We all know how important it is to backup our computer and smart devices. You might use Mozy or Carbonite software to protect your valuable data, files, images, and more in the Cloud. But, what about all the information you have in your LinkedIn account? It’s not on or in YOUR systems for your scheduled backups.
Your profile information, connections, messages, tags, notes, recommendations, projects, and more are in the LinkedIn system.
What’s a proactive, intelligent business professional to do? Watch this short video and use the following instructions to get an archive of all your LinkedIn data – saving the files to your backed up protected system.
Why is it important to do right now?
LinkedIn is doing away with the tags and notes feature in its Basic (free) account. You will be able to continue using this feature if you upgrade to one of its Premium accounts such as Sales Navigator at $64.99 per month. If you choose to upgrade to Sales Navigator, you can learn how to import your LinkedIn.com Notes and Tags directly into Sales Navigator at this link.
If you are like most and stay with the free account, you still have time to download an archive of your account and preserve the tags and notes you have created since you began using LinkedIn. Even if you haven’t used the tags and notes features, this is a great time and excuse to capture a snapshot of all your information. It’s hard to put a price on what your LinkedIn database is worth. So, let’s get the information in your hands.
How do I access my account data and initiate the download?
Click on your small profile picture on your page. Choose Privacy & Settings in the drop down. Then click on Manage > Account > Getting an archive of your data. You may be prompted to sign in. LinkedIn provides your archive in the choice of one or two bundles: 1. “Fast file only” OR 2. “Fast file plus other data.” The system defaults to the choice 1. “Fast file only.” It’s IMPORTANT to make sure you select choice 2. “Fast file plus other data.”