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LinkedIn Eliminates Products/Services Tabs in Lieu of Showcase Pages

By | March 27, 2014

LinkedIn recently announced that it will discontinue the Products & Services tabs on April 14th in favor of the Showcase pages it released back in November 2013.

Don’t worry, it’s a good thing!

Showcase pages act as an extension of your company, particularly useful if your company has multiple product/service lines, brands or business initiatives. This will enable your company to gear specific messages to followers of your brand to heighten engagement. You can share dedicated content on your Showcase pages, just as you do now with your main Company page. And since followers of your Showcase pages will be interested in that product line or service, you can serve them more targeted content that could help lead to conversions.

In other words, it’s better for LinkedIn members because they can follow the parts of your business they’re truly interested in. It’s better for your business because those who’re following you are really interested.

Things to note:

- You are initially limited to 10 Showcase pages, and only 3 will be highlighted from your main Company page
- Showcase page updates work exactly like Company page updates, so take advantage of the ability to post blog updates, newsletters about your products, etc.
- LinkedIn members can find your Showcase pages through the search tool, as well as from your Company page
- You can optimize the text throughout your Showcase pages for SEO

Visit LinkedIn’s Help Center for additional information on setting up your company’s Showcase pages. http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44865/kw/showcase%20pages

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About Jennifer Callahan

Jen has been at Fathom for eight years, beginning as the company's first full-time copywriter. She now leads the content/social media team of more than 20 full-time writers and social media strategists. Jen also plans Fathom's insanely fun summer picnics and end-of-year holiday parties. If you're looking for her at 11 a.m., you'll find her with the other early lunch-ers in the Fathom kitchen watching "The Price is Right."

  • Janet Aldrich

    I beg to differ. This is NOT a good thing. Showcase pages allow you a whole tweet plus to explain your company’s product/service. And a picture. And no way to bring over those linked, verified and carefully sought referrals you got from your customers. It’s a bad move all the way around and LinkedIn did it arbitrarily and certainly without any demand from the users.

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