LinkedIn is working on some BIG changes and you need to be ready. In a nut shell, the new layout will be very mobile-focused.

This article is a great overview of some things you can do now to ensure you are ready for the upcoming LinkedIn changes.

In my opinion, the most important thing you need to do now is to export your LinkedIn connections. Predictions indicate that you won’t be able to access them after they have implemented the upcoming layout changes. Yikes!

Not sure how to export your LinkedIn connections?
Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Step 1) Log into your LinkedIn account

Step 2) Click on My Network/Connections

LinkedIn navigation bar


Step 3) Click on the gear to the right of Connections

LinkedIn gear icon


Step 4) Click ‘Export LinkedIn Connections’

Export LinkedIn connections


Step 5) Click the ‘Export’ button

LinkedIn export button


You will then have a .csv file that you can download and open in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

Remember, you can use this file in many different ways. Here are just two to get you started:

  1. Upload this file to your email marketing service to ensure all your contacts are receiving your email newsletters. (Don’t have an email newsletter yet? We can help you with that!)
  2. Upload this file to Facebook Ads Manager as a custom audience. You can then target your LinkedIn connections directly with your Facebook advertising.

Be sure to set aside about 10 minutes in the next week to download your contacts from LinkedIn. When the changes happen, you’ll be glad you did!

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