Professional networking site LinkedIn has reported 296.5 million registered members for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, registering a 7% increase from 276.8 million members in the previous quarter and a 36% increase from 218.3 million members in the same quarter last year. Few weeks back, the company had claimed to have crossed 300 million registered members. However, as always, the company hasn’t disclosed the number of active users on the platform or provided any region-wise breakdown of its 296.5 million user base. Remember that 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. Highlights - It reported 142.1 million unique visitors for the quarter, up 8% from 131.8 million uniques in Q1 2013 as per comScore metrics. The company also generated 11.5 billion pageviews for the quarter, up 3% from 11.1 billion pageviews in Q1 2013. LinkedIn properties (which includes SlideShare) reported 185.8 million unique visitors, up 9% year-on-year (YoY) and 12.2 billion pageviews, up 5% YoY. - Mobile represents around 43% Of LinkedIn's monthly unique visitors for Q1 2014. (Also read: The Switch To Mobile) - During the quarter, LinkedIn launched a beta version of its localised site in Simplified Chinese. - Opened up its professional publishing platform, enabling any member to publish long-form content. - Released a new version of Who's Viewed Your Profile feature with new visual analytics and more data-driven actionable insights to users such as such the industry your viewers work in, the keyword…
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