If you have logged into LinkedIn recently and you have a company page; you’ll have received a notice that the Company Page’s Products and Services tab will no longer be supported as of April 14, 2014.
This means you will have to create a Showcase Page(s) on your Company Page for each service and product that you want to continue to display. The pro’s are that you get more image room to display your product/service. The con’s are that you need to create the showcase page which means more time on your part that you didn’t intend to use on it in the first place and there’s not much room for product description in terms of text area.
Well, to help save you time creating a new images for your Showcase Page here are the specifications that you need to watch for:
According to LinkedIn:
Showcase Page element specifications:
- Hero Image: Minimum 974 x 330 pixels. PNG, JPEG, or GIF. Maximum file size 2 MB. You can crop your image once it’s uploaded.
- Logo: 100 x 60 pixels. Image will be resized to fit.
- Square logo: 50 x 50 pixels. Image will be resized to fit.
BUT what they don’t tell you is what to expect once your Hero Image is created and uploaded. If you’re not careful you be sent packing back to the drawing board (as I was a few times) because there is text placed over the bottom portion of your Hero Image.
To avoid this here’s a visual guide to use. Note that my original canvas size is 981 x 335 because I find that some images are stretched even when created with exact specifications. As per the guide you want to make for sure that your text or main image is not covered up by the smaller Company Page logo and Showcase title in the lower right hand corner or by the Follow button and # of followers in the lower left hand corner.