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How to Add Your LinkedIn Profile to Your Facebook Business Page

Posted by on April 18, 2011 in Social Business | 8 comments

UPDATE: Although this 3rd party app worked for me for months and months, it now appears to be broken. I’m looking for a fix – or another app and will update this post if I find it!

I’ve been spending some time on LinkedIn lately. I’ve updated and optimized my profile– prompted by this video post by Nathan Kievman–joined a few more groups, updated my reading list, and expanded my network of contacts. Oh, and I also added the WordPress application so that all of my blog posts are fed to my profile. That was long overdue!

So, now that I have it my LinkedIn account all “cleaned up,” I thought it was probably as a good time as any to add a tab on my Facebook page that connects people directly to my profile.

Setting up LinkedIn on my Facebook Page

And Why Would I do That, You Ask?

As I am a consultant, my product is ME. I am the company. So, I figured it made perfect sense to provide an easy way for my Facebook connections to learn more about me, the product. (AKA: My LinkedIn profile.)

I haven’t seen too many Facebook pages that have a LinkedIn tab on them (yet), but if you’re a small business owner, the more ways you can connect with target audience, the better your chances of building trust and growing your business.

First Things First

Before you add LinkedIn to your Facebook business page, be sure to take a look at your LinkedIn profile. Is it up to date? Are you doing a good job of connecting with people? My friend, and fellow Canadian social media strategist, Julia Rosien offers some great tips in “Be a LinkedIn Dynamo” to get you started.

FYI — If you have a company profile, you can choose to add that URL, instead of your public LinkedIn profile (though I’m reading that you might have to “fiddle” with it and where your URL says /company — you might have to change to /companies.) If you try it, let me know.

How to Add the LinkedIn Link

One of the easiest ways to add LinkedIn to your Facebook fan page is with the app, My Linkedin Profile.

Here is the step by step guide to add LinkedIn to a Facebook page.

Step 1 – Sign in to your page. Make sure you have ADMIN privileges for your Facebook page.

Step 2 – Go to MY LINKEDIN PROFILE.

Step 3 – Click ADD TO MY PAGE (top left) and then select the page you want to add it to and click “add to page”

Step 4 – Go to your Facebook page, and click EDIT PAGE (top left)

Step 5 – On the left sidebar, click on APPS.  You should see MY LINKEDIN PROFILE in the list of applications, click the EDIT SETTINGS and under “Tab: Available, make sure ADD is clicked and then select OKAY.

Step 6 – Then under MY LINKEDIN PROFILE click GO TO APP

Step 7 – You are now on the application config for your Facebook page, enter the appropriate LinkedIn Public Profile Url or Company Profile Url and select SAVE

Step 8 – Go back to your Facebook page and you should either see the LINKEDIN link on the left side of your Facebook page.

It’s as simple as that!

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Gwen is founder and CEO of Endurance Marketing. With more than a decade of digital marketing and communication experience, Gwen has helped brands leverage social media tools and strategies to improve brand visibility, build relationships and fuel business growth.

8 Comments

  1. Now that is something I had no idea how to do. Thanks for sharing this Gwen… I love learning new things each day. I

    also haven’t been using LInkedIn like I should. I found it so confusing in the beginning so haven’t made as many connections there as I know I should. Guess that will be my next big thing to learn…

    Appreciate your post and thanks again for helping me with this.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne! Thanks for dropping by. It might make you feel better to learn that you’re not alone in trying to understand how to use LinkedIn to grow your business. If you’re just starting out, the first thing you should do is make sure your profile is up to date. LinkedIn is a great tool for connecting with potential clients, partners, and more! And look me up — if we’re not connected!

  2. We have tried adding our LinkedIn profile with the instructions above with no luck. Once we add to page and try to go the app, we are instructed that we can only use the app with our personal page, not our business page. So we get caught in a circle with no way to add the information for our business page. Anyone else have this problem?

    • Hi Adam. You can’t be logged in as admin when you’re adding the app. It will ask you to choose the page you want to add it to during the process.

      Give it a try and let me know if this helps!

  3. Hi, I am having the same issue. So after I have added the Linked in URL and saved it. I then go back to my business page and click on the linked in logo and it says the below?

    ‘Unfortunately Facebook has recently removed the ability to add application tabs to a user profile. However, you can still add this application to a Facbook Page.’

    The thing is it is a business page?

    Any Suggestions?

    I have checked the linked in Profile and it seems many people are having the same problems. has anyone managed to slove this yet I wonder?

    • Nikki, are you adding it while logged in as your business page or as your personal? You need to be sure you’re on your personal FB page. It should ask you which page you want to add it to. Let me know if this works for you.

  4. It’s gone from my page now, too. I had no trouble adding it (a long time ago), but as it’s an app not developed by Facebook, you take your chances on whether it will remain active. It appears that it’s no longer working — as I tried to add it back and it was a no go. If I find another way, I’ll be sure to post it here!

    Thanks for dropping by, Rose!

  5. Okay, I was able to add it back in– and I got to a page that asked me to put in my LinkedIn profile URL but it just won’t take…I’ll keep you updated if I find a fix!

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