This article highlights a robust method of sending traffic directly to recommendations about you or others.
For the eager readers just wanting the solution.
Simply add "#endorsements" to the end of your profile URL, copy the whole url and share as desired.
The in-depth knowledge and solution follows.
The first point to note being that this method has worked on all varieties of LinkedIn URL I have tried, so its pretty useful! We've tested it on the following URL types:
If I select the Profile option when viewing my own profile I get this really long and ugly URL a bit like this...
I can do a few things at this point;
Looking for my LinkedIn ID number "67904356" I can delete everything after that.
I could also just add to the end of the URL ← easiest to remember.
Or I can look for my snazzy "short" URL that LinkedIn gave me when I customised my profile. (see below), remembering to remove the forward-slash before adding to the URL ← neatest.
Which I get to by clicking profile and then scrolling down to just below the profile image.
Once I have the desired version of URL, all I need to do is add #endorsements to the end of it.
What if I want to forward someone else's profile (say, in an email link)...how can I do that?
This might be useful in the realm of recruitment, when sharing potential candidates around the office. For this example I'll use the last person that engaged with my own posts; Thanks for obliging Olivia :)
So I've used the LinkedIn search to find Olivia Davies and I'm looking at Olivila's profile and quite shockingly here's what the address looks like:-https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=300961652&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=dsZA&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tarId%3A1415779107546%2Ctas%3Aolivi%2Cidx%3A1-3-3
I can (keypress) F6 to place the cursor in the address-bar automatically selecting the contents too. At this point I can just add #endorsements to the end, copy and paste the full URL where I need it...done.
Or if I want to tidy it up a little I can trim everything off the right side after Olivia's LinkedIn ID number (300961652) and then add #endorsements to the end again. Which gives you a slightly nicer looking https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=300961652#endorsements
LinkedIn also provides get another URL for Olivia which I can access from her Contact Info tab, which looks like this:- https://www.linkedin.com/pub/olivia-davies/84/95b/758 and again I can just add #endorsements to the end giving you https://www.linkedin.com/pub/olivia-davies/84/95b/758#endorsements
This solution has been updated to build upon that of Lori Ruff's article which can be found here.