LinkedIn has become one of the most respected and oldest business network tools since its started back in 2002. With active users of more than 400 million as of April 2016 with 2 new people signing up every minute, recommendations can be very credible as it influences the opinions of potential customers, vendors or professional contacts even for small businesses.
A recommendation is mostly written by a LinkedIn member who recognizes a colleague or a business partner. These are comments from people who value your work, service or products.
In planning to include recommendations on your LinkedIn profile, you need to make sure that the recommender can enhance and give meaningful recommendations- someone that can actually speak of your skills, work ethic or experience.
Here are some 5 Best practices when asking for a LinkedIn recommendation: http://www.drivetrafficmedia.com/ways-to-get-linkedin-recommendations/