Are you getting 100 new LinkedIn connections every day?

June 28, 2013 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

Are you getting 100 new LinkedIn connections every day?

No? Then read this if you want more Linkedin connections.

I was asked recently by another Linkedin member to help him increase his first level business decision making connections.

Yes imageI wrote back the following…

Hi John

“We are both proactive Open Networkers and our paths cross once or twice every single day on LinkedIn as we work really hard to increase our business connections.

I learnt some time ago that it’s not how hard you work at networking, but how smart you work. This is what leads to a significant increase in your LinkedIn network connections. 8 months ago I had virtually no LinkedIn connections, I now have 30,000. That’s not a boast, just a fact.

You may have seen my HIT LIST of open networkers that I promote. It’s a list of 225 top proactive open Linkedin networkers like yourself, many of who have very large numbers of LinkedIn connections. We work smart not hard.

My HIT LIST is a marketing strategy. Joining my list is by invitation only and everyone in it reports they are getting more connections by being included in it. I’ve refused 1000’s of people who want entry into my list because I don’t think they will bring any value or profile to it, or because I don’t believe we can add value to their business service provision.

There is NO cost & NO fees required to join my HIT LIST.

My HIT LIST is NOT a LinkedIn group.

I have purposely chosen to invite you to join us because of your track record in your daily/weekly marketing LinkedIn promotions, or because you are a member of my Black Belt POWER Networking or LEBAI LinkedIn Networking Groups. Or you have been personally recommended by one of our HIT LIST members.

I’ve witnessed your persistence and your marketing stamina. And I’d like you to join us.

My HIT LIST is about quality not quantity, so I’m only offering this opportunity to a very select few.

If you really want more LinkedIn connections then email me your permission for me to include your name & email address in my HIT LIST and I’ll add you to the HIT LIST.”

5 Things You Should Do With Your Hit List from Mark D Yates

The intention of our HIT LIST is to proactively promote everyone of us via LinkedIn (LI) to get more people to connect with us all.

To achieve this EVERYONE on the HIT LIST has to do something with your HIT LIST, or it’s a wasted asset.

You can do any, or all of the following to increase your LI connections via your HIT LIST.

  1. Include & promote your HIT LIST with your  “thank you for connecting with me email that you should as a matter of courtesy be sending out to every new person who connects with you.
  2. Promote your HIT LIST through as many of your LI group postings as possible. Vary your group post every couple of weeks. Use the KILLER POWER NETWORKING book & presentation as a FREE hook to get people to contact or connect with you.
  3. Promote your HIT LIST internally through your LI message service. You can send the same e-mail to 50 of your connections at a time. I suggest you limit this to 7 emails to 350 people per week maximum.
  4. If you have an e-mail list of your connections then e-mail them about your HIT LIST.
  5. Visit for lots of free independent Linkedin advice and support.

But never spam people.

I hope this helps a little!

Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email:, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at:

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