What happened to LinkedIn Pulse? Here’s Your Answer.

In the past I enjoyed the opportunity to follow LinkedInfluencers, channels of interest and media organizations offering free content via LinkedIn Pulse. A few years ago Pulse had it's own tab which made it simple to access. With the recent interface change finding "Pulse" requires a little direction. Have no fear. Here's how to find it.

Your #LinkedIn Home Page consists of many updates including the activity of those individuals in your network, suggested content (aka promoted content paid for by the advertiser), channels and media you follow and influencer posts.

Prior to the new user interface you could elect which influencers, channels and media you wished to follow by going to the bottom of your profile page and click “Discover More.” 

Clicking “Discover More” would open to this page:

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When we queried #LinkedIn via their Help Center to determine if this page was accessible, their response was “At this time we don't have that specific functionality available, but I've sent your suggestion to our product team for consideration.”

Don't worry. Here's the link that gets you there: www.LinkedIn.com/pulse/discover

Nevertheless, this development makes no sense so we went about trying to determine if you can access #Pulse anywhere on the platform. Well, sure enough the answer is Yes with a twist. Here’s how.

  • Go to your Home Page Feed.
  • You’ll notice three horizontal dots in the far right hand corner of each post.
  • Clicking it reveals several options including “Improve My Feed: Get recommended sources to follow.”

Once you click on “Improve My Feed” you are brought to a new rendering of #Pulse choices with a twist. It's now called “Follow Fresh Perspectives.” Here you will see all offered categories of content and individuals including influencers, channels and media to follow. 

What happened to #Pulse? It morphed into Follow Fresh Perspectives. Let us know how you like the new functionality.

What's Next with #LinkedIn? Stay tuned to this channel.

How To Quickly Grow Your LinkedIn Network

A simple and quick way to grow your network is to import a list of your contact to LinkedIn. Doing this will upload your address book contacts, as well as their detailed contact information.


Here are several easy steps to import your address book:

  • Move your cursor over My Network at the top of your homepage and select Add Contacts.  

 

  • On the right side of the screen, click the button for the email provider you use. If you don't see your provider, click Other Email.
  • Enter your information if it's not already there.
  • Click Continue.
  • Contacts who are already on LinkedIn will be displayed. Look through the list because there may be some people you do not want to connect with on LinkedIn.
  • Click Add Connections to send invitations or click Skip. Contacts who are not yet on LinkedIn will be displayed next. You may see phone number contacts listed if you've imported your mobile contacts previously (these contacts will receive a SMS text invitation to join). Click the Skip link if you don't want to invite anyone or click Add to Network to invite them to join.
  • Remember, if you don't want to send invitations to everyone on the list, be sure to uncheck the Select All box and individually check the boxes next to contacts you want to invite.

(Please note that if your email provider supports OAuth (an authentication technology that allows sites like LinkedIn to access certain information from sources such as your email without knowing your email password) a new window will appear where you can authorize LinkedIn to import your contacts. You can revoke this permission anytime through your email provider's settings. If your email provider doesn't support OAuth, you'll need to enter your email password before clicking Continue.)

 * Connecting with people you already know will encourage them to look at your profile and possibly contact you for new business opportunities.