LinkedIn Profile Banner image indicated dimensions

According to LinkedIn, your banner should display at 1584px by 396px.

Create a professional LinkedIn banner with Seedtale

When you’re ready to create your LinkedIn banner, our outstanding and easy to use builder can help you making this process incredibly simple.  

Here are some screenshots to help walk you through the whole process.

1. You can choose the ‘Profile Banner’ pre-set for an automatic perfect image size.

2. Once you’ve selected this option you can choose one of our fully customizable designs.

3. When you choose the design, you can change it to your own likings, you can upload your own image from your library or choose from ours. You can add text, cut text, add graphics, shapes and effects to any part of the image. Furthermore, you can customize these elements too, color, opacity, saturation, organize them by layers.

4. When you are happy with what you created you can view how it would look like on desktop by clicking on the monitor icon.

Be professional on a more professional social network with professional designs with Seedtale!

What should my LinkedIn Profile Banner be?

Aside from choosing something that is both high quality and relevant to your business, it can be difficult to know exactly what your banner should feature. This is entirely up to you and what you believe your target audience will be most receptive to.

Nowadays we strongly believe that the “social” should come before the “marketing” in social media, however that doesn’t mean that there is no room to promote yourself.

User generated content is one of the most powerful marketing tools at your disposal; using this authentic type of content in your banner can go a long way in rapport and loyalty building.

If you have a free webinar, a conference, or even a social contest that’s coming up soon, don’t be afraid to feature it in your cover photo. It’s an effective way to let new users know about it right away.

LinkedIn image mistakes you can avoid

While you can choose any number of images for your banner there are some things you shouldn’t do and certain mistakes will detract from your page.

Some mistakes you can avoid:

Having too much text – Some text is great, especially if it’s being used for branding. Some photos only have text overlay against a solid backdrop. This is typically not a good move, even if you’re focusing on an insanely motivational quote; instead, your cover photo should actually be an image that’s able to speak for itself.

Too much going on – We’ve all seen pictures on social media that are so cluttered that looking at them too long might give us a headache. There’s lots of colors and focal points and things to look at. While this might sound appealing at first, it’s just difficult to focus on and can even look sloppy, it might just be too much.

Choosing something generic – You want your banner to stand out; that’s what it’s there for. Choosing a generic image that could be about your business somehow won’t have the impact that you’re looking for.

Final Thoughts

Some amazing images will just be made from graphics. Others will utilize actual photographs. Whichever you choose, there are plenty of resources you can pull images from if you don’t have a high-quality image that you’ve taken yourself.

The perfect LinkedIn image goes a long way in helping you make a great first impression with new users and LinkedIn is a more professional and formal social media so it is important that you look professional and formal too. Images are the first thing that catch the eye and Seedtale can help you there. LinkedIn is a good platform for people looking to expand business or just find a job. Use our designs to help you!

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