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LinkedIn claims to have 300 million registered members

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Professional networking site LinkedIn claims to have crossed 300 million registered users, up from 276.8 million users as of December 31, 2013, indicating that the company has added around 23.2 million users in about four months.

LinkedIn however hasn’t disclosed the number of active users on the platform or provided any region-wise breakdown, although it noted that United States accounted for 100 million of these members.

India is the largest market for LinkedIn outside the United States, where the company claims to have more than 24 million registered users as of February 2014, adding more than seven million registered users in the last year.

Contribution of Mobile: LinkedIn already witnesses more mobile usage than desktop usage in countries like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and it expects mobile to contribute for more than 50% of its global traffic later this year. In the previous quarter, LinkedIn had mentioned that mobile represents 41% of LinkedIn’s overall traffic as of December 2013.

LinkedIn also claims that it registers around 15 million profile views, 1.45 million job views and 44,000 job applications through mobile phones, across 200 countries.

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LinkedIn Timeline

October 2009: Crossed 50 million members across the world. India represented almost 3 million users, which crossed 5 million users in India in May 2010.

March 2011: 100 million members across the world. India had 10 million users as of June 2011.

February 2012: 150 million members globally. India had 14 million users as of April 2012.

January 2013: 200 million members across the world. India had 18 million users, which crossed 20 million member milestone in May 2013.

October 2013: 259 million members across the world. India had 24 million registered users as of February 2014.

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As an aside, LinkedIn has shared some data on its members in India and across the world:

Gender Split: LinkedIn mentions that 74% of its members in India are female while the 26% of its members are Male. Globally however, 56% of LinkedIn members are Male and 44% are female.
– Popular sectors in India: Information Technology & services, Computer Software, Accounting, Education management, Electrical and Electronic Manufacturing.
Popular sectors (Worldwide): Information Technology & services, Hospital & health care, Construction, Education management, Accounting.
Largest markets for LinkedIn: United States is followed by India. Brazil is in third place while Great Britain is in fourth and Canada is in fifth.

Updates: Headline modified, Added Gender Split.

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