Ashton and Ashton LinkedIn SEO Profile Refresh Advice From Forbes

Recycling Excellent LinkedIn Advice From Forbes For Your Personal SEO

This blog post appeared on my personal LinkedIn profile just moments ago. I hope you arent reading it twice in quick succession by accident.

I am in the midst of a huge research project, attempting to compile a Best Practice list of CEO bloggers right here in the Middle East. During recent training presentation research I was inundated with international CEOs who blog, mainly from the US and Europe, but left bereft of any from the UAE or wider GCC region. Hence why I feel I need to try and fill the gap with my own findings.

During said research I was also completing a digital communications strategy for a client, and find myself recommending more activity from the whole company on LinkedIn – apparently it boosts your SEO and inbound lead hits from potential buyers, even in the slightly unglamorous realm of IIoT and smart city infrastructure. And I stumbled upon this article on Forbes: 50 Ways To Get More LinkedIn Page Followers. Which turns out to be a really useful compendium, so I thought I would share.

Thanks, Forbes, much appreciated.

In the meantime, I am cranking the gears of the Ashton and Ashton blog once more in an effort to discover and be sent links to stunning, shining examples of stellar CEO bloggers in the Middle East. Not Instagrammers, not Youtubers, but bloggers. Less fashionable in this day and age, I grant you, but infinitely more useful for positioning yourself as a thought leader in the niche of your choice. Firing out two paragraphs on sustainability in the desert is definitely more liked by Google than posting a square picture of a solar farm with a dozen hashtags.

Picture courtesy of the ever-awesome Stocksnap.io, as ever. Thank you for making my blog posts look slightly more interesting!

Happy Birthday UAE

It is 2nd December 2015, the 44th birthday of the United Arab Emirates, a country I have called home for almost 5 years. I have lived and learned, developed and honed, broadened and focused. At this point in time I am grateful that I am increasingly healthy, not so wealthy but certainly wiser.

I made the decision earlier this year to step away from circumstances that were clouding my professional and personal character. Since that day, following weeks and months of evaluation and discovery, I have been able to realign and recalibrate with the support of my dear wife and various other key people (you hopefully know who you are and also read this blog).

I am proud of the work I produce for clients I am thrilled to collaborate with today and I wish this for everyone. This post may be slightly late for Thanksgiving, but I believe it needs to be written and today is as good as any.

Thank you and a very happy birthday to all our readers.