5 More Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog From LinkedIn

Today I want to show you 5 more ways to get traffic to your blog with LinkedIn. Before you do that make sure that your LinkedIn profile is optimized by reading our previous post: 5 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog From LinkedIn.

Once you’ve got your profile optimized, you can come back here and check out 4 more ways to drive traffic to Your Blog From LinkedIn:

Method #1: Get the Right Positioning

With any of the techniques that we’ll be sharing it’s important that you take the time to start building a solid profile on LinkedIn. If you don’t have a solid profile setup in the first place then you’ll be missing out on new business and opportunities.

The main point here is that you want to appear “open for business” by setting up a profile that clearly defines how you help others. That way you’re more likely to get higher click throughs and interest in your blog.

The very first thing to do is to become an open networker which means that anyone can send you a message and invite you to connect. This is really important as some of the default settings on LinkedIn don’t always allow others to contact you. Make sure to change your profile settings so that you’re an open networker so that you appear “open for business.”

Method #2: Add More Connections – Groups

This should be something that you’re doing on a daily basis. You want to continually make an effort to go out and connect with other people in your industry on a regular basis. Some of these people will be your clients while others will be people you can network with in your industry.

The point here is that the more Connections you have, the more eye balls you get on your profile. So when you post an update or publish a new blog post, more of your connections will see it.

One way to Connect is just by interacting with others in your industry in Groups. You can post your questions and even reply to others. The more you participate in these groups the more likely you will get noticed. As you get to know others in the group, you can ask them to connect.

Method #3: Add More “High Profile” Connections

If you go to My Network and see Network Statistics you’ll see how many connections you have. In addition, you’ll see how many people are in your 2nd and 3rd Tier of Connections. Each time you add new connections, you increase your exposure to your Connections as well as to the people you connect with.

To increase your Connections and your 2nd and 3rd Tier Connections make a point of connecting to people who have a high profile. These could be other blog owners or anyone who is a person of influence in your industry and has a lot of followers.

They might not know you from a hole in the ground so here’s an easy way to Connect with them on LinkedIn. It’s always a good idea to include an introduction message so that these high profile connections know who you are.

Let’s say you want to connect with John Chow. You could do that by introducing yourself and saying, ” Hey John, I’ve been an avid reader of your blog and Newsletter for over a year. I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. Your name.”

This is much more effective than just using the default message because now John has an idea of how I came to find his profile on LinkedIn.

Method #4: Add Your RSS Feed to News Groups

Another simple, but really effective way to get more people to your blog is by adding your blog articles to Groups. If you took our advice from our previous post, you’ll have joined 5-10 Linked Groups by now.

Each time you join one of these groups, you want to add your article to the Groups News section. Now you can join up to 50 Groups on LinkedIn so the more groups you join, the more articles you can submit and the more often users will be viewing your blog posts.

Method #5: Use Answers by Thinking Outside of the Box

There is a section in LinkedIn called Answers. This is a great place to get more exposure to your profile by answering other peoples questions. We mentioned this in our previous article, but here’s an even better technique to get more exposure to your LinkedIn profile.

It’s by asking your own question. And the way you can do this is by thinking of a question in your industry that will attract attention and interest. As an example I have a personal growth blog so I asked the question:

“If you Don’t Believe in the Law of Attraction, does it still work?”

This question generated a lot of interest and got a lot of answers.

When you use this technique properly, you get a lot of people commenting and submitting answers to your question. And the more people that answer your question, the more eye balls you get on your profile and the more traffic to your blog.

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64 thoughts on “5 More Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog From LinkedIn”

  1. Nice Post. Those are some awesome tips. I really like the last method. Thanks for sharing this great tips.

    ~Dev

    1. Salesfist says:

      Agreed, thanks for sharing.

  2. psychicjim says:

    My apologies for stuffing up the previous post,

    Once again John you have give us many great traffic ideas, this post about Linkedln is a beauty and I learned much from reading it.

    The internet is truly a miracle of our age. I can enjoy a great lifestyle while living in Australia, and still learn from you online,

    Thanks!

    1. Its not John … its Steve and Hani

  3. traffic is a blood for online business. getting traffic from any source is very important. thanks for your tips πŸ™‚

    1. d3so says:

      True, which is why I’m debating whether or not to do this because I really don’t a have a specific expertise.

      1. that and all the other forms of traffic that we currently working in…

  4. Hani Mourra says:

    @Dev I’m glad you enjoyed them. John was kind enough to publish this 2nd video after getting great feedback from you guys on the first video which talks about the first 5 methods of to getting traffic to your blog using LinkedIn.

    Steve and I have been using the last method and it’s amazing how many responses you get (and very quickly) if you ask the right question.

    Cheers,
    Hani

    1. Last post of you guys were also rocking and this one touched another high level on linked in.

      Will promote this post whenever anyone will talk about linkedin.

  5. Linked In Is very Nichy … not everybody has a linked in profile, but if it fits your niche, it should work out great.

    1. d3so says:

      Isn’t linkedin supposed to be a social network for professional individuals?

      1. yeah, it is “supposed” to be, but what ever is what its supposed to be these days πŸ™‚

      2. Yeah indeed it’s “supposed to be” a social network for pro’s πŸ˜›

      3. Yeah, but in our times, what a site is supposed to be can soon change, as we have seen with many sites.

        You can launch a site and hope it will become what you want it to become, but I think the power of the masses is unpredictable, so any site can become anything.

        It doesn’t really matter what was the main focus.

        1. Yes it is … and this one is having professionals from all stream not only online.

  6. Dino Vedo says:

    Add me on linkedin! Its a great site and you can easily connect with lots of people and share ideas.

  7. I’ve been using all of the above but I like that tip about connecting with high profile people. I’m going to start using that. Just to add a human touch will ensure they’ll allow you to connect.

    Many don’t know how to leverage LinkedIn because it can be unwieldy. But it’s a huge asset if you’re in any business. It’s just not as sexy and easy as FB or Twitter.

    Thanks, John!

  8. Linkedin questions sounds a bit like Yahoo answers πŸ˜‰ SY

    1. d3so says:

      I was thinking the same thing.
      You can also use yahoo answers to drive traffic to your site.

      1. Yes Google give importance to Yahoo answers.

        So by Yahoo answers you will be able to get traffic from two way … through Yahoo and as Google will rank yahoo answers so indirectly from Google as well.

        1. Only one problem with that approach, links in yahoo answers are nofollow / not live and hence not indexed by Google. The”only” thing you get from Yahoo answers are real, life visitors πŸ˜‰ SY

          1. Definitely. Those links are nofollow and will not unfortunately help you much πŸ™‚

          2. They are no follow that means you will not get link juice but believe me they rank quite well.

            So just add one link there and people who will read your yahoo answer will click on your given link for more details.

  9. Who would have thought we could get some good traffic from LinkedIn? at least I didn’t. I had no clue whatsoever about using LinkedIn to get traffic.

    This is the first time I have heard about getting traffic. Well, we learn as we progress, don’t we?

    Nabeel

    P.S.I think you meant 5 here:

    “you can come back here and check out 4 more ways to drive traffic to Your Blog From LinkedIn:”

  10. Good info. Linkedin is just like any other social site when it comes to makreting. It pays to learn how to use it right.

  11. Never try linked in. Should try now.

  12. Hey John,

    Thanks for sharing these Linkedin Tips with your readers. You’re awesome.

    @ Lenore:

    I agree that Linkedin is not as easy to start using as Facebook or Twitter. There are definitely a few obstacles to overcome when getting started with Linkedin.

    It’s my hope that with these 5 tips (and the previous 5 tips) that you’ll be able to easily use Linkedin more effectively to help bring new prospects into your business.

  13. Thanks for sharing this, just created an account now with LinkedIn and lets see how it will help me grow my online business

  14. Harshad says:

    Nicely explained…Not many know that Linkedin can be a gold min in terms of growing business and network. Almost everyone I know now has a linkedin profile.

  15. idon says:

    this is what i need for my website πŸ˜€

  16. Addy Kho says:

    never have linked account yet. May be it is time to have one

    1. It is free, what do you have to loose? SY

  17. I haven’t paid too much attention to this form of marketing even though I have an active account…lol I just find myself so busy with all the others

  18. Great tips John.
    I have checked the Linkedin Groups I am a member of and it doesn’t seem I am able to add my own RSS feed to the news stream. So presumably you have to ask the group owner?

    Love the Answers approach…very smart.

  19. Nick says:

    Great post as usual John! I just needed of this article. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

  20. I think adding your RSS feed can be a great addition. Nothing better then having your profile update everyone automatically in my opinion.

    1. Indeed. Adding the RSS feed can be pretty useful!

  21. Very tempting to use the site, but keep in mind that you’re actually putting your self out and giving information about your self to Linkedin. We already have that issue with FaceBook giving out personal information.

  22. mondex1 says:

    I haven’t tried using Linkedin as a way to drive traffic to my website. However, I will try this since John give a very interesting article how to use this tool. Thanks John πŸ™‚

  23. PPC Ian says:

    Steve and Hani,
    Another awesome article! Thanks for the tips. I’m a huge fan of LinkedIn – it’s done wonders for my career and blog as well. πŸ™‚
    All the best,
    Ian

  24. Linkedin is the platform which ignored by many people. Although top bloggers give it equal value.

    This is the platform which used by normal people more like accounts professional, lawyer etc (to get better job πŸ™‚

    But thanks to Steve and Hani, there last post on linked in was also awesome .

    1. Indeed! I have actually never thought of using linkedin before this post πŸ˜›

      1. This one is one of the most connected platform and many serious users are involved in this.

  25. Yes being connected to link in is very good idea to connect your blog since linkedin is a high PR website. I have also try do backlinks their and that post was being index by google so fast.

    After reading this, I might also do your other suggestions above cause I was planning to make a blog for my website soon.

  26. Pamela Scott says:

    Great tips John. Thanks a bunch for sharing it. I’ve just register my self to LinkedIn. Hope I can maximized its features.

  27. Fantastic advice, John. I particularly found #4 & #5 to be worthy. Posting quality articles in groups is an incredible way to get some new eyeballs, and asking questions that generate buzz will certainly get people wondering who you are. Nice!

  28. Awesome, I’m new with Linkin, thanks for the infos!!

  29. Really lovely ways of getting traffic from LinkedIn. Thanks a lot!

  30. kumo says:

    Nice post. Once you’re set up your Linkedin, do a search on your name. You’ll find that your name will pop up immediately in the first page. That’s good consider that you’re trying to promote yourself. But it also means that your information can be easily found online.

  31. This is an awsome tip John Chow dot Com Please keep up the good works! I look forward to reading more of this.

    Precious Kiloki’s Blogging Empire>

  32. essence says:

    nice post,i am new blogger and only have 34 friends on linked.thanks allot

  33. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    I’ve seen many people using LinkedIn and I did receive quite a lot invites from friends too, but I don’t know that LinkedIn could bring in some cool traffic. Good tips you have here, I’m going to try out LinkedIn.

    Regards,
    Lee

  34. anxiety says:

    Thanx for saring john… u r the man…. wil looking forward to use LinkedIn now.. πŸ™‚

  35. Wonderful post about LinkedIn. I have to read the previous one too.

    I got some traffic from LinkedIn initially but then it dried up.

    I will try to implement the points covered in the post to see how they work out.

    Vance

  36. I have not been using linked in very much but i will have to get back on there and use some of these tactics. Awesome.

  37. The great thing about LinkedIn is that people go there to do business and for the most part, are professionals.

    It’s a great community and I’ve personally earned several clients there.

  38. Thanks John, I have a LinkedIn account but it never crossed my mind to use it this way. =)

  39. I agree with previous posts Linkedin is huge and they are all pretty much professional people. Who better to network with? Or sell your products to? A great source of traffic. Thanks, John!

  40. Great tips. I wanted to look into linkedin and see how I can use it for traffic generation.

    I was under the impression that it won’t be very helpful but I know see that I was wrong and I will surly check it out and follow the tips you mentioned.

    Thanks

  41. I have yet to create a Linkedin acount. I didn’t realize it was a good way to get traffic… always had the impression it was just business people on there.

  42. Ary says:

    Never thought that Linkedin could help getting a lot of traffic, but as far as I understand it does. So I better try it πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the tips I’ll be using them.

  43. Hello Steve and Hani,
    These 5 LinkedIn tips are awesome.
    Will implement them ASAP.
    Thank you

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