Maybe you’ve been here before: you’ve been working on creating a post for LinkedIn. You’ve done your research, you’ve mastered its SEO, and you’ve finetuned the article so that it’s going to reach the exact audience you want. You’ve picked out the people for the article and tagged them. It’s all ready to go. But maybe you have a quick edit to make before you post so you make the edit and then when you go to save your post so that you can finally send it out…the tags disappear completely.
I had the same problem myself and I didn’t notice until it was too late.
I should have realized this bug was a problem when my own LinkedIn post didn’t tag my startup, LaborLess. Instead, the post showed that I had left the text as “@LaborLess” So naturally, I went to edit the post, retagged LaborLess, hit Save…
And then the tag for CodeX disappeared!
This can be a very frustrating problem to have! But don’t worry, your LinkedIn tagging not working is not a permanent problem. I have discovered a little workaround that can fix this bug…
Here’s how to handle your LinkedIn tagging not working:
When you edit a post, make sure to always re-tag everyone.
This isn’t intuitive on LinkedIn’s interface because when you go to edit a post, the tags are still bold and blue, so it looks like they’re still tagged. (By the way, if you are unsure on how to edit a post on LinkedIn then go to your post and click on the three dots on the upper-right corner of your post, and then click “Edit post”)
But when you hit the Save button, the original tags disappear!
When you are editing a post be sure to go in and retag everyone even if the links look like they’re working before you resave the post. And you really do want to make sure that you are retagging everyone in the post, not just the one tag that looks like it’s no longer linked.
I know it’s annoying to have to do this every time you edit a post but I promise that you’ll be saving yourself a potential headache later on by doing this instead of realizing after you’ve already posted your content that a certain tag is just reading as text.
Was this post on how to fix a LinkedIn bug helpful to you? I love LinkedIn, but it has a TON of weird bugs that can disrupt your workflow if you’re not careful.
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