I searched for the code and to save you all from the unnecessary (and time consuming) Google/Blog Hop I’m going to lay it all out for you right here, right now. After reviewing this blog post you’ll be able to create your own Linkedin Share links, just like this one, which will open a share window that looks like this:
I’m also going to share with you a couple other cool things I found while I was on the search.
Perhaps right now you’re just scratching your head wondering ‘Why not use a Plugin?’ Well, that’s a great solution if you’re using WordPress — But what if you’re coding up an image map, an HTML page for a squeeze page or you’re in the process of making a custom Facebook tab? If you’re using something like the StaticHTML or another iFrames style app, a simple HTML link is what you need.
How to Create Plain HTML Links to Share Content on Linkedin
Here’s the coding format for a PLAIN TEXT, HTML link to share your content on Linkedin:
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<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=http://YourContentsURLGoesHere.com&title=Article Tile Goes Here&summary=Put your summary here" target="_blank">Your Text Link Here</a>
Here’s the coding format you’ll need to create an IMAGE link to share your content on Linkedin:
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<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=http://YourContentsURLGoesHere.com&title=Article Tile Goes Here&summary=Put your summary here" target="_blank" ><img src="http://www.YourImageURLGoesHere.com/image"/></a>
How to Create a Linkedin Share Button with a Share Counter
Now, perhaps you’re still working outside of WordPress but you want one of those fancy-shmancy Linkedin share buttons that have that cool little ‘share count’ bubble. You can generate those over here, on Linkedin’s website. All you have to do is fill in the form and click ‘Get Gode’ and you’re all set!
How to add a Linkedin Widget to your Website
If you’re an active user on Linkedin you might want to look at adding one of these cool LinkedIn ‘Profile Cards’ to your website:
You can also view all of Linkedin’s widgets and tools here.
Do you have any tips to share about Linkedin? I’m not as active there as I’d like to be, I spent some time this weekend updating and sprucing up my profile. It’s far from ‘complete.’ My plans for the new year include revamping my entire Social Media presence, with that, you’ll see me becoming more active on Linkedin.
Before you go, even if you don’t have any great Linkedin tips be sure to leave me a comments with your Linkedin profile URL. I’ll make sure I drop on by and connect with you.