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How to Find LinkedIn ID with First Name, Last Name and Company

How to Find LinkedIn ID with First Name, Last Name and Company

Prospect research plays an important role in personalizing & tailoring your sales and marketing messages. There is no better place than LinkedIn to research on your prospects. Let’s say, you have a list of prospects who you think might be your ideal customers. Sending an email or calling your prospects without having any idea about your prospects or their business wouldn’t yield the best results.

On the other hand, if you have their LinkedIn IDs, you can go through their profile, know more about their interests, what they are responsible for, understand their business, look for something in common and so on. This information will not only help you to tailor your message or sales pitch based on your prospects but also help you to connect with your prospects immediately and ease your conversation. It will also help your prospects to see you as a well-informed sales person who can offer the best possible solutions to grow their business. Therefore, it is vital that you find LinkedIn IDs of your prospects.   

How to Find LinkedIn ID

How to get LinkedIn IDs of your prospects, especially when you have hundreds of prospects on your list? One way is to find LinkedIn IDs by manually searching them by name and company on LinkedIn. But it takes a lot of time and effort on your part which you can otherwise use for tasks that need your utmost attention. This is where a software such as LeadGrabber Pro comes handy. LeadGrabber Pro helps you to find LinkedIn IDs of your targeted prospects with name and company.  

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Find LinkedIn URL in a Click

LeadGrabber Pro enables you to find LinkedIn URLs of your prospects in a click. You can find LinkedIn IDs of hundreds of prospects in no time. You need to just provide the name & company. 

Here’s how you can find LinkedIn IDs in 3 steps:

  1. Import the list of prospects with name & company into LeadGrabber Pro
  2. Select the records and click the Append LinkedIn ID button
  3. Once the LinkedIn IDs are appended, export the list to CSV/Excel with a click

If you have a list of prospects in your CRM without LinkedIn URLs, you can instantly import them into LeadGrabber Pro, find LinkedIn URLs and then export the list to your CRM.

How does LeadGrabber Pro Find LinkedIn ID?

LeadGrabber Pro is an automated, expert-level, Internet research tool that searches public documents and search engines to find LinkedIn ID. It instantaneously performs real-time live research, so that all the data is correct and updated. The software does not refer to any pre-built database, because those databases decay at the rate of ~2% a month.

How to find LinkedIn ID if a person no longer works in the same company?

LeadGrabber is able to find LinkedIn IDs even if a person has moved to another company. The software highlights that record with a different color to indicate you that the person has moved companies. 

Can I get the updated business email address and phone number of the person who moved companies?

Yes, LeadGrabber Pro gets you the updated business email & phone number of persons who have moved companies. You need to select those records and click Append Email and Phone button. With a click of a button, LeadGrabber Pro appends verified business email and phone numbers of your prospects.

Can I try a few samples to see if Find LinkedIn ID works for me?

Yes, you can. Fill up this form & we will get back to you with a trial. Just make sure to tell us you are looking for the Append LinkedIn ID when we call you.

How to use LinkedIn Likes to Generate New Sales Leads

How to use LinkedIn Likes to Generate New Sales Leads

According to Forbes, “2O2O is the year of personalized marketing.” Email personalization helps you to not just reach inboxes but also humans. Focused lists with personalized email blast have shown to generate new sales leads than generic emails sent to an entire list.

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In a customer-centric world, prospects expect to receive a more personalized content and experience. Most of the marketers agree to the fact that email personalization helps increase customer engagement, open & click-through rates and sales revenue. Therefore, it is essential for B2B Businesses to personalize all their marketing and lead generation campaigns to get leads and maximize ROI.

Email Personalization Strategy to Get Leads & Maximize ROI

Typically, email personalization is done using the common demographics such as prospect’s name, title or company. But if you want to get maximum results, you have got to know the finer details of the prospects such as his/her interests. Based on this information, you can target your audience with similar interests. When you personalize your email – subject line, content based on your prospects’ interests, chances are high for open & click-through rates. Once you find more similar audience, you will have a list of prospects with similar interests whom you can reach out to. This is called tighter targeting.

Unlike sending a generic email template to thousands of prospects, sending personalized emails to focused lists based on tighter targeting will help you boost lead generation results. You can get more sales leads & increase conversions. It will also help you avoid the spam trap and retain your sender reputation.  

How to use LinkedIn to Generate New Sales Leads

“LinkedIn LIKES” marketing is one successful lead generation method that I used to generate new sales leads. It helped me to personalize emails effectively, generate targeted sales leads and get great results.  

What is ‘LinkedIn LIKES’ Marketing?

LinkedIn is the only professional network that gives precise data about user interests and activities. ‘LinkedIn LIKES’ marketing helps you to find your prospect’s interests and also find prospects with similar interests. If used effectively, it can become a powerful lead generation tool especially for people who use LinkedIn for sales prospecting.  

How to leverage LinkedIn likes for B2B lead generation

  • Engage with your Social Media Audience
    If you have a bigger audience base and publish content or post articles to them on a daily basis, you might have a lot of people liking and commenting on your post. It is because they have found your product or services useful. ‘LinkedIn likes’ marketing helps you to convert your LinkedIn Likes into New Sales Leads. You can target selected audience and engage with them.
  • Target your Prospects where they Flock Together
    Follow experts and relevant hash tags that your prospects would be interested in. This helps you to target your prospects more accurately as they are found at one place based on their interests.

LinkedIn Likes marketing helps you to find your prospect’s interest and build a list of prospects with similar interests. (Tighter targeting). You can use this email personalization strategy to get leads & maximize results.

In my case, our best customers are people who are on LinkedIn and who use LinkedIn for sales prospecting. On that account, I follow cold email experts on LinkedIn who writes a lot about email marketing, cold email messaging and LinkedIn sales prospecting. I also follow hash tags such as #sales #B2Bsales #emailtraining, etc., Hence, I get all the related posts coming up in my newsfeed.

Linked likes to generate leads

In my recent activity, I chose a LinkedIn post which had 700+ likes. I quickly segmented my list and chose prospects that are the best fit. I reached out to them via cold email.

How to use LinkedIn Likes to Build your Email List?

If you are wondering how I built an email list of people who liked the LinkedIn post and emailed them, read on.

I use LeadGrabber Pro that copy pastes the Name, company and Title of the prospects into a grid. The software then appends missing contact information such as business email address and phone numbers. The tool also fills up the LinkedIn ID, Web URL, Company LinkedIn ID, job title level, business email domain, city, region, state, zip, industry and several other details of your prospects. Using these contact details, I was able to reach out to my prospects with a personalized email referring to the post that they liked on LinkedIn.

B2B Cold Email Templates that Got Responses

I used two different cold email templates and did an A/B test. I added a screenshot of the post to one email and sent out the other with only text in it.

Cold Email Templates that Got Responses

To my surprise, the text won over the screenshot. But what I loved about this was, I sent out only 233 emails and got 16% response rate. I got a lot of appointments and sales conversions. That’s a pretty great success for my targeted email campaign.

As this works out really nice and got me a good number of targeted sales leads, I would encourage you to try LinkedIn likes marketing as well. You can customize selecting hash tags according to your own industry and your prospects’ interests to make it work for you. Make sure you find out LinkedIn posts that your prospects have liked recently. This will help your prospects to recognize the post that you are talking about in your email.

If you want to convert your LinkedIn likes into new sales leads, fill in the form below and we will get back to you with a live demo.

Grow your LinkedIn Network by 2+Million … in Two weeks!

Grow your LinkedIn Network by 2+Million … in Two weeks!

How to grow your linkedin network

In this article, I provide step by step instructions to grow your LinkedIn 3rd degree connections to 2+ Million within two weeks. This is especially useful if you are generating leads from LinkedIn. (SDR, Sales, Marketing, Recruiting, coaching…)

Why is growing your 3rd degree LinkedIn network important?

  1. Even though LinkedIn has 400M+ people, you only get access to people that you are connected to by at least 3rd degree. For every person you connect with, LinkedIn will provide you access to that person’s network (2nd degree), as well that person’s connection’s network. (3rd degree). So for every person you connect with, your network can grow by 1K to 100K people depending on how connected that person is. So it is important you develop a strategy to ensure all your prospects are somehow connected to you within 3rd degree – else, they won’t be visible to you. (its relatively easy to get Millions, once you know how – I will show you how later in this article)
  2. For a LinkedIn search of prospects, it is quite possible you get to see less than 100 people, while your competitor gets to see 10,000+ . That’s because your competitor is connected to more relevant people via their 3rd degree network than you. This puts you & your company at a huge disadvantage in generating appointments
  3. Even if you have a premium or Sales Navigator account, you won’t see more names than those in your 3rd degree & Groups. The advantage of those paid accounts are – you get to shortlist the results with more filters. So even with these paid accounts, to see more people, you must increase the size of your 3rd degree network.

How to grow your linkedin 3rd degree networkThis article gives a way to find how big your visible network is in an industry or field. It also shows a quick way to connect with LIONS and other ways to increase your 3rd degree network rapidly. Using these techniques, you can increase your 3rd degree network by several million within 2 weeks.

As a rough rule, your 3rd degree network will grow by 1K — 10K+ for every well connected person you add as a 1st degree connection.

Find size of your 3rd degree network by clicking link below (This is your visible LinkedIn network)

As a first step, get base value of what your current 3rd degree size is by following steps below. Write the number. Check every few days to see how well your network is growing. (You can report the growth to your boss and get brownie points!)

How to increase your linkedin connections

  • Multiply results by 100, to get estimate of your 3rd degree network size
  • (Technical – I use the number 100, as an estimate of new people each person in your 2nd degree is connected to, that are new to the network).
  • As you grow your 1st degree, you will find the above number grow by 1K — 100K+ for every well connected person you connect with.

1 – Connect with LinkedIn LIONS in the Link below (what is a LinkedIn LION)

Click link below to find LIONs that you can connect with to expand your network rapidly. Click on Industry to connect with people in the industry you want to search for prospects or expand your network

  1. Click this LinkedIn search link to find LIONS with large networks – each connection will get you 1M+ 3rd degree
  2. As a general rule, people who write LION on their profile are willing to connect with any person that wants to connect with them. So don’t worry about getting rejected. At best they will ignore you
  3. Please note, each LION or any person on LinkedIn is limited to 30,000 connections – so it is best to look for people who have far less than 30K contacts. They are more likely to connect to anyone than those with 25K+ contacts

2 – Connect with people that network with your prospects OR people that know your prospects

When you connect with a person, that person’s entire 1st & 2nd degree network will become your 2nd & 3rd degree contacts. Even though the person connecting with you may not reveal their contacts to you, LinkedIn knows who they are & they will show them in your search results 🙂

Here are types of people I recommend you connect with. As a general rule, you can expect a person with 500 contacts to add 100K+ people to your 3rd degree network! That is worth picking up a phone to call them or getting them a coffee.

  1. Connect with all sales, marketing & executives in your company – this will immediately give you a multiplier effect of several million 3rd degree connections.
  2. Connect with all prospects you get in touch with, regardless of their intent to buy now or never – the chances are, they are hanging around where your prospects are, and they will be visible via a LinkedIn search to you if you are connected.
  3. Look at your customer’s profile, and join groups they have in common – this will get you in front of more people like them

CEO’s (Management) must have a list of internal executives & staff + groups, their new sales & marketing recruits should connect with as part of their on-boarding process. This will be a win-win for everyone in their company. The network of new employees also become part of the network of others in the company!

3 – Join Relevant LinkedIn Groups

Joining a LinkedIn group, is just like visiting a industry trade show and getting a list of all attendees. It doesn’t cost anything to join. You can join up to 50 groups for free. There are 2M groups to search and pick from. why wouldn’t you join?

As far as LinkedIn is concerned, it assumes everyone in a group is part of your 3rd degree network (whether you are connected or not) and shows them as prospects in your search results. Join groups that are in the industry you want to target OR have the keywords or technologies your prospects are likely to associate with OR have the title at which you prospect. If you pick groups properly, you can easily add 1M+ people to your network within a week. Again, groups are free to join. You can join up to 50 of them.

  1. Join groups your executives and management have joined – the chances are likely to be fishing in the ponds where the prospects are
  2. Join groups your prospects have joined – chances are they are networking with people who are similar to them, and are your future customers (or customers of your competitors!)
  3. Look at profiles of your competitor’s top sales & marketing pros to see what groups they joined – chances are, they know where your prospects hang out

This is just a starter way to grow your network. There are dozens of other great ways to grow your network – just google and get more ideas.

If you connect with me, your 3rd degree network will instantly grow my 1M+; Because my 2nd degree is 1M+

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What’s the Best Header Image Size for LinkedIn Articles

What’s the Best Header Image Size for LinkedIn Articles

Right Header Image Dimension For New Linkedin Layout

Quick Summary – Best image size to upload for LinkedIn blog is 600 x 322 pixels (or 2x ). However, for best sharing experience, use only the center 560 x 282 pixel for image. That’s because LinkedIn randomly crops out 11 to 20 pixels on all sides, depending on device it is rendering on.

My frustration – Every time I uploaded an image for posting, I found issues with images being chopped, in what appeared to be random fashion. When I did get the image to look nicely in article such as this, the image seems to be randomly chopped when i view it in my profile or when it is shared in other people’s profile. Also the images appeared different on my iPhone 7 as opposed to my desktop. (see image below of different ways the same image appears on different LinkedIn screens).

I Googled and found a few blogs with Guidelines.. none of the advice seemed to work with the new LinkedIn layout. It looks like LinkedIn changed the way images are being posted & shared, when they changed all other User Interface elements in 2017.

I experimented – I experimented this weekend (Mar 2017) and found a working methodology. I am not a graphic artist, but a fairly methodical experimenter. My findings are for those that just want a quick & easy formula that works. I hope this article saves you time. (let me know if it does.. means you made my time worth more!)

Image size requirements are different for Articles, Posts, devices etc – I found there is a different optimal header image size for posting Articles such as these, and different requirement for doing direct posts. In this post I am addressing image size for LinkedIn blogs & articles, such as the one you see above this article.

  • Best dimension of image – best overall dimension for LinkedIn Article posting is 600 x 322 pixels or some multiples of it. (I found 2x larger at 1200 x 644 image is better if you are saving as JPG in paint). This ensures all the image is visible when people view this post. You can upload a larger image & use the image navigator to slide and see a section of the image. (Talking technical – on desktop, I found the Aspect ratio for posting is 1.86 )
  • LinkedIn chops Images when sharing – Just because the image looks great above, doesn’t mean it will look the same when LinkedIn shares on other peoples screens & devivces it…. it turns out, when LinkedIn share your post on your profile, activity log or devices such as iPhone; they display the image at different aspect ratio than it was created in. That is means, anyway you slice things you will end up losing original visual content. There is no way to get around cropping. (Talking technical – aspect ratio for desktop posting of the image seems to be 2.0,but the aspect ratio of the image displayed when creating content for the post is 1.86).
Best Fit Header Image Size For New Linkedin Layout
Best Linkedin Article Image/Banner Size
  • Tip – Add into image a 20 pixel white border – It is easy to ensure your images don’t get chopped, cropped or distorted when LinkedIn shares your post across different types of devices and views. Just Leave a 20 pixel white or border around the image. This ensures, no matter where your blog is marketed by LinkedIn, your post looks professional. (Talking technical – I noticed you only need to remove 11 pixel rows on top and bottom rows for desktop viewing – this gets the 600 x 322 image into 600 x 300; an aspect ration of 2.0 that seems to be what is shown on desktop post sharing.)

Quick step by step process for the graphically challenged

  1. In Paint – create blank image of size 600 x 322
  2. Open image you like to post in another paint window. Select & copy 600×322 size part of image you like
  3. Paste the copied image into the first 600×322 pixel blank image window
  4. Select image you just pasted, and resize to 93% using resize command. Center image & save it. The image is now optimal for posting on LinkedIn blog

If you are constructing image in paint and saving as JPG, start with image 2x larger (1200 x 644). You get a more crisp image on LinkedIn desktop.

If you have links & tips that can help a person adding image to their LinkedIn blog post – can you share in comments below please. I know what I shared is very basic info.