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Monday, 30 May 2016

Secrets About LinkedIn Stealth Mode

Why are you worried that people will see who is viewing your profile?

As I meet with female clients, often I hear their concerns about how to be private on LinkedIn and how to keep people from seeing them.

It is unnerving to say the least realizing that someone is lurking in the shadows spying on you. It impedes your work ethic and what you can and cannot do online to help market yourself and your business.

There are some secrets to help you be in "stealth mode" on LinkedIn.

1. In LinkedIn's Privacy and Settings menu, you can block people. However, here is what effect that has on your profile

  •  You won't be able to access each other's profiles on LinkedIn.
  •  You won't be able to message each other on LinkedIn.
  •  You won't be able to see each other’s shared content.
  •  If you're connected, you won't be connected anymore.
  •  LinkedIn will remove any endorsements and recommendations from that                    member.
  •  You won't see each other under Who's Viewed Your Profile.
  •  LinkedIn will stop suggesting you to each other in features such as People You           May Know and People also Viewed.

2. You can view profiles in "Stealth Mode".

  • In Privacy and Settings you can set your profile to "private". This way, when     you go to view the profiles of other members, they will not be able to see who viewed them.
  • This mode is often used by recruiting companies.
  •  When you view profiles in "Stealth Mode", it also hinders how open people will             be about connecting with you, because they will not be able to see your picture,      or anything about you, except a general mention like, "Someone in such and             such type of business viewed your profile".

When you are considering blocking someone or operating in private, think it through. It can impede your networking opportunities on LinkedIn.

Join us for our final FREE webinar in the series, "Sifting Through the Media Noise". Learn lots of great tips for branding and marketing and LinkedIn secrets. Next one is this coming Tuesday, June 14th at 3pm Pacific.

Till, Christine
LinkedIn Strategist
Cell 780-904-9557

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