Last week I was looking over my LinkedIn connections and decided maybe it was time to synch it with my google email account and make sure all my email contacts were also LinkedIn connections.

And here is where the snafu began.

Gmail considers anyone  you have ever sent an email to a contact.  Do you have any idea how many emails I have sent out in the span in my gmail account’s lifespan? A *lot*.

And so now I have over 100 new contacts – some I will keep, but most I will purge.  If I dont really know you professionally speaking, it does me no good to be linked to you on LinkedIn.

But now I no longer wonder why I have been invited by random folks to connect to them on LinkedIn.

On a side note – here is a fantastic post about SEO and your LinkedIn profile from SEOmoz