LinkedIn Company Page Bugs; Fixes Coming Soon

linkedin-iconHave you been having trouble with your LinkedIn company page?  There have been two bugs these past few weeks that have impacted the visibility and potential traffic you may be getting from LinkedIn, especially from your company page.

Posted Links Pointing To Error Pages

The first problem we encountered a few weeks ago was that links posted to our company page were all pointing to error pages. We created a workaround by adding the link in the headline; however, it’s discouraging to not have your company profile page work properly.

Bad link from LinkedIn Company Page

According to LinkedIn, this issue should be resolved by this coming Monday, and all new links as well as previous links should be back to normal.

LinkedIn Members Not Seeing Company Updates In Their Streams

The second issue discovered is the decrease in impressions of company pages in LinkedIn members’ streams. We’ve noticed that we weren’t receiving the regular exposure that we normally do. Yesterday, we received a formal notice from LinkedIn that some company updates are, in fact, getting fewer impressions than usual, and that “the engineering team is diligently working on this problem.” Here is the notice I received as admin of the Marketing Land and Search Engine Land company pages:

linkedin-company-pages

LinkedIn confirmed that this lack of visibility issue is unrelated to the “dead links” bug outlined above, and that they are “actively working to resolve this and will let page administrators know as soon as it’s been resolved.” No timeline has been given for the fix.

So, if you have a LinkedIn company page and post regularly, you may want to check out if it’s working properly.

Postscript: LinkedIn has emailed some company managers about the issue of company updates not appearing in streams:

We’ve resolved a technical issue that temporarily caused a drop in company update impressions. All members are now seeing all of the updates from companies they follow in their update stream, and impressions for company updates have returned to normal levels.   Thank you so much for your patience while we fixed this issue and for using LinkedIn Company Pages!   Sincerely, The LinkedIn Company Pages Team

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About The Author: Monica Wright serves as Director of Audience Engagement for SearchEngineLand.com and MarketingLand.com, two of the leading trade publications for the digital marketing industry. With over 15 years of experience in online publishing, content marketing and audience development for media companies, she is focused on content consumption and measuring user engagement on both sites across multiple platforms including desktop, mobile, social and email. In addition, she serves as a program coordinator for the SMX conference series, produced by parent company Third Door Media, publisher of Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. You can find Monica on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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  • http://www.tonyobregon.com/ Tony Obregon

    We had this issue happen a few times last month but it’s been resolved. The LinkedIn support team was very responsive and quickly jumped into action to help us get back up as soon as possible.

  • http://www.monicawright.com Monica Wright

    Glad to hear it – we’ve had a few delays, but they seem to be working on it now.

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