by Robyn Hagle
Do you perform LinkedIn research on behalf of clients while logged into LinkedIn? If so, you should know that depending on your settings, the people you are searching for can find out who you are and that you were searching for them. A quick change of your settings and you can anonymously search LinkedIn while logged in.
Go to the settings menu (in the upper right under your name). Select “Select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile.” Within this setting, you have 3 options to choose from to restrict what others see when you’ve viewed their profile. The 3 options are:
1. Your name and headline. Example: Joe Smith, Friends of the Law LLP
2. Anonymous profile characteristics such as industry and title. Example: Someone at Friends of the Law LLP
3. You will be totally anonymous
If you select complete anonymity, you should know that you no longer have the ability to see who has viewed your profile. Tit for tat.