Tuesday, January 20, 2009

LinkedIn QuickLink Invitations

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The most important consumable commodity on LinkedIn is a user’s “invitations to connect.” Invitations to connect are extremely valuable to LinkedIn users, and the LinkedIn company restricts the number of invitations a particular user may use.

Once you use all your invitations to connect, you may (or may not) be granted a small amount of new invitations upon request from LinkedIn customer service – only after you run out.

However, with a properly utlized Quicklink, LinkedIn users are able to conserve their invitations, in order to use them when most appropriate, and also to maximize the size and quality of their LinkedIn network.

Super-networker Marc Freedman says Quicklinks are "the professional, convenient, and personal way to invite your business contacts and open networkers to connect on LinkedIn. QuickLinks encode your personal info and takes the user direct to a LinkedIn invitation page. MyLinkInvitation delivers the service and image that you need to represent yourself and your business. It's the least you can do to ensure your success in a hypercompetitive business world where there are millions of other networkers.

It's Convenient. Your contacts can send you an invitation in only three clicks with a QuickLink. There is nothing to search and nothing to type. The invitation process takes several seconds, not several minutes.

It's Personal. DallasBlue provides you a branded secure URL with your personal or company name instead of a meaningless or unwieldy address with up to 100 characters.

It's Professional. When you share a QuickLink you show that you're a considerate and knowledgeable business person, someone people want to business with and have in their network.

It's Powerful. DallasBlue provides a range of services to supercharge your LinkedIn neworking, including this site, branded QuickLinks, and a QuickLink directory. We're commited to keeping QuickLinks easy to use and up to date."

You may connect with David Barrett on LinkedIn using the QuickLink below –