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Unless you’re stalking your exes, let people know you’re interested in them!

I’m talking about LinkedIn here. Letting people know that you’ve viewed their profile is a good thing. Viewing other people’s profiles on LinkedIn will make them interested in YOU, and maybe start an interest that leads to business: a business lead, a business partnership, important business related information.

LinkedIn has a very robust feature, the free version included, that even the most casual LinkedIn user can and should use to their advantage.

The feature I’m referring to: “Who’s Viewed Your Profile”.

One of the first things you might want to do when you see who has viewed you is make an inquiry using the search feature: Was it someone in a related business field? Someone who might want to offer you a job? Buy your product? Maybe the viewer was curious what you have to say on a topic? Research them right back and then send them a message, based on what information you gather!

Don’t be shy, most experts and powerful LinkedIn users agree: “Viewing somebody’s profile was like knocking on somebody’s door. You view me, I view you and then we have some common ground to talk about.” Udi Milo (LinkedIn’s lead redesign expert)

A bonus this new redesign offers is the opportunity to see where your viewers found you. Did they come from a Google Search, LinkedIn keyword search, from a school you attended or maybe a company you worked for?

If you notice a trend you will now know:

a) what specifically you are doing that IS working
b) where you might want to focus more time
c) common interests you can use to your advantage when reaching out.

After checking out who’s checking you out, wander down the Who’s Viewed Your Profile page a bit and there you will find a list of action items crafted specifically to increase your profile views. So simple, just click and follow the instructions! It really is like taking candy from a baby.

Take 5 minutes, right now, and jump on over to LinkedIn. Log in see who’s viewed you and then click on one of the recommended actions LinkedIn offers you.

In just 5 minutes you can literally gain a new contact, improve your profile, learn about (and join) a new group! All of which will lead you to better connections, future business leads, and help extend your social media reach as you shout your expert status to the world.

People are “knocking on your door” it’s time to let them in and connect!

While you’re there, if we haven’t already connected – connect with me!

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  • Puja April 16, 2014, 12:42 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you for this post. I haven’t been very active on LinkedIn and realize I might be missing out on some wonderful connections as a result. I did as you asked and apparently I need to change my profile view settings to have better access to this information. Appreciate your tip. Thanks

    • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:19 pm

      Do it, change your view, you’ll be glad you did. 🙂

  • Lora April 18, 2014, 10:26 pm

    Great article, even though I have lots of connections, I really don’t know how to connect on linked in.

    • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:19 pm

      Hope this gets you started!

  • Susie April 20, 2014, 9:07 pm

    You are my go-to LinkedIn Star!
    I didn’t realize you can tell how someone found you…that’s a pretty fabulous tool.
    Great post with great info!

    • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:20 pm

      Right? And then it’s so easy to start the conversation from there.

  • Lori W April 20, 2014, 10:00 pm

    I have a LinkedIn profile that I set up some time ago for my local service-based business. Now that I’m in B-School and beginning a new online business, I need to revisit LinkedIn and expand on my profile. Thank you for the great info here!

  • Elizabeth MacLeod April 21, 2014, 2:38 pm

    Okay… I have to say, every time I read your articles I feel a little nudge to go get my linked in thing happening. I have a profile, but haven’t really done anything with it. Partly because I didn’t really know what to do… but I am starting to get the picture and your articles are the reason! Another great one Karen. This time, I actually want to go in there and do something…. wow! and Thanks!

    • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:21 pm

      Elizabeth see the link I posted above for Lori. LinkedIn Stars is a great way to kickstart you into action! 🙂

  • Sue Ann Gleason April 21, 2014, 8:10 pm

    Great reminder that LinkedIn is out there waiting for me! So many social medias platforms, so little time. *sigh* Thank you for keeping us informed!

    • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:22 pm

      I know, I know. BUT, no matter which platform you use, your LinkedIn profile is still going to come up when people do online searches for you, so it’s best to optimize it even just for THAT reason!

  • Lorna April 21, 2014, 8:19 pm

    You know Karen, I often feel silly and a bit dense after I read posts like this. I love seeing who has viewed my profile–it is a little boost to see that someone has been interested. However, it never occurred to me that I should reach back out to them. Makes so much sense. Thanks for pointing out what was right in front of me, but I might never have seen!

    • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:23 pm

      My pleasure. 🙂

  • Michelle April 22, 2014, 12:25 am

    Your first sentence made me snort with laughter. 😀 I’ve always been incognito on LinkedIn. Perhaps it’s now time to come out of hiding.

    • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:23 pm

      Step out of the closet! 🙂

  • april April 22, 2014, 3:01 am

    i appreciate that you’re talking about this, karen. sometimes i feel like i’m stalking someone when i view their profile, knowing they will KNOW! 🙂 but since i actually like seeing that people have taken the time to view mine, it obviously works both ways.

  • KarenYankovich April 28, 2014, 12:23 pm

    I think so April. It’s a great conversation starter!


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