Paul Haarman- 50 Surprising LinkedIn Statistics You Need to Know

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool with over 467 million users. But, do you know all there is to know about LinkedIn? asks Paul Haarman

Here are some surprising LinkedIn statistics that will help you make the most of the platform:

  1. LinkedIn has over 467 million users. This makes it the world’s largest professional network.
  2. LinkedIn is used in over 200 countries and also territories.
  3. Over half of LinkedIn users are located outside of the United States.
  4. The average user spends 17 minutes on LinkedIn per day.
  5. LinkedIn has over 10 million active job postings.
  6. 85% of recruiters use LinkedIn to screen candidates
  7. LinkedIn has 2 million job listings.
  8. LinkedIn has 27% of the recruiting market share in the US (BranchOut, LinkUp, and MyCareer), and also 31% in Canada (LinkUp).
  9. The top three positions with the most active postings on LinkedIn are:
  • Sales Executives
  • Marketing Managers
  • Software Engineers
  1. In 2012, there were just 3 million publicly listed companies on LinkedIn. Now that number is up to over 4 million!
  2. There are around 29,000 paying members from Singapore on LinkedIn, who together have almost 18 billion connections!
  3. LinkedIn has a 94% member satisfaction rate.
  4. LinkedIn was founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003.
  5. In January 2004, LinkedIn had 2,500 users.
  6. In March 2004, LinkedIn had 10,000 users.
  7.  September 2004, LinkedIn had 50,000 users.
  8. In November 2004, LinkedIn had 100,000 users.
  9. LinkedIn reached 1 million members in August 2005.
  10. It reached 10 million members in October 2011.
  11. LinkedIn reached 20 million members in February 2013
  12. In March 2014, LinkedIn acquired Pulse for $90 million USD
  13. As of December 2015, there are over 3.5 million active job postings on LinkedIn
  14. LinkedIn has over 500,000 groups, which cumulatively have over 8 million members
  15. LinkedIn members are more likely to click on ads that are relevant to their professional interests
  16. Also, LinkedIn Ads has a click-through rate that is 10x higher than Twitter Ads and also Facebook Ads
  17. LinkedIn Sponsored Content has an engagement rate that is 5x higher than other social media platforms
  18. In Q3 of 2016, LinkedIn generated $975 million in revenue, up 21% from the same quarter in 2015
  19. LinkedIn’s net income was $ objective was to create a “professional identity” for users and also help them “connect” with other professionals.
  20. LinkedIn was originally founded by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, and Jean-Luc Vaillant explains Paul Haarman.
  21. In June 2016, Microsoft announced it would acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion USD
  22. Moreover, LinkedIn has over 467 million users and is available in over 200 countries
  23. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and also is used by over half of all professionals
  24. The average user spends 17 minutes on LinkedIn per day
  25. LinkedIn has over 10 million active job postings
  26. 85% of recruiters use LinkedIn to screen candidates
  27. LinkedIn has 2 million job listings
  28. The top three positions with the most active postings on LinkedIn are:
  • Sales Executives
  • Marketing Managers
  • Software Engineers
  1. In 2012, there were just 3 million publicly listing companies on LinkedIn. Now that number is up to over 4 million!
  2. There are around 29,000 paying members from Singapore on LinkedIn, who together have almost 18 billion connections!
  3. LinkedIn users are more likely than average internet users to buy products online or via catalogs (50%) and also make financial decisions online (32%). They are even 14% less likely to watch TV than the average internet user!
  4. LinkedIn was founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003.
  5. In January 2004, LinkedIn had 2,500 users.
  6. March 2004, LinkedIn had 10,000 users.
  7. In September 2004, LinkedIn had 50,000 users.
  8. In November 2004, LinkedIn had 100,000 users
  9. LinkedIn reached 1 million members in August 2005
  10. It reached 10 million members in October 2011
  11. LinkedIn reached 20 million members in February 2013
  12. As of December 2015, there are over 3.5 million active job postings on LinkedIn
  13. LinkedIn has over 500,000 groups, which cumulatively have over 8 million members.

Conclusion:

Moreover, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and is in use by over half of all professionals. With over 467 million users, also it is available in over 200 countries and has 10 million active job postings explains Paul Haarman. Also, 85% of recruiters use LinkedIn to screen candidates, and it has 2 million job listings.

However, The top three positions with the most active postings on LinkedIn are Sales Executives, Marketing Managers, and Software Engineers. In 2012, there were just 3 million publicly listing companies on LinkedIn. Now that number is up to over 4 million! LinkedIn users are more likely than average internet users to buy products online or via catalogs (50%) and also make financial decisions online (32%). They are even 14% less likely to watch TV than the average internet user! LinkedIn was founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003. In January 2004, LinkedIn had 2,500 users.

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