It’s very frustrating when you know that a LinkedIn company page should exist, but you can’t find it.
You may have created it yourself, but other people say it doesn’t appear in searches.
Or you’re trying to add the company page to your work experience, but it doesn’t show up in the drop-down list.
This has been an ongoing problem with LinkedIn for years. Here are the best ways to get around their inconsistent website.
Table of Contents
You May Need To Wait For A New Page To Appear In Searches
The most common problem is when a brand new company page is created and other LinkedIn users can’t find it.
This problem is usually because the page is new. These new pages take time to propagate across the global LinkedIn database.
The LinkedIn support pages say that this can take 1-2 weeks. In my experience, it’s more like 3-4 days.
If the page still isn’t showing up in searches after four days, then you should try the solutions in the rest of this article.
Can’t Find A LinkedIn Company Page When Adding Experience? Follow It First
This is the easiest solution, and it often works.
We’re assuming two things for this fix:
- The company page doesn’t show up in the drop-down list when you are adding experience.
- You can find the company page in other ways. For example, through searching LinkedIn or someone else has sent you the exact URL.
If you can’t find the page to be able to follow it, skip this section.
The solution is to follow the company page using these steps:
- Open the page
- Click on the blue “Follow” button at the top of the page beneath the company description
This picture illustrates the follow button.
Now, go back to your profile experience section and try to add a company. The page you have just followed should be at or near the top of the list.
If this didn’t work for you, try the next solution.
Try Using Quotations In The Experience Dropdown List
When you are trying to add a company to your experience section, you can type in the name of the country into the dropdown list.
It’s very annoying when you’re typing in a name that doesn’t show up.
One trick is to put the name of the company between quotation marks. This can force LinkedIn to show it.
Other LinkedIn Users Can’t Find Your Page? Expand The Company Profile
LinkedIn sometimes won’t show company pages in searches when their algorithm decides the page isn’t yet established.
We have a separate article on how to create a LinkedIn company page. We show the quickest way to complete every part of the profile. That includes a cover image and a hashtag.
I recommend that you scan through that article to make sure that you’ve added sections that make the LinkedIn algorithms see the page as complete.
Still have a problem?
Here is some advice on expanding on the company profile.
- Ensure that the company description is six sentences.
- Create at least one post.
- Follow the page from your personal account
Optional tip: switch the company type
I haven’t verified that this tip works, but it was reported to me by someone who said it solved their problem.
The company admin had set the page to be “Sole Proprietorship”. He found that when he changed this to “Privately held” (which is similar) that the page then became more visible.
I suspect that the actual details don’t matter here. Instead, it was extra activity on the page that triggered the LinkedIn algorithm to make the page visible.
If you’re going to try this, you may want to set the details back to what you originally chose when you find that the fix worked.
Is The Page Still Not Showing Up? Add More Followers
If you’ve expanded the profile but the page still won’t show up on LinkedIn to other users, then this is another solution that people report has worked for them.
Make sure that the page has at least two followers. Then add more if you can persuade friends and contacts to help you out.
It seems that the LinkedIn algorithm sometimes needs to see further activity on the page to surface it. Followers seem to be the best trigger.