LinkedIn Tip for Non-Premium Account Holders

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If you use people search on LinkedIn and get a person that is “outside of your network” as one of the results, you will see a very minimal set of information and this message:

Expanded profile views are available only to premium account holders. Upgrade your account.

But you know what? You do not need to upgrade your account to see much more! Simply click on the public profile URL. This will let you see the profile as if you are logged out of your LinkedIn account. Take a look and you will see lots of info in the public profile – including positions held, companies, and schools, all with dates. You will also see the “show full profile” option – but if you select it, you will get back to not seeing much and an invitation to upgrade your account.

Here is a random example of a LinkedIn profile of a person with zero connections, so none of us would be in the person’s network. Take a look and then click on the “full profile” button. (You might have to log into LinkedIn.) See the difference? The “full profile” shows much less…

I’d say that this is a case where the surface web has more information than the deep web 🙂

Of course, you will not see much if the profile owner hasn’t entered much data – many LinkedIn members don’t. But in this case, being a premium account holder wouldn’t help you either.

Now, if a profile of someone you find is “private”, you will not see a link to the public profile. However, in many cases I was able to find a public link to the profile in question anyway. If you are interested in a private profile that shows up in your search, I am open to helping you find out more information – please email me.

Oh, and I am happy to connect on LinkedIn, here’s my profile.

Find the Right People on Twitter (Expanded Version)

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Join us for a Webinar on May 11
Space is limited.


Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/909164386

“Your seminar was well prepared, well presented, and covered a solid amount of material in a “doable” window of time.  I also appreciated that you were able to incorporate pointers or guidance for users at any end of the spectrum, even for people like me who are still diving into the pool.  I’ll look forward to hearing more from you, and am setting you up as a person to follow!” Laurie

Would you like to be able to quickly locate the right people on Twitter – to do business with, potential candidates, clients, peers? We will discuss Google-based techniques and tricks and specialized search tools.

Useful for sourcers, recruiters, and anybody who wants to find the right people online. Some basic knowledge of Google search is required.

  • 2:20 PM – 3 PM Free-form discussion and online demo of Twitter usage (for beginners)
  • 3 PM -3:50 PM Lecture (see the outline below)

Fee: $79 for 90 minutes
$49 for the 50 minutes lecture starting at 3PM

Included: unlimited Q&A for one month

Lecture (3-3:50)
• Boolean Search on Twitter
• Advanced Search Operators
• Best Search Applications
• Social Search Engines
• Searching for People in the Right Locations
• Searching Twitter from Google
o X-Ray
o Real-Time Search
• Finding People to Follow Using Google
• Finding Tweeple through LinkedIn
• Locating People on Twitter via Partial Contact Info
• Finding Blogs, Profiles, and Resumes Using Twitter
• Finding Skilled People with Vague or Empty Twitter Bios
• Finding People on Twitter through Examining Competition
• Exploring Twitter Lists
• Attracting the Right People
• Custom Search Engines
• Resources

Title: Find the Right People on Twitter (Expanded Verson)
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Time: 2:20 PM – 3:50 PM PDT

Control Google Search Results Display With *

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Many of us know about the use of the asterisk * to find phrases on Google. The asterisk stands for one (or sometimes a few) words. Here is an example. On Google, search for

“current * * manager” marketing site:linkedin.com -inurl:dir “san francisco bay area”

to find Senior Marketing Managers, Partner Development Managers, and others on LinkedIn.

Did you know that you can also use the asterisk to control what Google displays – and perhaps save a few click-throughs by telling it to display the info of interest on the results page?

Try this (and better yet, select the “page previews” available under the “options” along with it)

“current * software engineer at * * * ” site:linkedin.com -inurl:dir “san francisco bay area”

Or, try this:

“phone OR cell OR mobile * * *” intitle:resume OR inurl:resume DBA 650 OR 415 OR 510 OR 925 OR 408 -free

Or this:

“My password is * * *”

(no, just kidding).

Cool, huh?

LinkedIn People Finder (International)

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I have updated my LinkedIn Google-based search engine, based on the recent changes to LinkedIn URLs (requiring us to say -inurl:dir -inurl:jobs instead of the “usual” -intitle:directory, first noticed by Glen Cathey).

Here you go, and please note that this engine has country-based refinements:

LinkedIn

Try the updated LinkedIn People Finder

and let me know what you think.

Sourcing Webinar. Find the Right People on Twitter

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Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/369338827

Would you like to be able to quickly locate the right people to do business with, potential candidates, clients, peers? We will discuss Google-based techniques and tricks and specialized search tools.

Useful for sourcers, recruiters, and anybody who wants to find the right people online. Expect some unique, unpublished content. Some basic knowledge of Google search syntax is required.

• Boolean Search on Twitter
• Advanced Search Operators
• Best Search Applications
• Social Search Engines
• Searching for People in the Right Locations
• Searching Twitter from Google
o X-Ray
o Real-Time Search
• Finding People to Follow Using Google
• Finding Tweeple through LinkedIn
• Locating People on Twitter via Partial Contact Info
• Finding Blogs, Profiles, and Resumes Using Twitter
• Finding Skilled People with Vague or Empty Twitter Bios
• Finding People on Twitter through Examining Competition
• Exploring Twitter Lists
• Attracting the Right People
• Custom Search Engines

Length: 50 min
Time: noon EDT, Tue May 4th
Price: $49

Included: unlimited Q&A for one month