News Flash, LinkedIn Is NOT a Dating Site

Lord, where do I even Start with this one!

My fellow ladies. I’m disappointed and utterly disgusted. Why? Because LinkedIn has become an online version of a New York City street.

When I joined LinkedIn, I did so because I wanted to network with other professionals and further my career. But instead, LinkedIn has become a go-to place for guys to yell at me about my looks rather than my portfolio.

I’ll elaborate.

Here’s a LinkedIn message a friend of mine received last week. My friend is an attractive blonde, UCSB graduate, and tech recruiter in San Francisco. She had never met or heard of this guy before – this message was entirely out of the blue.

Subject: Cute Smiles

What a cute smile you have on here (on a nice profile) you look resplendent in such a way that intrigues everyone that views your profile. I was actually browsing through the list of my connections when I came across yours, pulsed and couldn’t resist to say hi having seen such unique beauty.

I sincerely apologize for writing such personal message to you as I understand that this Professional Networking site prohibits it, but just like I said, I couldn’t resist to say hi.

Please do you mind staying in touch? I would love to know more about you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

WARMEST THOUGHTS.

If this had been said in the workplace, it would be classified as sexual harassment.

While many of us will probably just laugh it off, why treat a professional networking site any less professional than the workplace?

Females have worked hard and come so far to be treated equally at work.

Now, this isn’t to say women aren’t hitting on guys on LinkedIn, too. And not all men are creepy LinkedIn nerds. This is just my personal experience. However, after speaking with a few friends of mine, I KNOW this happens regularly with a lot of women.

Guys (and girls), if you find yourself wanting to hit on someone, that’s a-okay. We all need love.

Only next time you want to get your cyber creep on, follow these directions:

Close LinkedIn

Download Tinder

Download OKCupid

Download Coffee Meets Bagel

Troll as much as your heart can handle

See how many alternatives there are? They are sites actually intended for dating. Unlike LinkedIn. Hell, OKCupid even has a filter so you can find someone within a specific income bracket. See, it’s a lot easier to keep the online dating messages within an online dating site.

Unless, of course, LinkedIn has a “hot woman” and “at least an 8 out of 10” filter. Possibly that’s a Premium feature?

And of course, if you want an even more dependable piece of advice, GET OFF THE COMPUTER! Hit on a girl in person. As long as it’s friendly and funny, we love that shit!

One last little thing

Hence, to prove my point, I did a little experiment of my own.

Simply by posting one modeling picture of myself once a day for the past 5 days, I have received over 1600 new connection request. ALL FROM MEN! My profile views went up from 200 a day to well over 1,000 a day. And of course the utmost disrespectful messages I have ever seen in my lifetime! It is beyond deplorable. But hey, at least creeps are consistent!

Please feel free to comment, good or bad.

Give Your Electronics Business Online Hype With A Businesslike Site

Have you ever walked into an electronics showroom and wondered what is different between them and a normal retail clothing outlet? The showroom look all way polished, spacious and professional with the products arranged perfectly for the customers to look, try and test products. No doubt, like the physical storefronts, your online counterpart for the electronics business must represent a unique panorama of poshness, elegance, professionalism and colours that go with the electronics products. Keeping such specialities in mind, creating an eCommerce site isn’t that simple and here’s are some pertinent strategies or checklist for you to walk through and mark off as you complete creating your site. These will ensure that you online electronics shop is as worthy as any offline storefront and serves customers with the best of experience.

Choose a classy template/themes

Either you are using Magento, Shopify or Zencart, choose the theme or template for your web store wisely. Use a high-tech responsive theme like ITECH which is specially made for selling high-end technical stuff, from electronics to IT equipment. Get a theme that will charm customers with flat designs, sleek look, cleaner block and layout, and rich features.

Manage what buyers will first see

Whenever anyone comes to a website, they either have the option to look around for the products or leave it. If the navigation and your homepage interfaces are not appealing to the visitors, they immediately back out from the site. Electronics always indulge costly investments. So, shoppers do not just pick their product, but go to the site to know its authenticity. Thus, keep a double-check on these aspects.

  • Nicely designed logo
  • Promotional graphics on the homepage
  • Clear search area at the site
  • Latest products news blog
  • Quick links to choose recent purchases and trending products

Work on the overall Site look and management

Every Hi-tech eCommerce site needs consistent moderation and effective management so that no buyers face hassles while placing orders. Things that need to be double checked in the site every time you look into your site’s administration:

  • Keeping minimalist layout/design for super-simple navigation
  • Security certificates to make sure safe payment transactions
  • Incorporate separate categories for each product page with filtering options
  • Easy and fast checkout option placed clearly on each product page

Designing product pages in the best fitting way

Most of the times people search for the electronics on the search engines and the results let them land directly on a particular product page. This means there placing of detailed products information, apart from essential tools, media and buttons to push the buyers to purchase. For designing the product pages wisely and optimise them for SEO objectives.

  • Clear Add-to-Cart button & Call to Action
  • Related Product for up selling and cross-selling
  • Items information and specifications
  • Best colour customisation
  • Wish-list button

Apart from the above checklist, maintain sophistication in your electronics store with custom options like Live Chat area, 24*7 Customer Support, social sharing buttons, etc. That is all. Go with this checklist to create a great site for your electronics shop venture that can perfectly captivate shoppers as they are on the go.