In this “By the Numbers” statistic post, we take a gander at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.
LinkedIn is one of the older social networks, surviving changes in technology, a tough demographic and a number of challengers along the way. They stand today as a public company; going stronger than ever with a firm grip on the business professional social network market.
Here are a bunch of interesting LinkedIn statistics that I was able to dig up. As with all of these stats post, I intend to update this semi-regularly, so be sure to bookmark it and come back periodically for updates.
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from LinkedIn’s own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.
LinkedIn User Statistics and Demographics
Total Number of LinkedIn users:
Last updated 10/27/16
Number of new LinkedIn members per second:
Last updated 5/1/14
LinkedIn’s reported user total goal:
Last updated 10/23/13
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Number of LinkedIn users in the U.S.:
Last updated 4/30/16
Number of monthly unique visiting LinkedIn members:
Last updated 4/28/16
Geographical reach of LinkedIn:
Last updated 4/18/14
Percentage of LinkedIn users outside U.S.:
Last updated 2/5/15
Adding a professional photo to your profile makes you 14 times more likely to be found on LinkedIn.
Last updated 8/13/15
Adding a photo to your profile makes you 36 times more likely to receive a message on LinkedIn.
Last updated 8/3/16
Hottest skill on LinkedIn in 2014 that got people hired:
Increase in profile views for LinkedIn members that list skills on their profiles:
Last updated 10/16/14
Total number of LinkedIn endorsements:
Last updated 10/19/16