December 17, 2014
This post has been updated! Please view this post: Where did my LinkedIn Posts go?
I finally got the new look to my LinkedIn profile! Inline editing makes life so much easier. As I lovingly gazed at my LinkedIn profile, admiring the new, modern, streamlined look… I noticed something very important was missing.
WHERE DID MY LINKEDIN POSTS GO?
I spent hours carefully writing posts for LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform and now… GONE!?!
I scrolled up and I scrolled down, looking to no avail. Could LinkedIn have deleted my posts? They wouldn’t do that… would they?
But then it hit me… I am seeing my profile as myself, the owner of the profile. I need to view it as a connection to see the posts section.
And there it was at the top of the profile page, a big blue button that reads: View profile as
Clicking that button lets you see your profile as a LinkedIn connection would see your profile. In fact, you can even toggle to see how your profile looks to the Public (non-LinkedIn users).
Looking at your profile as a connection, the LinkedIn Posts section is back where it used to be:
Voila! Missing LinkedIn posts found!
When you view your profile as the Public, LinkedIn shows you how many recommendations you’ve received from other LinkedIn members. Sure this information is available on your full profile but not tallied so nicely. You have to go in and actually add it up per experience to get the total number of recommendations. Looking at my Public Profile, I saw that LinkedIn had me listed as having 89 recommendations! Only 89!??! I knew I had well over 100 recommendations, so I went to my recommendations screen and saw that for some reason, many recommendations were turned off from showing on my profile. I scrolled through, making sure all the recommendations were set to appear visible on my profile.
When I went back to my Public Profile, all 104 recommendations showed up. Whew! That was a close call!
So let this be a lesson to you… recommendations can get turned off. Turn them back on by clicking here.
But Donna, isn’t 104 recommendations too many recommendations?
To misquote Wallis Simpson, “You can never be too rich or too thin OR have too many LinkedIn recommendations”
But that my friends, is the making of another blog post.
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