Sleazy Way to Use LinkedIn Groups

Posted by Krista Moon on February 4, 2014

Sleazy Way to Use LinkedIn Groups

I’m trying to be more active on social media, so I’ve been getting more involved in LinkedIn groups the past few days. I came across something this morning that I found unbelievable.

In the middle of a discussion with about 20 comments, someone put:

“Need a Loan or Finance for your business or projects?Have you been rejected by banks? DO you have bad credit? at F&C we realize a business loan, will give you the spending power you need for the short or longer term.We can supply you with a Business & Commercial Loan and, depending on circumstances,you can borrow anything from £100,000 to £5bn and payments can be spread over 25 years, enabling you to budget well into the future whilst having the investment you need right now Contact us now at : [email, phone number]”

I can’t believe that inserting an advertisement like that into the middle of a LinkedIn discussion would get any leads. It looks desperate, sleazy, and it’s annoying. What a waste of time! Who would buy from this guy - I NEVER would. (Of course, that’s not the guy’s real picture!)

Tip for effectively using LinkedIn Groups: Be a valuable contributor to discussions!

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