But did you ever stop and take a better look at what your network consists of? Where are your connections from, what do they do, and what industries do they occupy?
All important information if you truly want to get value from your network and find the right people.
Well, LeadDelta’s Dashboard feature now gives you a 360-degree view of your network with all of the key information about your network in one place.
Here’s Ved our CEO with a little showcase of the Dashboard.
Let’s take an in-depth look at how it works.
How Does The LeadDelta Dashboard Work?
The first time you log into your LeadDelta you will be directed to the dashboard tab and this is what you will see.
On the dashboard, you will see the overview of your network with the top three tabs showing you how many connections and followers you have, and how many people you are following.
By clicking on any of these tabs you will be directed to the connections tab which will give you more information about all of your connections.
Now, let’s get to the three main tabs.
On the left is the pie chart and list of the countries your connections are from. From the list, you can see what percentage of your connections are from which countries and by clicking a country you will be taken to the connections tab showing you all the connections from that country.
In the middle, you can take a look at what your connection’s job titles are, or what position they are in currently. Besides the percentage, you can also see the number of connections in a given role. By clicking any of these roles you will see every connection in that role neatly in the connections tab.
On the right, your network will be broken down into industries your connections are in with the percentage of your network working in the industry and the number of connections in it. You guessed it, by clicking on an industry you will get to see connections working in that industry in the connections tab.
And on the bottom of the dashboard, you will be shown the number of distinct tags you have, how many connections you have untagged, how many conversations you have, and the number of notes you have on your connections.
Interested in learning what Tags and Notes are? Check out our guide on how to tag LinkedIn connections and keep them organized.
How Can The LeadDelta Dashboard Help You?
Increase Your Posts Reach
If you are creating content on LinkedIn the first few hours are the most important for it to reach as many people in your niche as possible.
How it works. If the LinkedIn algorithm determines that your post doesn’t spam and isn’t inappropriate it is shown to a handful of your connections, if they like it it’s shown to a wider group of people, and so on.
The key is to have the first group of people that see your content interested in your post for it to get a boost, so the two factors are timing and interest.
Knowing where the highest percentage of your connections are from will give you a better understanding of when the best time to post is for your content to get the most views.
And if you are creating content for let’s say Designers, your content won’t resonate that well with founders, salespeople…
You can check how many founders, and salespeople you have in your network and if you think they don’t bring value to your network currently you can disconnect those connections, instantly getting your content in the feed of people that it’s intended for.
Easily Create Lists For Your Marketing/Email Campaigns
Let’s say you are looking to start a new campaign for your target audience which is salespeople. You will need a list of people to start it.
You can create a list for your campaign using your current LinkedIn network.
First, you would need to set your goal of how many people you want in your campaign and use the dashboard to check how many people in your target audience you currently have. If it’s less than needed, get to connect with new people.
Once you are ready for your campaign go to your dashboard and search for your target audience in the most popular jobs tab. By clicking the target you need you will get a list of all connections with that job in their title.
Now you can select them and export your LinkedIn connections into a CSV file with their information and plug that list into your marketing/email campaign tools.
Why It’s Important To Have a Better Overview of Your Network?
When you just start connecting with people on LinkedIn it’s easy to keep track of where your connections are from and what they do because you are connecting with people you know.
But what happens when you start connecting with people whose posts you like, people someone recommended you to connect with, potential customers, investors…
In no time you will find yourself having connections from all around the world in different industries and backgrounds and you will lose yourself in this mess.
Networking isn’t about getting to a 30.000 connection limit as fast as possible, it’s about strategically connecting with people and getting value from those connections.
To get this value from your network you have to utilize the data you already have which will help you understand where your network is currently, and what needs to change if you want to hit your goals and grow.