LinkedIn URL Shortener - Brand and Shorten Every Link You Share
LinkedIn is the largest social-network for job-related posts. When sharing something on the platform or sharing your profile link, it's beneficial to use a Linkedin URL shortener.
First, let's cover how a LinkedIn URL shortener can be beneficial when sharing your LinkedIn profile on business cards or on a Resume/CV.
The benefits of using Rebrandly as your LinkedIn URL shortener
Rebrandly is the leader in link branding. It’s the most complete and reliable link management platform on the market. Our solution provides the easiest way to create, measure, and manage short URLs with a custom domain name.
When sharing the link to your LinkedIn profile or even your portfolio, it's beneficial to use a branded link, rather than a generic LinkedIn URL shortener.
Create branded links that lead to your LinkedIn profile right in the Rebrandly platform or use our Chrome extension which gives you a one-click option to rebrand every link directly on the platform.
For example, check out the image below showcasing a business card with a link that leads directly to Davide de Guz's LinkedIn profile. This is extremely beneficial at conferences and events when you're focused on networking. Or even if you're speaking at an event and want the audience to connect with you after - share this link at the end of the presentation. It's memorable and easy to type into browsers.
Use branded links when sharing on LinkedIn rather than using a generic Linkedin URL shortener. It is extremely easy to create links right in the browser to share on Linkedin.
How it Works:
If you are using Google Chrome you can easily use Rebrandly as your LinkedIn URL shortener and share custom short links on Linkedin with one click by downloading Rebrandly's Chrome extension and using the automatic link detection feature.
Important: LinkedIn automatically replaces vanity URLs with LinkedIn's own generic short URLs using a tool built into their system. To ensure your branded links appear in your LinkedIn posts your links must be 26 characters or less in length and there must be text following the link. (Meaning you shouldn't just post a link on its own, and make sure you don't finish your sentence with the link.) Using branded links in LinkedIn comments will not result in them being automatically shortened.
This Article is About:
- LinkedIn URL Shortener
- Branded Links for LinkedIn
- Free URL Shortener on LinkedIn
- Custom URL Shortener LinkedIn
- Custom Short Link on Linkedin
- Creating a Vanity URL on LinkedIn
- LinkedIn and Rebrandly Integration
- How to Brand and Track Links in LinkedIn
- Create a Short Link for All Of Your Social Media Channels
- How to integrate Linkedin with Rebrandly
- Extension: Automatic Link Detection
I am having a lot of trouble trying to get a Rebrandly link to work on LinkedIn. I've followed the instructions and it comes up with that extension is being blocked by the server.....how do I fix and work with that?
Hi Catherine, thanks for getting in touch! Unfortunately LinkedIn does not allow 3rd party extensions, so you'll have to rebrand your LinkedIn links directly from your Rebrandly dashboard. Also, bear in mind, LinkedIn will automatically transform your link with their own URL shortener unless it's 26 characters or less- including https://. There's no workaround for that at the minute, so keep your LinkedIn branded links short!