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Time To Update My LinkedIn Profile Background Image

January 30, 2018

Anybody else on LinkedIn?

I finally got around to uploading a new LinkedIn profile background image.

Why? LinkedIn had changed the image ratio and suggested size since I’d uploaded my previous image. As a result, the old image looked bad and made no sense.

Here’s how the old and new BG images compare.blank vertical space, 32 pixels highOld distorted LinkedIn profile background image compared to new image with Chick-fil-A Coca-Cola illustrations make muscle pump Armstrong visual pun website URL

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I constructed the new BG image using three of my illustrations. The two on the ends highlight Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola, my two biggest clients.

The middle illo was for a post called The 4-1-1 Strategy For Cultivating A Social Media Influencer. The muscle-pump makes for a nice play on “Arm-strong,” and I added my website URL right above it to help telegraph the gag.

Here’s the new image prior to uploading:blank vertical space, 32 pixels highnew LinkedIn profile background image 1584 x 396 pixels Chick-fil-A Coca-Cola illustrations 4-1-1 strategy to attract social media influencer muscle armstrong website URL

blank vertical space, 32 pixels highYou can see a much larger version here.

The current recommended size for a LinkedIn background image is 1584 x 396 pixels.

To add or change a BG image on your LinkedIn profile, go here, click on the appropriate dropdown menu, and follow the steps.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

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About Mark: I’m an illustrator specializing in humor, branding, social media, and content marketing. I create images that get content seen and shared.

You can view my portfolio, and connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Questions? Send me an email.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2018 2:46 PM

    Hi Mark… just checked mine, still fits! Thanks for the post.


    • February 1, 2018 12:52 PM

      Whew! Glad to hear it, John. I was going to send my tailor over to make some adjustments for you, but I’ll tell him he can stay put and shovel snow today… 😊


  2. RKLikesReeses permalink
    February 9, 2018 2:52 PM

    Brilliant! ::applause::


    • February 10, 2018 2:41 PM

      Listen to that applause!!– what a beautiful sound!! It’s washing over me like a champagne bubble bath!! Oh, no!– it’s washing me into the orchestra pit!!… yahhhhhhh… 💥💥💥… 🚑😊

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