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LinkedIn Media Centre shows its face

If you have the newly redesigned profile you might not have noticed that there was previously no application support, so if you were using SlideShare, WordPress and more then you didn’t get a new profile, but this is starting to change as of today.

LinkedIn has released a new function to enable you to integrate even more content into your personal profile with media links to a video, image, document or presentation from a wider range of sources.

The links can be added to a number of different sections of your profile including not just Summary but also for the first time education and experience sections to make your profile a richer and more engaging personal brand experience.

  1. Click Profile at the top menu.
  2. Click Edit in the top section of your profile.
  3. Scroll down to the section where you want to add content and click the add media link (it looks like a square with a plus sign). Move your cursor over the link and you will see, “Add a link to a video, image, document, presentation…”.
  4. Type or paste the link to your content into the Add a link field that appears. A picture of your content will then display with pre-filled Title and Description fields*
  5. Click Save.

*As is often the case with big files or images in LinkedIn this may take several seconds for this to happen. You can edit the content in these fields if you wish.

The new media centre supports a wider range of content providers officially but also doesn’t rule out other providers working, but they won’t guarantee it, guess we will all have to have a play.

LinkedIn state “We support the below types of media for the LinkedIn profile. All media links must have a public URL to be added to your profile.

Image Providers:

  • 23hq
  • meadd
  • mlkshk
  • mobypicture
  • ow.ly
  • pikchur
  • pinterest
  • questionablecontent
  • somecards
  • twitgoo
  • twitpic
  • twitrpix
  • Twitter

Video Providers:

  • abcnews
  • allthingsd
  • animoto
  • atom
  • bambuser
  • bigthink
  • bliptv
  • boston
  • bravotv
  • brightcove
  • cbsnews
  • clikthrough
  • clipfish
  • clipshack
  • clipsyndicate
  • cnbc
  • cnn
  • cnnedition
  • cnnmoney
  • colbertnation
  • collegehumor
  • comedycentral
  • confreaks
  • coub
  • crackle
  • dailymotion
  • dipdive
  • distrify
  • dotsub
  • fora
  • forbes
  • funnyordie
  • gametrailers
  • godtube
  • hulu
  • jardenberg
  • justintv
  • khanacademy
  • koldcasttv
  • Liveleak
  • logo:fiercetv
  • panorama
  • washingtonpost
  • zeroinch
  • Tangle/Godtube
  • TED
  • Telly
  • The Daily Show
  • The Escapist
  • mobypicture
  • New York Magazine
  • NZ On Screen
  • Overstream
  • PBS Video
  • Revision3
  • SchoolTube
  • ScienceStage
  • ShowMe
  • snotr
  • Socialcam
  • Spreecast
  • VEVO
  • Viddler
  • viewrz
  • vimeo
  • Washington Post
  • WORLDSTARHIPHOP
  • XTRANORMAL
  • youku
  • youtube
  • Zapiks


Audio Providers:

  • AudioBoo
  • Band Camp
  • Free Music Archive
  • gogoyoko
  • Grooveshark
  • Hark
  • Huffduffer
  • Mixcloud
  • RadioReddit
  • Rdio
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Zero”

Presentations and Documents:

  • Google Docs
  • Prezi
  • Scribd
  • SlideShare

Other:

  • Behance
  • Issuu
  • Kickstarter
  • Quantcast”

So there you go, yet more changes to LinkedIn but at least the gap in functionality in the new profile has been addressed and in a way that lets you build more content into your personal profile, to raise it higher, make your value more obvious and get more results from LinkedIn.

And if you’re not getting the results then reach out, mail us or simply give us a call, it is always good to talk.



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