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LinkedIn Claims To Have 200M Registered Users; Top Regions & Industries

Professional networking site, LinkedIn, has claimed to have reached 200 million members across 200 countries and territories, up from 187 million members stated during its Q3 earnings results in November 2012 and 100 million members in March 2011.

The company claims to witness two new registrations every second, with 64% of its user base from outside United States. Note that LinkedIn hasn’t disclosed how many of these 200 million members are active users.

Unique Visitors: Citing comScore metrics, LinkedIn stated that it has registered 160 million unique monthly visitors as of November 2012, up from 143 million unique visitors in September 2012 and is currently the 23rd most visited web property globally. Note that this stat includes unique visitors from SlideShare, which was acquired by the company last year.

Top Five Regions: In a blog post on LinkedIn’s official blog, Deep Nishar, SVP (Products & New Experiences), LinkedIn, stated that United States continues to have the highest LinkedIn members with 74 million members, followed by India which has 18 million members. Others in in the list include Brazil and United Kingdom which has 11 million members apiece and Canada which has 7 million members. While Nishar didn’t disclose the number of active users in these regions, LinkedIn had informed in April 2012, that it had 7 million active users in India, out of 14 million registered users at that time.

Fastest Growing Regions: LinkedIn stated that Turkey is the fastest growing country for the company, followed by Colombia and Indonesia. On the mobile front, China is the fastest growing country for LinkedIn followed by Brazil, Portugal, India and Italy. While the company didn’t divulge any specific information on its mobile user base, it had stated during its Q3 earnings results in November 2012, that mobile platform accounted for 25% of its unique visitors, up from 13% an year before that.

Top Industries: LinkedIn informed that Information Technology and Services was the largest industry on the platform, accounting for 4 million members globally, followed by Financial services industry which accounted for 2.03 million members and Higher Education segment which accounted for 1.95 million members. Other industries in the list include Computer Software industry (1.65 million members) and Telecommunications industry (1.59 million members).

Product Localization: Nishar reiterated that the desktop version of LinkedIn is available in 19 different languages, although it doesn’t support any of Indian languages yet. On the mobile front, Jeff Weiner had informed during the company’s Q3 earnings call that it had added support for six new languages to LinkedIn’s iPad app during the quarter and at the time of writing this article, the app supports seven languages including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Korean and Turkish. Both iPhone app and Android app currently supports 13 languages at present.


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