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How to customize and use your LinkedIn profile address

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Customize your LinkedIn profile to
make it easier for people to find you.
It's easy to change your LinkedIn public profile address and well worthwhile to do so. (Your profile url is the long address on your profile page that reads something like http://www.linkedin.com/pub/firstname-lastname/1c/318/712).

To customize your public profile url:

  • Log on to LinkedIn and go to Me > View Profile.
  • Click "Edit public profile & URL
  • On the right sidebar under "Edit your customer URL", click the blue pencil. 
  • Modify your address by deleing the random numbers after your name. (The system will let you know if your custom url is available).
  • Click “Save”.
  • This saved address will now be your LinkedIn profile address.

Customization Tips

  • Your custom URL must contain between 5 to 30 letters or numbers.
  • You cannot use spaces, symbols or special characters.
  • If you have an uncommon name, try shortening your url to just your name. If that works, your address will look like this: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/firstname-lastname).
  • If your preferred custom url is already being used by someone else or you just want to jazz up your profile name a bit, consider adding your field like I did on mine:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathybernard. (While visiting my profile, feel free to invite me to connect. I will accept.
  • Or, add your nickname, city name or your brand identity to your url, such as “ITpro”.

Use Your Public Profile Address!
Once you've established your public profile url, simply go to your View Profile Page to copy then paste it wherever you want – on your resume, business cards, cover letters, etc.

(To copy the address, highlight the address and click “Control” “C” in Windows or “Command” “C” on Mac. Paste the url elsewhere by clicking “Control” “V” in Windows or “Command” “V’ on Mac.)

Also add your LinkedIn profile address to your email signature. Here’s how.

Master Tip:
Include your LinkedIn profile url in the P.S. section of your cover letters like this …

P.S. Visit my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/name-namemarketer where you can view my 3,000 connections, 27 recommendations and 24 awards for marketing excellence.

Why add a P.S.? It’s the most read part of a letter! Adding a power statement there can draw recipients to your profile where you can wow them further. 


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1 comment :

  1. Changing the URL can definitely spruce up your profile.


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