I’ve heard it over and over and over again. Various professionals in my network are disheartened by the fact that their LinkedIn homepages seem to be filled with content that could be considered more acceptable on Facebook.
Brace yourself – you have chosen the type of content that you see on your home page. You made each of these decisions one click at a time.
Your Home Page is a result of the activity produced by:
- Your 1st Degree Connections, whom you have chosen to connect with
- The LinkedIn professionals you have chosen to follow
- The Company Pages you have chosen to follow
- The Groups you have elected to Join
- The Pulse Channels you have chosen to follow
Perhaps it’s time to take a close look at your network? But before you go and start disconnecting from the folks that are “making your homepage look like Facebook”, there are other steps you can take that don’t involve disconnecting. Be careful when disconnecting, as reconnecting requires involvement by LinkedIn to restore the connection. Be just as careful in disconnecting as you are in connecting. It’s about choosing the right people in your network.
Watch this short 2-minute video on what you can do to manage your Home Page on LinkedIn. You’ll see options such as (including but not limited to):
- Unfollowing your 1st Degree Connection
- Hiding that particular update, so it no longer appears in your news feed
- Reporting the update if it is inappropriate
Take charge of your LinkedIn Home Page.
So – how do you feel about your homepage now? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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