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LinkedIn Adds Skill and Expertise Endorsements

LinkedIn Adds Skill and Expertise Endorsements

By Sean Patterson September 24, 2012

LinkedIn today announced a new feature called Endorsements. The feature will allow LinkedIn members to endorse each others’ skills and expertise. Over on the LinkedIn Blog, LinkedIn Product Manager David Breger explained how the new feature will work. Users will …

Blocking Adwords Qualified Professional Pages
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AdWords Qualification Lasts For 2 Years

Search Engine Roundtable reports that Google AdWords Qualified Professionals Valid For Two Years. Many Google AdWords Professionals were not sure whether the seal that they get after meeting the requirements set forth by Google lasts for an year or more. 

Bad Advice That Sounds Good

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Call Center Solutions for CRM and Contact Center Professionals

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No Docs?

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CollectiveX: MySpace For Professionals

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How HR Professionals Can Get Management to Listen

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Bringing Clients in the Door: How Professionals Can Encourage Business

You’re a professional – either a doctor, or a dentist, or an artist. Maybe you’re an independent sales person who works on commission, or a speaker who must sell yourself.

Video Guides for Microsoft Professionals

Not exactly marketing related, but Brian Tucker did ask (very politely) if I would take a look at The Blogcast Repository.

AdWords Professional For Non-U.S. Companies

The Google AdWords Professionals program is now available for non-U.S. companies.

Personal Blogs and Interest Conflicts

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Why Soft Skills?

Technical skills have little value if you have poor soft skills. Don’t get me wrong, your tech expertise matters. But don’t be fooled by your tech skills. King of Linux, champion of Oracle? You’ve got it made, right? Give me a break! Tech skills alone are no guarantee of success.

Five Myths of Internet Marketing for Independent Professionals

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RankAttack Product Called Out By SEO Professionals
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An SEO software package called “RankAttack” has hit the market promising an increase in search engine rankings and traffic for just $79. But industry aficionados, most notably Google Insider Matt Cutts, have called out the software as not only bogus and opportunistic, but unethical.

Google Enterprise Professionals And You

Google discussed on their blog this morning a training program for their “Google Search Appliance.” The program is aimed at helping enterprise customers get the most out of Google’s enterprise tools. The Google Enterprise Professional program is intended to make customers more knowledgeable and familiar with their product.

17 Mistakes Professionals Make with Their Blogs

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