Custom URL for LinkedIn: Why and How

If you looking for a new job, or even if you aren’t, you can create a custom URL for LinkedIn.  It provides a cleaner look without the additional numbers at the end. It also makes it easier for people to find you and shows you have put the effort into creating an ideal LinkedIn Profile.

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How to Create a Custom URL for LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile name should be based on your real name. First start by deleting the numbers behind your name. Log into your LinkedIn account and then complete the following steps:

  1. Move your cursor over Me at the top of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings.
  2. Selected Privacy in the center of the page with the shield. Click Edit your public profile.
  3. You’ll see a URL link at the top right line -Click on the blue pencil
  4. Type the last part of your new custom URL in the text box.
  5. Click Save.

That’s it!

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