Tag Archive: Visibility



Are You REALLY visible on #LinkedIn? I started to list just a few items. Then found several more, and ended finding a lot of options for your visibility.

Have you checked your visibility settings recently? What do you mean you don’t know where they are?

Go to your picture on the tool bar at the top of your profile page. When you click on the picture there is a drop down to your “Account” below that is “settings and privacy”.

The next pop up will be Account, Privacy, Ads, and Communications. Select the “privacy” tab.

The first step is to click on the first line “Edit my Public profile” Once you click on that you will be able to look at your “Public profile” which is what people see when they search for you on Google or other search engines.

The next step is to scroll down the page on the right side to view visibility. There will be a list of boxes for each section of LinkedIn that you have added to your profile. For visibility you should have all of the boxes checked. If you leave any of those boxes unchecked that part of your profile will not be visible on public websites.

Under the visibility section you will have five choices to select from. The optimum choice is to select the “public” button which allows all LinkedIn members, and others who find you via search engines and other services.

Thee step 3. is under privacy also is “who can see your email address. This section is NEW this year. Before this the only people able to see your email address was your first degree connections. Now you have four choices to choose from. Again, for visibility check the box that says “Everyone on LinkedIn.” Your changes will be automatically saved.

Step 4 Is “Profile Visibility off LinkedIn”. Chose how your profile appears via partners and other permitted service.
Should we show information from your profile to users of permitted services? Yes you want your profile visible to other search engine and sites, if not you won’t be visible on Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

Step 5 “Manage Active Status”

Choose who can see when you are on LinkedIn

Your Connections only
Only your 1st-degree connections will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

All LinkedIn members
All LinkedIn members will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

No one
No one on LinkedIn will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

Choose wisely or you won’t be visible to the people or customers you want to find you.

Step 6. Notifying connections when you’re in the news

Choose whether we notify people in your network that you’ve been mentioned in an article or blog post.
Want to let your connections and followers know when you’re mentioned in the news? This should be a yes, if you want visibility on LinkedIn.

7. Mentions by others
Choose whether other members can mention you
Allow others to mention you in future post and comments

You can control the visibility of your existing mentions.

8. One last option for visibility is for job search.

Let recruiters know you’re open to opportunities

Share that you’re open and appear in recruiter searches matching your career interests
We take steps not to show your current company that you’re open, but can’t guarantee complete privacy.

There are a few more options and they are listed under YOUR privacy settings check them out.

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If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

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How and Why to Hide Groups on You LinkedIn Profile?

If you are in job search, “In Transition” or seeking a new position you may not want to show certain groups on your LinkedIn profile.

If you are in job search or “In Transition”, this is the politically correct terminology, recruiters are
looking for people that are currently working not necessarily for the unemployed. If you are currently
working but do not want your present company to know you are looking for a better job is another reason to hide job search groups on your profile.

Job search groups are those that help the unemployed and underemployed with job search skills. Sometimes
they are connected with outplacement companies and others are connected with employment agencies.
Either way if you are job searching you may not want recruiters, hiring managers, head hunters or sourcers to know that you are out of work and in these groups.

So how do you join a group and hide their logo on your profile? You can change the visibility of the group logo on your profile when you edit your profile.

Move your cursor over Profile at the top of the homepage and select Edit Profile.
Scroll down to the Groups box in your profile and click the Edit icon.
If you belong to more than six groups, the list will be abbreviated. Click the “See…more” link to expand the box and see all groups.

Click the visibility link under the group. The link will either say Visible or Hidden. This will take you to the Visibility Settings section of the group’s Settings page.
Check or uncheck the box next to “Display the group logo on your profile”.
Click Save Changes.
Note: Members from your group will still be able to see the logo in your profile.

You can also edit your public profile to prevent your groups from showing on your public profile.

Check or uncheck the box next to Groups under the Additional Information section on the right side of the page.

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