November 21, 2010

Protected: How I get Celebrity Status & Leads from LinkedIn

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87 Comments on “Protected: How I get Celebrity Status & Leads from LinkedIn

Russell Steele
November 22, 2010 at 12:20 am

Pretty impressive video. Unfortunately, I’m personally more interested in getting traffic to my site than being contacted for business directly.

Still, I like your style.

November 22, 2010 at 12:28 am

Thanks Russell, I get all sorts of requests that’s why I have created this LinkedIn video and a few other videos on acquiring and converting customers. Tell me where to send you those videos at
and I’ll send you all of those training and 2 online tools for customer acquisition.

if you liked this.. you’ll love the rest…

let me know what you think about it

Russell Steele
November 22, 2010 at 12:31 am

Thanks, Aziz. Send them to {your email was deleted from here to prevent spammers from picking it up and spamming you}

November 22, 2010 at 3:43 am

Love your video. great content. thanks

Phillip Khan-Panni
November 22, 2010 at 5:24 am


I did what you showed but it did not work. Probably due to my inexperience with LinkedIn.

I entered the list of clients, as shown, under current positions. The title line was only 101 characters. The changes were not saved.

Where did I go wrong?


John Ray
November 22, 2010 at 8:49 am

I am interested in attracting a specific professional group to a Linkedin group I host. Ideas are appreciated.

November 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Hey John
I believe you can have great success using the LI search feature.
Play around with the search terms and the search filter on the left hand side of the page.

I know you are gonna find targeted people there.

November 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I believe you are typing in the “Key Phrase” as your Company Name … and your Project/company name in the Title field

See the video again, I know you’ll get it.

November 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm

fantastic idea and results!

November 23, 2010 at 3:52 am

Great information. I wish there was more easy to understand and use techniques available for leveraging Linkedin. Thanks!

Don - Industrial Skills Training
November 26, 2010 at 7:38 am

Awesome! Not only great advice, but great video too. Straight to the meat and potatoes. Thank you.

December 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Nice post, if only getting to the top of Google was this easy 🙂

Stephen A.
January 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

This worked beautifully! It put me near the top of the search list by just adding six former clients this way. Very good advice. Much appreciated.

January 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

Hi Aziz, great video. I am a therapist and treat people with various medical conditions. How would you get around the issue of people not wanting their names released and patient privacy?
Even if they are willing to let me put up their names would you think that this looks bad because people who might find me would think that I am not concerned about their privacy – What image does it give to others?
What do you think? Any ideas how to get around this problem?
all the best

Aziz Ali
January 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

Since you are therapist, lets agree that there are several psychological factors that motivate humans towards action. One of the factors you could use is letting them believe that by sharing their results they are doing good to the world since world is going to be more aware about the problem and their treatment will help save a lot of people.

My belief is that most people are good in their core, and they want to do good in the world. If you appeal to their core that by publishing their name, they will help spread awareness, you will get a lot of people agree to publish their info.

Answer to your second question!
99% of the people do not think-> “Oh my God! that Doctor is publishing patient info!!!” They don’t think like that.
You can always include a disclaimer in your publishing saying-> “Patient agreed to share info for public awareness”

Hope that helps

January 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Thanks Aziz, very good points, I dont think i would have ever really thought of it like that.

Have great day

February 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

How do I do this for my sourcing profile? I’m a recruiting consultant and would love to be able to do this.

March 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Great insight that’s simple & actionable.

Jason Jones
March 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I am in telecom but I don’t neccessarily want my coworkers and competitors to know who are my clients.. is there anyway to do this without putting in the client name?

Chris Kulbaba
March 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I thought I was doing a good job with LinkedIn, Aziz, but you BLEW ME AWAY!

What a great post, I just LOVE it. It works, I am now top listed on the first page of results for ALL my key words!


….and I thought I was the heavy weight on LinkedIn….

Scott Scanlon
March 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm


Love the content and the video is great value. In fact we’ve tested it and it works exactly as you show in the video. I have two issues though. I’ve found people that use the search in LinkedIn to be more technically savvy. Because of this when I search for the keywords you mention and visit both your profiles they look very obviously targeted. Hence the mass amount of “SEO” in one of you job positions. Have you found this detracts people or is it really a numbers game?

Next as with all minor holes in search, social, etc. as more people learn about functions such as this it has a declining opportunity value. First, more people put this into practice, second the network (LinkedIn) in this case tends to reign it in. Or in a drastic case remove or suspend accounts. So I guess I ask how long have you been doing this?

LinkedIn is the last network I spend proactive effort within (except for some great PPC ads we’ve found that convert). Although it probably should be the top network… which is what brought me to your site.

I’m not knocking you, in fact I’m glad I found your video today and will continue to follow your stuff. More on continue the conversation from someone who likes to find similar opportunities in systems.

Aziz Ali
March 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Hey Femi,
I did not face any such troubles.

I believe you can just Add a position and put whatever date. LinkedIn will determine from the date whether your position is current or past.

I would encourage you to watch the video again, and pause it where necessary.

Aziz Ali
March 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I hope you can teach me something as well 🙂

Aziz Ali
March 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Great Question,
You can simply put project descriptions or the nature of the project in that field.
You do not have to mention your clients name.

Aziz Ali
March 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Great points you brought up Scott!

A1. There is a lot of “Numbers Game” in it as of now.

LinkedIn’s search algorithm is way too simple and naive.

A2. I have been doing this for more than 6 months now.

I agree with you on what you are saying about LinkedIn PPC.

I checked out your website, and I like what you have.

Talk soon.

Aziz Ali
March 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Tab, That is an interesting case.

I believe that you have done everything right. Possibly these two factors are preventing your wife’s profile from showing up in search.
1. She doesn’t have a customized Public Profile URL.. Make a short Public Profile URL for her linkedIn profile
2. Check her settings for profile visibility:

Hope that helps

Warren Schroefel
March 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm


Very good info but I am one that still needs help getting it all done.

Would you optimize my linkedin profile?

March 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Hey Aziz,

Man this is great content here buddy. If it works as you say, I sure won’t mind getting inquiries from the professionals at LinkedIn who are interested in my services.

I started applying what you said here, but for some reason, I cannot add more than one “past position”? It’s like I tried to edit and add another past position, with my keywords, but it won’t let me. Any reason why? Did you encounter this too?

March 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Hi Aziz,

I’m sure this works great, but not working for me. I tried this on my wife’s profile and will try it on my own after this post. I must be doing something wrong. I added in 12 previous clients and nothing happened, I added in another 8 for a total of 20 and still nothing. Any suggestions? I watched the video again before adding the last 8. If interested you can see her profile at

Thanks – Tab

March 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Hey Aziz, I found out what I overlooked. And it’s fixed.

Tested it…and yes it works. Thanks!

Now is it a matter of adding more clients, and more positions, to remain at the top? Or how does one remain at the top, especially when others want to rank for the same key phrases as me?

March 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I tried what you said and nothing worked. Funny thing is, on one of the keywords only 55 results come up…she is number 55.

Done with hers for awhile, now going to try mine.


March 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm


Tried doing this on my site too,

Same result as my wife’s, nothing visible.

Not sure what’s going on.


March 15, 2011 at 1:56 am


This looks really cool! Thanks a lot for a great piece of information!I will definitely try it on my profile 🙂

Mike Laponis
March 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Love what you have shared here! Simple, yet effective! And you present it in a straight forward, clear concise manner! Thanks, going to give it a try! Thank you for sharing!

March 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Kool man, it’s awesome 🙂

Trish Basanyi
March 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Hi Aziz,

Great video! One minor thing, and I really feel dumb asking this…but where the heck is the “separator” character on the keyboard that you used before the client name? Will a backslash work instead? I don’t see anything that looks like what you used…. a straight up and down line.


Trish Basanyi
March 17, 2011 at 12:45 am

Nevermind….the backslash worked! Thank you!! Good stuff. If you ever need a voice over for one of your videos, I’d be happy to offer a complimentary one. 🙂

Dr. K. Peer Mohamed
March 17, 2011 at 1:43 am

Assalamu Alaikum! Great! Thanks for your useful information. Can you send the video to my email. Also I would like to get linkedin with you and keep in touch with you. Can you send an invite to me or shall I send one to you? My email:

Dr. K. Peer Mohamed

Julie Farmer
March 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

Excellent, followed the Video and it worked for me. Very impressed as I am in tough market – Virtual PA. Thanks and good luck with the next tip.

Aziz Ali
March 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

Walikum As Salam! I am glad you liked the video.

Unfortunately, I cannot send you the video through email,
besides the video is too large to be sent to any email.

If you’d like to share the video, you can simply copy the link of this page and
email it to you friends.

I apologize Peer, if this has caused you any inconvenience.

Alf Marcussen
March 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Hi Aziz, I am NOT able to Click / add another job under the Past column even though I follow your instructions Step By step.

Help please.

Thanks for the GREAT video.

Aziz ALi
March 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Go to Profile-> Edit Profile
and in the Current Section
click Add a Current Position.

Enter position info

Here is the key:Based on the date you mention in that position, LinkedIn will determine if this is a Past position or a Current Position.

hope that helped.

March 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Excellent LinkedIn SEO video! I appreciate your work!

March 19, 2011 at 5:03 am

Dear Aziz,
What you discovered is an amazing thing – it’s pretty simple,clear and powerful at the same time.

I read some books about LinkedIn with 100 pages or more, but I would say that your information is maybe worthier than all the things in that books.

Only one thing I can not understand is why have you published this information? I mean… once everyone knows how to rank number one, it’s not any advantage anymore 🙂

Anyway, GL!

Barbara Carrellas
March 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I am much thankful to you for sharing this really very very informative video . I am an Online Business Consultant and I hope this video will help to bring more and more traffic via on my website.

Carla E.
March 20, 2011 at 6:55 am

Thanks for the tips on how to excel on Linkedin. 🙂

jeffrey neil fox
March 20, 2011 at 8:16 am

We have two online ecommerce sites for niche affinity products. We sell licensed merchandise for The University of South Florida Bulls and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We need to improve our rankings. Any prudent suggestions.


March 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Great video training! Like Russell; I also, am more interested in getting traffic to my site than contacted directly.


jack hamilton
March 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm


Really liked your video presentation. Cool tips, for sure. Thanks for sharing them.


Colette Symanowitz
March 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Thanks Aziz for an excellent, user-friendly video! I’m interested in getting more traffic to our website and improving the ranking of our LinkedIn group in LinkedIn searches. This is so that more MBAs join both our website and our group. I’d appreciate your tips to help boost our SEO for both. Thanks for your help

Take care

March 21, 2011 at 5:21 am

Hi Aziz,

The first time I heard this strategy Aziz I like it I want to know more about LinkedIn


March 21, 2011 at 5:22 am


Do you have any ebook you can suggest about Linkin


Jorge Delgado
March 21, 2011 at 8:50 am


Thanks for sharing … I just updated my profile let see how it goes 🙂


Peter Brissette
March 21, 2011 at 8:56 am

Hi Aziz,

I was happy watching your video to see that I came up as number 2 for “small business marketing” in the search.

Of course now that you have released this training I got bumped down the list.

Thanks for the training. I have not used that technique for building the key word search results. It looks like it is very effective though. Time to make some updates to the profile!



agility guide
March 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

first time hear linkin, I should try later,thks mate:)

Vicki Littell
March 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Excellent! SEO made easy and that works for me. Now, how to keep myself in number one position, that is the question?

March 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Hey Aziz

2 words for you:


Thanks very much buddy – keep up the amazing work.

lori larson
March 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

Hi Aziz,

Can you send me the videos you sent to Russell?


Chandra Reddy
March 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hey Aziz,

It’s really amazing, thanks for sharing

Chandra reddy

March 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Hello Aziz,

I think your video is very insightful. I would like to talk to you regarding how our business contact us directly using the search functionality.

Thank you,

Laurie Pehar Borsh
March 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Aziz – rock on! Love it = going to use this information to support all of my clients (on a “PR level” as well). Would love to talk to you more about what you do: email: I think we are First Degree on LinkedIn? I need to check if not we will fix that. Very impressed with your video demo and your demo subject (person). Thanks! Laurie

Don Halbert
March 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Although I originally was blown away by this method and even sent the author Aziz an email extending this appreciation. However….

The problem with this method is that it really only affects how YOU view the result pages. If you were to login using another persons account…unrelated whatsoever to your industry…you would see that this method is not as effective as you once thought. For example when I search for some of the target words Aziz is after…he does not appear on the first page even.

I’m sure that, as he mentioned in the video, that the system works better if you apply it to 20+ past experiences. So I might be out to lunch on that one as I have not reached the 20 mark yet but I will be sure to report back if I am indeed wrong.

Pura vida!

Gene Wolff
March 24, 2011 at 4:28 am

Thanks a lot, thats some sick methods. I am not one to use Linkedin my self, but definitely will use that as a way of making some money from clients for internet marketing seo.. the gravy train baby 🙂 i love little gems in the rough!

Margie Zambrana
March 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Got this stupid error in the Past field and don’t know how to get rid of it: user at Error 404 d.o.o.
Got any suggestions. Really want to implement your strategy. Already top of list for one of my terms.
Great share, thanks.

Margie Zambrana
March 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

LI only lets me add ONE past position. How did you get the other ones in?

March 25, 2011 at 8:34 am

Thanks Aziz for yor video. Can I please ask if you have some tip for me: I would like to make my profile more visible to head hunters or HR manager to get a job in a company: how can I apply your method? I ever worked as employee. I apologize for my poor English: hope my question is clear enough.

March 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

Great! I’ll work on it tonight.
Thank you for the funniest geeky video ever.

March 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Hey man

Thanks for the video

I got 2 client immediately when i started to implement

A great video.

I am so lucky to find you here.

Have a great time.!!!!

Aziz Ali
March 27, 2011 at 12:31 am

Don, the LinkedIn search algorithm takes into consideration the connection level as well.

So, If a searcher is a first degree connection in your network, you will be higher in his results as opposed to a person who is not in the searchers network.

I don’t see this as a problem but as a challenge. To overcome this challenge, we must build a bigger network so we can influence the maximum amount of searchers.

Ken Varga
March 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

Aziz, My only comment to this video is that if someone doesn’t utilize your advice for ranking on LinkedIn, they are a fool. I followed your advice and typed in six keywords and my ranking was # 1 in the first 5 and # 2 in the other. All I can say is WOW. Ken

ilana eberson
March 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Great video Aziz. Thanks for the excellent tip.

How do I see what keywords I am currently being found under? Also my business doesn’t really have an applicable “industry” on LI. I run business networking events and I have to have myself list under information technology and services as there is nothing else closer.

I think I should be under keywords business development, business marketing, business networking, etc but none are there?

Any ideas?

Cheers, ilana

March 29, 2011 at 6:55 am

Appreciate your efforts. I’m in the process of tidying my profile and have begun utilizing your suggestions. Exceptional Results!!!
I am now appearing either as number 1 or 2 searched within my country and also on the first or second page with global searches on my specialist key words. Thank you for your video tips.

March 31, 2011 at 6:19 am

AWESOME – worked wonders thank you so much
Now I’d love to know jow to get heaps more traffic to my site please please please any tips most welcome
Thanks again

George Washington III
April 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm


Great work on this! A question for you: I am a voice artist, so many of my clients work through agents, productions houses, and the like. Would you suggest putting the client (eg. Hewlett Packard) rather than the studio I worked with for maximum visibility?


May 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Thank you so much Aziz. This really worked and I feel great being No. 1

May 21, 2011 at 4:27 am

AWESOME – This is a great tip and phenomenal video, straight to the point. Tried it on few terms and works like a charm. I just wish nobody else gets hold of this method. Don’t won’t Linked In to modify the algorithm and blackhatters over saturate.

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks

PS: I’ll try to create different accounts for specific niches to see how it works. Wonder if the account age / connections etc has anything to do with it but so far looks just like keyword stuffing on Utube.

Thanks Again.

Chris Smith
May 29, 2011 at 4:46 am

I liked the information and the presentation – I do not use linked in at the moment and the info is helpful.

We also do video marketing

Good luck with the business

May 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Hey, Aziz. The video is broken. Please fix it so i can view the video and see the training. Thanks

June 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Hey Aziz! Thanx *alot* for this gold nugget!!

Is it possible to rank for 2 current positions? Will I show up for either position depending on teh keyword keyed in?

More importantly, will this annoy LinkedIn in anyway?

Thanx again Aziz.

A lovely SUnday to you!


Kabir Chimni
July 4, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Hey Aziz,

This video is the best video I have EVER seen for Linkedin marketing, I am extremely fortunate I found this. I have started to implement these strategies and will continue too. I never even thought of doing SEO for Linkedin even though that is my specialty, I had only thought of connecting with owners, this only helps your credibility and image as you are put in control when you are contacted.

Thanks a ton!


September 9, 2011 at 5:44 am

Hi Aziz,
Thanks for the video. You explained very awesome tips.For the first time I joined you and i,m sure I can learn a lot from you.


September 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

This is freakin awesome. i am now number one on 20 different search terms like : mortgage! easy, easy, easy!

Bill Knight
September 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

A very clever strategy. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Donnie Bryant
September 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Aziz, you’re a rockstar!

I THOUGHT I’d optimized my profile, and I was ranking well for a few select terms. My traffic did increase measurably.

But, what you showed here is really impressive, and I’m positive it will improve my ranking in more and better keywords.

Getting a #1 spot instantly for a term like “Small Business Marketing” is simply amazing.

Thanks for sharing this!

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September 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

Great live example of how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. A really useful lesson on use of keywords and how to get the best out of them to boost your profile.

Ali Khan
June 8, 2012 at 5:36 am

Hey Aziz, this really is great content here friend. If this works like you say, I’ll be happy!

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