improved rapportive “links in” linkedin

just a day after my post comparing rapportive’s social crm plugin for gmail with the more recent gist version, rapportive has upped the ante with added functionality. the rapportive profile now tells me if I am connected with a contact or not, and offers one-click access to the linkedin site to request a connection or review the contact’s profile. this is a really smart move and promises to make the plugin even more valuable for average business users. if you use gmail and are not using rapportive yet – do it! I’ll wait.

rapportive plugin for gmail now includes data from linkedin

I was happy to see that when I linked my linkedin account, it asked me whether to display my linkedin location and recent positions. I’ve already tweaked my rapportive profile to display those, so I said no.

here are profiles for two contacts. For the contact with whom I’m not connected on linkedin, the rapportive profile serves as a reminder as well as a one-click way to request the link. For the contact to whom I am connected, I have a super easy way to access their linkedin profile!

nice move, rapportive.

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  • http://rapportive.com Rahul Vohra

    Hey Todd, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for covering this feature! Everybody seems to love it :)Hey Todd, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for covering this feature! Everybody seems to love it :)

    Thanks also for being so active on twitter — you seriously rock :D

    Rahul, CEO of Rapportive

    • todd randolph

      thanks for checking out my blog. yeah, the extra linkedin functionality is awesome – and to my mind bridges the gap between social media addicts and more mainstream business users.

      • http://internetbussines.ru/ Ghost

        Good day! I read your blog, and I like it.

        P.S How do you make the top panel of your site?

      • todd randolph

        try apture.com

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