I recently invited someone in my industry to connect. We had a few connections in common and we run similar, perhaps even complementary, businesses. When she received my invitation, she responded with “I limit my LinkedIn connections to people I know personally.”
This is certainly your decision, but I firmly believe that if you limit your connections, you limit opportunities to expand your visibility. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you should only keep a small number of first-degree connections on LinkedIn.
If you want to grow your visibility on LinkedIn, connect with anyone who presents a good reason for connecting!
As you grow your connections, your updates on LinkedIn will be visible to more people.
Remember that every time you update your status on LinkedIn or participate in any activity on the network, that update shows up on the homepage of each one of your connections. If your connections engage with the update, it will be visible to their connections.
Furthermore, be consistently visible and valuable, and the members in your extended network will click through to view your profile in order to learn more about you.
By growing your LinkedIn connections, you have the ability to expand your visibility exponentially. You will also increase your LinkedIn profile views, which in turn can increase traffic to your blog.
Don’t limit your opportunities for visibility and traffic by limiting your connections. Instead, always be connecting.
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