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New Linkedin Design for Company Pages – New LinkedIn Banner Size

New LinkedIn banner size and more!

It’s here, it’s new, it’s exciting! LinkedIn has announced a new design for company pages. As a result, you are going to have to read this blog to be in the know. Here is the statement from LinkedIn:

We’ve heard your feedback about Company Pages, and now we’re excited to announce enhancements that make it easier for you to express your brand, showcase what you have to offer, and engage with your target audience.

What’s New:

  • Large brand image
  • Streamlined design
  • Greater prominence for status updates
  • Featured posts

Plus, Company Pages now appear on our mobile and iPad apps—so you can reach members wherever they are.

Pretty cool right? Let’s go through this one by one.

New LinkedIn Design and Banner Size

LinkedIn Page Brand Image

The new brand image needs to be 646×220. However, you can crop it if you upload an image that is too large. As of now, we are just going to grab the same image we are using for Google +, Facebook and the new Twitter Pages.

Note: At the time of this post LinkedIn was broken and new banners could not be added when using IE and FireFox. But I’m sure they’ll fix it soon.

Streamline Design and Greater Prominence for Status Updates

Status updates will be featured front and center, and the design looks better as well, at least according to LinkedIn. We at SEO Inc. agree.

Featured Posts

Like Twitter and Facebook, you can now feature a post at the top of your page. To do this, just click featured post.

Mobile and Tablets

There has been a HUGE push in the industry as of late to go mobile. Facebook did it, Twitter did it and now LinkedIn had to do it. And it’s not only social media websites, it’s every website online. It is nice to see LinkedIn jumping on board at the right time.

Summary

The new LinkedIn design has many of the same elements as Google +, Facebook and Twitter. This type of design is becoming standard for these large social sites. It’s interesting to see them all copying each other, why not try to set yourself apart? Regardless, the new design is here so get your banners up asap.

About Garry Grant

Garry Grant is a veteran expert in search engine optimization and the digital marketing industry. With nearly 20 years of experience, Garry has successfully built a multi-service operation at SEO, Inc., developing proprietary technologies through complex strategic solutions. He has extensive experience in key initiatives and operational responsibilities grounded in information technology and performance management.

Garry’s expertise and esteemed reputation, coupled with SEO Inc.’s impressive client success record has earned him such accolades as Entrepreneur Magazine's 2005 Hot List for the Hottest Internet Property, Inc. 500 2007 Honorary award for Fastest Growing Private Company in America, an Inc. 500 top 50 Company in San Diego, and interviews with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

Garry Grant began his online career in 1993 creating strategic Web and e-business solutions for Homepage.com, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel Communications, EarthLink and Artisan Motion Pictures. Today, Garry and SEO Inc.’s highly skilled digital strategists develop proprietary technology and strategic digital marketing direction for Fortune 500 companies including, SC Johnson, McAfee, Entrepreneur.com., Inc Magazine, IGN, Tacorri, LPL Financial, National Kidney Foundation, G4 TV, Fuel TV and Sony, just to name a few.