How to Post a Status Update on LinkedIn


There are many people who aren’t sure how to post a status update on LinkedIn, or why they should in the first place. Let’s get into the the how and why!

Webpages that aren’t constantly updated are considered less relevant to search engines, so they tend to drop lower in search results over time. That’s why it’s so important to continually post updates on your LinkedIn: it will keep your profile fresh and relevant in the eyes of search engines, helping it rank as high as possible.

This post shows you three ways to keep your profile updated:

  1. Post a status update
  2. Comment on someone else’s post
  3. Share someone else’s post

1. How To Post a Status Update on LinkedIn:

  1. Open this LinkedIn page in a new window (log in if asked).
  2. Type a comment in the “Share an update…” field, then click “Share”.

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3. Don’t know what to post and need inspiration? Check out post ideas for LinkedIn.

2. To Comment On Someone Else’s Post:

Once you know how to post a status update on LinkedIn, it’s time to move on to your next method. Once you are posting a status update every other day, you can also comment on or share someone else’s post.

  1. Open this LinkedIn page in a new window (log in if asked) and find a post you find interesting.
  2. Type a comment in the “Add a comment…” field, then click the “Comment” button.

If you’re not sure what to say in your comment, check out our post on how to leave effective comments.

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3. To Share Someone Else’s Post:

  1. Open this LinkedIn page in a new window (log in if asked) and find a post you find interesting.
  2. Click “Share” located underneath the post you like.

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3. In the pop-up that appears, click “Share”.

You can also add your own text along with the post if you want, but it’s not required. We would recommend that you chime in with a little something here so people can get your unique take. This also has the added benefit of giving your profile more depth in terms of content, which will help with any personal branding efforts you are currently making.

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Conclusion:
There you have it! Now you know how to post a status update on LinkedIn. If you don’t constantly update your LinkedIn profile, search engines will consider it less relevant and drop it lower in search results over time. Continually post updates on your LinkedIn to keep it fresh and help it rank as high as possible for years to come.