How to customize your public profile URL on LinkedIn

Steps to customize your public profile URL on LinkedIn

Social network sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter usually provide a customize URL while creating your account, Facebook offers this feature while setting up a page or a group while you will manually have to create a custom URL in the sites like LinkedIn and Google+.

How good would it be to have a URL of your own? A URL like http://linkedin.com/in/crazydigitalmarketer, looks much better rather than http://linkedin.com/in/crazygitialmarketer-12573682736882 Doesn’t it?

Why do you need a customized URL?

Here are a few apparent reasons,

1.It will help you create your personal or company’s brand.
2.Your search ranking will improve both on LinkedIn and Google Search.
3.A customized link is easy to share, print on your card or to tell someone verbally.
4.It looks and sounds much more professional!

Here are the easy steps to setup your custom LinkedIn Public Profile URL

#Step 1

After you log in to your LinkedIn account, click on your Profile Photo in the top right corner of the navigation bar to open your profile view.

Steps to customize your public profile URL on LinkedIn

#Step 2

On your profile page, click on the ‘Edit your public profile’ option. It is generally at the right side of the page.

#Step 3

On the new page that opens, search for the ‘Edit public profile URL’ on the right side of the page and click the pencil icon to open up the field that will allow you to change your public profile URL.

Steps to customize your public profile URL on LinkedIn

#Step 4

By default, your profile URL will include a string of numbers along with your name. Enter your name as you want it to be displayed in the URL and click ‘Save’.

Steps to customize your public profile URL on LinkedIn

Quick tips

  • Use your business name to create a custom URL for your business, however, you can use your full name to customize the URL of your own profile.
  • Do remember, it’s not always possible to get the URL exactly the way you want. There are chances that the URL is already taken. If so, you can simply make few changes like adding your middle name, your profession or any other unique identifier to create your URL.
  • Your URL must contain 5-30 letters or numbers and may or may not include spaces, symbols, or special character.

So make sure you create a custom URL before someone else does!

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