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LinkedIn-How not to be seen with an anonymous profile?

Linkedin – how to avoid being seen with an anonymous profile?



Are you a detective? Would you like to remain anonymous when searching for clues? This short article/tutorial will give you the ultimate trick for remaining invisible when you’re investigating someone. Whether it’s a prospect or a candidate, this feature is interesting for a number of reasons, which we’ll look at in this article.

What are the advantages of not being seen when you visit a Linkedin profile?

When you click on a Linkedin profile to view the person’s background and experience, they may be notified that you’ve visited their profile. In the context of prospecting, this is an important action before contacting the same person, to let them know that we have consulted their profile before sending them a message.



To see who has viewed your profile, you’ll need a Linkedin Premium. We’ve written an article on the various Linkedin subscriptions to help you find your way around.

To find out more about prospecting techniques on Linkedin, check out this article.

However, in the following cases it may be useful to remain anonymous:

  • If you’re recruiting a candidate and don’t want them to know you’ve been spying on them
  • When prospecting for key accounts, you want to be seen as an expert in the sector – no need to find out beforehand.
  • On a personal level, if you simply want to stalk someone
  • Or simply because you, as an individual, want to be anonymous!

Stalking” is an English term used in the hunting industry. It can be literally translated as “stealth stalking”. We use it in France with a gentler approach, which could be seen as a form of intense curiosity about a person.

It’s a keen interest, where someone delves deeply into another person’s life, trying to find out more about their activities, tastes or habits. In some contexts, this could be compared to the way a fan takes an interest in the life of their favorite celebrity, seeking out every detail of their life.

Well, it’s the same principle for a recruiter or a salesperson.

There are many reasons for wanting to remain anonymous when you visit a profile, but they are mainly justified by a desire on your part to remain invisible to the stalker. Now that you meet at least one of these criteria, let’s get down to business.

How can I remain anonymous?

Without further ado, here is the step-by-step method:

  1. Click on “Me

  2. Then click on “Settings and Privacy”.

  3. Then “Visibility

  4. And finally: “Profile viewing option”.

  5. You have 3 options

a) Normal

b) Semi-private, the person will only see your company name

c) Totally private

How to remain anonymous

Is it really a good idea to become totally invisible? If you select this option, you also become invisible to those who are not part of your network (the more than 2nd relations). As a result, potential prospects or recruiters won’t be able to see you. You’ll drastically reduce the likelihood of them sending you a message… That’s why we’re giving you the trick to taking advantage of your anonymity while keeping your finger on the pulse of the opportunities Linkedin has to offer.

The ultimate tip for maximizing visibility

I’ll give it to you straight: MirrorProfiles. Our tool allows you to rent heated and secure Linkedin profiles, ready to use! By renting a Mirroir profile (to see the difference between Mirror and Avatar profil, click here), you’ll be able to play detective while keeping your real Linkedin account visible to prospects and recruiters. Using the Mirror account, you can stalk in total freedom, without worrying about being discovered.

The idea is as follows:

  1. You wish to view profile X

  2. You connect via our launcher, which ensures a dedicated digital footprint

  3. You select one of your Mirroir accounts which, of course, does not have your first or last name

  4. No need to make it invisible, just go to profile X to start your investigation.

With this trick, it’s all done! In addition to this feature, having MirrorProfiles accounts is a must in your technical stack in 2023, whether for prospecting or recruiting. Here’s a full article to tell you all the tricks and features that using MirrorProfiles can bring.


The digital age has transformed the way we interact with and learn about others. LinkedIn, as a professional platform, is a valuable tool for professionals, recruiters and companies. However, there are times when discretion is necessary, whether for professional or personal reasons. The ability to visit profiles anonymously offers this discretion, but it can also limit the opportunities available to you.

However, with innovative solutions like MirrorProfiles, it’s possible to combine the best of both worlds: discretion and visibility. By using mirror accounts, users can browse freely while preserving their professional identity. This opens the door to new strategies and approaches for prospecting, recruiting and many other areas. To find out more about how MirrorProfiles can revolutionize your LinkedIn experience, I invite you to explore this detailed article highlighting the benefits and features of this innovative solution. In a world where first impressions are often digital, having the right tools at your disposal is essential.

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Tristan Bance

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