How to Recommend Someone on LinkedIn

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Customer testimonials can help you land the sale. Likewise, recommendations from a trusted resource can go a long way towards increasing your comfort level when working with a new person.

Because of this, a LinkedIn recommendations can be a powerful marketing tool. You can then take a LI recommendation and use in on your Web site or other marketing material.

Whether you want to "pay it forward" and highlight some quality work you've received or seen from a LinkedIn connection, or you want to show a satisfied customer how they can recommend you, this walkthrough is just what you need.

Step 1: Find the person's profile on LinkedIn and click on Recommend This Person.

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Step 2: Choose the appropriate response to your relationship with this person: Colleague, Service Provider, Business Partner or Student and hit "Go".

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Step 3: Complete the short form and write a recommendation for the target of your praise.

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Step 4: There is no step 4. Your praisee will receive an email and they'll have the choice whether to show it on their LinkedIn profile page or not. This prevents "recommendations" like:

Rich's halitosis was not a problem in completing the project as we worked virtually and never had to be in the same room together.

Now, go forth and praise!

Rich Brooks
Sponge Worthy

  • http://grabbinggreen.com/home/ Melissa Nery

    great resource! LinkedIn is not often used as a referral site. Wonderful idea!

  • http://grabbinggreen.com/home/ Melissa Nery

    great resource! LinkedIn is not often used as a referral site. Wonderful idea!

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  • Paul Glassman

    looked all over and can’t find a link to recommend someone. Do you have to be in their network? Can you highlight the link on your screenshot?

  • Paul Glassman

    looked all over and can’t find a link to recommend someone. Do you have to be in their network? Can you highlight the link on your screenshot?

  • Venkat326808

    this is good information about the marketing but i would like to know that how we can recommendation in any person

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  • Numpty

    The reason why l typed in ”how to recommend on linkedin” is becasue l need to be shown how and where l need to go. Saying ‘click on Recommend This Person’ is very unhelpful l need to know where that button is lf l new where it was l would have pressed it and not gone looking for unhelpful articles like this one that is an exercise in tautology

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks therichbrooks

    Numpty,

    If you look on the first image (click it to make it bigger) you’ll see that my pointer is right over the “Recommend This Person” link which is in the right column. Does that help? Please note that if you’re not connected to this person you can’t recommend them.

    Also, thanks for the word of the day. Never knew what tautology meant before!

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Design

    My problem was that I was trying to find the button from my iPhone. Turns out the default on the iPhone is to show only part of the site that doesn’t include recommendations. It took me forever to figure this out. If you go all the way to the bottom there’s a link that says full site. Click on it and it will take you to the full site where this tutorial is useful.

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