Linkedin posts can be a treasure trove of practical tips and creative inspiration.
I’ve been using Linkedin’s “Save” button to keep track of posts I couldn’t bear to forget but let’s face it… it’s where saved posts go to die.
Even if you remember how to get there (I don’t), scrolling around for past ones is like searching an endless abyss.
That’s why I created an automation to save the Linkedin posts to Notion or Google Sheets – no more diving into black holes!
Now they are easy to access, analyze, and right where I do my content work.
Here you can see the automation in action 👇
To make it work, you just have to:
→ Copy the link of the LinkedIn post
→ Trigger the automation in your browser
→ Paste the post’s link
Voilà 🪄 content, author and link added to Notion or Google Sheets.
It also “Saves” the post on Linkedin automatically.
What to set it up? Let’s see how!
⚠️ Disclaimer: Linkedin doesn’t like any kind of automation, so use it at your own risk. This automation is designed to get data from one post at a time to be as “laser-focused” as possible. It runs locally in your browser and takes data from a public page (“he post page)” There shouldn’t be any problems unless you abuse it. So don’t save tens or more posts per day; otherwise, your risk being banned.
Cleared that, let’s get to it!
The process is simple enough, but it’s probably something you’ve never seen. So I’ve made a step-by-step video tutorial to guide you through the setup.
The steps are the following:
- Download Bardeen and create an account.
- Copy the playbook.
- Copy or create the Notion template or Google Sheets.
- Map the fields.
- Try it!
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1. Download Bardeen
Bardeen is a great tool for creating automations. Differently from Zapier or Make, it runs locally in your browser. This makes it a perfect candidate for this use case.
Just click here to download the Chrome extension. Install it and create an account if you don’t have one already.
2. Copy the playbook
Here you have the two playbooks (aka the automations I created). Pick the one you prefer:
Once done, click on “Pin it”.
3. Copy or create the Notion template or Google Sheets
Before setting up the playbook, the Notion database or Google Sheets ready need to be ready.
You database must have at least these three fields/columns:
- Post content
- Post Link
You can create your own or make a copy of my simple templates.
Feel free to add as many other fields/columns as you like. (e.g., category, rating, etc., you will have to add these extra values will manually or with another automation)
Here are basic starter templates you can copy:
If you don’t have a Notion account yet, create one from this link 😉
4. Map the fields
The most critical step is mapping the data of the Linkedin post to the right field.
Look at the video (3:50) to see exactly how to do it.
That’s it you made it, good job! 🎉
Now is time to try this black magic trick!
- Go to your LinkedIn feed
- Click on the (•••) icon in the top right corner of the post you want to save
- Click “Copy link to post”
- Click the Bardeen extension icon
- Click on the playbook
- Paste the link
If you have any doubts, have a look at the video!
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