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LinkedIn Public Profile - Overview and Settings

What is a LinkedIn public profile?

Last Reviewed: 04/03/2014
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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 Edit next to the URL under your profile photo. It will be an address like "www.linkedin.com/in/yourname".
  3. Click the button next to "Make my public profile visible to no one" on the right. Your LinkedIn profile won't appear in search engines and won't be visible to non-LinkedIn members.

    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 which sections display:

  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Click Edit next to the URL under your profile photo. It will be an address like www.linkedin.com/in/yourname.
  3. Click the button next to "Make my public profile visible to everyone". Your basic information displays by default.
  4. Check or uncheck the boxes to select which additional sections you'd like to display. The changes take effect immediately and you'll be able to see them reflected on the page. Click View your public profile to see the full page. You may need to reload that page to see the changes you have made.

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