How To: Optimize LinkedIn with Twitter

Twitter & LinkedIn

Twitter & LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great social networking platform for businesses; it opens up numerous possibilities for potential partnerships and future ventures. Twitter, as we have already discussed, can be a very efficient tool for businesses as well.

In today’s post, we will be giving you tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for your business.

1. Broadcast your LinkedIn statuses to Twitter. Your LinkedIn updates contain important and valuable information. Broadcasting these updates to your Twitter followers will add to your knowledge and help get the word out about what you’re doing. To push your LinkedIn status out to Twitter, click the check box next to the Twitter icon on your LinkedIn homepage, enter your update and click “Share.”

- Make sure you choose the hashtag option so only the tweets you decide to share will get through to your LinkedIn account.

2. Link multiple Twitter accounts to your LinkedIn profile. If you have more than one Twitter account, you probably have one account for personal tweets and others related to your business or job. Try to  integrate all your Twitter accounts with LinkedIn. Besides, if you send out a lot of work-related or topical items from your personal account, you may want your professional network to see these tweets. LinkedIn did not specify how many Twitter accounts you could add, or what kind of broadcasting controls it offers for integrating multiple accounts.

3. Install the Tweets application, the “Overview” tab on your homepage will allows you to see everyone you currently follow on Twitter, view their Twitter feed, and Tweet from your own account.

Hope you enjoyed our tips for the day.

Don’t hesitate to share with us other tips you have related to this topic :)

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  • http://twitter.com/tracysestili Tracy Sestili

    Do NOT RT this article. This is a rookie mistake. Linking Twitter to LinkedIn makes me want to pull my hair out. Think about context vs. content. You do not have the same audiences on Twitter as you have on LinkedIn. Just say no to co-linking. 

    • J1mb0b

      I was thinking the same thing, it’s logical really, LinkedIn is for business and twitter is for everyday thoughts etc, the two shouldn’t be used together unless your Twitter account is purely for business.

    • http://www.thetargetmarket.com Daniel Griffin

      Well you can change your LI settings to only show tweets with the LI hashtag.  Means you can target your LI connections while still making a contribution on Twitter.  Time saving and relevant.

  • Peter Cameron

    How do you share multiple twitter account tweets with your linkedin account? I can add mutiple twitter accounts to my linkedin account but when I go into Settings, Manage your twitter settings it asks me which twitter account I would like to share from and I can only choose one. Is there a way around this?

    Peter