How To Convert Sales Navigator URLs To Linkedin URLs?

You have extracted sales navigator URLs or you have Sales Navigator URLs in your CRM, but you need Linkedin URLs to do prospecting?

In this article, I show you 3 ways to convert Sales Navigator URLs to Linkedin URLs.

Let’s dive in.

Convert Sales Navigator URLs: The Manual Way

It’s actually really easy to convert a Sales Navigator URL to a Linkedin URL manually.

It’s basically a copy-paste.

Step #1: copy-paste the code between “lead/” and the first comma.

convert sales navigator url to linkedin url 2

Step #2: write “www.linkedin/com/in/” and paste the code you copied after that.

convert sales navigator url code

Congratulations.

You just converted a Sales Navigator URL into a Linkedin URL in 10 seconds.

This approach works if you only have a few Sales Navigator URL to convert.

What about if you have hundreds of them?

Answer in next part…

Convert Sales Navigator URLs: The Semi Automated Way

If you have hundreds of Sales Navigator URL’s to convert, you can use a Google Sheet formula to convert them all at once.

Here is a Google Sheet formula you can copy-paste (just edit the cell if necessary, here it’s A1)

This formula works exactly the same in Excel and Google Sheet.

=LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"https://www.linkedin.com/sales/lead/","https://www.linkedin.com/in/"),SEARCH(",",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"https://www.linkedin.com/sales/lead/","https://www.linkedin.com/in/"))-1)

Step #1: Create a Google Sheet or Excel file and add your Linkedin Sales Navigator URLs in the first column.

convert sales navigator urls to linkedin url google sheet formula

Step #2: Copy-paste the Google Sheet formula in the 2nd and apply the formula to all the cells of the columns clicking and dragging.

sales navigator url conversion google sheet

You can access the template here.

This process is more efficient than the manual one.

But what if I told you that you could do even better?

More in the next part…

Convert Sales Navigator URLs: The Fully Automated Way

Some tools can automatically convert sales navigator URLs to linkedin URLs while they are scraping sales navigator.

two types of linkedin urls

That’s what Evaboot does.

Evaboot automatically provides the two types of Linkedin URLs:

You can see that both URLs lead to the same profile.

The custom URL can be changed by the owner of the linkedin account, but the one with the unique ID doesn’t change.

That is why it’s better to store the “Unique ID URL” in your CRM.

linkedin sales navigator scraper chrome extension 2

When you install the Evaboot Chrome extension, you got a new button “Extract with Evaboot” directly integrated to the Sales Navigator interface.

This button allows you to extract all the info available on Linkedin Sales Navigator:

  • Job position
  • Number of connections
  • Company Name
  • Company website
  • Number of employees in the company
  • And 20 more data points

BONUS: if you are also looking for emails, you can add them to your CSV file in just one click from Evaboot

Just click on “Find Emails” when your extraction is finished and Evaboot will find and verify professional emails for all the prospects in your list.

find email from linkedin urls

Conclusion

There are 3 ways to convert sales navigator URLs into linkedin URLs:

  • Manually
  • With a Google Sheet/Excel formula
  • With Evaboot

The technique you will choose depends on the numbers of URLs you have to convert and how often you need to do this operation.

Select the one that better fits your needs!

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