Finding out who is viewing your LinkedIn profile can be a great way to assess how you’re faring in the job market, or even as a way to see who may be looking at your profile in order to get an edge over potential competitors. This guide will provide an introduction to the features available with LinkedIn, as well as some tips and tricks on getting the most out of this valuable service. LinkedIn provides two main ways to assess who’s been viewing your profile: The ‘Who’s Viewed Your Profile’ page, and the ‘People You May Know’ page. On the ‘Who’s Viewed Your Profile’ page, all profile visits since your last login are listed with details such as how recently they visited, where they’re located, their current job title and industry and a link to their public profile on LinkedIn. Additionally, you have access to detailed filtering options so that you can filter by various metrics including geographic location and industry. The People You May Know page goes one step further than just viewing someone’s public LinkedIn profile; it lists all connections that may have an existing connection with you (such as professional contacts) but aren’t yet connected on LinkedIn. This includes people from various cities around the world and is particularly useful for figuring out which prospective employers are following your career progression. With these tools at your disposal, you can be sure of finding out who is interested in what you offer – whether that’s work experience or talent – so that you can craft yourself into a valuable asset for any organisation or business sector.
How to See Who Viewed Your LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a great tool for networking and job hunting, and it can be useful to know who is viewing your profile. Fortunately, LinkedIn provides a few options for finding out who has been looking at your profile.
In this article, we will talk about the different ways you can see who has been viewing your profile.
Log in to Your LinkedIn Account
In order to view who has seen your profile, it is first necessary to log into your LinkedIn account. To do so, open up a web browser and go to the LinkedIn website. Here, you can log in using your username or the email address associated with the account. You will then be taken to the homepage of your profile.
Once logged in, you can begin exploring who has seen your profile by viewing various places in your profile where this type of information is shared. This includes:
- Your news feed
- Your Inmail notifications
- Your messaging section
- The Analytics dashboard for premium accounts
- The connections tab on mobile devices
Whatever browser you’re using (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) also has its own built-in tool that enables users to view their analytics and insights (using LinkedIn’s audience tool). If you don’t already have Google Analytics installed on your site, we recommend installing it first before setting up any other tracking tools.
Access The “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” page
You can learn who has been viewing your LinkedIn profile by accessing the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” page. This page shows you a list of your recent profile viewers, although most of their identities remain hidden. Knowing who is looking at your LinkedIn profile gives you a sense of how it is resonating with recruiters and hiring managers — as well as giving you an opportunity to stay top-of-mind for them.
To access the Who’s Viewed Your Profile page:
1. Log into LinkedIn
2. Go to your profile by clicking on the “Me” icon at the top right-hand corner of the home page
3. Click on “Viewers of This Profile” located under “Stats and Badges” (just below your background photo)
4. In this tab, you will be able to see a list of recent user profiles that have viewed yours (first listed will be recent profile viewers)
This list will show if any company names or job titles have been associated with a particular profile viewer, but these will be in the minority — most viewers are anonymous. However, you may still be able to glean some insight into which industries or professions may be interested in your skills and qualifications from this information.
View The list of People Who Have Viewed Your Profile
Viewing a list of people who have viewed your LinkedIn profile is one of the best ways to monitor and maintain your professional network. Knowing who has recently visited your profile can be a great indicator for discovering exciting career opportunities, connecting with influential contacts, or simply staying on top of industry trends. Fortunately, LinkedIn offers many different methods for viewing who has recently been viewing your profile. The “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” page on LinkedIn enables you to see which members have looked at your information in reverse chronological order. In addition to their name, photo and location, you can also view their headline, occupation, job title and how many times they viewed your profile. You can easily sort this list by the criteria most important to you such as company name or location. Depending on the type of LinkedIn account you have – free or Premium – the list of people who have viewed your profile may vary. Free accounts only show the last five viewers whereas Premium Accounts show up to 30 recent visitors by having access to more detailed analytics data about more recent visitors and job applications that are made through LinkedIn’s platform. By taking advantage of this feature, employers can better understand who is interested in their company or open positions by watching who is viewing them most often consecutively over time. Additionally, users can easily reach out to fellow professionals with personalized messages if they’ve seen that someone has been regularly looking at their profile on a regular basis. With this tool at hand it gives users more power and control when it comes to managing their professional network online!
How to Interpret The Data
Knowing who has viewed your LinkedIn profile allows you to understand the interest you are receiving from recruiters and potential employers. Once you have identified who has visited your LinkedIn profile, you can interpret the data to gain insight.
Identify The Type of Viewers
Once you have logged into LinkedIn and collected the data, the first step in evaluating who viewed your profile is to identify the type of viewers. To do this, look at their job titles and profiles to see if they are recruiters or other people with a vested interest in you. Recruiters who view your profile will generally have job titles like “Recruiter” or “Talent Acquisition Manager” and their job descriptions will usually highlight how they help companies fill positions. Other people may appear as viewers if they share mutual connections. You can typically tell this just by reviewing their profile, as you’d find a common connection or interests listed there. Finally, some viewers may be sourced from outside of your network. This could indicate that someone has seen an article about you and gone to check out your profile for more information. Analyzing the patterns and sources of these ‘out-of-network’ viewers gives further insights into how people find you online.
Analyze The Viewer’s Profile
Once you have your data in hand, it’s time to start interpreting it. Analyzing the viewer’s profile can give you deeper insight into the type of person visiting your LinkedIn profile. This can help you make informed decisions about how to adjust your strategy and make sure its resonates with the people who view it most.
When analyzing a viewer’s profile, some key pieces of information should be taken into consideration:-
Industry: Understanding the industry of a potential viewer is important if you are looking for people that may be in similar fields or interested in opportunities for networking or collaboration.-
Location: Knowing the channel geography can provide valuable insight when targeting various campaigns.-
Background/Experience: Knowing more about a person’s background and experiences can provide added context when evaluating their level of seniority, skillset match, and likely area of interest on your profile page.-
Company Size: Comparing company size between viewers and contacts is important when understanding their position within the organization and any associated decision making power.-
Job Title/ Level of Seniority: Understanding job title helps put other facts into context to determine whether this is someone that has more experience or if they are looking to learn something new by viewing your profile page.
Reach Out to The Viewer
Unfortunately, Linked In does not provide detailed information such as the email address or phone number of the person who viewed your profile. However, if you are connected to the viewer on Linked In, you can use your connection to reach out and contact them. It’s important to remember that outreach through a shared connection should be approached with caution and respect. People sometimes view profiles without intending to make contact; others may be looking for a specific job opportunity or exploring their options without letting it be known they are doing so. No matter what their reason, it is essential that you remain professional and courteous in all communications. You don’t need to give away too much information right away; start off by saying “hello,” introduce yourself and explain why you wanted to reach out—mentioning that they recently viewed your profile is completely appropriate here. From there, inquire about common interests or professional goals; asking questions helps engage the other person in the conversation and facilitates further communication. Do not be pushy; if the other person does not respond back or wants to keep their relationship with Linked In more anonymous, respect their wishes and thank them for taking the time out of their day to look at your page.
Additionally, do some research on the user before reaching out—be sure that it is someone with whom you want to network. Make sure that if this is someone from a company or organization that might potentially hire you in future then be sure you leave a good impression so they remember you when other job opportunities arise!
In conclusion, while there is no definitive way to know who has viewed your LinkedIn profile, there are steps you can take and techniques you can use to get a better idea of who may be checking you out. Having a basic knowledge of who is looking at your profile can be invaluable as you build and nurture relationships with other professionals for networking purposes. By optimizing your profile and leveraging the LinkedIn search functionality, you’ll have a better chance of identifying the people who are looking at it. Additionally, using a variety of analytics tools or services can give you an idea of which companies and industries might be interested in what you have to offer. Finally, actively engaging with other professionals in groups or on discussion forums should help increase the chances that someone will visit your profile. By following these tips and techniques you’ll know who visitors want to learn more about the person and their skills behind your resume or profile description.