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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
The first step is to find the profile of the person or business you want to tag.
Copy the full URL (e.g., linkedin.com/in/firstname-lastname) of their profile and move onto the next step.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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