How to Put LinkedIn in Your Gmail
By Adrian Grahams
Adding a LinkedIn signature to your Gmail email messages can help to grow your network of professional and business LinkedIn connections. When your message recipient clicks the LinkedIn link in your email message, his Web browser will open to your LinkedIn profile page so he can view your information and add you to his network. Gmail's signature options enable you to add LinkedIn to all of your outgoing Gmail email messages.
Log in to your LinkedIn account. Click the "Profile" tab on the LinkedIn homepage.
Highlight and select the URL address next to "Public Profile" in your profile pane. Press "Ctrl-C" on your computer keyboard to copy the selected public profile address.
Sign in to Gmail. Click the gears icon in the main menu bar. Select "Settings" from the pull-down menu.
Scroll to the Signatures section.
Type your preferred signature text, such as name, job title and contact details into the input box, or skip this step if you already have a Gmail signature you want to keep.
Click on the location in the signature block where you want to add your LinkedIn hyperlink.
Click the "Link" button above the signature text input box. Paste the LinkedIn public profile link address you copied earlier into the "Web Address" field. Type your preferred display text -- for example, "My LinkedIn Profile" -- in to the "Text to Display" field. Click the "OK" button.
Scroll to the bottom of the page, and then click the "Save Changes" button.
LinkedIn lets you change your public profile URL from the default address to a custom address to make it more memorable. Customize your LinkedIn profile address by clicking the "Edit" link next to the address on your LinkedIn profile page.
Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.