In this article you'll learn:

  1. Why you need to authorize LinkedIn in YouScan

  2. How to authorize LinkedIn page in YouScan

  3. Authorization expiry date and how to renew the authorization

  4. How to add a LinkedIn page as a channel

  5. Type of data YouScan collects from LinkedIn

Why you need to authorize LinkedIn in YouScan

You need authorization in order to collect LinkedIn data. After the authorization is completed you can add your company's LinkedIn pages as channels to your topic to collect:

  • posts and comments from your company’s page

  • posts where your company was tagged

  • engagement for these posts.

☝️ You can provide these permissions only if you have a corresponding access level to your company's page. We use permissions to read data only and don’t post anything on your behalf.

How to authorize LinkedIn page in YouScan

1. Go to Account Settings in YouScan.

2. Select "Social accounts" in the right-hand menu.

3. Select "Authorize your LinkedIn"

4. You will be transferred to the LinkedIn page. Use your email/phone and password to log in.

☝️You need to have the right level of access and page role that allows you to manage your company's LinkedIn page.

5. You will see a notification listing the permissions you will provide YouScan with. Press "Allow" to continue.

6. If the authorization is successful, LinkedIn will redirect you back to YouScan and you will see the new authorization in the "Social accounts" section.

Authorization expiry date and how to renew expired authorization

⚠️ Authorization stays active for 365 days. In order not to lose any important data don't forget to renew your authorization from time to time.

You will receive a notification that your authorization will soon be over before it's expired. To avoid any disruptions in Instagram data collection delete it and enable authorization again.

How to add a LinkedIn page as a channel

To monitor LinkedIn, you need to add a company's page to your topic as a channel:

  1. Authorize your LinkedIn page using the following guide

  2. Go to the topic in which you want to collect LinkedIn data;

  3. Go to "Settings," open the "Channels" section and click the "Add channel" button;

  4. Paste the link to your company’s page and press Enter;

  5. Add your own organization’s page or tags of your organization collection depending on your tasks.

Type of data YouScan collects from LinkedIn

When you're done with the authorization stage and adding a LinkedIn page as a channel to your topics you will be able to collect:

  • posts and comments from the page of the organizations to which you have admin access:

  • posts where your organization was tagged:

  • engagement: the number of reactions, comments, shares, and views. We update these numbers only for posts from your page. We sum up all the reactions and show them as the total number of likes (we don't support separate Linkedin-specific reactions)

  • mentions from Linekidin users will be anonymized according to LinkedIn policy (no name, profile photo, and other personal info is shown)

    Exceptions: mentions posted by the authorized organization

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