LinkedIn is a very popular tool for career and business-oriented social networking. This network can enhance your company’s marketing and networking efforts, as well as help you grow professionally. The following are some of the best LinkedIn tools for business:
This app was created to replace the former LinkedIn RSS service. Basically, OFunnel alerts you when anyone in your network makes a new connection. This tool is especially useful for sales people or marketers who are looking for opportunities to connect with as many people as possible and build relationships.
Owned by LinkedIn, SlideShare is the world’s most popular platform for sharing presentations online. Users can upload files publicly or privately as OpenDocument, Keynote, PDF or PowerPoint presentations. In addition, you can also upload YouTube videos and webinars. The presentations can be viewed directly on SlideShare or embedded on other sites. This platform offers an opportunity of sharing valuable information with your customers or colleagues.
This is a cool app which sends blog and magazine feeds, social network updates and news directly to your smartphone. It allows you to explore content from thousands of trusted sources, as well as customize feeds according to your interests. In addition, you can share content on networks such as Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, YouTube and Facebook.
This tool allows businesses to easily manage distribution of content to different social media pages, groups and profiles. Besides counting shares, followers and likes, you should be able to measure the business value of your social media campaigns. Oktopost monitors all the leads generated and offers analytics such as conversions, engagements and clicks. This will help you get an idea of which posts, groups, profiles and networks are most effective. Oktopost allows you to sync your data with third-party platforms like Marketo and Salesforce.com.
This is a great app that enables you to make the most of your LinkedIn connections. Just like customer relationship management (CRM) apps used by companies, Five Hundred Plus is a tool that can help your business manage leads and clients. It will help you monitor the last time you contacted someone and remind you when you should touch base again. The free plan allows you to manage only 10 connections, while the premium plan allows users to manage unlimited contacts.
SyncME is a very popular app which is being used by millions of people worldwide. This app allows you to synchronize your smartphone with your connections’ latest phone numbers, email addresses and photos. You can even add the digital image of someone’s business card. When someone changes any detail, it will be automatically updated without you having to do anything. When your contacts call you, you will see their photos on your screen.
This tool allows you to sync your LinkedIn contact data with Outlook. This way, you can stay in touch with your important contacts and see what they are doing. You can also get a quick view of content on Outlook such as shared attachments, conversations and meetings.
So, what other LinkedIn tools for business do you know about? Please share in the comments section below.