Look up a contact or lead's LinkedIn profile from Salesforce for free
One of our most common feature requests at SalesBolt was the ability to be able to captureLinkedIn profile URLs into Salesforce - So much so that we've built this capability into our free Salesforce integration for LinkedIn
What's the use case?
It kinda makes sense, you're inside Salesforce and want a quicker way of getting to a prospects LinkedIn profile in order to do some research before a call (Salesforce did have a Salesforce social widget at one point it's since been shelved).
It's real easy to recreate a similar function with a little Salesforce admin / setup work.
If you're not an admin - don't fear, click here and use our free tool that can grab the profile URL into Salesforce.
I'm an admin, how can I make a social lookup?
You're in the right place! This guide will show you how to build your own lightweight LinkedIn integration for Salesforce using what's sometimes referred to as a "URL hack".
You want to get your sales team right into the LinkedIn profile of a lead so they can research that lead before making a qualification call.
We're going to create a neat little URL button that you can add to your record's page layouts in just a few minutes (It's super simple).
A LinkedIn search URL is coded into a custom Salesforce button and the search parameters of record being viewed are inserted into this URL using Salesforce merge fields, for example:
When the button is clicked in Salesforce it becomes:
Here's what your custom button should look like...
Display Type: Detail Page Button
Behaviour: Open link in new tab
Content Source: URL
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