QUESTION: How do I set a LinkedIn vanity URL? Why is it important?
Click the ‘Me’ icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage. Click ‘View profile. Click ‘Edit public profile & URL’ on the right-hand side of your profile page. Under ‘Edit your custom URL’, click the ‘Edit’ icon next to your public profile URL. Remove the algorithm-generated numbers after your name and click ‘Save.’ A vanity URL looks professional, strengthens your branding, and is easier to share.
Open your LinkedIn profile. At the top right of the screen, you will see a link, “Edit public profile & URL.” A new page will appear. In the top right of that page, you will see, “Edit your custom URL” and “Personalize the URL for your profile.” Click on the little blue pencil icon. You can insert 3-100 letters or numbers in the underlined space. Do not use symbols, spaces, or special characters.
There is a “custom URL” button when you go into your profile. You will need to play around with possible URLs as what you want may already be taken. It is important when you are networking and including your URL on your resume so it is simple and straightforward to remember. You want to be memorable.
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