30 LinkedIn Profile Tips 4/30 – Don’t get distracted

30 short, useful, actionable LinkedIn tips in 30 days from Doctor LinkedIn™, David Petherick. #30×30

#4/30: Get rid of distractions.

Don’t let other people get in your way.

When people visit your LinkedIn Profile, you want them to be focusing on you.

You don’t want them to be distracted by pictures and links to profiles of other people alongside you. However, this is exactly what LinkedIn does on your profile as a default.

Luckily, you have the option to switch off this algorithm-driven distraction with a simple change to your settings.

Step 1 to get rid of distractions:

Click to manage your privacy and settings. Use the dropdown menu under your little photo at the top right on LinkedIn.


An easier shortcut is – https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/

Step 2 to get rid of distractions:

Click on the Privacy Tab, then select ‘Viewers of this profile also viewed‘ and slide the toggle switch to ‘No‘. The setting will then be saved for you.


So from now on, no more distractions alongside your profile. You’re done.

Yes, there will still be ads appearing, and there’s also a small ‘People similar to you‘ section that you can’t remove, but the algorithm that shows links and photos linking to people who do similar work to you (which is often your competitors), or those who are among your connections, is gone.

So now people can focus on you – which is the point of your profile, after all. Isn’t it?