Ignoring LinkedIn Has Consequences

, The National Law Journal


Your LinkedIn profile carries a lot of weight in Google's search algorithm.

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  • Adrian Dayton


    There may be downsides to joining LinkedIn, but I have spoken to thousands of lawyers about LinkedIn and have yet heard of a single incident of an account being hacked or of client confidences being compromised. The messages shared on LinkedIn should be to set up a time to have coffee or pass on a helpful article, not to exchange legal documents anyway.

    As for spyware, are you serious? You're worried about getting spyware on your computer by using LinkedIn? This makes as much sense as avoiding fax machines for fear of the phone signal being intercepted. Feel free to share some evidence of this concern.

    I spend a lot time responding to fears about LinkedIn that are entirely unfounded, and these are exactly the fears that keep people on the sidelines that could benefit from the tools.

  • Yuhannes Watts

    Adrian, this is an excellent post. Many of my clients have hundreds of messages they've ignored when we first sit down for training. As you have said, this translates into missed opportunities.

  • Frank Conrad

    This article is totally useless. What about the disadvantages to LinkedIn? For example, when linkedin accounts and passwords were hacked.
    And the unsolicited invitations, that is another issue. when I receive an uninvited invitation to join LinkedIn, I respond back to my friend or professional colleague and tell them thanks, but please use my business email address that is encrypted and protected (mostly) by antivirus etc. and spyware for contact.

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