OK – so really – Someone’s been viewing my profile.
LinkedIn gives you a bit of information, and finding out more is often a frequent question.
Where to find it
Linkedin’s boxes on the right column are often missed – this one is on your home page, down a bit below the advertisement. See the title “Who’s viewed my profile?” Click the “See more” button.
LinkedIn is comfortable telling you nonspecific information about people who have viewed your profile – their titles, industries, companies and locations.
When you view other people’s profiles, your information is available too.
What if you don’t want to participate? Easy – change the setting in “Account & Settings”, and you’ll be excluded.
What if you want to let people know you were looking? Same thing – change the setting to give out your name.
Those are your three settings – the default (generalizable), your full name, or nothing.
What if I want more
So – what if you’d like more information about the people that have viewed your profile? Sorry – that’s not available. The amount of information is controlled by their setting!-)
There is that option LinkedIn offers to get more – but that’s referring to quantity. You’re limited to just 5 viewers with the free account. If you want more – you can pay to upgrade your account.
That won’t get you different information, just information for more people.
Personally – I find the information of limited use, mostly as a talking point. If you’ve found a good way to use it, I’d be interested in hearing about it.
To your continued success,