I recently wrote about how to leverage LinkedIn’s Advanced Search Operators and I commented on LinkedIn’s relatively new search interface. Aside from search options, one other somewhat new aspect of searching inside LinkedIn using their search interface is that you can now return some results that are outside of your network. These typically appear as results without a name, and instead say “private”
When you find a private profile, in some cases, the user has actually decided to not publish their LinkedIn profile publicly to the web. If this is the case, you simply cannot find them via Google via the site:command.
Here is an example – using LinkedIn’s search interface, I ran a simple single word search – Java. Here is an example of a result that is outside of my network:
As you can see – this person is not in my network, and the result shows no name, just a headline title. When I click on the title, this is what I see:
Taking unique information from this profile, let’s try and use the site: command on Google to x-ray LinkedIn and see if we can find this person.
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