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Nigel Cliffe

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How to Use LinkedIn Successfully: 10 Top Tips on What NOT to Do!

4th October 2021

Wondering how to use LinkedIn Successfully? Here are my top ten things to avoid doing to secure your success! As you get back into the […]

LinkedIn Stories Are Set to be “Reimagined”

8th September 2021

Do you remember LinkedIn Stories? In a few weeks, you will do. That is following LinkedIn’s announcement on 31st August that they are being “reimagined”. […]

Three Top Tips to Increase Engagement on LinkedIn

26th August 2021

You would be forgiven for thinking that the best way to increase the engagement of your LinkedIn content (Comments, discussions, Shares, and Reactions) is to […]

Podcast: LinkedIn Success Requires a New Social Media Selling and Sharing Strategy

15th July 2021

I relished the opportunity to once again join my good friend Deborah Corn, Principal at the Print Media Centr and self-proclaimed intergalactic Ambassador to the […]

Where Does LinkedIn Get Your Thumbnail and Page/Blog Post Title From?

30th June 2021

I admit this post is a bit nerdy, but I often get asked how I integrate a nice visual image into my LinkedIn direct messages. […]

Watch Out for Fake LinkedIn Profiles

8th June 2021

Are you aware of fake profiles on LinkedIn? Are you checking if someone looks genuine or not? Because you should be. Do you take steps […]

What You Should Start, Stop and Continue on LinkedIn

20th May 2021

Start, STOP, Continue… In business, what do we all need to start doing? What could we do with giving up? And what are we doing […]

How to Use LinkedIn Search Filters

12th May 2021

Have you spotted the latest LinkedIn search filters? With LinkedIn’s newest search experience, they’ve made it easier than ever for you to find everything you […]

Meet LinkedIn Creator Mode and Cover Stories!

19th April 2021

August 11th 2021 LinkedIn Creator Mode Update:  I haven’t found anyone who suggests that having turned on Creator Mode has made any difference at all. […]

LinkedIn Links You Should Bookmark That Are Gamechangers!

15th March 2021

Do you ever feel like you fall down a rabbit hole on LinkedIn? Not sure how much time you should spend on the platform? One […]

Video: Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn for You and Your Business

10th March 2021

I was honoured to take part in an episode of Agency Local’s “Ask the Expert” video series back in January entitled “Getting the Most from […]

Who Sees My Content on LinkedIn?

4th February 2021

Do you wonder how or why YOU get to see certain content coming into your home page feed? When you share content, do you know […]

LinkedIn Trends: Predictions from Experts for 2021

21st January 2021

I am honoured to be featured in a brilliant 30-minute LinkedIn trends predictions video venture my friend and fellow LinkedIn Trainer, Speaker and Coach, Jo […]

How to Market Your Brand on LinkedIn: Four Top Tips for 2021

7th January 2021

We all seek to develop LinkedIn best practices and, as we approach 2021, putting 2020 squarely behind us, I take a look at digital trends […]

My LinkedIn Profile Views Experiment

17th December 2020

I have been experimenting and I wanted to share the results with you. Conclusion: Not Posting on LinkedIn Can Damage Your LinkedIn Health! Until yesterday, […]

Why I’m Writing Articles Again on LinkedIn!

16th December 2020

(Jeff Young, my special guest, adds an important item too!) Back in March 2018 I wrote an Article you can still find on my LinkedIn […]

How to Get a LinkedIn URL that’s Personal to YOU

11th December 2020

Have you ever wondered ‘what is my LinkedIn URL?’ Well, it’s when the link to your LinkedIn Profile looks like this: And not this: […]

How Far Back Should You Go with Your LinkedIn Job History?

6th November 2020

How far back should we go in terms of our career history on LinkedIn? I have been asked many times about this, so here is […]

A Simple (and Right-Up-to-Date) Guide to LinkedIn Hashtags

28th October 2020

Hashtags can be a bit baffling if you’re new to social media. Despite the fact that they can be seen all over the place, many […]

Has the Person with Access Rights to Your LinkedIn Company Page Left Your Organisation?

14th October 2020

Are you pondering the issue of “how to request access to a LinkedIn Company Page?” Can you no longer access your LinkedIn Company Page (now […]

How to Deal with Pesky LinkedIn Bot Messages!

29th July 2020

About a week ago I had a private conversation on LinkedIn. It went like this… Robert: Hello Me: Hello Robert: How are you doing today? […]

What Do You Do When Competitors Comment on Your LinkedIn Posts?

17th July 2020

You may have asked yourself: “Should I Connect with competitors on LinkedIn?” but what to do when competitors comment on your posts on LinkedIn is […]

Recently Launched New Features on LinkedIn

8th July 2020

If you are an active LinkedIn user, you may have spotted several new features on LinkedIn lately. Some of the new features on LinkedIn are […]

LinkedIn Lead Generation Expert? Pwah!

17th June 2020

This week I had a rant on LinkedIn. The rant centred on the fact that most people who purport to be “LinkedIn lead generation experts” […]

Webinar: Maximising Your Results on LinkedIn

19th May 2020

I teamed up with long-time friend and LinkedIn legend, Deborah Corn, to share our insights on how to grow your network on LinkedIn with high-quality […]

Your LinkedIn Questions Answered

29th April 2020

Are you proud of your LinkedIn presence? Now more than ever your next clients and customers are researching their next supplier or partner online. They’re […]

Podcast: How to Optimise LinkedIn During Lockdown

22nd April 2020

I had the privilege of taking part a podcast episode of Print Media Centr’s Podcasts from the Printerverse series alongside Print Producer, and long-time friend […]

How to Achieve Success on LinkedIn as Seen in the Yorkshire Business Review

20th April 2020

The Yorkshire Business Review kindly featured my article on How to Achieve Success on LinkedIn on page 41 of their Spring 2020 issue. Here I […]

What is LinkedIn Lead Generation?

7th April 2020

Generating leads – that is attracting and keeping the attention of promising and interested potential clients or customers – is one of the biggest challenges […]

How to Win Your First 10 New Customers Via LinkedIn

30th March 2020

Are you spending WAY too much time trying to find your next new clients through traditional means such as networking, cold-calling and sending out ineffective […]

The Keys to LinkedIn Success

10th March 2020

I was very grateful to be invited to speak about how to succeed on LinkedIn at the CFN (Corporate Finance Network) Conference earlier this month […]

Improve Your LinkedIn Profile With NEW Featured Section

21st February 2020

It’s the start of a new week and something REALLY IMPORTANT has been updated on LinkedIn… Take a look at your LinkedIn Profile page – […]

Beware of Scams on LinkedIn!

12th February 2020

BEWARE OF FAKE LINKEDIN SCAMS MESSAGES ON LINKEDIN! I recently received an (unusually) impersonal LinkedIn message from my connection Business Development Executive, Gareth Bottomley containing […]

Why Should You Establish Your Content Pillars?

5th February 2020

Have YOU established YOUR content pillars? Do you want to be noticed by the right audience? Perhaps you’re an accountant who would like to be […]

Why I’m Not a Fan of LinkedIn Company Pages

31st January 2020

A common question I get asked is whether it is better to publish content from a Personal page or from a Company page. The short […]

Witness Interactive Marketing in Practice

24th January 2020

A few days ago I had the privilege of delivering a session on LinkedIn at West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce’s regular Learning Lunch […]

Why You Need a LinkedIn Marketing Strategy

14th January 2020

There are many things you might wish to achieve by spending time on LinkedIn. But is it working for you? Sadly, I see a lot […]

My Predictions & Digital Trends LinkedIn in 2020

7th January 2020

As we’ve welcomed a new year recently, I thought I’d ask what’s going to be HOT on LinkedIn in 2020? What’s going to be popular, […]

Checklist: How to Use LinkedIn Effectively in 2020

18th December 2019

Are you succeeding on LinkedIn? Are you achieving your goals? Most business professionals have a LinkedIn Profile, but many don’t know how to maximise its […]

How to Export Your LinkedIn Connections

12th December 2019

Your LinkedIn Connections are YOURS. You’ve worked hard to build-relationships, personalise Connection request messages and construct a credible reputation for yourself as a thought leader […]

WEBINAR How to Use LinkedIn for Business Growth and Your Personal Brand

4th December 2019

I was delighted to take part in business development company UMi’s ‘Table Talk’ webinar titled: ‘How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business and Personal […]

How to Make the Most of the Changing Nature of B2B Sales

28th November 2019

Are you one of those companies failing to make the most of the changing nature of B2B sales? By failing to understand the way the […]

Why Do People Use LinkedIn?

21st November 2019

I often say the key to success on LinkedIn is to engage with content by commenting and sharing your thoughts and content that you think […]

The Process Behind Creating the Best LinkedIn Headlines

14th November 2019

*UPDATE* Since writing this blog post, the character count for LinkedIn headlines has now been extended from 120 characters to 220 characters (including spaces) but […]

Are You Using the Industry Sector List on LinkedIn Correctly?

5th November 2019

Are you represented in the correct ‘Industry Sector’ on LinkedIn? Have you selected the correct option from LinkedIn’s industry sector list on your LinkedIn profile? […]

LinkedIn Lead Generation: What NOT to Do!

31st October 2019

“I can generate you 5 new clients a week” What a con! The above image shows my Invitations inbox right now. Full of auto lead […]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Copying Multiple People into Your LinkedIn Messages

21st October 2019

“Nigel left the conversation” A bit blunt isn’t it?! I wanted to share a valuable LinkedIn Messages tip with you. I understand that we’re all […]

How to Write a LinkedIn Summary

16th October 2019

I often get asked this question. Along with: “What should I put in my LinkedIn ‘About’ section?” (LinkedIn used to call the ‘About’ section your […]

What is an ALT Tag and How Can It Be Used on LinkedIn?

7th October 2019

Have you seen this new suggestion when posting images on LinkedIn? “Making your photos more inclusive” Should you care? You bet you should! In technical […]

How to Build Trust with Your Audience on LinkedIn

3rd October 2019

Are you EAT’ing on LinkedIn? Being attractive to people on LinkedIn consists of: Expertise – Authoritativeness – Trustworthiness Those nouns are a mouthful, so the […]

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