LinkedIn Group Manager IntroductionPresentation Transcript
LINKEDIN GROUP MANAGER INTRODUCTION Guevara
Introduction to LinkedIn’s Group feature. - Learn about the site’s group directory.
Joining a group.
Creating your own group.
Logos, group settings, inviting members, etc.
Receiving requests to join.
Grant access, deny and blocking.
Managing discussions, news, comments, etc.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GROUP FEATURE Guevara
LinkedIn’s group feature
LinkedIn provides its members with the opportunity to join and create groups. To help you find what groups you can join/follow, review the site’s Groups Directory .
Alumni Group - membership often composed of former members of schools, universities, fraternities or sororities.
Corporate Group - membership often composed of current or past employees from the same company.
Conference Group - membership often composed of people attending the same (or similar) trade shows or conferences.
Networking Group - membership often composed of people with networking as one of its primary goals.
Non-Profit Group - membership often composed of people in support of a similar cause or value.
Professional Group - membership often composed of people with similar industry interests.
Other - groups that fall outside of one of the above group types.
Source: LinkedIn Customer Service Center – How do I create a group?
Searching the directory
You can search one of two ways:
Go to the Groups Directory and complete a keyword search. You can further refine your search by selecting a category and language.
Use the search box located at the top of the page and select Groups – then conduct search.
Joining a group
Once you join a group you can display the group logo under the Additional Information section of your profile. The option to have members display the group logo must be selected by the group creator.
Overview of group activity
Once you join a group, you can review discussions, news, jobs and subgroups that may have been created. You can check out the newest members and other recent activity by reviewing the Updates section.
CREATING/MANAGING GROUPS Guevara
Filling out the form
Under the Groups option, select Create a Group . Fill out the form and confirm that you have read/accepted the agreement.
- A logo is not required – the default is the generic inGroup box.
In the management tab of the group, you can manage group activities. This includes: creating subgroups, appointing moderators/managers, and removing, block & delete contributions from members. You can also learn when members joined the group.
Moderators and managers
You can appoint up to 9 managers for your group and up to 50 moderators. Group moderators can feature a discussion, add RSS feeds and delete inappropriate content.
CREATING GROUP CONTENT Guevara
Start a discussion by asking a topic or question. You can choose to be notified by new comments and have email notifications sent to you about new activity.
By clicking on the group News tab, you can select news articles to share with group members. You can also add news feeds to the site by selecting the Manage news feeds option. Once there, paste in a website/RSS URL.
You can post job information for others in your group to be aware of. By selecting the Post a job option, you can type in the job title and enter a description of the position. Add in website information also so that people can read the full job description themselves.
As an option, LinkedIn Groups provides you with the option of creating up to 20 subgroups for more focused areas for discussion and news sharing.