How do I make my LinkedIn Profile Anonymous?


If you use LinkedIn then you’ll know that when people view your profile you’re able to see just who viewed your profile, like so;

LinkedIn - Profile - Views - Social MediaUnless, of course, you have changed your settings to make yourself anonymous. Do you want to make your profile anonymous, so people don’t know you’ve viewed their profile? Keep reading to find out how…

Making your profile anonymous when viewing somebody else’s LinkedIn profile

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Go to privacy & settings > profile

When you’re at the following screen:

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click “Select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile

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The box above then gives you the options to remain as a visible profile, be anonymous or appear as somebody from your organisation/school/workplace etc.

Don’t hesitate to ask me any further questions below in the comments or via. Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn

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Why should you use LinkedIn?


Since publishing the blog post; ‘What is LinkedIn Used For?‘ I have seen questions online (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc), and have also had questions asked like; how to use LinkedIn, what it’s for, why you should use it and so on. So, I thought I would go into why you should use LinkedIn; not only for business purposes, but to market yourself (if you like).

With more than 270 million users, and the majority of those being professionals, LinkedIn is a great platform if you’re looking to network, engage and even to share your own experiences, skills etc. It’s also a great platform, much more so than the likes of Facebook and Twitter, for opportunity. LinkedIn also allows you to connect with people you could potentially work with/for; so enabling you to connect with people in the industry you’re involved in.

I don’t want to overload this post with a load of statistics and numbers because that doesn’t help solve ‘why you should use LinkedIn’, instead I’m going to use my own experience to tell you why you should use LinkedIn.

I know I haven’t been blogging for that long (compared to bloggers who have been blogging years), but I feel like I have learnt a lot in a couple of months. Since using LinkedIn I’ve learnt:

  • LinkedIn helps you to gain opportunities (if used correctly).
  • Fill in all required fields, as best you can, on LinkedIn and this will help increase your connections; it will enable people in the same field as you, i.e. media, to find you.
  • If, like me, you blog as well as use different social media (Twitter, Facebook etc.) then you’ll know that keeping on top of it all can be a handful. However, I have found that just by posting, for example, a new (or existing) blog post to LinkedIn this increases my traffic quite  vastly; i.e. posting as an update or on different groups you’re a member of.
  • BECOME A MEMBER OF DIFFERENT GROUPS!! Make sure these groups are related to the field you’re in or want to be involved in.
  • Interact with your connections, don’t just rely on them interacting with you. It’s as simple as thanking somebody for adding you to their network when you’ve accepted their request to connect.

In my opinion the above points are reason enough to join LinkedIn, after all if you maintain a professional appearance and do your best to connect with like-minded people, what have you got to lose?

The use of social media is a personal opinion, but if you are wanting to join ONE social media site then (especially if you’re starting out in an industry) that site should be….LinkedIn. It has helped me to gain opportunities which I didn’t have before, such as connecting with like-minded people, people in the industry (media) I want to be involved in and it has also helped me to gain exposure for my blog.

I am by no means an expert in LinkedIn, or any social media, however I enjoy sharing my thoughts and experiences with you. So, if you have any further questions feel free to hit me up:

LinkedIn   |     Twitter      |      Facebook

Here are a few groups you should join if you’re interested in media, or are in the media industry:

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Publishing a blog post


Each day I look through articles and blog posts relating to my blog topic…social media. When I’m reading through these articles, and posts/comments on social networking sites (i.e. Twitter and Facebook), the questions which catch my eye most are; ‘where is the best place to blog?’ and ‘when’s the right time to blog?’
A blog post can be published anywhere and at any time. However, when you choose to publish the post is down to you.

If you’re unsure when the best time to post is try posting a blog post at different times in the day, and see which gets the most hits. This way you’ll be able to see what time your audience is most active at. I have tried this, however what I began doing was publishing a post at around 5/6pm (GMT), this way my audience in the United Kingdom are (generally) home from work/school/college etc. and so are able to tune into my blog. Additionally, by posting at 5/6pm (GMT) I am also including other countries into my demographic, including my largest audience in the United States. By posting later on in the day in the UK (i.e 5/6pm) it ensures your posts will reach a wider audience, of people who are available.

As for ‘where is the best place to blog?’…anywhere! Literally, wherever inspiration strikes…such as right now I’m writing this on a train journey (how is that for dedication?).
Even if you get an idea for a blog post jot it down, that idea will (hopefully) develop. You don’t have to compose the whole blog post via. your mobile device ‘on the go‘; you can begin a blog post, save it as a draft and continue writing later.

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Mobile Blogging: Blogging On The Go


I will be doing a guest blog on Social Media Agency at the beginning of every month.

To read my “Promoting Your Blog” post published last month click here

You can also check out this months blog post by clicking the link below:

Mobile Blogging: Blogging On The Go

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Job seeking in a digital age | Guest blog by EmployCallumToday


How the digital age brings job seeking to your front door

The recovering economy means more and more employers are confident about recruiting but they haven’t forgotten the lessons learnt from several years of recession and with an ever-growing pool of talent competition is tough. Employers can no longer afford to take a first through the door approach so how can job seekers grab the attention of potential employers and secure their ideal job?

In today’s digital age, a perfectly crafted CV is still a valuable use of time.

The only difference is that job seekers no longer need to trail door to door to let employers know they are looking for work. Many businesses today reject printed CVs, especially recruiters who commonly adopt a digital-only policy.

Popular sites such as Monster, Indeed and Reed mean you don’t even have to send your CV out to potential employers because they can find you. Although the success rate of being head hunted is considerably lower than actively approaching your potential future employers.

You are your own brand.

Richard Branson recently said the best form of advertising is the free stuff. This is particularly relevant for anyone looking to develop a successful career because employers are increasingly checking up on candidates using social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. How often do you see friends complaining about their job and employer online? If you were an employer and saw negative comments such as those would you take another second to consider that person’s application?

On the other end of the scale, how often do you see friends and other people you’re connected with talking about subjects that are relevant to their careers? If you are looking for your next career step or actively aware of your career progression, it will add benefit to strategically tweet information and post discussions that relate to your industry. I.e. if you are a digital marketer you should already know that content is king and you should have a regularly updated blog about your career learnings, industry news and technological advances.

Think of the 7P’s of marketing –  if employers are using social media then you should be using it too providing them with physical evidence that you are who you say you are.

It’s not all about attention in your particular category but attention per say.

Word of mouth is the strongest form of publicity and you are ten times more likely on average to succeed in an interview if you are recommended by someone the employer trusts. So why are you not running around phoning everybody you know to tell them you are looking for work? Because you don’t need to. Social media is word of mouth publicity and you can talk to any number of people at the same time using it. Don’t limit your reach by targeting a particular audience, aim to attract that audience and other people who might know somebody hiring that might point potential employers in your direction.

Consider these three rules and you could well be laughing all the way to the bank:

  1. Visual content is more appealing than just text across all social media channels
  2. People like subtle humour, they like ‘clever’ and they enjoy watching people try (take for example Ron Burgundy’s ads for the new Dodge Durango.)
  3. Use the Like Vs. Share rule and invite your friends and connections to grow your audience (Just remember to turn information and statements into a question answerable by liking or sharing.)

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Images like this work well on Twitter where you can only use 140 characters and equally on other social media channels.

To find out more about Callum Davies or his digital marketing campaign to find employment visit www.employcallumtoday.co.uk or get in touch with him by emailing info@employcallumtoday.co.uk.

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5 USEFUL TIPS TO A SUCCESSFUL BLOG


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When creating your blog, whether you want it to be a money maker or just a place to express yourself, making your blog a published piece of writing that has the reach it deserves can be influenced by yourself.

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Here are five of many tips to help your blog succeed:

1) Keep an online active presence – make sure you are updating you blog as often as possible or simply replying to any comments whenever you have the available time.

2) Share Share Share – use the other social platforms available to you, post your blog links on those platforms making the blog post more view-able.

3) Plan your content – Don’t expect to be able to just make up good quality content. Know what you’re going to post in advance.

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Top 10 On-Page SEO Tips & Tricks


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SEO is important aspect when you are promoting something or anything online, it has become essential for that business/individual who wants to gain result whatever they are doing online through search result. There are two major aspects of SEO- On-page SEO & Off-Page SEO. And from my own experience it is difficult to make website or blog 100 percent search oriented or SEO Optimized. It’s not because it’s a hard process but I have to go through many websites who share SEO expertise and a few tips. Here on this blog I am sharing the crux what I’ve got through practice and experience.            

I will try to make this blog updated with algorithm and Search updates from major search engine i.e. Google and other. So bookmarking this page will help you to optimization process of whatever you are…

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Social media- good or bad?


Social media involves interacting with people to create, change, share and exchange information with the online community.

There are many examples of “social media” websites, for example; Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr. These are all popular websites used in people’s everyday life to share information with the online community that they’re building up. Social media is a brilliant way to build friends and gain contacts, i.e. for business, which could be very beneficial for you.

Once an online presence has been created it isn’t always easy to build up an online ‘community’ of people, an audience, you want to reach out too. People spend a lot of time trying to build this ‘community’ which is why people would argue social media is negative. People seem to be spending more time creating an online ‘community’ than building up relationships in reality i.e. distancing themselves from family and friends.

However, there are infinite opinions about social media, such as this video on YouTube which is a great insight into social media.

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