How to View a LinkedIn Profile without Logging In

Posted by Rob

Have you ever wanted to view a coworkers LinkedIn profile without them knowing? With this easy trick you can anonymously view any profile without being logged in.

Steps:

  1. Make sure you are not logged in. Then, grab the URL of the user's LinkedIn profile.
  2. Go to translate.google.com
  3. Paste the URL in the left box.
  4. In the right box, check the language you want to view it in.
  5. Finally, click the blue "translate" button.

Thats it!

Why did this work? LinkedIn wants user profiles found in Google's search results, so they allow Google's bots and servers to by pass the login requirement. By using translate.google.com, you are getting a rendering of what Google gets.

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