When sharing a post, you can control who sees it from the share box. Public posts can be shared on other sites as long as your public profile is also showing. If your profile isn’t public, your post will only be visible to members who are signed in to LinkedIn.
Liking and commenting is much better for LinkedIn engagement. Most people think that using LinkedIn’s Share button is a good way to spread the word about posts they like or find useful. But LinkedIn shares don’t receive many views. In fact, sharing a LinkedIn post is about the worst way for you to help it succeed.
LinkedIn Likes and Shares
With a share, you have the ability to give your own comment and to even @mention people you want to see the post.
When hitting “share”, you can select who you want to share with using one of these options. When you write and publish an article or long-form post: The “post” option still shares to your network like the update option and goes into their newsfeed.
You’ll know about a reshare if one of three things happens. First, if someone @mentions you in their update, you’ll receive a notification. Second, you can actively look at the article analytics. And third, you may see them in a weekly LinkedIn publishing digest email.
Should you repost on LinkedIn?
So while it might be weird to hear this, you absolutely need to repost content on LinkedIn if you want to take full advantage of the Pulse algorithm. It’s the only way to get your content in front of as many eyes as possible.
Here are five types of LinkedIn posts you should avoid sharing as well as four examples that can help your engagement and build your personal brand.
4 Types Of LinkedIn Posts That Can Hurt Your Brand
- Controversial Posts. …
- Political or Religious Posts. …
- Sales Pitch Posts. …
- Too Much Personal Information Posts.
When sharing your article to the feed, tell your network why you’re sharing the article and add relevant hashtags to the post. Hashtags you use regularly show up first. When you start to type a new hashtag, LinkedIn will suggest the most relevant hashtags for you to use.
According to their findings, the best days to post content on LinkedIn are between Tuesday and Thursday, either early in the morning, lunchtime or early evening, with an additional, bonus sweet spot between 10am and 11am on Tuesday. This makes a lot of intuitive sense.
LinkedIn offers a Shares and Social Stream API Platform through which members can share content and insights with their professional network. Shared content can be personal shares or organization shares and is distributed to members through the network updates stream.
What happens when you Unlike a post on LinkedIn?
To unlike content: On the Activities page locate the post, article, or comment you want to unlike. Tap Like or the Reaction. The unliked post, article, or comment will no longer be highlighted and will no longer show under your activities.
Can you repost your own post on LinkedIn?
You can reshare existing public posts from other members or LinkedIn Pages and add your own ideas or questions to share with your network. You can either share the post on LinkedIn or send it in a private message to specific individual(s). To reshare a post on LinkedIn: Click Share under the post you want to share.
Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage. Under Manage, click Posts & Activity. Click the Articles or Posts tab based on what you’re looking for. Click view next to the Analytics icon below your post or article.