TOP TIP: Tune Up Your LinkedIn Profile Link

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Ditch that Tag on LinkedIn


When you first get your LinkedIn profile established, you will see that the link for your profile has a dash with some combination of letters and numbers on the end. You want to get rid of that tag on the end.

Why am I Doing This?


The feeling is that the tag is evidence of your newness to LinkedIn and it reveals a sort of amateur status to your profile. In other words, it makes you stand out in a bad way. As with most social media, there are conventions that people follow. Go with the flow and remove the tag.

What About the Rest of My Link?


Another convention is to remove the dashes from your name in the link. Ideally, the link will be available when you modify it. If you have a common name, you may have to insert your middle initial to rename the link.

How Do I Change this Stuff?


  1. Go to your LinkedIn profile.
  2. On the right side, scroll down to the Contact and Personal Info section.
  3. Click on the pencil icon.
  4. At the bottom of the Edit Profile screen, set the Share profile changes button to No.
  5. At the top of the Edit Profile screen, click on your Profile URL link.
  6. You will now be on the Public profile settings screen.
  7. On the right, locate the Edit public profile URL section.
  8. Click on the pencil icon next to your www.linkedin/in/… URL.
  9. Remove the dashes from your name.
  10. Remove the tag at the end of your name.
  11. Click the Save button.

Congratulations!

You are now the owner of a full-fledged professional LinkedIn URL!

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