I saw this ad this morning:
Is there really no way to avoid the awkwardness?
This page describes a solution but the settings menu they are suggesting does not exist anymore.
Very similar to the link you provided:
Why exactly are you concerned about that?
In my case, people seeing that I visit their profile usually leads more views to my own profile, which I think is good. The more people that see your profile, the more people that know about you. On a professional network, visibility is key!
You want people to know when their profile was visited and by who. This is a great way to start a conversation with someone. I was offered an interview when I noticed someone came to my profile. I visited him back, and we had a talk, and we met some days later. It would have not been possible if profile views were anonymous!
Don't underestimate that!