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LinkedIn Tips: Judging Your Profile Popularity

LinkedIn's "How You Rank" tool shows how your profile views stack up against your co-workers and connections.

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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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6/11/2014 | 3:25:10 PM
Re: How the game is played on LinkedIn
LinkedIn ranks you among your coworkers and your connections. If you're connected to the recruiters that rank above you, that would make sense (otherwise, you shouldn't see them there).
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6/10/2014 | 4:25:25 AM
The LI stalker lurk two-step
And let's not forget the ever popular anonymous stalker lurk. Those lurks count also towards your popularlity! LinkedIn, the only allegedly professional network that pays lip service to user privacy but does not actually provide a substantive manner to block the behavior **without** having to decloak and otherwise alerting the stalker that you've blocked him.   

 

 
vnewman2
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6/4/2014 | 7:49:00 PM
Re: How the game is played on LinkedIn
Oh dear, this is the last thing I want. Linkedin playing the "Hot or Not" game with my professional life. Sigh...
anon9366626855
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6/4/2014 | 6:59:38 PM
How the game is played on LinkedIn
I noticed that most of the people who are ranked above me are professional recruiters and not my actual peers - coworkers.  So if I remove the recruiters, who post a lot of articles (activity breeds good ranking), then I am well-ranked. 
anon9366626855
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anon9366626855,
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6/4/2014 | 6:59:37 PM
How the game is played on LinkedIn
I noticed that most of the people who are ranked above me are professional recruiters and not my actual peers - coworkers.  So if I remove the recruiters, who post a lot of articles (activity breeds good ranking), then I am well-ranked. 
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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6/4/2014 | 9:31:37 AM
Re: How the game is played on LinkedIn
The way LinkedIn sees it: The more time you spend on its site participating in Groups, posting blogs, recommending others, etc., the higher the chance that people click on your profile. More clicks = higher rank among your connections and coworkers, which (could) in turn, present you with more professional opportunities -- jobs, networking, etc. Certainly a gamification angle there as David mentioned.
Li Tan
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6/4/2014 | 4:00:14 AM
Re: How the game is played on LinkedIn
I do not see what's the real value of this tool. Most of the time the user is just trying to drive up their rank. But what kind of benefit the user will get from this ranking? Maybe it will have long-term benefit but definitely it's not something going to materialize in the short time period.
David F. Carr
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6/3/2014 | 1:20:49 PM
How the game is played on LinkedIn
Showing relative popularity is also a way to get the gamification juices flowing, as LinkedIn members find themselves spending more time on the service to drive up their rank.
Laurianne
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6/3/2014 | 1:18:48 PM
Rankings
So, you can see where you rank compared to your connections, but a recruiter can't use this in a systematic way to size you up. I wish LinkedIn or somoene would come up with a more objective, transparent alternative to Klout.
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