Customize your LinkedIn URL for better traffic
Why would you want to customize your LinkedIn URL? Does your LinkedIn public profile link look like this – http://linkedIn.com/in/someonesname-9482048q8488974
Step 1 – Go to Profile > Edit Profile
Step 2 – Find the URL in the box below your image
Step 3 – Select Edit
Step 4 – In the right hand column find the box that says “Customize your public profile URL”
Step 5 – Type in your name – no caps or spaces. You may need to add a middle initial or a number to your name. If you must add a number, use one that is significant to you, not just the ones that LinkedIn suggests.
Step 6 – Add the link to your resume, other on-line profiles, business cards (networking cards)
You can view a how-to video on how to customize your LinkedIn URL on YouTube by clicking below.
Where else would a customized LinkedIn URL come in handy? Do people connect to you or your business? If they can find you directly, it may make the difference in landing that next big contract or job!