LinkedIn Privacy Settings Can Isolate Your Business Competitors

June 6, 2015 |  by  |  Business, Linkedin Blog

Linkedin is just like every social media platform out there being used, they have their own privacy settings and controls that can be determined by the user. But why would you need Linkedin privacy settings if your purpose is to drive traffic to your business? However, sometimes controlling who sees what on social media, especially when it comes to your business can be a good thing. Helping your business rather than hindering it.


Could you imagine all your competitors being able to see every aspect of your business that you publish or keep updated on Linkedin?

What could it actually mean for your business, to have everyone know what your company is doing when they do it?

How you run your business and keep progressing to reach the profitable goals is your credibility. You want nothing to shake that. This is where privacy controls can help support your business and not give your competitors the upper hand.

The business world, these days, is filled with professionals utilising Linkedin consultancy advice using the online world to market and network their business. No matter where the businesses are globally located they can communicate, network and make business decisions with professionals all around the world. Most hire a Linkedin expert to deal with the platform and what it can provide for their business, so that they do not have to deal with the possible stress of the business social media platform.


However, one aspect that is uniform with Linkedin experts, Linkedin speakers and those that have undergone Linkedin training is the benefits and side-effects of Linkedin privacy settings. Dr. Mark D. Yates and his Linkedin consultancy firm know that businesses all around the world use leverage Linkedin for their business. Businesses do so by utilising the advice given by many consultants, Linkedin sign included, to fully complete their profiles to ‘All-star’ status (100%) and to have a business page. Everything on Linkedin should be kept up to date with what is going on in your business, but this gives your competitors possible knowledge you don’t wish for them to obtain.


How do you combat this? Simple, constructively and wisely utilising Linkedin privacy settings, to isolate or freeze out your competitors.


LinkedIn privacy settings is easy and simple just liked what you chose to do for all your other social media networks. There are various aspects on Linkedin that you can change and restrict to certain people. However, there is a simple way to block out your competitors, so long as you know their names. It is possible to block certain members on Linkedin so that they cannot view your personal profile, updates or any new content via your profile.

However, any good Linkedin consultancy firm will advise their clients that, whilst some of their business content will be hidden from those they block, their public profile and Linkedin business page can still be seen by everyone.

With some Linkedin training whether it is when you hire a Linkedin expert or gain advice from a Linkedin speaker it is possible to fully manage your Linkedin privacy control to isolate your competitors. Linkedin offer various different ways to manage your privacy on their business social media platform. Dr. Mark D. Yates and his Linkedin consultancy team know the Linkedin privacy settings can be altered and used effectively without hindering your overall profitable business growth through leveraging Linkedin.


Linkedin allows you to control what is visible from your profile and status, to viewing who has looked at your profile and updates. The platform even allows your profile picture to have limited visibility, but perhaps that is going a little far. The privacy controls can extend to your connections allowing them to only be viewed by yourself or still seen by your connections (1st and 2nd level connections only). Even in groups your privacy can be controlled, by picking and choosing those that can see your posts and activities in the chosen groups. With full Linkedin training from an expert a lot more privacy settings door can open to you.


If you wish for more help or just someone to take the stress away from you, then when you hire a Linkedin expert they can deal with safeguarding your business privacy while still maintaining the best practise for your profitable business growth. They have a lot of informative marketing ideas that you can adopt. An outstanding LinkedIn consultancy encourage every interested business enthusiast to obtain a complete LinkedIn training. Strengthen and developed an ultimate business marketing strategy that is fair enough to knock down your competitors.

Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email:, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at:

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