For some time I would think about borrowing a LinkedIn account whenever I encounter a link for a LinkedIn profile in a Google search result. I don’t remember how long it has been since I last had a LinkedIn account; I decided to delete my account there long before I decided to delete the hotmail e-mail address I signed up with it.
Whenever I do a Google search on Safari on my mobile phone, I would not be able to click through on a LinkedIn profile link even though the LinkedIn account is set to public. I used to be able to do this without having an account in the distant past but Google must have altered something in their algorithm. I was doing a search yesterday on an entirely different topic when I stumbled upon a workaround for viewing public LinkedIn profiles even without logging in to your LinkedIn account.
I found out that by doing a search via www.deeperweb.com in lieu of http://www.google.com, I could click through the public LinkedIn profiles and read most of the information listed by the account owner without having to be redirected to the login page as search results clicks from Google.com would have it.