Using LinkedIn Toolbars


In our previous post, Inviting People to your LinkedIn Network, we talked about ways to invite people to your LinkedIn network. In this post, we take a look at a how to use LinkedIn toolbars, a power tool in your kit.

AttributionShare AlikeSome rights reserved by toolstop

Power Tool: LinkedIn Toolbars

Chances are you’re not always going to have LinkedIn open in a browser on your computer. But if you use Microsoft Outlook for email, or either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox as your Web browser, you can install LinkedIn toolbars[1] that give you instant access to LinkedIn features. LinkedIn also offers:

  • Email Signature tool — Enables you to customize the emails you send in Outlook, Outlook Express, and Thunderbird
  • Mac Search Widget — Enables you to search LinkedIn from your Mac Dashboard
  • LinkedIn Button for Google Toolbar — Adds LinkedIn search to your Google Toolbar

LI toolbars

Figure 29 — LinkedIn Toolbars

The browser toolbar installs the JobsInsider function which pulls up a side panel when you view a job listing on many company and third party job sites. JobsInsider analyzes the contents of the job listing to find the employer’s name and then determines how many inside connections you have to the job. The side panel lists people in your network who work at the company and enables you to view their profiles.

LI jobs insider

Figure 30 — LinkedIn JobsInsider Shows People in Your Network

Next up: Developing Relationships on LinkedIn


Using LinkedIn Toolbars is the 95th in a series of excerpts from our book, Be a Person: the Social Operating Manual for Enterprises (itself part of a series for different audiences). We’re just past page 270. At this rate it’ll be a long time before we get through all 430 pages, but luckily, if you’re impatient, the book is available in paper form at bit.ly/OrderBeAPerson and you can save $5 using Coupon Code 6WXG8ABP2Infinite Pipeline book cover

Get our new book, The Infinite Pipeline: How to Master Social Media for Business-to-Business Sales Success online here. You can save $5 using Coupon Code 62YTRFCV

What Others Are Saying

Infinite Pipeline offers practical advice for using social media to extend relationship selling online. It’s a great way to get crazy-busy prospects to pay attention.”
—Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies

“Sales is all about relationships and trust. Infinite Pipeline is the ‘how to’ guide for maximizing social networks to find and build relationships, and generate trust in our digital age.”
—Sam Richter, best-selling author, Take the Cold Out of Cold Calling (2012 Sales book of the year)

Infinite Pipeline will be the authority on building lasting relationships through online social that result in bottom line business.”
—Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva, Speaker/Author and CEO of Integrated Alliances


[1] LinkedIn Toolbars: bit.ly/cIIp0G

Advertisements

About Social Media Performance Group

Social Media Performance Group is a premier enterprise social media consulting company that offers a unique approach to integrating social media into the enterprise — forget about the tools, it's all about the strategy! Rather than focusing on the tactics (do this or that on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube), first we work with you and your senior leadership to comprehend your corporate strategy. Once we understand your strategic objectives and goals, we show you how a comprehensive social media strategy can integrate with and support your corporate strategy. We take an enterprise-wide view based on our unique Enterprise Social Media Framework, which maps social media to all appropriate touchpoints in your enterprise. We go beyond the obvious quick hits — sales and marketing — and help you achieve social-media-driven results in areas such as product development, customer service, and employee engagement and retention. As a result, social media is not just bolted on; it is integrated with, and provides support for, your company's existing strategy and operations, yielding unprecedented results.
This entry was posted in Enterprise Social Media, Social Computing, Social Media. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s