The activity panel will focus on comments and discussions within the groups. You can easily see if members start and contribute to conversations regularly, as well as recent job and promotion counts for the group – promotions generally indicate that the group is being actively moderated.
Additionally LinkedIn will also notify you of the group’s growth over time. Groups that experience large growth spurts can even earn a “Sky-rocketing” badge.
The addition of a Group Statistic dashboard is great for a couple of reasons. If you run your own Group on LinkedIn, it will provide you with quantifiable data for progress reports. Additionally it will help to ensure that you’re utilizing your time wisely on the professional social network. There’s no point in joining a group if it’s not active or relevant to your industry.
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Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.