LinkedIn Public Profile - Overview and Settings

What is a LinkedIn public profile?

Last Reviewed: 12/14/2014
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Your public profile appears when people search for you using a public search engine like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc. You can edit your public profile from the Edit Profile page.

To hide your public profile:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Click the URL link under your profile photo. It will be an address like www.linkedin.com/in/yourname
  3. Under the section Customize Your Public Profile, click Make my public profile visible to no one. Your LinkedIn profile won't appear in search engines and won't be visible to non-LinkedIn members.
  4. Note: If you disable your public profile, it may take several weeks for it to be removed from search engine results.

To show your public profile or change the sections displayed:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Click the URL link under your profile photo. It will be an address like www.linkedin.com/in/yourname
  3. Under the section Customize Your Public Profile, click Make my public profile visible to everyone. Your basic information displays by default.
  4. Check or uncheck the boxes to select which sections you'd like to display or hide. The changes take effect immediately. You can reload that page to see any changes you made.

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