Marketing Basics: Gaining LinkedIn contacts in a company.

A basic guide to gaining LinkedIn contacts to a specific company.

You will need a gmail account, a supported web browser (Firefox or Google Chrome) and the Rapportive plugin from rapportive.com.

 

Find the website for the company you are interested in, and search for a team members, or a staff page.

The Rapportive software gives you a new panel on the right hand side which gives you information about the email address you entered, which comes from any LinkedIn user account tied to that email.

As such, entering staff members names @ their website can provide some interesting results.

For example, if the staff page mentions a John Smith working at Example.com, there are a few ideal email addresses to try;

  • john@example.com
  • johnsmith@example.com
  • johns@example.com
  • jsmith@example.com

If you’re lucky, one of these will hit up a profile result. If not – there may be other staff members on the team page, one of whom may have John Smith as a contact on LinkedIn!

 

See how this works?