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Unlocking Your LinkedIn SSI Score

Hey there, LinkedIn All-Stars! Ever heard of LinkedIn’s SSI score? If you’re scratching your head, don’t worry—you’re not alone. I couldn’t believe I didn’t know about this handy little feature when I was first introduced to it – so let me pay it forward and introduce you.

Your Social Selling Index (SSI) score is a powerful metric that measures how effective you are at establishing your professional brand, finding the right people, engaging with insights, and building relationships on LinkedIn.

Did I just make your brand-building efforts on LinkedIn data-informed and obliterate the guesswork out of it? You better believe it – we’re all about practical advice and working smarter not harder at Laurintium. 

Let’s dive into what the SSI score is, how it works, where you can find your score, and the best strategies to boost it. Plus, we’ve got a 30-day challenge designed to help you improve your score and supercharge your LinkedIn presence.

What is LinkedIn's SSI Score?

The LinkedIn SSI score is a measure of your social selling skills and execution on LinkedIn. It’s divided into four key components:

  1. Establish Your Professional Brand: Complete your profile with the customer in mind and become a thought leader by publishing meaningful posts. (for most people their customer is their potential employer). 

  2. Find the Right People: Identify better prospects in less time using efficient search and research tools. 

  3. Engage with Insights: Discover and share conversation-worthy updates to create and grow relationships.

  4. Build Relationships: Strengthen your network by finding and establishing trust with decision-makers.

Each component is scored out of 25, making the highest possible SSI score 100. A good SSI score for someone who is an employee at a company, where their role doesn’t primarily involve selling, typically falls in the range of 60-70. This range indicates that the individual is effectively using LinkedIn to build their professional brand, engage with their network, and share valuable insights, even if they aren’t directly involved in sales activities. However, scores can vary based on industry and individual activity levels, so it’s important to focus on continuous improvement rather than a specific number.

How to Find Your SSI Score

Finding your LinkedIn SSI score is easy:

  1. Go to LinkedIn’s SSI page.
  2. Log in to your LinkedIn account if prompted.
  3. Voilà! You’ll see your SSI score along with a breakdown of the four components.

Why Your SSI Score Matters

Your SSI score isn’t just a vanity metric; it can have real benefits for your LinkedIn activity and overall career:

  • Visibility: Higher SSI scores can improve your visibility in searches and recommendations.

  • Networking: An optimized SSI score can help you connect with more professionals in your field.

  • Credibility: A strong SSI score indicates an active and engaging presence, boosting your credibility.

Let’s not get bogged down in how all the backend technology and algorithms work – what matters is that you know how to send that SSI soaring.

Your 30-Day SSI Improvement Challenge

Here’s your challenge: Follow these best practices each day for the next 30 days to boost your LinkedIn SSI score.

Step 1: Take a screenshot of your SSI score before you start.

Step 2: Follow the daily actions/activities:

  • First Monday: Optimize your profile. Update your profile picture and headline, write a compelling summary, and ensure your experience, skills, and education sections are complete and up to date. For a detailed guide, check out our blog post titled ‘LinkedIn Profile Optimization‘ for all the ways you can crush this challenge.

  • Every Tuesday: Find and connect with the right people. Use LinkedIn’s search filters to find and connect with relevant professionals in your industry. Follow industry leaders and companies.

  • Every Wednesday: Share valuable content. Post insightful articles, industry news, or your thoughts on current trends. Use images and videos to increase engagement.

  • Every Thursday: Engage with insights. Comment on posts from your network and share posts with your own insights added.

  • Every Friday: Build relationships. Send personalized connection requests. Thank people for connecting and start meaningful conversations.

  • Every Saturday: Participate in groups. Join LinkedIn groups related to your industry. Engage in discussions and share your expertise.

  • Every Sunday: Analyze and reflect. Review your LinkedIn activity for the week, identify what worked well and what didn’t, and plan for the upcoming week based on these insights. Consistency is Queen/King! 

Step 3: At the end of the 30 days, take another screenshot of your SSI score.

Step 4: Send us an email at with your before and after screenshots, and tell us what you learned from the challenge.

We can’t wait to hear about your journey and see how your LinkedIn presence has transformed and what impact it has on your Personal Brand.

Gladiator are your Ready? Challenger are your Ready? Your Next Level LinkedIn 30 day Challenge starts now!

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