Permit me to share this LinkedIn hack that I discovered with you. I thought it quite important because of the huge potentials of exposure on LinkedIn Groups, especially if they have huge membership.
As in Facebook or Twitter, you cannot have pictures in your post on LinkedIn groups. And remember in my previous post that I emphasized the engagement results image posts can earn you.
If what you want to post on a LinkedIn group does not include a link, then you cannot have pictures in your posts.
Knowing the power of image-driven posts, are we going to just settle for posting only text because we are not linking to any website?
The answer is No. You can convert an ordinary post into an interesting one.
In just 3 steps,here is my hack:
1.Host the image you want to share on a photo sharing site.
I used Flickr. That means you need to have a Flickr account if you consider using it.
2.Make your Photo public
While uploading or after you have, go to your photostream and set the particular image to be a public photo.
3.Copy the link into your LinkedIn Group post.
Open your image in Flickr and copy the link in your browser’s address bar. Ensure you add the link to the image in your (Add More details…) box. Also endeavour to write a descriptive text that has a strong Call-to-action to click the link. Interestingly, as soon as you press your space key, the preview of the picture is immediately loaded below the text area.
On the group’s list of discussions, this is how the preview would look:
This should be the result when someone has clicked on your discussion.
¶ HOT TIP: Knowing that most photo sharing sites rank high in Search Engines, ensure the description and file name you use for your public image contains keywords that can make it come up in image searches.
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