Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the "Who's Viewed Your Profile" feature, part of Learning LinkedIn (2015).
- Another one of my favorite features on LinkedIn is the, Who's viewed your profile feature. This allows you to really dig in deep on who's viewing your profile on LinkedIn. When you're on your home page you can actually see at the very top here, the number of people that viewed your profile in the past 90 days. So in this case, three people have viewed this brand new profile in the past 90 days. And if I wanted to, I can click on that and that's gonna take me to this page. Which shows you all the different people that have viewed your profile within that 90 day window. You can see here that Jerry Zedmore, Justin Seeley, Elaine Jackson and George Bailey have all taken a look at my profile and I'm able to see that.
I can also message any people that I'm currently connected with or I can send an InMail to the people who have not connected with me yet. You can also go in to the, How you rank for profile views section. This is going to show you, based on certain criteria, how your profile ranks against other people. Now, you'll notice that a lot of stuff here is grayed out. That's because it's telling me at the top that I need to change my profile view settings to see where you rank and how you stack up against your peers. So if you see a big orange bar like this, that means your privacy settings are set as such, that you can't access this part of LinkedIn.
So let's go to the Change settings section. It's gonna ask me to Sign In again. I'll do so and let's go right here. Then it's going to ask me that same question. Let me move it down so you can see it. I'll just click, Let others see how I rank, and hit Save. Then, I'll go back up here. Then I'll go back up here to, Who's Viewed Your Profile. Then let's click on the, How you rank for profile views. It's going to immediately tell me there are No rankings data available. Please try again later. This is gonna be the case for most people when you first start out on LinkedIn.
You need to have a lot of data behind you. People that you're connected to. People that they're connected to. And also you need to have profile views in order to rank. This may be an area that you really can't see right away but you want to make sure that you have your settings as such, so that when you do have that data to support it, you can come here and you can take a look at everything that's going on. But for now, just know that this is a place where you can come in and see how you rank against other people. You'll see a list of the people here, and how you rank amongst them. This is a great feature to see exactly if your profile has the right headings; if your profile has the right content being shared; etcetera.
If you're not ranking as high as you'd like to be then maybe you need to focus more time and effort in to what your profile says about you and the type of content that you share on LinkedIn. And remember, always go back to the, Who's viewed your profile section. This is a window in to the types of people that are searching for you and your skill set on LinkedIn. This is also a great way to get introduced to new contacts and potential clients and employers.
- What makes a LinkedIn profile stand out?
- Adding work experience and education to your profile
- Finding and adding contacts
- Sending messages
- Sharing status updates and content from the web
- Asking for, and providing, recommendations
- Interacting with companies
- Finding a job on LinkedIn
- Starting and growing a group
- Managing your account