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Rainman
02-13-2014, 03:38 AM
The one thing about Linkedin is that it's a social network which conneccts professionals. I was on the site several years back when I was still working in the film industry but though I made a few friends I never did get much from the site.

Is it true that since most people on linkedin who connect with each other are working in the same profession/industry, can you use this to help you promote your business or even get partners to help you grow your business?

PotterM
02-13-2014, 09:49 AM
I've wondered the same thing. I often see it mentioned that Linkedin should be used as a marketing and connection too. However, I'm not sure how. It seems that you can easily connect with people in your industry, but then no real interaction happens. I'd love to know if I'm missing something here, because it certainly seems like it has potential. Can anyone chime in about this? How do you make it work for marketing?

delusional
02-13-2014, 10:32 AM
I don't think so. Almost every message I get on LinkedIn is a job offering. I don't get anything else on there. I don't even think I ever used it for something useful.

TaraC
02-13-2014, 06:31 PM
I used LinkedIn heavily when I sold insurance. I was pretty active in several groups. I used it to mostly to promote my free seminars. I never failed to get appointments from the people attending the seminars. I also promoted a free white paper on business insurance.

LinkedIn wasn't my sole source of prospects, but most of my sales had their origins from my LinkedIn networking. Also my target market were local professional. So it was perfect for that.

SmartPea85
02-14-2014, 12:22 PM
I believe LinkedIn associates are at a slightly higher caliber than Facebook friends, only because I believe LinkedIn is more of a professional site than Facebook. In order to "endorse" or accept people onto your account, you actually have to know them, and be able to support each other in a qualified and specialized way. This is not a site just for family, friends or random people you meet in your life. LinkedIn is a great way to strut your stuff in a professional way, and make those connections and mingle online with people with whom you can expand your network and grow your business or yourself as a businessperson, not just joke and comment on the latest celebrity calamity.

alec
02-14-2014, 02:04 PM
LinkedIn is more specialized than Facebook. When you go to the first you know you'll find professionals from all walks of life while on Facebook you'll just find out what your friends ate last night. Sure, I'm exaggerating with the Facebook example and from a marketing perspective it's useful for business too but using LinkedIn to reach professionals is more likely to bear fruit.

Now, depending on your trade you can use one or the other but in the end you'll want to use both. Business, online or offline is about connecting to people, thus, reaching as much people as possible is crucial for your success.

Millermarketingroup
02-14-2014, 02:42 PM
LinkedIn is and should be an integral part of your business profile and visibility online. Most of the time, potential clients will google your name. If you are a small business, or have a unique name, your linkedIn profile will appear on the first page of searches (often in front of your facebook page)... since it is recognized as 'the facebook of professionals' it is a great idea to have a strong linked in presence. If you have a strong facebook presence, I recommend making your LinkedIn profile clickable on there by establishing a post with a hyperlink to your linkedin, etc in your status bar a couple times a week. You don't have to over do it, but just make your connections on fb aware of your LinkedIn link as well. If you have an instagram account, make your linkedin url your website tapper in your profile section.

Millermarketingroup
02-14-2014, 02:47 PM
LinkedIn is more specialized than Facebook. When you go to the first you know you'll find professionals from all walks of life while on Facebook you'll just find out what your friends ate last night. Sure, I'm exaggerating with the Facebook example and from a marketing perspective it's useful for business too but using LinkedIn to reach professionals is more likely to bear fruit.

Now, depending on your trade you can use one or the other but in the end you'll want to use both. Business, online or offline is about connecting to people, thus, reaching as much people as possible is crucial for your success.

exactly.

couldn't have said it better myself. I still tried, though! haha

jfab
02-16-2014, 05:45 AM
Linkedin is way better than Facebook if you want some professional networking going on. I don't like to even connect my Facebook to the people I work with. That's my personal life right there.

fredkawig
02-16-2014, 08:12 AM
I'm still using Facebook. I have no account for linkedin, it's not that popular in our country.

dannyboy
02-16-2014, 01:14 PM
I believe LinkedIn associates are at a slightly higher caliber than Facebook friends, only because I believe LinkedIn is more of a professional site than Facebook. In order to "endorse" or accept people onto your account, you actually have to know them, and be able to support each other in a qualified and specialized way. This is not a site just for family, friends or random people you meet in your life. LinkedIn is a great way to strut your stuff in a professional way, and make those connections and mingle online with people with whom you can expand your network and grow your business or yourself as a businessperson, not just joke and comment on the latest celebrity calamity.
I agree that LinkedIn is a more professional site in terms of internet marketing. I think that you can reach more people through Facebook because Facebook is a more diverse site.

lifeliveson
02-16-2014, 07:34 PM
I haven't really got to much use out of linked in .. Except maybe a few more page views on my website.. Hopefully though I haven't quite given up on it yet.. Face book had been more valuable to me though

DennisChang
02-17-2014, 03:11 AM
Best practice is to utilize both. I would say Facebook has a wider reach than LinkedIn, but LinkedIn allows you to have a more professional exposure with endorsements on business associates.

Taru
02-17-2014, 08:38 PM
I don't think either one is better than the other - at least when speaking of a universal standard. In my opinion, one may be better than the other depending on the type of business you are in, but it mostly will probably boil down to how well you are able to use either more than anything else. I see LinkedIn as being a little bit more formal, but if your business is a lot more trendy, then FB might turn out to be better for the business and may entail a lot more marketing effectiveness.

anku339
02-26-2014, 04:33 AM
No , i dont think so..... linkedin account is professioal account while facebook is our social account

LindaKay
02-26-2014, 01:57 PM
It really depends on your niche.

For Internet marketing, business-related stuff, etc., LinkedIn is probably a more solid choice.

For many other, more general niches, I think Facebook and Twitter are better.

foduu1
03-06-2014, 12:48 AM
Linkedin will be method much better than Myspace if you want a few expert social networking happening. I can't stand to even hook up the Myspace towards people I assist. That is certainly our life at that time.

mikelouis
03-06-2014, 01:29 AM
LinkedIn connections are much better as you connect with people have are professionals not just people who crap on your page. LinkedIn exposes someone to different professionals that can help in building of the business

John Smith
03-06-2014, 03:12 AM
Both are different websites

Linkedin is totally related to professional works. Peoples uses Linkedin for business.
Facebook is largest and best social networking website. At Present, I can say that No one can beat Facebook.

vivagoaproperty
03-06-2014, 04:03 AM
of course yes, you get a more quality crowd in LinkedIn as compared to Facebook so its obvious that your connections will be better here.

gadgetised
03-06-2014, 04:39 AM
LinkedIn is way better for professional networking. Facebook is better for personal communication.

brijb
03-07-2014, 12:58 AM
If you are B2B business then definitely LinkedIn connections are more worth. If you are B2C then nothing better than Facebook.

albertj786
03-07-2014, 01:53 AM
i still use facebook because it's a popular social networking sites mostly peoples usually know about facebook

Sally108
03-08-2014, 09:20 AM
I use both Linkedin and Facebook. It just depends on what I am promoting on which one I use, and in what way. I agree with some of the other posts that I prefer to keep my Facebook personal, but once in a while I will post something there. If it seems legit.

SteakTartare
03-08-2014, 11:05 AM
Honestly, I don't even bother with Facebook; either for socializing or business. LinkedIn, on the other hand, is an absolute must these days. I only wish I had more time to further develop my network there. Its on the To Do list though. :cool:

Lithium
03-09-2014, 04:41 AM
Yes they are. LinkedIn friends are very serious customers!

JohnSword
03-10-2014, 03:05 AM
Facebook is a truly social network platform that is designed to encourage people to share and communicate. While LinkedIn has established a reputation for connecting professionals, Facebook has established a reputation for connecting almost everyone.

As such, I would say it all depends on the nature of your business and the social media preferences of your customer base. In my case, I find that I have more success on Facebook, since that's where most of my customers are. From there, it's just a matter of developing a social media strategy to leverage the social network to its full potential.

In my opinion, LinkedIn is catered to businesses that are looking to attract talent, start and nurture conversations with customers and prospects, create leads, and promote other social media channels and initiatives.

albertj786
03-11-2014, 07:26 AM
facebook is social site which is best way to share your business with your friends and their friends and with people and linkedin is a professional site you can get good connections and links from there but personally i like facebook and facebook is better

harryb
03-12-2014, 01:53 PM
I would agree with a number of other commentors on this thread - LinkedIn is more geared towards professionals than is Facebook. As such, it's probably a better media to generate business. It's wise to broach other markets on LinkedIn, and not merely focus on your own market where you may be competing against other businesses.

foduu1
03-27-2014, 01:07 AM
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kmrrupesh
03-27-2014, 01:47 AM
Yes definitely you're write because linkedin is best way for find any professional man (like: friends, manager, Director etc.).

wandering wildman
03-27-2014, 02:02 AM
I have never had much luck with Linkedin. However, I have lots of luck on Facebook help building my audience for my blog. I think it gets difficult to stay involved with large numbers of websites.

What was the best advice you ever got to make connections on Linkedin?

Brittany
01-08-2016, 07:20 AM
If you are B2B business then definitely LinkedIn connections are more worth. If you are B2C then nothing better than Facebook.

hollyrbraswell
01-25-2016, 03:33 AM
I don't think so. I am still using fb more than linkedin. In my opinion fb is better.

SharonThames
01-29-2016, 06:00 AM
Generally I used Facebook but LinkedIn is the best way to make professional network...!!!

sandycast
01-29-2016, 07:48 AM
yes linkedin user are more tructfull and worthy as such a professional network

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campbelljof
02-02-2016, 04:56 AM
I will repeat again.

It depends.
If you are going to promote any product, then Facebook perfect platform, But if you are promoting any service then twitter and linked are best.

Brittany
02-06-2016, 10:40 AM
I have wondered a similar thing. I often view it mentioned that Linkedin ought to be used as an advertising and connection too. Nevertheless , I'm uncertain how. It appears that you can easily connect to people in your market, but no real conversation happens. I'd personally love to understand if Now i'm lacking some thing here, since it certainly seems enjoy it has potential.

akatransformers
02-08-2016, 03:35 AM
Facebook might be building a professional network, but for now, LinkedIn is still the default professional social network for many people.
facebook aims to connect friends, business associates, and family. They can send each other messages, chat, poke, add old and new friends and more.

cyberworx
03-15-2016, 07:04 AM
Both is good .. LinkedIn is also very popular social media website

0nos
03-24-2016, 10:14 PM
Linkedin provide professional information better than facebook, both are useful but with the help of linkedin you can easily find out professional information.

Not only provided professional information but Linkedin connections are more reliable than Facebook also.

web designer company
04-01-2016, 06:29 AM
Good one .. nice info shared .. thanks

nani244
04-05-2016, 05:33 AM
Facebook is definitely the easiest and most user friendly of them all. Build your fan base, share your page with friends and family, post your Facebook link anywhere you can, and give incentives for people to like your page.

williamjohn
05-11-2016, 02:59 AM
In linkedin more business people are available. If you are the service based company this media is helpful. If you are the product based company Facebook is helpful to display ads.

ronniewill
06-08-2016, 01:40 PM
Facebook is more popular than LinkedIn so I am using Facebook and running Facebook pages to get traffic to my websites.

andrewclarkson
10-18-2016, 01:55 PM
Learned so much from this thread! Thanks

chinomoreno
10-18-2016, 11:26 PM
I think it depends on how often you use the application. I have accounts both on facebook and linkedin, and I don't update linkedin that much unlike facebook.
So, for me my connections on facebook is way better than linkedin.

JoshLee
11-26-2019, 02:34 AM
I got my first customers from LinkedIn.

ropoint
12-07-2019, 12:00 AM
Thanks for sharing useful information for us.

lishmaliny
01-23-2020, 05:15 AM
Linkedin is great, Just as there is no better way to stay in connection with your friend's network than Facebook, LinkedIn does the same for business connections. Where LinkedIn can improve is on everyday business usage.