Hi all, a quick question about LinkedIn #s. I understand LI are thinking about doing away with the #s or possibly adding into SN? Is this true and/or does anyone know any more than this?? I can still search via hashtags but a lot of clients can’t. Any help would be fab. Rx
@LinkedIn_Experts what are your thoughts on hashtags? I thought it was up to 5 but maybe things have changed.
LinkedIn have definitely downgraded hashtags recently. We think they may have made them redundant completely.
If you have your own hashtag I’d advise using just that one for maximum effect.
Hi @eternalkaz, it’s not so much that, it’s more about when and why they are going to stop using them and if they are only using them within Sales Navigator which I have heard is a possibility. Rx
@sarah2 do we know why this is happening and have you heard that they will be available within Sales Navigator ie if you pay or is that just a rumour? Rx
Oh I see. I misread. My apologies. I did see where people are talking about hashtags being removed. Here’s an newsletter/article I found from someone talking about the hashtag depreciation which in turn quotes the original person that talks about hashtag depreciation.
Here’s a screenshot of the mentioned post, the full post is in the link.
Interesting stuff. I don’t think its going into sales navigator though.
Brilliant, thank you, that’s perfect. Rx
Direct from LinkedIn
"𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘴. 𝘞𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘢𝘨 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘴. 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘥𝘐𝘯 𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘦𝘺𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴, 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘴.
Thanks for your help anyway.
Huh, i wonder why they gave different answers. It’s possible that the comment originally made was not public therefore it wasn’t a final decision and when they saw backlash on it reversed it quietly.
ahhh…the saga continues!
Absolutely, but at least we now know they are here to stay for a while - phewwww. Rx
catching up on this thread - I use three hashtags normally - did you know that when you use 2 to 3, they are added to the URL of your post on LinkedIn which is one way to help your post get found. There are always mini dramas about features being added or dropped and this seems to have been one! They are (currently) here to stay…
That is very interesting to know louise!
WOW…great tip didn’t know that! Thanks for sharing…sounds like I need to start adding 2-3 hashtags on LinkedIn!