Learn Who is Viewing Your Profile on LinkedIn

Who Has Viewed My Profile?
What is the ‘Who has viewed my profile’ module?
This is a list of the people who’ve recently viewed your profile. Many times instead of seeing exactly who viewed your profile, you’ll see anonymous profile characteristics such as industry and title. As a profile owner it is understandable that you would want to see exactly who has viewed your profile. However, as a profile viewer you may want your privacy protected. To respect your need for privacy, you can control what is shown to other LinkedIn users whose profile you have viewed by taking the following steps:
1. Click on ‘Accounts & Settings’ link found in upper right area of home page.
2. Click on ‘Profile Views’.
3. Select one of the following:
1. Show my name and headline.
2. Only show users my anonymous profile characteristics (default setting).
3. Don’t show users that I’ve viewed their profile.
Sometimes an anonymous viewer will show only as a position and company name while others display with the viewer’s job function and the industry and location they are in. This is because we may have to modify the verbiage to maintain the anonymity requested by the viewer (e.g., we don’t want to display that the viewer was a ‘Vice President at company XYZ’ if that company only has 1 or 2 Vice Presidents). Clicking on viewer names or descriptions will take you to a People Search results page showing all members that meet that specific criterion.
You may notice variations in the time frames. One day it might say ‘you have been viewed 10 times in 15 days’ and then another it switches to ‘you have been viewed 7 times in 8 days’. This is because the timeframe changes dynamically as people view your profile. The module tries to get a minimum of 5 views over any timeframe and so based on profile view activity it will change. Members may not see the module if no one has viewed their profile.
A subscription upgrade from a free account might allow you to receive a greater number of results for ‘Who’s Viewed My Profile’ (if there are additional viewers). However, you will not receive more in-depth information about the viewers if they have chosen to hide their identity in their privacy settings.

(this information comes from LinkedIn’s website, but it’s hard to find)


  1. Froggitt says:

    youve overlooked the recent update to this feature. now, unless you volunteer your name, you cant see anyone elses name who has viewed your profile.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Actually Froggit that is incorrect. Unless the user specifically states that they wish their account details to be private the information will still be viewable. LinkedIn is a great resource for finding other people to collaborate and generate new business ventures with. If your settings are private, you limit your opportunities to meet new people and start business relationships.

  3. Rozannemroberteon says:

    I was wondering why the viewing stats changed so frequently. The post answered the questions I had. Thank you for finding and posting this information.

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