LinkedIn – Guilt Free Networking, Warehouse of Ideas, People helping People

I love LinkedIn so much. All my family and friends get tired of me telling them about LinkedIn. I just copied and pasted the latest information from there website and listed it below.

Well it’s probably been there for awhile but it’s new information and news to me.

I am going to deliver two presentations in November to the PCMA groups in Northern California and I wanted to make sure that I had the right stats for my presentations. So while I was doing my research I thought I would share the information with all of you.

LinkedIn has helped me, my clients and everyone that has come in contact with this incredible social media platform in various ways.

For my clients, it has taken them from isolation and depression into a whole new world. It has introduced them to knowledge they had no idea was available because of the warehouse of information it collects.

I could go on and on. And I love it because I tell my friends, family and clients that it’s “GUILT FREE NETWORKING.” You can contact people and invite them into your network even if you haven’t talked to them for 5-10-20 years.  Why? Because if they liked you 5-10- or 20 years ago I promise you they like you now. And plus, they feel just as guilty for not staying in touch as you do.

Nowadays, people are so busy they don’t have the time to even call each other. Being connected through social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and/or Blogs is solving a problem for most of us that don’t have the time or energy to stay in touch with our loved ones or friends.

It fills a need to stay in touch rather than have to connect via the telephone or face to face. So now we can just peruse each others profiles and stay up to date on what every body’s doing and still feel connected with people we care about.  I think it’s great. Especially if you have teenagers or relationships with anyone under the age of 30. It’s a dream.

Well have fun reading the stats I know I did.


Company Background


  • The site officially launched on May 5, 2003. At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network.
  • As of September 30, 2012 (the end of the third quarter), professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of approximately two new members per second.
  • The company is publicly held and has a diversified business model with revenues coming from talent solutions, marketing solutions and premium subscriptions.


LinkedIn Facts


  • As of September 30, 2012, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 187 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
  • Sixty-three percent of LinkedIn members are located outside of the United States, as of September 30, 2012.
  • LinkedIn members did nearly 4.2 billion professionally-oriented searches on the platform in 2011 and are on pace to surpass 5.3 billion in 2012.
  • Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., LinkedIn also has U.S. offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha and San Francisco. International LinkedIn offices are located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Delhi, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.
  • The company’s management team is comprised of seasoned executives from companies like Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, TiVo, PayPal and Electronic Arts. The CEO of LinkedIn is Jeff Weiner.
  • LinkedIn is currently available in nineteen languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
  • As of September 30, 2012, LinkedIn has 3,177 full-time employees located around the world. LinkedIn started off 2012 with about 2,100 full-time employees worldwide, up from around 1,000 at the beginning of 2011 and about 500 at the beginning of 2010.


Worldwide Membership

187m+ professionals around the world as of September 30, 2012


  • 10m+ members in Brazil as of October 16, 2012
  • 6m+ members in Canada as of August 30, 2012
  • As of the school year ending May 2012, there are over 20 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn. They are LinkedIn’s fastest-growing demographic.

EMEA REGION: 50m+ members in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as of June 30, 2012

  • 1m+ members in the UAE as of October 1, 2012
  • EUROPE: 39m+ members in Europe as of June 30, 2012
  • 10m+ members in the UK as of September 17, 2012
  • 4m+ members in France as of September 5, 2012
  • 3m+ members in the Netherlands as of December 6, 2011
  • 3m+ members in Spain as of March 27, 2012
  • 3m+ members in Italy as of September 18, 2012
  • 2m+ members in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
  • 1m+ members in Belgium as of September 22, 2011
  • 1m+ members in Sweden as of June 20, 2012
  • 1m+ members in Turkey as of February 10, 2012

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: 34m+ members in Asia and the Pacific as of September 30, 2012

  • 17m+ members in India as of October 10, 2012
  • 3m+ members in Australia as of March 12, 2012
  • SOUTHEAST ASIA: 4m+ members in Southeast Asia as of January 29, 2012
  • 1m+ members in Indonesia as of February 21, 2012
  • 1m+ members in the Philippines as of March 12, 2012


LinkedIn and the Enterprise


  • As of September 30, 2012, LinkedIn counts executives from all 2012 Fortune 500 companies as members; its corporate talent solutions are used by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies.
  • More than 2.6 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages.
  • LinkedIn represents a valuable demographic for marketers with an affluent & influential membership.
  • More than 75,000 developers are using LinkedIn APIs to create innovative tools and services for professionals, up from 60,000 at the end of the first quarter of 2012.
  • There are more than 1.3 million unique publishers actively using the LinkedIn Share button on their sites to send content into the LinkedIn platform.
  • LinkedIn members are sharing insights and knowledge in more than one million LinkedIn Groups.
  • In the third quarter of 2012, an average of 25 percent of unique visiting members came through mobile apps, versus just 13 percent a year ago.


LinkedIn Financial Metrics

2012 Quarter 3


  • Total revenue advanced 81 percent year on year to $252.0 million.
  • Talent Solutions revenue was $138.4 million, increasing 95 percent compared to the year ago period. In the quarter, talent solutions comprised 55 percent of total revenues compared to 51 percent last year. There are over 13,700 enterprises under contract for talent solutions.
  • Marketing Solutions revenue was $64.0 million, increasing 60 percent compared to the prior year. In the quarter, marketing solutions comprised 25 percent of total revenues.
  • Premium Subscriptions revenues ended the quarter at $49.6 million, up 74 percent year over year. In the quarter, premium subscriptions comprised 20 percent of total revenues.
  • According to comScore, unique visitors (including members and non-members) increased 25 percent year over year to average 110 million in the third quarter of 2012. Page views (excluding mobile) increased 17 percent to 8.9 billion. When including SlideShare, which LinkedIn acquired in May 2012, there were nearly 143 million unique visitors in September 2012, making LinkedIn the 25th most visited website in the world.


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