How to Use LinkedIn for Business: A Step-by-Step Guide for Marketers

Author Adidas Wilson
3 min readOct 3, 2020

LinkedIn is used by over 30 million companies for business. It is more than just a social network that people use to hire top talent. Businesses are using it to sell, connect and network.

So, how can you incorporate LinkedIn into your social media marketing strategy?

Using LinkedIn for Business

First, you need a LinkedIn business account.

Create Your LinkedIn Page

  • Go to the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions site and click on their LinkedIn Pages section.
  • Click on Create Your Page.
  • Choose your business category.
  • Fill in your business details.
  • Add a tagline and upload your logo.
  • Click on Create Page.

Complete the Page

Add more details for visitors to know what your business is all about. This will also boost your ranking in LinkedIn and Google search results.

Add:

  • Company description
  • Location
  • Hashtags
  • Custom button
  • Cover photo
  • Multiple languages

Share the Page

Inform people that you have a LinkedIn page. Let your employees know so they can add it as their place of work. Don’t forget to inform your customers too.

Incorporate LinkedIn Buttons

If you have social media icons, in your newsletter or website, add one for LinkedIn as well. Feel free to add Follow and Share buttons with plugins for LinkedIn.

Create a Marketing Strategy for LinkedIn

Once your company page is up and running, focus on creating a solid LinkedIn strategy.

Establish the goals you want to achieve with the platform and whether or not you will have ads. See how your competitors are using LinkedIn too.

Come up with a posting schedule so that you will have enough time to plan content in advance.

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Author Adidas Wilson

Adidas Wilson was born in Chicago, surviving a near death experience driving off a bridge in an 18 wheeler and getting hit by a train. Author and Motivator