2 Things to Know About LinkedIn Groups for 2016

Well hello,

It’s been a while. Nice to meet you (virtually, that is) again.

Sometime ago I published an article about the 10 Largest Groups on LinkedIn (with images). To my humble surprise the post has received 7,000+ views.  Of course, we already know how valuable groups here on LinkedIn are BUT I didn’t believe for a moment so many would respond to such a post of information. So, I’ve decided to offer you groups information again. In a different manner though.

How about all of the groups available to you, your business, your network, your circles/connections?

In case you don’t already know – at your fingertips is the entire LinkedIn groups directory. Yes, a directory. This may be ‘old news’ to some of you but I also know many of you utilize the search bar only with furry.  Searching and searching for groups related to a specific industry, network, location or even right down to the nitty-gritty of an exact product and/or service.

Nothing wrong with that method. More so, implementing advanced Boolean logic you’ll find just what you need.

However, LinkedIn has already did most of that work for you. All nice and concise and wrapped in a categorized directory. Here are the categories (just for you!):

1) Groups Directory

Browse by name from A-Z            1.A 2.B 3.C 4.D 5.E 6.F 7.G 8.H 9.I 10.J 11.K 12. L 13.M 14.N 15.O 16.P 17.Q 18.R 19.S 20.T 21.U 22.V 23.W 24.X 25.Y 26.Z

Featured Groups (as of 1.27.16) The short list.

Check Out The Remainder of Currently Featured Groups At The Source: ►https://www.linkedin.com/directory/groups/

Major changes have occurred within LinkedIn groups and updated as recently as January 2016.

MAJOR! Although many of us in the promotions industry have felt the pain of the removal of the feature “promotions” tab we are determined to find ways around it. Learning our boundaries and feature limitations is the best start. Here are the features that have been changed or added (just for you!):

2) Changes to Groups Features

  •  Standard and Unlisted Groups
  • All Groups Are Now Private Groups
  • All Groups Are Now Members-Only Groups
  • Content Moderation
  • Better Content Filtering
  • Removal of Promotions Tab
  • Removal of Subgroups
  • LinkedIn Groups iOS Mobile App
  • Posting Images in Conversations
  • Member Approval in Standard Groups
  • Mentions in Group Conversations
  • Groups Highlights and Email Digests

Read in-depth the changes for each of the topics above at it’s source: ►https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61173/

For the Beginner: To learn more about Getting Started with Groups visit: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8349020/profile

Carla is the Founder of LinkedIn Profile Services Professional (launching in March 2016) and Socially Your Virtual Assistant/Consultant business located in the Washington, DC area. Her ‘solutions not services’ include supporting small business owners, entrepreneurs, associations, attorneys, realtors, busy executives and more with a specialty of social media marketing and LinkedIn for business. She recently was quoted by The Consultant Network based in London, England about 10 Ways You Can Get More from Your LinkedIn profile. Carla is a LinkedIn Profile Writer, LinkedIn Company Page Writer, Resume Writer and LinkedIn Promotions and Consultant and Huffington Post blogger. She can be found on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/carladeter/ and Twitter: @fxvacarladas well as contacted at socialinfairfaxva@yahoo.com

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