If posting to LinkedIn you notice your URL link doesn’t show the right picture or information…
…which can be downright aggravating, I would like to offer a solution.
It’s more of a trick, but it works like a charm every time.
See the problem stems from LinkedIn’s system of remembering links.
It’s sort of based on those dreaded “cookies” that your computer captures to remember what sites your visited, so when you visit the sites again, “blam-o” you don’t have to type the information in again.
In LinkedIn’s case, it’s called a cache.
LinkedIn uses the cache to remember your weblink, how it looked and the metadata information it displayed the first time you posted.
But, what if you updated the page?
Or revamped the SEO?
Or changed the pictures around?
Now LinkedIn is displaying all the wrong information!
And every time you post, you pump your fist in the air and curse at LinkedIn for not being intelligent enough to update your listing.
But like I said, there is way to trick LinkedIn and that will in fact get LinkedIn to update the correct information for your URL.
I’ll use my website URL as an example…
Original Link: https://AnspachMedia.com
New Link: https://AnspachMedia.com?1
So why does this trick work?
Well, it forces LinkedIn to re-fetch the metadata that is being displayed by your website.
The extra code ( ?1 ) doesn’t effect your website at all, it’s just a made up parameter that tricks LinkedIn into seeing what you want to be displayed. In this case, your updated website information.
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