The end of LinkedIn Products & Services Pages

We received notification that LinkedIn is removing the Products & Services tab from company pages.  Oddly the notification was mailed on April Fool’s Day.  As of April 14 the feature will be removed.  LinkedIn offered to send recommendations from the page, which we requested.  The customer support team responded very quickly.  The recommendations are really valuable so we’re glad to still have that information. The notification when on to explain options for the future – updates or Showcase Pages.   While we were users of the Products & Services tab we’re likely to redesign our home page and use updates rather than embarking on Showcase Pages.

What is your company’s response to this change?  Think this will make things easier for LinkedIn in members as they profess?  Easier for you?