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Profile information and visibility

How to use SEO to improve the visibility of your research

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Skills and expertise


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What are skills?

Skills describe the expertise, methods, and techniques you use in your research and help identify specialists in specific fields. We use them to recommend content relevant to your work, so it’s important to keep your skills up to date. 

Adding skills to your profile

You can add skills to your profile in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to your profile’s Infotab
  2. Click the pencil icon to the right of Skills and expertise
  3. Type the skill you want to add or pick from our suggestions
  4. Click Save to add your skills to your profile.

You can add up to thirty skills to your profile. 

Removing skills from your profile

Removing skills from your profile is quick and easy:

  1. Go to your profile’s Infotab
  2. Click the pencil icon to the right of Skills and expertise
  3. Click the x next to the skills you want to remove
  4. Click Save to confirm your changes.

How can I change my disciplines?

To change or add disciplines to your profile, please go to your ResearchGate profile page. Click on the Info tab, then scroll down. On the right-hand side, you'll see Disciplines - Hover your mouse over the pencil icon, and click Edit. You can now change or add up to three disciplines and subdisciplines Edit on the right side of the About me section and select Edit disciplines from the drop-down menu. Add or remove disciplines and then click Save. 

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