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Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to

By : Anmol Jain
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Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to

By: Anmol Jain

Overview of this book

LinkedIn is a great social media platform which helps you connect with people online professionally. The website is very user friendly and this book itself covers the most important tools for job seekers and professionals as a whole with guaranteed results. Once you learn the basics from this book, you can master and explore the areas you enjoy the most. The book will take you through a broad range of topics on customizing your LinkedIn profile so it's personalized to your needs and preferences. "Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to" is written in such a way that each recipe is an independent new feature of LinkedIn. You can learn and apply a new concept by just reading any recipe. You will learn about customizing your profile, showcasing your works and projects to other users. Reach out to target recruiters and customers by growing your lifelong network and becoming popular. Discover different ways of finding jobs, using groups and much more. You will learn the art of customizing your profile and experience of networking using LinkedIn.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Vanity URL (Must know)

Just like any other website, LinkedIn provides you with the option of creating your own personalized vanity URL, which can be a potent marketing tool for your profile.

How to do it...

To set your own personalized vanity URL, perform the following steps:

  1. Firstly, click on the Edit Profile button via the LinkedIn toolbar located at the top of your page, which appears after you log in:

  2. You will now see a URL, for example, Click on the Edit link adjacent to it.

  3. You will now see a section titled Your Public Profile URL on the right-hand side of the page. Click on Customize your public profile URL.

  4. Now, enter your custom URL closest to your first or last name, depending on the availability, and click on the Set Custom URL button:

Your vanity URL is now set.

You can also obtain your personalized button, known as a profile badge, to promote your profile on other websites.

  1. When you click on Customize your public profile URL, as explained earlier, you will see a button called Create a profile badge in the same section. Click on it.

  2. Now, you will see different style buttons with the corresponding source code, which you can copy to your website or blog to promote your LinkedIn profile page:

How it works...

Now that you have set your vanity URL, as explained in the preceding section, your LinkedIn profile will have become more search engine friendly.

There's more...

Apart from just setting up your vanity URL, you can perform some of the following tasks to maximize the use of your vanity URL:

  • Promote your URL and profile badge by sharing them on your website or blog.

  • Share your URL and profile badge with your friends and colleagues. One of the easiest ways to do this is to put it in your e-mail signature.

  • Get your URL printed on your business card.


LinkedIn has more than 100 million registered users. Simple steps, such as printing your vanity URL on business cards can help you to expand your professional network exponentially.