FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Image Sizes

What is the correct image size for my linkedin profile banner or header image?


Your header image at the top of your LinkedIn Profile should be build at the dimensions of 1584 X 396 pixels.




What is the correct size for my LinkedIn face pic?


Your LinkedIn Face pic should be 400 X 400 pixels.




What are the suggested sizes for LinkedIn posts?


The nrecommended image sizes for LinkedIn posts are 1200 X 1200 pixels (Desktop) 1200 X 628 pixels (Cell/Mobile)




What is the correct header image size for my LinkedIn company page?


The dimensions of the header image for your LinkedIn company page should be 1536 X 768 pixels.




What is the correct image size for the Logo on a LinkedIn company page?


The logo size for LinkedIn company page should be 300 X 300 pixels.




What is the correct header image size for a LinkedIn Group?


The suggested image size for the header image for a LinkedIn group is 1776 X 444 Pixels.




What is the recommended size for article cover images?


The best size for a cover image for an article is 744 X 400 pixels.





Posts

What are the suggested sizes for LinkedIn posts?


The nrecommended image sizes for LinkedIn posts are 1200 X 1200 pixels (Desktop) 1200 X 628 pixels (Cell/Mobile)




What are the suggested video sizes for LinkedIn posts?


LinkedIn video sizes can be from 256 X 144 pixels (minimum) - 4096 X 2304 pixels (maximum)




What is the maximum video length?


You can post videos up to 10 minutes in duration.




Why do some video posts use captions?


Statistics show that approximately 80% of video posts are viewed in silent mode and therefore using captions helps the to get a stronger message accross to the audience.




How do I add captions to a video for posting?


There are several ways to add captions to your video posts. If you use an IPhone to film your videos, there is an App called Clips' that will automatically add captions to your video. Other ways to add captions to your videos include www.zubtitle.com Zubtityle will transcribe your video and then add captions to your video, you can further customize with a headline or title. www.rev.com Rev will transcribe your video and provide you with a transcript. www.wevideo.com WeVideo will allow you to manually add captions and effects to your video yourself.




Is there a platform I can use to remove or alter the background of an image?


Yes there is a platform that allows you to change the background of your images, you'll find it here www.remove.bg




Why should I Tag people in my posts?


When you Tag people in your posts, they will receive a notification from LinkedIn that you have mentioned them in your post, this helps to increase engagement and reach of your post.




What is the best practice to Tag people in my posts?


Idealy, you should only tag people who know you in your posts. Therefore it is recommended that you interact with people, including people within your target audience and their content, several times BEFORE you tag them in your posts.




How many #Hashtags should I use in my posts?


It is believed the best number of #hashtags to use in your post is 3 - 4 only. No more, otherwise the LinkedIn algorithm can reduce the reach of your post.




Which posts work best, Video, Text or Text & Image?


For best results it's a good idea to mix up your content and post strategy to include a mix of all 3.





Your LinkedIn Profile

What is the correct header image size for my linkedin profile?


Your header image at the top of your LinkedIn Profile should be build at the dimensions of 1584 X 396 pixels.




What is the correct size for my LinkedIn face pic?


Your LinkedIn Face pic should be 400 X 400 pixels.




How many characters do I have available for the 'About' section of my LinkedIn profile?


LinkedIn allows you up to 2,000 characters for your About section.




How many characters can I use for the 'Experience' section of my LinkedIn profile?


LinkedIn allows you upto 2,000 characters for your Experience section.




Can I add links to my 'About' or 'Experience' sections of my LinkedIn profile?


This is a feature often requested to LinkedIn, unfortunately LinkedIn does not allow hyperlinked links in the 'About' or 'Experience' sections of your LinkedIn profile.




Where on my LinkedIn profile can I add links to my website etc?


In the 'Contact Info' section of your LinkedIn profile is where you can add links to your websites etc.




Can I add media to my LinkedIn profile?


Yes you can add media to your LinkedIn profile at the end of your 'About' and 'Experience' sections. Such as clips from your YouTube channel. Other media that can also be added includes. Images, links from other sites. Papers, presentations and pdf's from Slideshare can also be addded.




Is there anything I can use to test my headline?


Yes. A platform we recommend you use to test your headlines is called sharethrough and you can find it here www.headlines.sharethrough.com




Is there a way I can test my 'Face' picture to see which one people like the most?


Yes there is, you can upload your preferred face to a site called www.photofeeler.com People will then vote on yoru facepic and give you some feedback.




How can I test which keywords I should use in my LinkedIn profile?


The platform we recommend for testing the keywords for your LinkedIn profile is called www.wordtracker.com





Tools

What platforms do you suggest I build images on?


There are 2 platforms we recommend for easily building your images. They are www.canva.com www.snappa.com




Is there any way I can test my headline?


Yes. A platform we recommend you use to test your headlines is called sharethrough and you can find it here www.headlines.sharethrough.com




Are there any platforms I can use to automate or schedule my posts on LinkedIn?


Yes there are several available, but only 1 that LinkedIn is Ok with called www.hootsuite.com




How do I add captions to a video for posting?


There are several ways to add captions to your video posts. If you use an IPhone to film your videos, there is an App called Clips' that will automatically add captions to your video. Other ways to add captions to your videos include www.zubtitle.com Zubtityle will transcribe your video and then add captions to your video, you can further customize with a headline or title. www.rev.com Rev will transcribe your video and provide you with a transcript. www.wevideo.com WeVideo will allow you to manually add captions and effects to your video yourself.




Is there a way I can test my 'Face' picture to see which one people like the most?


Yes there is, you can upload your preferred face to a site called www.photofeeler.com People will then vote on yoru facepic and give you some feedback.




How can I test which keywords I should use in my LinkedIn profile?


The platform we recommend for testing the keywords for your LinkedIn profile is called www.wordtracker.com




Is there a platform I can use to remove or alter the background of an image?


Yes there is a platform that allows you to change the background of your images, you'll find it here www.remove.bg




How do I measure how well my LinkedIn strategy and usage is working?


LinkedIn offers you a Social Selling Index or SSI for short. Here you can measure the effectiveness of your usage of LinkedIn. Search Google for LinkedIn Social Selling Index or LinkedIn SSI.




What video editing platforms do you recommend?


There are 2 video editing platforms that we recommend. One is called WeVideo and the other is called InVideo wevideo.com Is great for uploading and then editing your video, ading captions etc. invideo.io Is great for buildiong your own videos using the customizable templates provided.




How can I send a business proposals to people via email?


Yes, Bidsketch allows you to write your own business proposals and then send them to people via email. You will be notified by email each and every time your proposal is viewed by your prospects, making it to follow up at the right time, knowing your proposal has been seen. When the proposal is accepted, bidsketch will send you confirmation which includes a legally enforcable digital signature. Go to www.bidsketch.com





Company Pages

What is the correct header image size for my LinkedIn company page?


The dimensions of the header image for your LinkedIn company page should be 1536 X 768 pixels.




What is the correct image size for the Logo on a LinkedIn company page?


The logo size for LinkedIn company page should be 300 X 300 pixels




To increase the Followers of my company page, how often should I post?


I recommend that you consistantly post just 1 post per day, up to 6 days per week. Scheduling your company page posts using Hootsuite will make this much easier.




Can I target specific demographics and countries with posts on my company page?


When your company page audience is above 300, you can target specific demographics and interests using Hootsuite. This allows you to build a company page following that is more targeted.





Automation

Can I automate or schedule my posts on LinkedIn?


The short asnwer is Yes you can. The only platform that I recommend for automation that I believe LinkedIn is somewhat OK with is Hootesuit. Do not use any automation program that uses a Google Chrome extension. LinkedIn can detect the use of these platforms and frowns upon them. I do know of people who have used Google Chrome extensions and have received stronly worded waring notices from LinkedIn.




Should I alter the schedule times of my posts?


Yes absolutely. LinkedIn doesn't like repetitive behaviour, therefor you should mix up the posting times of your automated posts.




Buffer Vs Hootsuite. Which do you recommend?


Both are good platforms, my personal suggestion and recommendation is Hootsuite, I've used it for a long time and it's always been relaiable and works well.




Can I automate my Requests to Connect?


Automating your 'Requests to Connect' is NOT recommended.




Is it OK to automate replies to comments on my posts?


LinkedIn frowns on almost any automation, especially repetitive behaviour. It is NOT recommended that you use any automated platforms to reply to the comments on your posts etc.




Can I automate the sending of my 'Happy Birthday' and 'Anniversary' messages?


This is NOT recommended.




Can I automate replies to messages in my LinkedIn Inbox?


This is not recommended. You should use your inbox as an opportunity to get the conversation started with replies that are specific to the recipient.




Can I automate replies to comments on my posts?


This is NOT recommended, LinkedIn doesn't like automation of this type.




Is it OK to use an automated platform that uses a Google Chrome extension?


LinkedIn doesn't like the use of any automated platform that uses a Google Chrome extension and has ways to detect their use. Many 'automated linkedin' platforms that relied on Google Chrome extensions have been shut down over the years and the users have received warning notices from LinkedIn also. So any platform that relies on a Google Chrome is definately NOT recommended.




Do you recommend any automated platforms for LinkedIn?


The ONLY platform that I would recommend for LinkedIn is Hootsuite for scheduling of your posts. All other platforms are not recommended by us.





Connect

How many Requests to Connect can I send out a day?


The maximum no of Requests tro Connect that you should send out per day is 75