With Twitter and LinkedIn announcing this past week that LinkedIn users can now synch their status with Twitter updates, LinkedIn has stepped up to the plate with something that is bound to cement its position even more securely among business users. Early results show a strong uptick in LinkedIn status updates. So, if you’ve been letting your LinkedIn account languish, it may be time to revisit and revamp, especially with their much-awaited redesign making its way online as well.
Here are some recent postings on good places to go for tips and help on getting the most from your LinkedIn account.
LinkedIn itself has a good collection of “how to” material, but what is especially useful are a number of guides specific to different types of business interests, such as journalists, entrepreneurs, consultants, nonprofits, etc.
Mashable’s 7 Ways to Get More Out of LinkedIn covers the basics of how best to make use of the features of LinkedIn, particularly the access to a huge number of business-interest-related groups.
A nice LinkedIn how to Squidoo lens goes through some detailed tips on how to build your profile, complete with tips on how to find different groups that may be useful to join. There’s also complete info on how to sync with Twitter.
And finally, as an SEM tip, a success story post on the LinkedIn blog shows how you can use keywords in your profile to improve business connections.