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Have you come across LinkedIn profiles without a Summary at the top recently?
I've encountered this 3 times in the last couple of days, but when I scroll down I find the Summary below the Experience section.
Maybe that's a user choice, but somehow I doubt it.
Maybe it's a LinkedIn bug, which I suspect.
My cautionary note - If a profile doesn't start with a summary don't assume they haven't written one. Have you seen this recently?
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Yep I see this sometimes too +Mark Stonham  . I agree with above - user choice.
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Has anyone else detected dubious LinkedIn Message Threads?
I got one of those new spammy "Great Post" messages from someone I consider to be a VIP and thought 'great'. But when I looked at the thread it was in line with previous communications with one of my regular contacts. What could have been a great trigger to get back to the VIP could have been an egg-on-face situation. Anyone seen similar?
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Seems like I'm seeing this from every LinkedIn employee. As if they attended some training and all their communications on the platform required the words 'great' in the opening of a comment.
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I'm now an Accredited Flow Consultant for Wealth Dynamics and Talent Dynamics with the Entrepreneurs Institute. This is a powerful tool and program for Personal Development, Professional Development and Business Development. For me this is a valuable addition to offer clients as part of the LinkedIn Profile Rewrite service and LinkedIn Training I deliver.
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Tackled a major Frog today - tidying my contact database so I can do some location based emailing since we can no longer do so within #LinkedIn . 3000 Contacts from LinkedIn now in Nimble #CRM with a City location against them. Nimble auto-magically discovering information made the job much less challenging. http://www.wurlwind.co.uk/nimble-crm-review-sales-contact-management-for-social-selling/
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Is your Company listed in the LinkedIn Directory? It's a free marketing opportunity so why wouldn't you be there, and make the most of it. When setting up or reviewing your LinkedIn Company Page listing ask yourself "What keywords would people search for if they were researching a problem that we solve?" Include them in the description - along with your phone number and email. More tips and strategies on the following page. Do you have any questions or tips to share about the LinkedIn Company Page?
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Fascinating article about Reid Hoffman. Many strands touch on LinkedIn throughout its considerable length: Reid's networking nature and philosophy, pre-LinkedIn activity, the dash for growth, LinkedIn as a platform for learning etc. The fly-on-the-wall view as Reid networks is illuminating - discussing ideas at rapid pace. And then A.I. and the political impact on the middle-class. This is my 'article of the month'!
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Is there a way to Search Status Updates in LinkedIn? I'm just reviewing and updating a blog post about Search and it reminded me that we used to be able to search Status Updates. Has that gone now?
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What Mathieu said! 

And think the answer is "no".  You can search long form posts via the search bar /adv search, but not status updates. 
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Revisiting a #ContentMarketing Campaign I started 4 years ago which ran for 12 months. #FunnelFriday created some great content about the Sales Funnel that still has value today. I've not come across a decent alternative that people with a quota or revenue target can use to identify where to allocate time and resources and gain some predictability about sales and revenue. Have you...?
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Absurd LinkedIn Relevance Filtering: while researching for a client I came across an anomaly in LinkedIn Search. Just 3 results for a specific phrase followed by "Some search results have been filtered to improve relevance". When I look at ALL results there are over 3,000 of them, including a 1st connection and several 2nd connections. By what absurd logic do these 3 count as more relevant than the other 2997+ people? Have you encountered similar? Can anyone explain the logic?
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Thanks for this - must watch out for it. Are they all premium account holders per chance?
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What is the second post in your Pulse stream? Mine always seem to be ones by Dr. Travis Bradberry. I'm starting to see how his posts get 500k+ views in 3-4 days. Looks like he's found a way to sponsor his posts, which seeds the thousands of Likes and hundreds of Comments. The post is cleverly written too, very engaging, informative and shareable, then including promotion of his book on Emotional Intelligence, and inviting visitors to various website pages. What a great way to drive website traffic, build a list and sell product all in one campaign. What's your take on this? 
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There are a bunch of uber influencers like this - Jeff Hadyn is another one. They have adverts for books at the end of their posts.
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LinkedIn has disappeared! I just did a search in LinkedIn for LinkedIn Trainer and LinkedIn Expert and then plain LinkedIn. No results found. Please tell me this is not what you get back too. Or is this LinkedIn's way to make us all invisible?
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Agree with Crystal - just after my people search was restored, the new Messenger appeared. 
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Rise of the Machines - wave 7 at #ffyb2015. Physical tasks increasingly being done by robots. Redefining value add and work for many sectors and people. Another amazing revelation this weekend.
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LinkedIn Trainer and Social Selling Consultant
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  • Wurlwind Sales & Marketing
    Founder & Business Development Director, 2010 - present
  • Alterian
    2007 - 2009
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Training Sales People and Business Owners to use LinkedIn to Generate Leads and Sales
Introduction
Delivering LinkedIn training and developing Social Selling strategies to increase sales effectiveness for clients around Bristol, across the UK and beyond. 

I work with Business Owners, Sales Directors and Sales People to improve their personal, team and company approach to B2B Social Media. 

My main sector focus is Technology Businesses, but I also work with professional services such as lawyers, accountants and financial services. 

My main 'technology' focus is LinkedIn, but I also include Twitter and Google+ and then a range of supporting tools including Hootsuite, Nimble CRM, Slideshare, YouTube, Wordpress, Google Analytics, and more. 
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Social Selling Roadmap is the fourth generation of business solutions I'm providing, following AS/400 systems, financial sector solutions and CRM related platforms.
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