Networking without the sleaze isn't easy. Over on OPEN Forum they suggest that one way to make a solid second impression is with a little light stalking — in this case, setting up Google Alerts for your new business contacts to keep on top of their news.
The idea is to stay in the know about big events for people you meet, but it's just as applicable for something like a job interview where you want to keep updated on what's going on with the company before a second interview. OPEN Forum explains:
Keep them top of mind too. Subscribe to Google alerts or their newsletters and congratulate them on their successes, new ventures or even their recent quote in the paper. This is a great way to show genuine interest, demonstrate you’re in the know, and engage with them and their business.
It might sound a little over the top, but it makes sense when you're building that network of people to keep yourself in the know on what they're doing professionally. Just make sure you don't take it too far.