LinkedIn Secrets to Crush Your Business Competitors on LinkedIn

January 27, 2015 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

LinkedIn Expert Dr. Mark D. Yates

The rapid growth of available business information and advanced Internet knowledge has brought more business competitors to the online business marketplace.

One LinkedIn recommendation recently suggested the only way to survive this business pressure and identify a way out, is to develop a fast paced and flexible business LinkedIn marketing strategy.

This will create much added value which in turn will fuel large numbers of new connections reaching your company page at LinkedIn.

Here are some LinkedIn secrets from the LinkedIn Expert’s Expert to crush your business competitors on LinkedIn. 

LinkedIn Secrets # 1:

The first secret of successful business on LinkedIn is how to grow your decision making connection base. It’s a strong LinkedIn recommendation to use sponsored posts to reach more business people on LinkedIn.

As the LinkedIn Expert’s Expert I am often asked to carefully select which LinkedIn groups are suitable to specific business client’s niche sectors, and which would be beneficial for generating top quality business leads.

One of the best kept LinkedIn Secrets is to conduct basic surveillance on your business competitors. Don’t be surprised to see they are probably utilising productive communication language through their LinkedIn post updates.

LinkedIn Secrets # 2:

In my capacity as the LinkedIn Expert’s Expert I suggest you create added business value for your LinkedIn audience. When business decision makers and your business competitors arrive at either your LinkedIn profile or your LinkedIn business page it’s critical they find something of added business value.

One of the best kept LinkedIn Secrets I know is, that wherever possible, you and your profile/s should provide help for specific generic growth problems experienced by business owners. An added value benefit to you is that if you do this, the Linkedin business member might provide you with a valuable LinkedIn recommendation. This adds credibility and kudos to your LinkedIn profile.

It’s crucial to understand that everyone who visits your Linkedin profile or business page must also find something helpful. The content should be purpose oriented and reader friendly. One of the most important thing is that your company business information must be 100% complete.  Your services and products should be properly demonstrated so that the incoming visitor experiences the most out of a single business social media visit. 

LinkedIn Secrets # 3:

You have to build productive LinkedIn business relationships. Many a LinkedIn recommendation suggest you should look in the searches to find people who work at those companies you wish to work with,

LinkedIn Expert’s Expert Tip:

Don’t forget to conduct LinkedIn Advanced searches to identify your business competitors. Believe it or not the LinkedIn Advanced Search facility is one of the best kept of all LinkedIn Secrets.

Schmooze up to your new LinkedIn connections, especially to the people who share mutual interests with you.

Arrange to have a personal talk with them and offer them solutions to their business issues. Invite them to an interview and write a recommendation of few sentences. You can also get some precious suggestions and advice for your business.

It is also possible that you will receive a LinkedIn recommendation for helping the business person. One thing to keep in mind, is to never ask for a LinkedIn recommendation. It smacks of unprofessionalism and undermines your business credibility. Maintain a 100% professional approach in every aspect of your LinkedIn business social media activities and you will by default build a really strong and credible professional reputation

I hope my LinkedIn secrets helps you in your quest to grow your business by leveraging LinkedIn.


Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 Linkedin consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, 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 at LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at:

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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