December 25, 2023

Here’s How We Tag Profiles on LinkedIn With Notion

Helpful Summary

  • Overview: This article explains the strategic importance of tagging on LinkedIn and how using Notion enhances this process.
  • Why you can trust us: We build tools that make it easier for thousands of LinkedIn content creators to plan, write, schedule, and publish content.
  • Why this is important: Tagging on LinkedIn is great for increasing content visibility, fostering networking, recognizing contributions, and creating collaboration opportunities.
  • Action points: Start by understanding the basics of LinkedIn tagging. Then upgrade your content creation workflow with Scheduled.
  • Further research: Check out our guide to scheduling LinkedIn posts with Notion.

It probably isn’t surprising that LinkedIn (a platform built around networking and professional connections) has a diverse array of features that allow users to create, share, and interact with other people and content.

Tagging is one of these features.

Want to learn more about tagging on LinkedIn (including how you can use Notion to make the process even smoother)? In this Scheduled article, we'll guide you through the step-by-step process of tagging someone on LinkedIn.

Let’s get started.

Why Listen To Us?

At Scheduled, we’ve helped thousands of LinkedIn content creators streamline their workflow and boost their professional presence on the platform.

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Our tool transforms Notion into a powerful LinkedIn content creation and scheduling platform, allowing users to easily create, schedule, and publish posts directly from Notion.

Now let’s dive into the world of tagging on LinkedIn.

What Is Tagging on LinkedIn?

Tagging on LinkedIn is a feature that allows users to mention or reference other LinkedIn profiles in posts, comments, or articles.

On LinkedIn, this involves using the '@' symbol followed by the person's name and creating a clickable link to their profile. Tagging brings attention to specific individuals, acknowledges their contributions, and fosters engagement within the professional networking platform.

Here’s an example from Simon Wilie.

They’ve tagged two writers (in addition to the agency they work for) in this post to acknowledge their work and direct some much deserved attention their way. This not only boosts the visibility of those writers, it also lends credibility to Simon’s post.

Benefits of Tagging Profiles on LinkedIn

Enhanced Visibility

Tagging on LinkedIn is a powerful tool that boosts the visibility of your content, expanding its reach beyond your connections. When you tag someone, your post appears in your network's feeds and gains exposure in the tagged individual's broader network.

Facilitates Networking

Using tags helps you actively engage with others, inviting them to join discussions and share their insights. This interactive approach fosters a sense of community within the LinkedIn ecosystem, encouraging meaningful connections to form. 

Think of tags as virtual handshakes—breaking the ice and establishing a foundation for collaborative relationships.

Collaboration Opportunities

Strategic tagging in posts or comments highlights expertise and fosters collaboration. It acts as a virtual introduction, connecting like-minded professionals for mutually beneficial projects on LinkedIn.

How To Tag Someone On LinkedIn

Using LinkedIn

We’re going to start with the process of tagging using LinkedIn since that’s how most people are familiar with the concept. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to tagging someone on LinkedIn:

Tagging Someone in a LinkedIn Post

  1. Start by clicking on 'Start a post' located at the top of your LinkedIn homepage. This will open a pop-up window and prompt you with the option to either create a 'New Post' or upload media.
  2. Within the pop-up window, write your post. When you want to tag a person or business, insert the '@' symbol followed by their name. As you start typing the first few letters of their name, LinkedIn will prompt a drop-down menu with potential matches.
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose the person or business you want to tag—LinkedIn's tagging system will automatically add them to your post.
  4. After you’re done tagging, finalize your post by adding any additional content, media, or hashtags. Once you’re satisfied, click on the 'Post' button to share your content with your LinkedIn network.

Tagging Someone in a LinkedIn Comment

  1. Navigate to the post on LinkedIn where you want to leave a comment. This could be on someone else's post or your own.
  2. Under the post, find the 'Comment' button. Click on it to open the 'New comment' window.
  3. In the comment box, type the '@' symbol, followed by the name of the person or business you want to tag. 
  4. Find the person or business in the dropdown menu and click up their profile.
  5. Finish up your comment and click the 'Post' button to publish your comment.

Using Notion (via Scheduled)

Scheduled is a tool that lets you plan, write, and post content on LinkedIn using Notion.

It supports all the standard post formats like text, images, videos, links, and carousels. Plus, you can add tags and hashtags, format text, and even schedule when to publish your post.

To add tags to a LinkedIn post with Notion, follow these steps:

1. Copy the LinkedIn Profile Link

The first step is to find the profile of the person or business you want to tag.

LinkedIn profile URL

Copy the full URL (e.g., linkedin.com/in/firstname-lastname) of their profile and move onto the next step.

2. Write Your Post in Notion

Next, you can start writing your post in Notion. 

This is super simple—you’ll use Notion’s native editor to format text, add in images, and links. You can also add in hashtags you want to include in your post by writing them out the same way you would on LinkedIn (e.g., #example).

3. Add Tags

Now it’s time for the main event.

To add tags to your post, write out the name of the person or business you want to tag. Then highlight the name and type either ‘cmd + k’ (Mac) or ‘ctrl + k’ (Windows) to open up the link menu.

Paste in the full URL of their profile that you copied from LinkedIn and hit ‘Enter’. The name will now be highlighted with a blue underline, indicating that it's tagged.

Tag LinkedIn profile from Notion

4. Finalize the Post

Once you’ve finished writing your post and adding tags, double-check for any spelling or grammatical errors. You want the content to be concise, value-driven, and well-written—this will help you build up an audience and drive engagement.

5. Schedule the Post

The last step in this process is to schedule the LinkedIn post via Notion.

To do this, navigate to the ‘Scheduled for’ property in your Notion database (see this guide for info on setting that up) and set a date and time for the post to go live. Then just change the status of the post from ‘In review’ to ‘Ready for scheduling’ and you’re good to go!

Scheduled will wait until the specified date and time to automatically publish the post on LinkedIn, making it a seamless process for you. You can edit the post at any point before it goes live (something that isn’t possible with native LinkedIn scheduling) and you can view analytics on the post’s performance directly in Notion.

Best Practices When Tagging Someone On LinkedIn

When it comes to tagging on LinkedIn, employing best practices ensures effective communication and positive interactions. 

Here are some practices to consider when tagging someone on LinkedIn:

  • Tag with Intent: Make sure that your tags have a clear and meaningful purpose. Whether it's recognizing achievements, fostering collaboration, or sharing relevant content, purposeful tagging enhances the value of your interactions.
  • Respect Privacy Settings: Respect the privacy settings of individuals you tag. Be cautious when tagging in posts or comments, especially when the content may touch on sensitive or private matters, ensuring a considerate and respectful approach.
  • Tag in Moderation: Avoid overusing tags, as excessive tagging can be perceived as spammy behavior. Tag individuals judiciously and thoughtfully to maintain a genuine and respectful presence on the platform.
  • Provide Context: When tagging in a post or comment, provide context to explain why the individual is being tagged. Offering context enhances clarity and helps other LinkedIn users understand the relevance of the tag within the broader conversation.
  • Check Spelling and Handles: Double-check the spelling of names and make sure you are using the correct LinkedIn handles. Accurate tagging enhances professionalism and prevents miscommunication and ensures that your tags reach the intended recipients.
  • Encourage Engagement: Tag individuals in a way that encourages engagement. Pose questions, seek their input, or acknowledge their expertise to initiate meaningful interactions. This approach transforms tagging into a collaborative and engaging activity, fostering a vibrant LinkedIn community.

Conclusion

Tagging on LinkedIn is a powerful tool that enhances communication, fosters connections, and drives meaningful engagement. The intentional use of tags can amplify the impact of your content—whether it’s by acknowledging achievements, inviting collaboration, or directing attention to relevant updates.

Scheduled is a tool that transforms Notion into a one-stop shop for LinkedIn content creation. You can plan your content calendar, draft post, schedule them to be published, and track analytics without ever swapping tabs.

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