LinkedIn: Eight years since launch
Number of users in Millions
Overall, global memberships - free and paid for – on LinkedIn grew to
115.8 million in the second quarter of this year, up 61% on 2010. By Q1
2011, user numbers were beyond the 100 million mark.
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70% of LinkedIn users are
between 25-54 years old.
There are over 1.3 billion connections between members on LinkedIn.
Currently 17.8 million LinkedIn
users are members of groups
and 1.2 million post comments
to groups every week.
Fastest growing markets (% increase)
Brazil 428% India 76%
Mexico 178% France 72%
*2010 year-on-year growth
Predicted LinkedIn growth by end 2011
By looking at the growth figures for LinkedIn over the last three years
and then considering the increase in users between 1st January and
31st March we predict that:
LinkedIn will have 165 million users by the end of 2011.
LinkedIn has also recently announced a
revenue increase of 120% - up year on year
to $121m (£74m) in the three months to
Profit was also up to $4.5m (£2.8m),
compared to $4.3m (£2.6m) in the previous
There are now over 2 million company pages on LinkedIn and almost 80
million job transitions have been tracked across the network.
Top companies on LinkedIn
Top 10 followed companies on
• Hewlett Packard
Most followed & most employees
Ratio employees to followers
On average, each company has 2.5
followers for each employee on
However, there are a couple of
• Apple has 6 followers .
• Google has 8 followers.
Size of companies on LinkedIn
• Largest companies (with 10,000+ employees) account for only 0.007%
of company pages on the site.
• Over three quarters of the organisations on LinkedIn are SME’s - 51%
of which have between 1-10 employees and 27% have 11-50
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