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How to Block Someone on LinkedIn: Go Away Already, or Maybe Don’t

Posted by in Consulting, Dear Sandy, strategy

Something appears to be in the air because I’ve been asked this question a few times this month:

How can I block someone that I’ve already removed as a connection on LinkedIn, but still keeps annoying me with invitations to connect, group invites and other such things? 

Meet Mercury, blame him

Mercury

Is Mercury in retrograde? Perhaps. However, I’d  rather not go into some of the reasons these folks gave for wanting to take things to that extreme (I was able to get at least one person to rethink it), so I decided to just go ahead and share what LinkedIn provides as a “Member Blocking Overview” in this post.

I strongly recommend, though, that you consider simply limiting people’s access to you. Perhaps one (or more) of these options could be a better choice for your situation (btw, all links below go to content within LinkedIn’s Help Center):

Member Blocking – Overview

When you block a member on LinkedIn, here’s what will happen:

  • You won’t be able to access each other’s profiles on LinkedIn
  • You won’t be able to message each other on LinkedIn
  • If you’re connected, you won’t be connected anymore
  • We’ll remove any endorsements and recommendations from that member
  • You won’t see each other in your “Who’s Viewed Your Profile”
  • We’ll stop suggesting you to each other in features such as “People You May Know” and “People also Viewed”

LinkedIn will not notify the person that you blocked them, and only you will be able to unblock the member.

Blocking behavior is mutual for you and the person you block. Once you block someone, you won’t be able to view their profile information, see content they have shared, see them in your Who’s Viewed Your Profile, or send communications to them while signed in on LinkedIn either.

Please note the following regarding blocking:

  • Blocking doesn’t apply to information you have made public, such as your public profile, content posted in public (open) group discussions, your own public shares, and comments on Influencer posts. You can always review your public profile settings to change how you appear in public search engines.
  • Mutual connections that you share with someone you’ve blocked, may re-share content created by the person you’ve blocked into your stream. You can choose to hide these updates from your stream.
  • There is not a way to block anonymous viewers of your profile at this time.
  • Blocking isn’t supported between a group member and a group manager.
    • If you’d like to block a manager of a group you belong to, you will need to leave the group first, and then block that person.
    • If you’d like to block a member of a group you manage, you will need to remove that member from the group and then block that person.
  • Contact records that have been stored or saved locally to your device need to be removed manually.
  • If you’re accessing LinkedIn via a mobile device, you could see cached data regarding the blocked member’s profile. To refresh your cache, login and log out of your LinkedIn mobile applications.
  • If you’re using 3rd party applications that leverage LinkedIn’s APIs you could see cached data of a blocked member on those applications. If that occurs, you’ll want to contact the application for instructions on removing that cached data.
  • Blocking doesn’t currently apply to mobile, SlideShare, and LinkedIn Pulse.
  • Blocking doesn’t work within LinkedIn Intro, which was shut down as of March 7, 2014.

Please let me know if I can help you with this issue or if none of the above sounds like the best solution for your situation. And if you’re in need of some expert assistance with leveraging LinkedIn as a tool for business or career, be sure to contact me.

P.S. I checked; Mercury IS in retrograde. June 7 – July 2. :-)

Image: almanac.com

 

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Afternoon Snack & Give Back Part 3: The 10 Things You Could Be Doing On LinkedIn To Get Results

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Would you like to learn what you could be doing on LinkedIn each week to boost your brand,  generate leads and grow your network? Then sign up for the 3rd (and final for June) Afternoon Snack & Give Back on Wed, June 25th at 2pm Pacific!

Here is what’s happening during this view-only Hangout broadcast: 

“LinkedIn Ninja,” yours truly, is going to not only teach you some of my Top 10 Things You Can Do on LinkedIn to Boost Your Brand, Generate Leads and Grow Your Network, I’m also going to share: 

  • How you can grow your network on LinkedIn without making any breaches of etiquette unique to LinkedIn
  • Ways you can increase your likelihood of being found on LinkedIn
  • Real world examples of how her clients have benefitted from being intentional and active on LinkedIn  

Then, co-presenter, and Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, will share her proven strategy for dealing with the criticism to which you sometimes open yourself up as you increase your visibility and boost your brand online by posting, commenting or engaging with relative strangers.

Part 3 Registration:   (Please let me know if you had difficulty registering, getting confirmation or viewing the Hangout on 6/25. I can hook you up!)

http://bit.ly/GivebackH3

To sign up: http://bit.ly/GivebackH3 or simply click image.

Pssst: If you can’t join us on the 25th, you can book me for 2 hrs to guide you through all of this and more in a one-on-one personalized session or hire me to show you how to start publishing a blog on LinkedIn.

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San Francisco Free Love a.k.a A PIF PARTY

Posted by in pay it forward, pif party

It’s time to take Bella Domain’s PIF Party concept on the road and the first out-of-state party will be in San Francisco on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Roe on Howard over near Mission and 3rd. Yes, considering I lived there for almost 5 years not too long ago, and still love that town, how could it not be my first choice?!  You can or go to our PIF Parties page to learn more. Please help us spread the word about this event, and, as always, thanks for supporting the pay it forward way!

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Back to the Bay Area – Feb 2010

Posted by in pay it forward, pif party

Announcement:

Happy New Year! And, just in time for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share that I’ll be in the Bay Area again for this book related event on Wed, 2/10/2010 (cool date, eh?), and then another book/Pay It Forward/Valentine’s themed happy hour event in San Fran on Thur, Feb 11.

Why not show some luv to your network and try to attend if you’re in the area or maybe consider this an easy “pay it forward” and help spread the word with your peeps in San Fran/Silicon Valley? :-) Thanks a bunch and watch for the announcement on the SF location which will be confirmed soon! p.s. If I haven’t spammed you about my book yet, here’s the link on Amazon.

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Why I wrote “I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???”

Posted by in book, Career

I found the email below in my Inbox this morning and it sure started my day off on a happy note! Salil describes exactly what I was hoping to achieve by writing my book, I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???I'm at a networking event--Now What??? by Sandy Jones-Kaminski

Soon after I read this, I contacted him to thank him for taking the time to write and requested his permission to share it with y’all. And, hey, if you read my book, and feel the same way Salil does, please become a fan of my book on Facebook. Thanks so much and Happy New Year all! :-)

From: Salil
Date: Thu, Dec 31, 2009
Subject: I’m at a networking event
To: sandy@belladomain.com

Hello Sandy,

I recently purchased this ebook from Michelle Levy’s website and I am so happy with my decision. I had always struggled with networking events. I heard a lot about the importance of networking events but never knew what to do and how to initiate any dialogue or even take it to the next step/level. Some of your openers were very helpful. I also liked the specific action items you included in each chapter. The section on hosting your own networking event was also a great idea. I started acting on those and reached out to couple of people while standing in a queue. Prior to reading this book, I could never think of reaching out to people on my own. But to my surprise, the experience was very positive and I had very useful and fruitful discussion with those people. I am also thinking of hosting an event sponsored by my company early next week and I already have a theme in mind.

So once again, thank you for the great write up. I am definitely recommending this book to other people who I know are struggling with the same issue.

Salil.

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