Tag Archive: URL

How to post an update on LinkedIn for daily engagement!

First find an article you want to share with your LinkedIn network.

Second copy the article URL.

Next go to the home page of your LinkedIn profile.

Click on “start a Post” and you will get a pop up that asks “What do you want to talk about?”

Then write a comment about the article or ask a question to generate engagement with your connections.

Next is add or Paste the article URL.

Click on the next button.

Add who can see this post. To be most effective select “anyone, or if you are on Twitter share the article on two platforms.
You can also add groups to post the article to or if you want JUST your connections to see it you can choose that as well.

After that hit advanced and select “allow comments on this post” to hopefully engage some of your connections.

Select #Hashtag’s you want the article and you to be found for and add them to your post.

One additional feature you should incorporate in an update is to “TAG” someone or “TAG” a company in the comments your wright about the article. When you “TAG” someone (@) or “TAG” (@) a company that will prompt a notification to you that someone mentioned your name or company name..

Finally click on the BLUE “POST” button.

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, or if you’d like to update your profile or spend some time together on a 1-2-1 basis simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com

Did you Personalize Your LinkedIn Public Profile URL?

Your URL on your LinkedIn profile page should be customized

to just your name. Why, because when people search for you

on the internet hey will go to Google and search for your name.

When you sign up for a LinkedIn profile you are given a generic

public profile URL.

The public profile URL includes your name which will be hyphenated and ten numbers and characters after

it. In a search on Google will only show your LinkedIn profile if you include all of the numbers. What

are the odds of someone remembering all of those numbers.

Your first step to customize your URL is go to the tool bar at the top your profile page and hover over

profile and select the edit drop drown when it appears. Next step will be to select the “edit” link next

to your profile URL. This will take you to your public profile information page. On the right hand side

two thirds of the way down is the link “Customize your public profile URL”.

Click on the link and it will take you to a pop up where you can then customize your LinkedIn URL to

just your name. In the blank box type in your name without spaces and all lower case spelling.

Then click on the blue “set Custom URL”.

If someone else on LinkedIn has already chosen the name you will have to add a middle initial and/or

a number to the end of your name. LinkedIn will also give you some hints as to the availability of names

that haven’t been used. Names similar, Such as “smithjosepha or jassmith1 will help you change the URL.

I also found out if you leave the public URL and you try to put that on a business card it may not fit

the space allotted for that URL.

Good luck with your URL customization! If you liked this post please share it with others.