Smashmouth B2B Blog: Sales & Marketing Demand Gen

Lead Gen Tips: Use Google to Search LinkedIn

Posted by Michael Damphousse on May 26, 2010 8:55:00 AM

Since I was spouting all about LinkedIn at Chris Brogan's New Marketing Experience last month, he has recently been on a LinkedIn crusade to find all the tips and tricks burried inside.  Although I love taking a little credit, his recent articles have been full of LinkedIn Goodness.

Use LinkedIn Effectively
Your Network News
Keep LinkedIn Clean

With all the momentum, I thought I would share another LinkedIn tip, use Google to search the public profiles.  If contacts aren't in your network, they will still show up!

Google using the parameter.  For instance, looking for Mike Damphousse,

google: mike damphousse

LinkIn Tips Results

Not only will it find my profile, but it will find answers I have provided and comments in groups. 

Let's try another one.  Looking for companies in the field of Demand Gen that work with Appointment Setting

google: demand generation appointment setting company

LinkIn Tips Companies

Trying to find a lead at a company that has a specific title, try something similar to this example where I'm trying to find someone at the director or VP level responsible for network security at company.

google: "network security" (dir OR vp OR vice) companyname

You think you can find some quality leads through LinkedIn now?


Topics: b2b, demand gen, b2b marketing, socialmedia, lead gen, sales2.0, tips, linkedin