
Check the box after entering your details to confirm you are authorized to act for the organization.
Choose Create a page. You can have up to two LinkedIn company profiles. You can start connecting with people after creating your page.
LinkedIn Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business
We spoke to business leaders and marketing experts to find out the best ways you can use LinkedIn to grow your business. What they said is below.
LinkedIn is a great way to find highly targeted clients and connections
The targeting of LinkedIn in digital advertising is unmatched. Businesses can target the industry, company size, and job title of people they know would be interested in their products or services. If you’re selling customer service software to small companies in the United States, for example, you could limit your advertising to those businesses with under 100 employees based in America. Within that group, you would only show it to executives who have a customer service title.
LinkedIn is a great way to keep your business on the radar of customers
My Company helps small businesses generate leads on LinkedIn. We ask our clients what type of person they consider to be a high-quality customer. We find people who fit the criteria on LinkedIn and introduce them. We make it look like the client is doing the introduction, but in reality, we are doing all the work. We then stayed in contact with those who expressed an interest in using LinkedIn. We use weekly LinkedIn blogs and daily LinkedIn status updates to keep our clients’ names visible in their network. We send out monthly emails with information on the types of problems that our clients can resolve for their customers and the results they’ve achieved for others. We make offers as well, like inviting people to webinars or providing a whitepaper. This is a systematic, simple, and inexpensive way to generate leads, all done via LinkedIn.” – Judy Schramm, CEO of ProResource Inc.
Lead Generation Strategies on LinkedIn include posting regularly, including inbound/outbound links, and ensuring that you direct customers toward a high-quality landing page.
LinkedIn can help you grow your email list
“I strongly recommend that everyone on LinkedIn send a thank-you note [to each connection] and invite them to join your email list. Apologize for not personalizing the email. LinkedIn allows you to message up to 50 people simultaneously. This method added around 300 people to my mailing list. Include a link to the signup page in your email. You must include reciprocity when you send your message. Tell them the benefits of signing up for an email list and offer to review something they have.
After building your email list, it’s important to manage it. For example, make sure recipients can opt out at any time, segment subscribers for tailored content, and remove inactive users.
LinkedIn Sponsored Updates
Businesses pay to have their posts appear on an individual’s LinkedIn profile. The ‘pay per click’ or pay per 1,000′ impressions feature provides demographics that are similar to those of other social platforms, such as location, gender, and age. However, one important difference is the ability for users to customize their ads based on their company name, title, job function, and skills. Users can choose to target specific industries without having to compete with irrelevant messages and companies. Sponsored updates can be a great way to promote content that is useful to the audience targeted with a strong call to action. The people don’t like to see advertising and prefer something free. Promote a company’s content, such as a whitepaper, guide, or other useful resource. Through a LinkedIn-sponsored update, a company can target a specific audience, increase web traffic, and generate sales leads if their content is compelling.
LinkedIn is a great place to share high-quality content
“Good content should be targeted and achieve two goals. It should first teach others how they can solve a particular problem or do their jobs better. Then, it establishes you as a thought leader in the field. If you provide real value, each aspect will naturally lead to more business. It’s simple psychology, and it works.” – Michael Riley, co-founder of Boxter.
And go viral.
The most powerful tool on LinkedIn today is posting directly. LinkedIn can put the spotlight on a post that is gaining momentum. This could result in tens of thousands (or even more) of readers. This is an excellent way to increase your visibility and reach readers in a manner that wouldn’t have been possible if you had posted an article on LinkedIn or your blog.
Give your employees a name on LinkedIn
Get as many employees as you can to complete and create their LinkedIn profiles. Include photos, a relevant job history, a description of how the employee helps your business and professional connections. My company is organizing a LinkedIn Day where we will have a professional photographer take photos of employees’ profiles and help them set up their accounts.