Customizing your LinkedIn Profile URL is a simple step your can take to enhance your professional image and make your profile more easily found. When you sign up on LinkedIn, your profile is assigned a random URL address. Here’s what my LinkedIn Profile URL was

www.linkedin.com/pub/doug-levin/a/a72/bm6

The URL is long and has a bunch of random characters. That makes it difficult for most people to remember.

Customize your LinkedIn Profile URL

Here are step-by-step instructions for customizing your profile’s URL.

Here’s what a customized URL looks like:

www.linkedin.com/in/dlevin

See how it’s shorter, easier to read, and more memorable?

If you have a common first or last name it’s possible that your first URL choice has already been claimed by another user on LinkedIn, so you may need to be creative. No matter what, try to keep your URL short and easy to remember. Happy networking!