Three Steps To Professional Branding with MeritShare

In addition to the great team and culture building benefits of peer recognition in the workplace, MeritShare offers something unique to our users – we offer every user on the platform the ability to build their professional brand online just by participating in positive peer recognition at the office.

Professional BrandingEach user on MeritShare has a public profile associated with their own recognition.  When you give peer recognition on MeritShare, the recognition you give shows up on your public profile page.  If you mark the recognition you send as private, only the award name will be visible publicly.  If the recognition you send or receive is public, the full detail of the recognition is visible instantly on your profile – helping you build your professional brand online.

Here are Three Steps to Professional Branding with MeritShare:

Step 1 – Sign up using your company email at www.meritshare.com

MeritShare requires your work email so we can ensure the recognition on the platform is professional and is given by people who have actually worked with you on a professional basis.

Step 2 – Complete Your Profile With Your Full Name and a Photo

Adding your full name and a photo is key to domination the first page of Google results for your name.  A profile enriched with a photo and your full  name shows Google that this is high quality, unique content about YOU and it’ll allow you to push down your personal Google results, replacing them with your professional Google results.

Step 3 – Recognize a Coworker with High Quality Professional Praise

We help hundreds of companies and thousands of users improve their company culture and employee engagement through peer recognition.  By sending some high quality, professional recognition to a coworker – you will be recognized as a leader within your team, even if you don’t have the job title to prove it.  By sending the recognition on MeritShare vs. email, a record of your recognition will show up on your own public profile on MeritShare – helping you boost your professional brand in just minutes.

Thats it! It takes just a few minutes to set up your account and send you first bit of peer recognition on MeritShare.  Your coworkers will love the recognition they receive and you can help build your own professional brand in the process.

Are You A Top 10% Most Viewed Profiles On LinkedIn?

Did you receive an email from Linkedin congratulating you on being a top 1%, 5%, or 10% of all profiles viewed?

Both my Linkedin and Twitter streams are filled with posts from users that have received this distinction.

The LA Times posted an article yesterday titled “LinkedIn’s clever marketing: You’re special like 10 million others“.  The story estimates that 10 million people were sent an email to the 1% or 5% most viewed user profiles out of their 200 million members.

But wait, there is more.  Linkedin also sent awards to the top 10% most viewed profiles bringing the total to an estimated 20m users.  Katie Notopolulos at Buzz Feed was the first to update the initial estimate of 10m to the current of 20m.

Are there more to come? So far most of the commentary on Linkedin’s award-bombing has been mostly positive.  Michelle Wetzler, writes on the Keen IO blog” Props, LinkedIn marketing team. Props.”.

The top 10% of users who did receive seem quite proud..  You can tell it’s working from the stream of people tweeting this stat that “deserves to be shared”

We think this type of professional recognition is awesome and want to honor LinkedIn’s Top Users.  MeritShare will honor the top 1%, 5%, and 10% most-viewed profiles with a MeritShare online badge and public award page.  The benefit to the recipient is that a MeritShare award page is more permanent than a post in a social media stream.  The MeritShare award page is also optimized for search; many MeritShare profiles with a photo and a badge show up in the first page of Google results for someone’s name.”  A personal and professional branding win!

To receive a MeritShare award, just forward the email you received from LinkedIn to kevin@meritshare.com and we’ll send you a special “Connector” award through MeritShare.

Michelle Wetzler’s Linkedin Award invitation and share page: