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The Power Of LinkedIn: 500 Million Member Community

Posted by Matej GRABROVEC on Sep 21, 2017 9:03:45 AM
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It is not necessary to emphasize that LinkedIn has become one of the most important social platforms when searching for jobs or just showing your achievements - statistical data speaks for itself. 

Every second, there is a new LinkedIn account being created, and with it a new opportunity for a career or business growth.

We present to you what 500 million accounts on a social media look like in actual numbers.


LinkedIn was officially opened on May 5th, 2003. Today, we all know that LinkedIn is a goldmine of business opportunities, as they employ over 10,000 full-time employees with offices in 30 cities around the world. They started off in 2012 with about 2,100 full-time employees worldwide. LinkedIn has recently announced that they have reached the magic number– half a billion members in 200 countries connecting and engaging with one another in professional conversations.


People are signing in to LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second. The fastest-growing demographic on this social media are college graduates with the numbers of more than 40 million students.

How can you benefit from this?

If you are wondering just how many connections is good to have, and which profession is the most connected, then we introduce to you the importance and impact of LinkedIn with statistical data that we summarized from LinkedIn’s official website.


This 500 million community represents a lot of active job opportunities, access to more than 9 million companies that are seeking new employees and more than 100,000 articles published on a weekly basis that can help you with staying informed on the news. It is important to stay active on this social media because new connections represent potential opportunities.


With each connection you make, the reach of your professional community and B2B marketing grows and so do your career opportunities. Also, if you want to communicate to a B2B audience or business professionals then LinkedIn - with its huge member’s community - is a perfect place to play.

Now It’s up to you, to do your best


There is no social network more catered to business professionals than LinkedIn. Every month, approximately 106 million users log on and engage with content they find on the site. This doesn’t even account for the 414 million total LinkedIn users. With such large general user base, the following LinkedIn demographics can help you narrow down your targeting efforts further.

Keep in mind that visual content and link posts get higher engagement and you will get twice as many interactions by asking a question.

Do not hesitate any longer and make your LinkedIn profile (if you haven’t already) on a 500-million-member community portal – LinkedIn and start enjoying the benefits of your LinkedIn social media management.


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