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Make Money from Name Search

Posted on November 27, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Make Money from Name Search

Make Money from Name Search

It may be claimed that being found on search engines when someone searches your name is far less important than being found when searches your service. However, to my opinion this claim is only part true. Sure it’s important for service providers to be out there when people search for “lawyer”, “doctor”, “consulting services”, etc. However, the search doesn’t end there since most potential customers will also search the service provider’s name, and you need to be able to convert that traffic to business leads when they do.

How can this be done?

  1. Generate a professional web presence when people search your name. This can be done by creating online profiles on various sites like: LookupPage, LinkedIn or Naymz.
  2. Make sure your contact details are visible when they visit your webpage.
  3. Create a link to your professional company website, where the potential customer can read more about the service you offer.

For more details, read my post “How to maximize your online profile

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WordPress Application on Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on October 29, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Today I got an email from LinkedIn telling me about new applications you can add to your LinkedIn profile. I guess LinkedIn finally woke up and realized the potential of apps following FaceBook‘s success, and although the apps they offer are still not open sources, I think they is a step in the right direction for LinkedIn.

You can find the Application link after you login to you LinkedIn account on the right hand side:

LinkedIn Applications Link

LinkedIn Applications Link

Clicking on the link will take you to the following LinkedIn applications page:

LinkedIn Applications Page

LinkedIn Applications Page

There are currently only 9 available appilications on Linkedin, however I expect this number to grow rapidly in the near future. The WordPress app is right on the top left side of the page. You can click it, add your WordPress Blog URL address and chose to display your Blog feed on your LinkedIn home page and/or your LinkedIn profile. You can see that my Blog post are presented on my profile page enhancing the exposure of my Blog posts.

WordPress on LinkedIn Profile Page

WordPress on LinkedIn Profile Page

I still think LinkedIn can improve this application by allowing members to display the WordPress app on their LinkedIn public profile (click here to view my public Linkedin Profile) which will further increase their Blog online exposure.

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LinkedIn Enhancement on Yahoo Search Results

Posted on October 27, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

A few days ago I noticed something different when searching a colleague name on Yahoo. This colleague had a LinkedIn online profile, and I saw his image and current position on the search results page. The first thing I did is to search my own name on Yahoo to see if the change was applied to my profile also. Here is the result I got:

Ehud Drezner on Yahoo

Ehud Drezner on Yahoo

After some investigating I found out that this search result presentation is part of Yahoo’s SearchMonkey technology which lets websites determine how they want to present their search results. Any website can do this (in several ways) but Yahoo only chose few websites including LinkedIn to implement in their search results pages. You can watch the short overview video on SearchMonkey to see some examples.

I think this is a very cool feature that will surely enhance the user experience when performing a name search.

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Posted on August 19, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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