LinkedIn Profile URL mistake

May 12th, 2009 | by Jason Alba |
I haven’t posted for a while – sorry about that!  Big news – News 1 is about my new son – you can read something cool about it here.  News 2 is about JibberJobber’s 3 year anniversary, and specials for upgrading – you can read about that here.

This is not very uncommon… I sometimes see people sending me a link to their LinkedIn Profile URL… but they do it the wrong way.  Here’s what I got in an email signature (I erased the name of the person):

I’ve probably seen this about 10 times in the last year.

If you want to share your LinkedIn Profile URL with someone, what I recommend is this:

Go to your LinkedIn Profile Page (click on Profile from the left menu):

On your LinkedIn Profile page, scroll down to find your “Public Profile,” like this:

Copy and paste THAT URL, instead of what might be in the browser box, like this:

BTW, does that URL look familiar?  It is the same one that is in the signature above.  If you are logged into LinkedIn, click on the link… it takes you to YOUR URL, not mine…

Easy, eh?

  1. 2 Responses to “LinkedIn Profile URL mistake”

  2. By Brian Schuster on May 13, 2009 | Reply

    Hey Jason,

    Funny thing happend to me the other day. I was online, looking at an article about some of the more popular CEO’s online. But they didn’t have the names of these CEO’s, just the pictures. I go and click on one of them and there I am staring at a picture of you. It even has your name on the bottom of it. But I don’t think it’s you. I’ve never even heard of Jibberjobber before and I associated you with “i’m on linkedin, now what”, so I assumed it was another Jason Alba.

    It took me doing a little bit of digging on this blog to figure out that you’re the same guy. I just had not idea because I spent all my time on this blog, not even realizing your whole other company existed.

    I’m not sure if this is useful or even relevant, but I thought it was interesting (or maybe I was just being thick).

    Brian
    cleverwebtech.com

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