Did you know that 1.487.864 people in Belgium are using LinkedIn today? Last period (Feb 18th – Mar 19th 2013) this resulted in 34.868.284 page views. 1.764.300 of these page views are through mobile web.
When you imagine that only 3 years ago 451.173 people were using LinkedIn in Belgium you can understand that LinkedIn has become a real part of our professional life.
In the beginning of 2013 LinkedIn passed the 200.000.000 members milestone and their number of members will certainly grow. This growth also has an impact on the visibility.
“Did you know that your visibility on LinkedIn with a Basic account is limited Up to the 2nd Degree and when you do a search you can only see 100 results …”
How can you increase visibility with your Basic LinkedIn account?
Complete your profile
To increase visibility I can certainly recommend you to fill out your profile as detailed as possible.
These skills are actually good search tags. In one of my previous blogs, I explained how to find and select them.
Last but not least … you can also connect with Belgian Top connectors or LinkedIn Open Networkers (LION)
A Top connector or LinkedIn Open Networker (LION) is a LinkedIn user who understands the power of having a large LinkedIn Network. LIONs will connect with almost anyone on LinkedIn regardless of whether they know the person. You can recognize most Top connectors as they mention LION in their headline.
To measure the impact of connecting with a LION, I recently did a test with someone who created his LinkedIn profile. As you can imagine, this user did have no visibility before the test.
As soon as he connected with my profile, his 1 connection linked him to 1.696.969+ professionals.
Following LION’s will certainly welcome your invitation.
Top 15 Belgian LinkedIn Open Networkers / Superconnectors
- Nils Oudejans
- Olivier Laurent
- Jan Vekemans
- Patrick G Lemmens
- Tom De Belie
- Marc Billen
- Olivier Luxon
- Frédéric Terreur
- Jan-Karel Konings
- Pierre Collinet
- Jorgen Thornberg
- Bob Goossens
- John Nolan
- Pierre Demesmaeker
- Gaël Terroir
In case you need help or advice on your profile, don’t hesitate to contact me. You are also welcome to add additional tips in the comment field.