Importing Linkedin Connection Data into Salesforce.com

How to import Linkedin connection data into Salesforce.com? If you are using salesforce.com and you have been thinking  how you can import data from Linkedin into salesforce or you want to use your Linkedin connections data ,this post will provide the steps needed to accomplish this goal.
We all know the importance of networking sites when it comes to digital marketing. If you are not utilizing the benefit of social media you are loosing opportunities.
Lets see how you can import email addresses from your profile on Linkedin. First of all you will have to click on this link www.linkedin.com/addressBookExport to export your linkedin connection data. Once you click on this link you will see the following screen.

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You will get an option to download the contact lists in Microsoft .CSV list. Click export and you will get a .CSV file. Save it on desktop or any other preferred location from where you can easily import the file into Saleforce.com.

Login to Salesforce.com  and follow these steps to Import Linkedin Connection Data into Salesforce. Click on Setup  and than click on Data Management

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Now click  either click on Data Import Wizard or if you want to use the import Accounts/ Contacts  to upload your contact list. You already have your contact list in .CSV file. Since I want to import the list into contacts, i will click the import Accounts/contacts.

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Click Start import wizard. Click next and you will see the following screen.

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Select the .CSV file you saved on the desktop by click on choose file.  Click Next, you can select the desired fields you want to populate. Once you have reached the final step and you have submitted the import request you will see the following screen.

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Once the data is imported you will receive an email from Salesforce that the import is complete.

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This is simple way to export your Linkedin contact data into Salesforce.com.