LinkedIn Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Connecting the world's professionals to enable them to be more productive and successful.

operates the world's largest professional network on the Internet

187,000,000 members

200 countries and territories

61% of users use LinkedIn as their primary professional networking site

2 new members sign up to LinkedIn every second

Members are on track to make more than 5,300,000,000 searchers on the platform in 2012

90% of users find the site to be useful

25% of unique visiting members came through mobile apps

More than 75,00 API developers are using LinkedIn APIs to create innovative tools and services for professionals

There are more than 1,300,000 unique publishers actively using the LinkedIn Share button on their sites to send content into the LinkedIn platform

There are more than 1,000,000 LinkedIn groups

81% of LinkedIn users belong to at least one group

42% of users update their LinkedIn profile information regularly

61% of users don't pay for a premium LinkedIn account

Female - 35%
Male 65%

No College 21%
College 50%
Grad School 29%

<18 4%
18-24 9%
25-34 20%
35-44 26%
45-54 22%
55-64 13%
65+ 5%

63% of LinkedIn members are located outside of the United States

19 languages available on the site:
English, French, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Czech, German, Korean, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Turkish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Russian

Top 10 Countries
1. United States 72,064,565 (23.2%)*
2. India 17,975,024 (1.5%)
3. United Kingdom 10,700,309 (17.2%)
4. Canada 6,020,490 (17.8%)
5. Australia 3,721,467 (17.6%)
6. Netherlands 3,007,325 (17.9%)
7. China 2,701,922 (0.2%)
8. South Africa 2,147,352 (4.4%)
9. Brazil 1,572,790 (0.8%)
10. Pakistan 1,429,762 (0.8%)
Legend: Number of users (Penetration)

LinkedIn counts executives from ALL 2012 Fortune 500 companies as members

Its corporate talent solutions are used by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies

82% of users are aware there are ads on LinkedIn

60% of users have clicked on an ad

LinkedIn Company Pages
More than 2,600,000 companies have LinkedIn Company Pages

LinkedIn has U.S. offices in:
Mountain View (HQ), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Omaha, Chicago, New York

International LinkedIn offices are located in:
Toronto, Sao Paulo, Dublin, London, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Munich, Milan, Madrid, Paris, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne

LinkedIn has 3,177 full-time employees located around the world.

May 5, 2003 LinkedIn launched.
December 2003 LinkedIn ends 2003 with 81,000 members and 14 employees.

April 2004 LinkedIn marks its first major milestone in reaching 500,000 members.
December 2004 LinkedIn ends with 2004 with 1.6 million members and 33 employees.

March 2005 LinkedIn launches its first premium service - LinkedIn Jobs.
August 2005 LinkedIn launches subscription services.
December 2005 LinkedIn ends 2005 with 4 million members.

March 2006 LinkedIn reaches 5 million members. LinkedIn members can be kept up to do date with their connections, through the news feed.
December 2006 LinkedIn ends 2006 with 8 million members.

April 2007 LinkedIn celebrates with 10 million members. LinkedIn launches its corporate blog.
September 2007 LinkedIn reaches 15 million members. LinkedIn launches Profile Pictures.
December 2007 LinkedIn launches Intelligent Applications Platform. New product launches.

January 2008 Members share status on LinkedIn Sharing LinkedIn News.
March 2008 LinkedIn celebrates 20 million members. LinkedIn Recruiter-Recruiter product makes waves in human resources everywhere.
October 2008 LinkedIn reaches 30 million members. LinkedIn launches Survey Business.
November 2008 LinkedIn Events and Next Generation Search launches.
December 2008 LinkedIn ends 2008 with 33 million members.

January 2009 Targeted LinkedIn Polls launches.
April 2009 LinkedIn launches the Grad Guide.
May 2009 LinkedIn celebrates its 6th birthday with 600 cupcakes and 40 million members,
June 2009 LinkedIn launches native application for Palm Pre.
November 2009 LinkedIn launches New Recruitment Solution for Executive Search Firms & Recruiting Agencies.

August 2010 LinkedIn acquires mSpoke for its recommendation technology.
October 2010 Silicon Valley Insider ranked LinkedIn No. 10 on its Top 100 List of most valuable start ups.

January 2011 LinkedIn acquired CardMunch, a mobile app maker that scans business cards and converts into contacts.
March 2011 LinkedIn reaches 100 million users.
May 2011 LinkedIn goes IPO. The values of its shares more than doubling in the initial day of trading.
August 2011 LinkedIn revamped its mobile applications on the iPhone, Android and HTML5.

February 2012 LinkedIn announced its acquisition of the start-up Rapportive.
May 2012 LinkedIn announced it had acquired SlideShare, deemed "the YouTube of slide shows".
June 2012 Cyptographic hashes of approximately 6.4 million LinkedIn user passwords were stolen by hackers who then published the stolen hashes online.
November 2012 LinkedIn reaches 187 million members.

LinkedIn Facts & Figures

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