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folks at LinkedIn have been rolling out a tremendous amount of updates recently.
These range from revamped profile pages, updated LinkedIn Company pages,
the ability to follow thought leaders, endorsements and much more. They’re doing
something right because Now LinkedIn has over 359
million members. If you haven’t joined LinkedIn yet, I hope the following
facts convince you to get started. This is some really cool stuff. Please
feel free to add your own facts and comments in the comment section
has over 359 Million Members To put this in
perspective, LinkedIn had 32 million members in January of 2009
are joining LinkedIn at 2 members per second
added 50 million members last year alone. It took them 6 years to add their
first 50 million users!
United Kingdom and Brazil are tied for third place as the largest countries on
LinkedIn. Brazil just hit 10 members. India is second place while the
United States is number one
is expecting to reach 5 billion professional searches this year
are over 1 million groups on LinkedIn. These groups contain between 2 and
mobile version of LinkedIn is it’s fastest growing
The LinkedIn mobile app had 12 options
in 2011 and approximately 1 million users. In 2012, LinkedIn cut the
number of options down to 4 and they saw an increase in the number of users from
10% to 23%
are over 28 people searched on the mobile app per second
75,000 developers are using LinkedIn’s API’s in their own products and
LinkedIn gets over 2 billion network
updates viewed weekly
There are over 175 thousand new LinkedIn
profiles created every day.
There was 3 billion searches on LinkedIn
Over 25 million LinkedIn profiles are
viewed every day
There are over 2 million LinkedIn Company Pages on LinkedIn
Over 1 million publishers have implemented the LinkedIn share button on their
Recently, 150 thought leaders were requested to create articles for LinkedIn on various topics. These individuals consisted of 1 Nobel Prize Winner, members with over 2 million followers, 1
McArthur Genius, 29 New York Times best seller book authors, all from 11
There are over 10 million endorsements provided on LinkedIn
There has been over 200% more social interactions since the LinkedIn homepage was
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