5 Quick Tips On How to Block a Company on LinkedIn in 2022



5 Quick Tips On How to Block a Company on LinkedIn in 2022 [Updated]

You may also want to know why your LinkedIn account is suddenly restricted.

HOW TO BLOCK A COMPANY ON LINKEDIN IN 2022 [Updated]

I am with you.  Could be a nice ‘easy’ feature to have.  But don’t expect it anytime soon.

There are so many useless messages that are probably not welcome and all up in your Linkedin feed.

Find a newer option in the video below using Sales Navigator.

REMOVING A COMPANY’S LINKEDIN POSTS FROM YOUR NEWS FEED

To block a company page posts from your Linkedin feed, you need to unfollow the company on Linkedin. To unfollow a company you will need to find it first >> How to see Companies you follow on LinkedIn

REMOVING A COMPANY’S ADS FROM YOUR LINKEDIN FEED

If you are tired of seeing a company’s ad popping up on your Linkedin feed, you can report the ad by clicking on the three dots and then click on “Report this ad”. Once you do this, the Linkedin algorithm will not show ads from the same company on your Linkedin feed.  Here is a link to an interesting feed in Quora regarding this topic.

 

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HOW TO BLOCK LINKEDIN COMPANY EMPLOYEES FROM SEEING YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE & POSTS

By March 2021, Linkedin no longer offers the ability to block all employees – from a specific company – from seeing your personal Linkedin profile and posts.

REPORTING A COMPANY LISTED ON LINKEDIN 

You can “Report Abuse” a company listed on Linkedin. Steps below:

  1. Visit the company profile page you want to report.
  2. Click on the three horizontal dots located on the top right side of the company page.
  3. Click on “Report abuse” and choose from the five options
    • Suspicious or fake
    • Harassment or hateful speech
    • Violence or physical harm
    • Adult content
    • Intellectual property infringement or defamation
  4. Success! You have successfully reported a company on Linkedin

If you do not want to block a company on LinkedIn or are unable to do so easily, here are some additional options available to you.

How to Block a Company on LinkedIn – 5 Additional Options Available [Updated for 2022]

[Updated] Sales Navigator Auto Updates:

Use Sales Navigator search auto-updates for new people that become attached to the company that can be blocked individually.  This is also an excellent way to make sure no “fake” profiles attach themselves to your own company page.  Sales Navigator alerts used to be optional between receiving them ‘never’, ‘weekly’, ‘monthly’.  Now they are sending those notifications your way whether you like it or not.

Don’t Connect With Your Employer

When you connect with your employer on LinkedIn, whether it’s one boss or manager or a group of them, you’re allowing access to most if not all of the details in your profile. So it’s best, if you think a situation might arise in which you wouldn’t want your employer to see your profile, to avoid connecting with him. That could be tricky, though, in those companies that require or urge employees to be connected via LinkedIn. In that case, you either have to endure it or be the rebel and risk alienation or termination.

Make Your Public Profile Invisible

If you work at a company where being on LinkedIn isn’t required or encouraged, then you can prevent your employer from seeing your public profile. The public profile is visible to LinkedIn members who are not in your network as well as to people who find you just doing an Internet search. The problem is, you can’t prevent just your employer from seeing your public profile; you have to prevent everyone. If that’s what you want to do, however, sign in to your LinkedIn account, place your cursor over your name on the menu bar and click “Settings.” Then click “Edit your public profile” and select the “Make my public profile visible to no one” option.

Edit Your Public Profile

Another option in your public profile is to make only certain elements invisible, not the entire profile. For example, by keeping your public profile visible to everyone, your employer could view your name and location — things he knows anyway — but not other details. You can restrict your employer and others from seeing what LinkedIn groups you’ve joined, links to your personal or professional websites, published works and more. To do this, access your account settings and select only the features you’d want your employer to see in your public profile.

Edit Your LinkedIn Profile Settings

But even if you are connected to your employer on LinkedIn, you can limit what she can see, which is especially useful if you have been updating your profile in order to explore job opportunities outside the company and you don’t want your employer to know about it. From your LinkedIn Settings menu, you can opt to turn off updates about your LinkedIn activity as well as notifications about what LinkedIn groups you join.

How to Block a Company on LinkedIn in 2022 – Conclusion

How to block a company on LinkedIn is fairly straightforward, but it takes a bit of manual work to get the job done.  After all, it would not be good for LinkedIn if they gave users the ability to block entire organizations and every team member associated with that organization.



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