60 Seconds With the LinkedIn Expert’s Expert – LinkedIn – Tips to Avoid SWAM Warnings

September 8, 2014 |  by  |  60 Seconds, Linkedin Blog

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LinkedIn – Tips to Avoid SWAM Warnings

If you are an active participant on LinkedIn discussion groups, you are probably aware of the controversy that has surrounded LinkedIn’s SWAM policy. While SWAM aimed to cut down the level of spam being posted in discussion groups, it has been a huge thorn in the side of many well-intentioned and legitimate LinkedIn users.

Site Wide Automatic Moderation refers to a policy implemented by LinkedIn which stipulates that if you are flagged as a spammer in one of your discussion groups, all of the posts in the rest of your groups are automatically put in ”marked for moderation” until the group owner approves it.

Spam is different things to different people, but basically posting advertisements to anyone who did not request them or give permission to send them will most definitely have a negative impact on yourself and your reputation.

Tough Talk

Putting it simply, just don’t be a spammer. If you have been SWAM’d contact the owner or moderator to resolve the problem, you could offer to moderate the group, leave existing groups and join new ones, create your own discussion groups and finally which should be obvious, post good quality and relevant content that will most likely get approved.

Tool Tip

Don’t directly market yourself in groups, instead post content that is relevant to the discussion. If you have joined relevant groups, there will be a time or a place where your own content is relevant, so there really isn’t anything stopping you posting your own content, just don’t spam your content everywhere.

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Dr. Mark D. Yates

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