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How to put your LinkedIn Badge on Outlook

March 4, 2009

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Thought that most LinkedIn Users would find this article I wote helpful:

For all the people with Outlook, here is a real simple solution to get the LinkedIn Badge on your email signature:

1. After you login to LinkedIn, look to your left bar and click “Edit My Profile” link
2. Just under the 2nd Blue box, look for “Promote your profile with customized buttons” and click “customized buttons”
3. Drag and Drop any of the Button Images (Badges) you like to your desktop – this should save a copy and easy to find
4. In Outlook (I am using Outlook 2007) go to “tools” and then “options” from the menu bar
5. From the dialogue box, select the tab “Mail Format”
6. Toward the bottom, select the button “Signatures”
7. Select your Signature (or create a new one)
8. Place your mouse wherever you want the LinkedIn button (Badge) to appear in the edit window below
9. Look for the icon just above the window you are in for “picture” and click on that
10. Go to your desktop where you saved the LinkedIn button (Badge) and select that
11. You should see the LinkedIn button (Badge) in your signature window now
12. Select the LinkedIn button (Badge) and click the icon just to the right of the “Picture” icon called “insert hyperlink”
13. In this window look on the left and select the “Existing File or Webpage” icon
14. Go back to your page you copied the LinkedIn button from, your LinkedIn Profile, and select on the left the “View My Profile”
15. In the URL Address Bar of your browser, highlight and copy this url
16. Go back to Outlook and past this url in the window and white box labeled as: “Address”
17. Save the Signature and hit ok until you are back in the main Outlook window
18. Test your email signature before using by sending yourself an email and click the LinkedIn button (Badge) AFTER the email arrives to see if your profile is accurate
NOTE: If you test only with an email that you start as “New Message” in Outlook, you will need to hold the control key down and select the LinkedIn button (Badge)
Good Luck!

Dean Holmes

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2009 11:33 am

    works great!!!!thanks alot…

  2. July 23, 2009 5:00 pm

    I tried this and it is not working – did they move it?

  3. Harry permalink
    August 18, 2009 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the step-by-step instructions!



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