How to Get More Linkedin Recommendations

B2B Lead Generation | Linkedin Recommendations

Linkedin is the premier business social network and to have a good profile, you need Linkedin Logorecommendations.  But how?

Every business person needs a Linkedin profile – with a photo and recommendations. The photo is easy, but how do you go about getting recommendations? Most profiles that I’ve seen have only 2 or 3.

To see what an ideal profile should look like, check out the profile on Linkedin of Jeff Ogden, President of Find New Customers – who has over 40 recommendations from top B2B marketing experts. (This profile was also featured in the popular book for job-seekers, Get Back to Work Faster.)Get Back to Work Faster

I asked someone what she thought would be the best way to get more Linkedin recommendations. She replied “Ask for them?” I told her “No – that’s not the best way.

The best way to get Linkedin recommendations is this:

Write Linkedin recommendations for others.

Gift-giving, without asking for anything in return, is a powerful way to engage people. This is why the business mantra at the B2B demand generation company, Find New Customers is “Always Be Helping.”

My advice to you is to go to Linkedin, find contacts you know and start writing recommendations for others. That will put you in good stead with many and win you numerous recommendations.

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Jeff Ogden (@fearlesscomp) is the President of the B2B lead generation consultancy Find New Customers. Find New Customers helps companies dramatically improve revenue results by transforming the way they attract, engage and win new customers. Contact Find New Customers by calling (516) 495-9350 or sending an email to sales at

“If more companies listened to (Find New Customers) a lot more would be sold.” Dan McDade, Pointclear.


2 thoughts on “How to Get More Linkedin Recommendations

  1. Hey Jeff
    Good article. Does the relative position of the person you are writing a recommendation about matter? in other words, is it considered acceptable to write recommendations about people senior to you in an organization that you are in, or that you were in?

  2. Hi Michael,
    Good question on the appropriateness of position. I believe the power of gift-giving is such that – it really doesn’t matter. Case in point, a person I’ve not worked with in five years connected to me. I wrote a recommendation for him and he wrote a glowing one back. Just keep writing them.

    Thanks for the comment,

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