LinkedIn is primarily a website for business professionals, but Facebook and Twitter are equally important for building your online brand. Build connections with potential customers, business partners and peers within the same industry by bridging the gap between LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Leverage your new connections made on the major social networks to build brand awareness, drive sales, monitor the competition and keep updated on the latest events in your industry.
Log in to your LinkedIn account and go to your profile page.
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Scroll down near the bottom of your LinkedIn profile to "Additional Information" and click the "Add" link next to "Twitter" to open a pop-up asking you to authorize the app.
Enter your Twitter username or email address and password in the popup. Click the "Authorize App" button when a pop-up asks you to authorize access to your Twitter profile. LinkedIn will then ask if you want to share all of your Tweets on LinkedIn or only Tweets that contain "#in". Select one of the options and click "Save settings." Your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts are now linked. You will be able to share Tweets on LinkedIn and LinkedIn updates on Twitter. A link to your Twitter page will also appear on your LinkedIn profile.
Open Facebook in your browser, log in to your account and type "LinkedIn" on the search bar at the top of the page. Results will populate below the search bar.
Click the "LinkedIn" app. It should be the first result and will say "app" below its name. This will redirect you to LinkedIn.
Click the "Connect with Facebook" button and a popup will display on the screen.
Click the "Log In with Facebook" button on the pop-up. The pop-up will ask for permission to post on your behalf. Click "Allow" and LinkedIn will import your Facebook contacts to LinkedIn. Be patient as this process may take a few minutes if you have several hundreds (or thousands) of friends. They will then ask you to grow your network by adding an email address. Click "Skip this step."
Select any people that you may know by checking the box next to their name on the page that says "Do You Know These People?" and then click "Add Connection(s)" or "Skip this step" if you do not wish to add any of the possible connections. This list is based on friend connections that you have from Facebook.
Click "Skip this step" on the next page that asks you to enter email addresses of people to invite them to LinkedIn. Next you will choose a plan level: Premium or Basic (Free). Select one of the two options. Your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles are now connected.
Return to your LinkedIn profile and click the "Edit" link next to "Additional Information" on your LinkedIn profile so that you can add a link to your Facebook account.
Click the drop-down menu that says "Choose..." directly to the right of "Websites" and select "Other." Two text fields will appear to the right of the drop-down menu.
Type "Facebook" in the text box that says "Website Title." Type your profile URL in the text box that says "URL."
Click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page and the link will appear on your profile.