Sharing Photos & Videos on LinkedIn

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As the old English adage goes … a picture is worth a thousand words (even though this has been “plagiarized and paraphrased” many times.

According to research from Hubspot, visual images are 32% of the most important form of content by marketers and mobile viewing of video has increased by 10 million viewing minutes daily rate in the past two years. There are a lot of other astounding 2020 statistics in that Hubspot article, so check it out!

Also note that 80% of mobile consumption is by video, according to Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics.

On LinkedIn, you can share anywhere between 1 to 9 images in a post and you can also add a caption in the text box. You just need to click on the camera icon from your home page to do so.

For video sharing, click on the video icon. Native videos (uploaded from your phone) will probably have a better reach than links from Youtube because you are keeping your audience on the LinkedIn platform longer. LinkedIn likes that!

Note the following photo file requirements:

  • The upload is limited to 5 MB
  • Images should be at least 552 W by 276 H in pixels
  • The ratio for the frame can be 3:1 to 2:3 and if it’s bigger, it will be cropped
  • Note that you cannot resize uploaded images and have to do that beforehand.
  • If the images are small and low resolution, they may appear as low quality.

Here are several pictures from the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine event on February 7th in Philadelphia. It was Prom Night with buddies and folks with special needs. Truly awesome night and you can see a couple videos on instagram.com/aroundclockexec Speaking of Instagram, are you following instagram.com/greatcareersphl to see images of upcoming events?

Stalker Alert!!! Here’s a quick little LinkedIn tidbit. If you want to see someone’s recent activity on LinkedIn, just type in their LinkedIn URL followed by /recent-activity

Example: www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewilliams/recent-activity

If you don’t have a LinkedIn coach and want to learn how to have a winning profile, come to some upcoming workshops!

Do not neglect managing your career and your career documents, including your LinkedIn profile, from the beginning of your career onward and make networking a habit. Take a look at the benefits of the Bronze membership.

Don’t miss our upcoming featured events. Visit the events tab on our website.

  • 2/17 Virtual Jobseeker Support Meeting on Zoom – Dr. Dominique Kliger
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  • 2/18 Overcoming Age Discrimination – Ken Sher
  • 2/18 Website Setup in Ten Steps – Tom Knoble
  • 2/18 What’s Your Shtick? Personal Branding Online & Off – Lynne Williams
  • 2/19 Strategy for Nonprofit Growth – Member and Money – Curtis Jenkins
  • 2/20 ChemPharma / ACS / AIChe / STLE Joint Meeting
  • 2/24 Strategies for Effective Self Management in Career Transition – Dr. Laura Dowling
  • 2/24 Virtual Jobseeker Support Meeting on Zoom – Dr. Dominique Kliger
  • 2/24 Use Strengths to Generate Results In Your Job Search – Emily Golden

Missed the previous article on Football, Philly, and LinkedIn? Click here!

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Lynne Williams, Ed.D. Candidate, is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit of over 4400 members providing career education and networking.

Contact Lynne by phone at 484-393-2951, email at director@greatcareersphl.org, on social media @GreatCareersPHL and #GreatCareersPHL and connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewilliams Visit the website!

 

 

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