LinkedIn Premium Adds New Features to Enhance Your Profile

Jun 24, 2014 | Education, LinkedIn, Marketing, Social Networking

LinkedIn Premium has just added some new features to visually boost paying members’ profiles and help them show up in more searches. Here is a round-up of the new features so you can supercharge your profile.

Linkedin premium features profile headerCreate a Catchier Profile with Visuals

Stealing a page from Facebook’s book, the new visual features make members’ profiles more prominent. Members get an expanded profile header and a larger photo.

Another feature coming soon is the ability to use a custom background. If you want to be one of the first to try out the new background feature, submit a request to LinkedIn. Premium users also have access to an exclusive gallery of images to use for the background.

Get Found More with Keyword Suggestions

You’ve probably heard advice about optimizing your profile with keywords and phrases. It can be challenging to figure out what works for your experience. LinkedIn now provides personalized suggestions to help you find the best words to use so you show up in more searches. If you’re already using the most effective words, it’ll let you know.

Stand out in Search Results

When someone searches for your keywords, your profile will appear twice as big as others and display more information to help people notice you.

Expand Your Reach with Open Profile

LinkedIn Premium members who choose to make their profile “open” will be seen by everyone, including those outside of their network. Anyone will be able to contact the member for free regardless of the connection, or lack thereof.

Linkedin premium rank against peersSee How You Rank Against Peers

Premium users can already see “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” for the past 90 days. LinkedIn enhanced this feature by sharing the top 100 results for How You Rank against your first-degree connections and company. This tool benchmarks your LinkedIn presence so you can see how you stack up against others.

Strengthen your profile and “findability” by taking advantage of these new features as soon as they’re available to you.

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