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…