Full Profiles For 3rd-degree connections are available only to premium account holders

LinkedIn is really pushing their premium service, and they using some shady tactics in the process. If you are logged in to LinkedIn and perform a google search for someone who is a 3rd degree connection, and click on their profile you will see the following

 Linkedin search result if you're logged in

However, if you close that tab and search for the same person using LinkedIn’s built-in search:

linkedin-search

And click on the profile from there:

linkedin-full-view

You might be surprised to learn that you can now view their full profile. Another workaround is to open the profile in Private Mode, or log out of LinkedIn. Doesn’t seem very above-the-board, especially considering that LinkedIn doesn’t have the best history building user confidence. In fact, it seems very similar to Experts Exchange fiasco from a few years back.

 

**no association with Mr. Pickens, he just happens to be a 3rd-degree connection to me on LinkedIn

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