How To Build A Backlink From Your LinkedIn Profile

Over 90% of the profiles I view on LinkedIn do not use this facility.


Because not many people realize you can build a backlink using your targeted keyword phrase from LinkedIn!

Watch the video, make the change in your LinkedIn profile and get a back-linkit only takes 2 minutes.


The Firefox add-on I mention: NoDoFollow

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19 Responses to How To Build A Backlink From Your LinkedIn Profile

  1. Michelle Vandepas May 30, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Happy to say that was one trick I knew! but I’m going to change the keywords now. Good reminder.
    Thanks again Andrew!

    • Andrew May 31, 2012 at 12:31 am #

      Excellent, Michelle!

      Glad it helped as a reminder!


  2. Daniel Sikorsky May 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    This is a good point. If there is an easy way to get a link, you should go for it 🙂 I think that backlinks from profiles are a good addition to your links. There are many sites where you can put a backlink to your profile with anchor or only with address (I mean normal sites where you can setup your profil, not some spammy forums).

    • Andrew May 31, 2012 at 12:32 am #


      I agree with what you say…especially about the spammy forums!


  3. Debbie May 31, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Hi andrew,

    Good video. The way you have explained the changes, i do believe I can handle this one without you help. Thank you for the info.

    • Andrew June 1, 2012 at 12:43 am #


      You can…got for it.


  4. Trung Nguyen June 1, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    Thanks for your tutorial video, it’s really helpful for me. Keep sharing, Andrew

  5. sanjay June 1, 2012 at 3:51 am #

    I did this to my G+ account!

  6. Nick Stamoulis June 1, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    The Google Panda update is going after keyword heavy anchor text so you don’t want to use the same keywords over and over. It’s important to vary them so that it appears natural.

    • Felicia June 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      Hi Nick,
      I wasn’t aware of that actually. Glad to have read the comments here. I didn’t know Google Panda update is going to “somewhat penalize” keyword heavy anchor texts. Better check my website. Thanks!

  7. Felicia June 1, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Glad to know this new trick about LinkedIn here! I actually didn’t know this, and thanks for sharing how to do it and get a backlink from my LinkedIn profile.

    • Andrew June 6, 2012 at 7:32 am #


      Great – I am glad it is helpful.


  8. Dwight Anthony June 4, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Great resource here Andrew, took me a minute to make the change. I had a backlink but not with my keyword. That was valuable info!

    Dwight Anthony
    Financially Elite Blog

    • Andrew June 6, 2012 at 7:33 am #


      Great – I am glad it is helpful.


  9. Amy LeForge June 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Great trick, Andrew! Thanks for sharing. FYI, the Google+ button wouldn’t let me thumbs up the article.

    • Andrew June 20, 2012 at 3:21 am #


      Sometimes the G+ button doesn’t work for some reason. I see that on many blogs. I just try again and eventually it does work.


  10. Malcolm Gibb June 20, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Good tutorial and good point I didn’t know you could alter the anchor text.
    However – the link is actually a redirect through Linkedin’s own redirect script so I doubt it passes much value, if any than you would assume.

    • Andrew June 20, 2012 at 3:22 am #


      You are most probably right about the value but I thought, it takes 2 mins and it cannot do any harm!


  11. Steve August 21, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    Linkedin is a professional social network & It matter of surprise that Linkedin gives backlinks ! While edit a profile & there is option to add your web site & that option become back links & Linkedin gives backlinks

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