LinkedIn needs no introduction as it’s one of the largest social networks for the business world. It has nearly 600 million users globally and that number is only going to grow. Video is the fastest-growing format on LinkedIn along with original written work, shared news and other content.
Considering that fact, LinkedIn has taken a serious step forward in video. They have launched LinkedIn Live video which gives people and organisations the ability to broadcast videos in real-time to select groups or to the entire LinkedIn world.
Initially, LinkedIn Live will be on an invite-only basis where they will first launch a beta version in America. In the next couple of weeks, LinkedIn will post a contact form for anyone who would like to gain access to this feature. At the moment, though it is not clear whether LinkedIn Live will be made available to everyone but it might be a possibility.
Whilst, LinkedIn announced back in September that very soon there are going to be some major changes, it looks now that those changes are not only imminent but could have a big impact on your existing data.
Should you be scared?
I remember not so long ago how LinkedIn, without warning, wiped out several years of hard work for us and our clients when we had built-up a high ‘expertise ranking’ through answering questions on LinkedIn when they were removed and eventually replaced with endorsements.
Similarly, I’m sure many of you will recall when recommendations on company pages were wiped out without much notice (April 2014). Luckily we wrote an article at the time and grabbed several years testimonials and placed them here and others did the same to avoid losing that data forever!
I’m not scaremongering for the sake of it, as I believe that during the ten years we have been active on LinkedIn it has been a major source of leads for us and our clients and that’s why I think it is worth taking action now.Continue reading →