Getting Your Vanity URL on LinkedIn
A vanity URL is a domain name that points to something to which it is related and indicated in the name of the URL. For example, http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertstarks is the URL of my personal LinkedIn profile. If you have a LinkedIn account and don’t know if you have a vanity URL, you can view your profile and check the URL displayed next to “public profile.” If you haven’t claimed your LinkedIn vanity URL, you’ll likely see a string of random numbers and/or letters making it very difficult to remember and not something you would want to put on your resume or business card. To get a vanity URL, simply log in to your LinkedIn account. Once signed in, in the upper right corner, hover the mouse over your name and you’ll get a drop down menu with two options including “settings,” and “sign out.” Click on “settings,” and you’ll be taken to your account settings page. Click on “Edit your public profile.” Finally, click on “Customize your public profile URL.” You can then create your vanity URL by simply typing the name you want and saving. It’s that easy.
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This image shows you the steps outlined for those new to LinkedIn or who prefer a visual.