LinkedIn Confusion: Who has downloaded my Box.net files?

I have received several emails and LinkedIn messages lately from people asking me how they could see who has downloaded one of their documents from the Box.net file Application.

(If you absolutely don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, look at my LinkedIn Profile and scroll till you see the header “Jan Vermeiren’s files”, sub title “Free LinkedIn Tips (in English and Dutch). This is the Box.net application, which is free to use by the way.)

Just like I wrote in a previous blog post “LinkedIn Confusion: Who has viewed my profile” you can’t do anything to view who this person is.

The only one who can show other people who (s)he is, is the person him/her-self.

If you want other people to know that you have visited their Profile or that you have downloaded one of their documents, do this:
– Go to Settings (top of page, right hand side)
– Go to Profile Views
– Change the standard “My anonymous profile characteristics, such as industry and title ” to “My name and headline”

The question many people ask, is: “Do I want other people to know that I have visited their Profile or downloaded one of their documents?

Of course it depends on the situation, but for me it has brought positive results: because people saw that I looked at their Profile, contacted me. So they take the initiative to start building the relationship, which is most of the times much easier than the other way around!

To your success !

Jan

PS: get your free light version and free updates of the book How to REALLY use LinkedIn (or in Dutch: het boek Hoe LinkedIn nu ECHT gebruiken)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: