How to make the most of your Essential subscription Part 3 - Author Profile Page


Author profile pages can be particularly useful in helping you get to know authors better and choose which authors to follow.

Let’s start with the basics:

Clicking on an author’s name at the top of any article will bring you to the author’s profile page. Alternatively, you can search for the author by name in the search bar at the top of the screen.


Follow and Unfollow an Author: This button can be found next to the author’s name on their profile page or on any article they publish. Clicking “Follow” will enable email alerts to be sent whenever this author publishes a new article. You can choose to disable email notifications for this author by unchecking the “Get Emails Alerts” box in the pop-up when you follow an author.

If you wish to unfollow an author, just hover over the “Following” button next to the author’s name on their profile page, or any article they have published, and click “Unfollow” when the button turns grey.


Articles: An author’s list of articles is the first tab from the left. It shows a complete list of every article the author has written on Seeking Alpha. Please note the filtering column on the left side of the screen.



Coverage is the second tab from the left. It shows the stocks the author analyzed, their rating on the stock at the time of the article’s publication, and how the stock price evolved since. If the author has written multiple articles on the stock, one can see the evolution of their opinion over time. Hovering over any of the dots in the chart will bring up that article and clicking on the title will send you directly to that article.



Messaging and Muting - Can be found in the top right hand corner of the author profile page. Clicking on the “Send Message” button will allow you to contact the author privately.

To block articles or comments from authors or members, click the “Mute” button in the top right hand corner of the member’s profile page.