If you’re looking to start conversations with like-minded professionals interested in specific topics, you’ll most likely find them on LinkedIn. But how? Begin by searching for content based on hashtags (#) and keywords. Consider developing a search string that includes the terms that will serve you an ideal list of content just waiting for you to engage with.
For example, if you’re looking for content around recruiters, a search string may look something like Recruiting OR Recruiter OR “Talent Management” OR “Hiring Manager” or simply use #Recruiting #Recruiter #TalentManagement #HiringManager
FYI: LinkedIn will pull up content based on your network’s shares first. So everyone’s list of posts will be different. You can filter the list based on relevance and latest, which should produce varied content.
Once you find content that your targeted audience is sharing or engaging on, leverage it to start a conversation.
Conversing with people who shared or authored a post
Do your due diligence and visit their profile. Determine first if this is someone with whom you’d like to engage. IMPORTANT: Read the posted content before beginning a conversation. Highlight a line or idea from the post that impresses you and be sure to include it in your comments. Your comment might look something like:
@Viveka von Rosen thank you for sharing this valuable post on how to find content on LinkedIn. I really enjoyed the tip about using hashtags in your posts. #greatarticle
If you’d like to get a conversation started, consider:
@Viveka von Rosen thank you for sharing this valuable post on how to find content on LinkedIn. I really enjoyed the tip about using hashtags in your posts. How many hashtags do you recommend using in an average post?
When you ask a question, there is a much higher probability that a conversation will occur. A statement is likely to get a “like” but not much more engagement than that.
BONUS: Take a look at other content they may have shared to see if there’s a common theme. Identify shared connections or other commonalities that can help you begin a conversation.Are you engaging with the authors of relevant content on LinkedIn? Here’s a great tip on some best practices from the @LinkedInExpert! #socialselling #linkedinClick To Tweet
Conversing with people who commented on the post
Often, when you the people engaging on the content are also people that you’d like to engage. You can easily see how much engagement the content is attracting and simply by clicking on Comment, you get a list of the most recent activity. If there are many comments, you may have to click on show previous comments to see more. Read through the commentary and click through to the individual’s profile to, again, determine if this is someone you’d like to engage. Click on Reply beneath the comment and write something like:
@Viveka von Rosen I really enjoyed this article as well. I particularly enjoyed the concept of using hashtags; what got your attention?
Once you have a solid conversation, feel free to reach out and connect with a personal note.
Conversing with people who liked a post
Engaging with those who “liked” a post is not quite as easy, but it can have some benefits. In this case, carefully consider whether this is someone that you’d not just want to converse with, but also connect with on LinkedIn. If, in fact, it’s someone that would add value to your network, consider a connection request:
I noticed that you engaged on @Bernie’s post on how to find content on LinkedIn, which I found really helpful. I visited your profile and thought I’d reach out and introduce myself. Feel free to visit my profile, and if you think it makes sense, let’s connect.
The key is to be purposeful in your engagement. Find relevant content, be selective on where you are spending your time and start conversations with your targeted audience.Learn great tips for finding, engaging and connecting with active people on LinkedIn #socialselling #linkedin @LinkedInExpertClick To Tweet
10 thoughts on “15 LinkedIn Profile Optimization Tips to Get Found This 2023”
My LinkedIn account was ranking on the first page for best mommys blog keyword quite a few years back and I didn’t have any idea. While working, I stumbled upon the Analytic section of LinkedIn and saw that most of the visitors are coming from search engine later on I realized that in my profile I’ve used “Mommy’s blog” word a lot of time and that is the reason why it was ranking well on SERP. This is how I came to know about SEO and I was also amazed by the fact that how easy it was to rank for competitive keywords back then. Anyways loved your article and please share more tips on SEO.
Thanks for sharing. The number of times you mention a word or phrase is still a factor for sure.
We love hearing tips as well as questions our reader, so keep them coming!
Should I change keywords overtime based on what’s popular on the internet?
There is a lot of value in this article, especially for those looking to improve their visibility on LinkedIn. My favorite of the fifteen tips shared in this article is number nine. I’ve observed that people with custom profile links, seem to get more attention than those who haven’t customized their LinkedIn profile URL. Interesting article, thank you for taking the time to put it together.
Customizing LinkedIn URLs create more visibility for sure! Thank you, Bret.
I agree with the recommendations, they are a very important part of our strategy on LinkedIn, it can give confidence to potential customers (or leaders when someone is looking for a job).
People shouldn’t underestimate keywords on their LinkedIn profile! This helped potential buyers to find me on LinkedIn more easily when they searched for certain products and/or services. Thanks Viveka!
Thank you for another great blog post. For the alt text and/or naming images, do you mean two to three different keyword phrases as a maximum, like this?
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Or can you add more keyword phrases than this?
Hey David – I honestly don’t know the efficacy of adding more keywords than that. I would stick with what you have above.
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