Customize Your LinkedIn Profile for Easier Find

Customize Your LinkedIn Profile for Easier Find

Onipede Funmilola teaches us that customizing our LinkedIn profile URL helps to get us connected.

Why Customizing your LinkedIn profile url?

Do you know you can customize your LinkedIn and other social media platform url?

Yes you can!
For instance when I searched for few friends, I noticed that it was very difficult to locate them. This is because they had not customized or personalized their LinkedIn profile url.
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Why do you have to customize your LinkedIn profile url?


It helps other users and recruiters to identify your profile easily and connect with your seamlessly.

A customized url helps with SEO, on major search engines such as Google and Bing fetch one’s information easily.

It also makes you looks professional, especially when you share your LinkedIn url with recruiters.

This is how a default LinkedIn profile url look like: “https://lnkd.in/numbers” and alphabet (don’t click it, it’s just used as an example).

This is how a customized LinkedIn profile url will look: “https://linkdelin.in/name” (again, don’t click it).

Why do you have to customize your LinkedIn profile url? It helps other users and recruiters to identify your profile easily and connect with your seamlessly. Click To Tweet


To change your public profile URL from your desktop:

Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
Click View profile.
Click Edit public profile & URL on the right rail.
Under Edit your custom URL in the right rail, click the Edit icon next to your public profile URL.
It’ll be an address that looks like https://LinkedIn.com/in your name
Type the last part of your new custom URL in the text box.
Click Save.


To change your profile on your phone:

Tap your profile picture after login into your LinkedIn account.
Scroll to the Contact and Personal Info section and tap the Edit icon.
On the Edit contact info page, tap on your personal Profile URL. You’ll be redirected to the Public profile settings page.
Under the Edit URL section, tap the Edit icon next to your public profile URL.
Type the last part of your new custom URL in the text box.

Your custom URL can have 5-30 letters or numbers. Don’t use spaces, symbols or special characters.

LinkedIn recommends using a variation of your name and/or your professional brand since you’ll share this URL with people, so they can find your LinkedIn profile. Some job applications may also ask you for your LinkedIn profile URL. It is a good idea to add it to your resume as well.


(Don’t forget to build yourself a profile on SoMeDocs, either, folks. Your profile goes into our versatile DOCTOR Databank, where the public can easily find you based on filters like your location, specialty, what setting you see patients in, which social media platforms you’re present on, what you do ‘outside exam rooms‘, the category in which you regularly contribute to SoMeDocs, and more!)

The customizable part of the URL is case insensitive. This means using TunjiDada, tunjidada, or tunjiDada will all point to the same profile.

If the URL you want isn’t available, please select a different one. They can’t make custom URLs available to members upon request.

You can change your URL up to five times within six months. Once you have changed your URL for the fifth time, you won’t be able to change it for another six months.

Changing your URL several times may make it hard for people to find you.

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