Merging Multiple LinkedIn Accounts

By: Viveka Tuesday May 28, 2013 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Tips, LinkedIn Advice, Viveka von Rosen, LinkedIn help, Merge accounts

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There is no easy seamless way of merging multiple LinkedIn accounts.  You will lose the recommendations on the "merging" account.

I highly recommend making a copy of the merging (second) account.  You can save it as a PDF - or I actually recommend clicking on select all and copying it into a word document.

You will also want to export your connections on the contacts page just in case.  That way - worst case - you can re-invite folks (remember the 3000 invite limit) and also ask folks for recommendations again.

So - you will want to write LinkedIn at [email protected]

Have the email address of the "good" account you want and the email address of the second or merging account.

Tell LinkedIn you want to merge the two accounts and make sure they know which one you want to be primary.

After the accounts are merged you will have to go in and delete any duplication.  There will be some.

So not seamless - but the only way to do it right now.

BTW - don't let anyone tell you they can't do it.  They've already merged about 20 of my clients' accounts!


About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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