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Yesterday’s mailbag included an interesting question from Ray – he’d like to know how to get the logos of his favoite organizations displayed on his profile and was unhappy that he hadn’t been able to figure it out.

I explained that it was a bit like trying to find a strategy for capturing a unicorn – just because you want to do something like that doesn’t mean you can.

But I worked out a good alternative that I’ll share with you.

Graphics on your profile

The one image that LinkedIn allows users to add to their profile is a picture.

And LinkedIn expects that to be a reasonably current image of the individual named on the profile – and that means you.

If you add something animated, or an object other than an yourself, as an adult, some user will flag the picture and LinkedIn will take it down.

Trust me on this and don’t waste your time trying to game the system…

Groups have logos don’t they…

But groups are allowed to upload a logo aren’t they?

So perhaps the system already has a group that uses the logo that you’d like to display – and you probably wanted to belong to that group anyway.  So search, join and make sure the logo is visible.

Making a group for yourself

And if nobody has yet created the group for water conservationists displaying the distinctive “drop of water” logo, you can create it yourself! (btw – there is at least one, I checked;-)

Not only do you get to display the logo that you’d like, but you’ll be in charge of your own group. (And I suppose that means I have to write an entry on creating a group soon, but that’ll have to wait)

One thing – do not use some other individual’s or organization’s copyrighted logo – that’ll get you in trouble too.

Hey – that’s it for today, if you try this out, let me know how it goes.

To your continued success,
steve

Steven Tylock
http://www.linkedinpersonaltrainer.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetylock