Business Social Networking

LinkedIn (/ˌliŋkt.ˈɪn/; stylised as Linked In) is a business-oriented social networking service. Founded on December 14, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 2015, most of the site’s revenue came from selling access to information about its users to recruiters and sales professionals. As of March 2016, LinkedIn has more than 433 million users, out of which more than 106 million are active.

Based in the United States, the site is, as of 2013, available in 24 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Romanian, Russian,Turkish, Japanese, Czech, Polish, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, and Tagalog. LinkedIn filed for an initial public offering in January 2011 and traded its first shares on May 19, 2011, under the NYSE symbol”LNKD”.

  • On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced it will acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, a deal expected to be completed by the end of 2016
  • LinkedIn is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Omaha, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, Sao Paulo, London, Dublin,  Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, India and Dubai.
  • In January 2016, the company had around 9,200 employees.
  • LinkedIn’s CEO is Jeff Weiner, previously a Yahoo! Inc. executive. Founder Reid Hoffman, previously CEO of LinkedIn, is Chairman of the Board.
  • It is funded by Sequoia Capital, Greylock, Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and the European Founders Fund. LinkedIn reached profitability in March 2006. Through January 2011, the company had received a total of $103 million of investment.


How to Add Your LinkedIn Profile to WordPress

Do you want to add your LinkedIn profile to your WordPress site? LinkedIn is a social network of professionals which helps you connect with other professionals and influencers in your industry. In this article, we will show you how to easily add LinkedIn Profile to WordPress.

Method 1: Adding LinkedIn profile to WordPress with official plugins

Method 2: Adding LinkedIn profile to WordPress using a plugin


10 LinkedIn WordPress Plugins to Consider

There are a number of LinkedIn WordPress plugins available for your site that allow you to connect your readers to your LinkedIn profile. Some of the plugins allow you to connect readers to your personal profile page and to your recommendations. Some even allow you to connect readers to your LinkedIn company profile pages and the products or services you offer. Some allow you to share content from your WordPress sites with your LinkedIn community.

Read more: 10 Linkedin Plugins

Linkedin Profile Tips

7 Ways to Network Smarter on LinkedIn

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Fascinated by the miracle of life. Always curious what is in the next corner and never stop learning. Design and technology have always been my passion and call. Working in this field since 2000 including B2B – B2C industry & freelance field what I’ve learned up to know, is that there is no limit to the expectations and goals if creativity is involved. Team and personal achievements are based on two stepping stones: to try out the less traveled path and always be the example.

Marketing is not the purpose. Communication is the purpose. No one wants to just get a product, but to gain the value behind any brand. Therefore my steps up to here have built strong business relationships that last for years and that reflects to the brands.

Tell a story, be unique, speak the truth and respect all beings are the core values that make a difference. We are here to make life better for us and for the next generations.

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