FAQ

How do I link my LinkedIn profile to my articles on WarehouseIQ.com?

To have your LinkedIn profile showing next to the articles you have published on Warehouse IQ, you will need to authorize WarehouseIQ.com to borrow the information from your public profile.

To do this, simply login to WarehouseIQ.com by visiting the home page and then clicking the top right hand link that reads: “Sign in“.  Enter your login and password.  From there you will be logged in and you will be taken back to the home page.  Go back to the top right hand link and click your name “YourLoginName” (e.g.  “JohnDoe”).  You will be taken to Your Profile page.

At the bottom of your profile page  is a button that reads: Profile type.  Click LinkedIn and then update profile.  You will then be taken to a page that offers you to authorize WarehouseIQ.com to link your LinkedIn.com public info to your WarehouseIQ profile.

Click “clicking here” which will take you to an authorization page.  Log in to Linkedin on that page.  Your public LinkedIn profile will then be visible to readers of your articles.

Why would I want to link to my LinkedIn profile?

WarehouseIQ is a great way to distribute your knowledge and demonstrate you capabilities.  LinkedIn is a great way to define who you are and create relationships in your area of expertise.  By linking your LinkedIn profile, you give your readers access to who you are as a writer and expert.  The reading public will be inclined to click on your LinkedIn profile link if they find your writing informative and then request joining your network, reach out to you as an advisor, seek help on a business project, offer you employment or simply offer to be your friend.

What does “Popular Articles” refer to?

Under the heading Popular Articles, you will find the most read articles to date.  This is an indication of the level of interest in the subject matter, the quality of the writing or author’s knowledge, and how heavily the article has been promoted and linked to out in the web.

I have written a superb article, but it is not showing up under the most “Popular Articles” heading.  What do I do?

Two approaches will increase your article’s readership: linking and search engine optimization.  The catch 22 is that your article will be more read as more people read it.  Frustrating, isn’t it?

First try sending out an email to your friends and colleagues letting them know about the existence of the article.  If they don’t know about it, they are unlikely to read it.

Second, send out a link to the article to your network on LinkedIn.  Ask for feed back from the people you know personally.

Third, post a link to your article on an Industry discussion group on LinkedIn and other places.  Ask for feed back and comments.  Comments help strengthen the message in your article, provide good feedback on your idea and help your refine your writing.

Fourth, join newsgroups and post a link to your article.  See what folks say.

Fifth, send out a link through your Twitter account.  If you don’t have an account, sign up here: www.twitter.com If you were wonder what Twitter is, you can find out more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

What is SEO?  How do I get my article ranked highly on Google and Bing?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is simply the term given by experts to a webpage’s ability to be found on the web.  As most of the WarehouseIQ.com’s traffic comes from web searches,  being found is key to your article’s visibility.  Here are some steps to increase the article’s  google juice:

  • Search for your own article or a similar article to yours online.  Notice the search terms you use to find it.  If the article is about running a better warehouse, ask yourself, if you were to look for info on running a better warehouse, would you search “run a better warehouse” or would you ask “How can I improve my warehouse operations?”  Use this type of  search term use in you article’s headline: “How to Improve Warehouse Operations” .
  • Provide valuable information in your articles.  Don’t list words and don’t write incomplete sentences.  Google loves valuable well written information.
  • Complete your thoughts.  If you write “…when managing your operation…” you of course are speaking about the warehouse operation.  You know that, the reader knows that (it is understood from the context of the paragraph) but Google has no idea.  Finish your thought by writing instead: “…when managing your warehouse operation…”.
  • When including images, be sure to fill out a description, title, and alt tag explanation of the photo.  Google, despite its name, does not have eyes.  So you have to tell it exactly what it is looking at.

Why would I care if my article is ranked under Popular Articles?

With your article listed in the top 8 articles, all your writing will be visible to the reading public.  Once a visitor clicks on the most read article, he or she will see down the right hand side the rest of the articles you have written.    This helps drive traffic to those articles also.