Can I use LinkedIn as a social sharing option?

In order to use LinkedIn as a social sharing option, your Share URL cannot contain a canonical tag. Here's how to confirm this:

  1. Visit the LinkedIn Post Inspector at https://www.linkedin.com/post-inspector
  2. Enter your Share URL and click the Inspect button (your Share URL can be found in the GrowSurf Campaign Editor > 5. Installation step)
  3. Scroll down to the URL information section.
    1. If you do not see a Canonical URL field, then you CAN use LinkedIn as a social sharing option
    2. If you see a Canonical URL field, then you CANNOT use LinkedIn as a social sharing option (reference the screenshot below)

LinkedIn will replace the URL that your participants share [when clicking the LinkedIn share button] with the Canonical URL, if there is one. This means that any URL parameters will be stripped, and referral tracking will not work properly.

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