Schedule time to clean up your LinkedIn feed

It’s important to improve the content that passes through your stream so clean up your LinkedIn feed now.

 

As we emerge from our various confinements it seems that the pressure to create stimulating and original content on LinkedIn is proving to be a challenge for many contributors. We are seeing over and over again, the same tired old polls, questions and subject matter

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As if we were kids and were incapable of reading complete sentences and especially more than one line at a time. In the next few weeks, LinkedIn posts apparently will be extended to 3000 characters with spaces. So now is definitely the time to get your feed in better shape with a good Marie Kondo type clean-out. You want the content you see to meet your needs in terms of learning, interest and engagement.

 

clean up your LinkedIn feed

Improving your LinkedIn content

One question posed regularly is how to improve or clean up your LinkedIn feed.  This post is solely about guaranteeing quality content and not about anything offensive or inappropriate. If that happens you report, block, disconnect, and unfollow.

It’s easy to improve your LinkedIn feed and expand your horizons with new content by customizing your own LinkedIn feed preferences. You have the possibility to follow, unfollow, or mute people, specific posts, topics companies. You can also add hashtags for topics you’re  interested in and unfollow the ones that no longer grab your attention. This can be done from desktop experience and the LinkedIn mobile app.

Note: All edits to your feed preferences made on the LinkedIn mobile app will be applicable to the desktop experience as well.

Manage your feed preferences:

➡️Click the “My Network ” icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.

➡️Click “People I follow”, “Pages” or “Hashtags” on the left. You will also find a list of recommended sources to follow on this page.

➡️ Click the “Follow fresh perspectives” tab, the “Following” tab, or the “Followers” tab near the top of the page to update your feed preferences

➡️ Follow fresh perspectives – This is a list of recommended sources to follow. You will have to go through this carefully. Who LinkedIn suggest you may want to follow and who you have in mind may not coincide.

➡️ Following – This is a list of people, companies, or hashtags you currently follow. Click Following below the person or company to stop seeing content in your feed from that source. The displayed text will change back to Follow.

➡️ Followers – This is a list of people who currently follow you.

➡️ Confirm by clicking done on the upper right corner of the page to return to your feed. You can also manage your feed preferences from the Settings & Privacy page:

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Take a look at our resource: Daily LinkedIn routine for today’s super busy women for more help on managing this useful platform

Take action

If you regularly post content that is engaging and professionally relevant, LinkedIn may recommend you to other members in their feed preferences as someone to follow. Your post will also be highlighted. If a member chooses to follow you, you won’t be connected but they may see any posts or articles that you share publicly in their feed.  Numbers on this are unreliable and there is some discussion amongst experts on exactly how far your LinkedIn content reaches. The algorithm changes regularly. Your followers won’t be able to see anything that you share with your connections only. If you want to see who’s following you, check out your list of followers.

If you see something that you think is misinformation, challenge it or tag someone who you know has the expertise to verify the detail. We are seeing a significant increase is false information and opinion presented as fact. Dorothy Dalton calls these “gooroo gems.”

If in doubt, check it out.

There are a lot of faux professionals on the platform today, sadly. Check out whose fact it is before buying into it.

With so many changes on the horizon and time at a premium, it’s important to improve the content that passes through your stream to make the best use of your time and energy. So clean up your LinkedIn feed now!

 

3Plus can help you with our session on How to make the most of LinkedIn for career and business success.

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