Updated: Apr 20
Understanding Your Privacy Settings | LinkedIn
As per LinkedIn- You control your profile and can limit what is shown on search engines and other off-LinkedIn services. Viewers who aren’t signed in to LinkedIn will see all or some portions of the profile view displayed below. Learn about LinkedIn on a live course or optimize your LinkedIn to stand out on the recruiter’s search.
Take a look at what people see without logging in to LinkedIn themselves. Try to test it yourself. Google your name and see what pops up without you logging in. Public Profile settings are exactly what you see without logging in on LinkedIn. Your entire profile is visible by default unless you control the privacy setting based on the 1st, 2nd connection, and your network. You could control who can see your picture, summary, current positions, education, website, groups, the company you follow, etc.
If you are a job seeker and unemployed or entrepreneur, the full view of your profile (public) is recommended. Be cautious if you’re not looking to disclose all of your information, go to the Profiles Settings section, and update by unchecking the profile features that you don’t want to be displayed publicly. Check the video tutorial for the guide on how to control the privacy settings.#ONO Open to Work now is indexed by Google. Be strategic by using the hashtags in your profile. Click here to see how to update #ONO.
Do you want your LinkedIn profile to appear in public searches i.e in Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc?
Public profile settings as per LinkedIn
You control your profile and can limit what is shown on search engines and other off-LinkedIn services. Viewers who aren’t signed in to LinkedIn will see all or some portions of the profile view displayed below. Show everything and do not hide unless you have reason to hide.
Basic (required) Name, number of connections, and region
Only 1st-degree connections LinkedIn members directly connected to you.
Your networkYour connections, up to three degrees away from you.
All LinkedIn members
public LinkedIn members on or off LinkedIn. Your content could be visible in search results (Google, Bing, etc.). Turn this on!
Background Photo Show
Articles & Activity Show
Current Experience Show Details Show
Past Experience Show
Volunteer Experiences Show
Honors and Awards Show