LinkedIn pictures in Yahoo search results

September 29th, 2008 | by Jason Alba |

I heard about this on MVPF a couple of weeks ago, but wasn’t able to actually see it for myself.  Until recently.  I did a search on LinkedIn ________ (I can’t remember what it was), and check out what I found on the third page:

That image is coming from Raymond’s (I think he goes by Chip) LinkedIn profile image.

Cool, eh? AFAIK, this only works in Yahoo, and I’m not sure why my photo is not showing up when you search for “Jason Alba LinkedIn”… although I have a theory: under Account and Settings, my picture is set to show fore everyone.  However, under Public Profile, the Picture box was unchecked.  I just checked it – we’ll see how long it takes to for Yahoo to pick it up. 

If you want your picture to show up in the search results, you should go into Account and Settings, Public Profile, and check the “picture” box.  I’m not sure, but I’m guessing … :)

  1. 5 Responses to “LinkedIn pictures in Yahoo search results”

  2. By Teena in Toronto on Sep 29, 2008 | Reply

    Alas, it didn’t work for me. I’ll check my settings.

  3. By Jason Alba on Sep 29, 2008 | Reply

    I wrote that post on Saturday in an airport, did the changes then, and it still hasn’t picked it up for me. I wonder if Yahoo takes a while to index LinkedIn profiles…

    or maybe I’m wrong about my idea… :)

  4. By Jason Alba on Sep 30, 2008 | Reply

    Tuesday morning at 11:50am MST, and it’s still not showing up…

  5. By Jason Alba on Oct 6, 2008 | Reply

    I just checked again (10/6, 8:39 am MST) and nothing… I’m guessing my theory is wrong :p

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