How do I get more views of my LinkedIn Profile? Part II

LinkedIn Profile ViewsHow do I get more views of my LinkedIn Profile?

In my last post I told you that if you consistently share good content on your LinkedIn status update, people will notice and will want to check out your LinkedIn profile.

Now you are probably saying to yourself

Only my network will see the content I share!

Well not completely. It depends on a little known setting in LinkedIn.

You have control on how widely you broadcast this information! Yes, you have the power!

First find the LinkedIn settings menu in the top right hand corner of the home page.LinkedIn Profile Settings

Look in the Privacy Options for Select who can see your activity feed like below.

Privacy ControlsWhen you click on Select who can see your activity feed

Activity Feed Menu

You have four options:

  1. Only you
  2. Your connections – This is those connections that are directly connected to you or your first degree connections
  3. Your Network – Your first and second degree connections
  4. Everyone – Your first, second and third degree connections

Which do you choose? That depends.

Most people will choose Your Network. This is the default setting, which is for your first and second degree connections to see your activity.

Recruiters will most likely choose Everyone. They post jobs, and they want as great a reach as possible.

Small business owners who are posting material about their business will most likely will chose Everyone!

What about you? Who do you want to see your postings?

If you are goal is to build credibility within your industry or network you will likely choose Everyone.

If you are posting just because you like to share what you find, then Your Network is probably more appropriate.

It depends on what your end goal and strategy to achieve that goal. Do you have a social media strategy?

In my next post, I will talk about how to strategically look at other people’s profiles to get them to look at yours!


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  1. Thanks for sharing this, Marc. I was confused about whether this feature adjusted those automatic announcements (“Andrew Brandt just updated his profile”) with the Status Updates that you post yourself. LinkedIn doesn’t make this very clear. I’ll change mine to Everyone and see if I get any more reaction to my blog announcements.

    Andy The Frugal Guidance blog

    • Marc Miller says:

      I have had a few recruiter come through my class, and they go OMG no one is seeing my postings because it was set to their connections.

  2. Thanks for the clarifications of connections vs. network vs. everyone. LI should have a hover feature so people know that those terms pertain to degree of connection. I suppose these Everyone and Connections also correlate to broadcasting LI updates.

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