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LinkedIn Now Has More Than 200 Million Members

  |  January 11, 2013   |  Comments

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has announced a new milestone: more than 200 million members. By far, the United States boasts the most LinkedIn members and the site is most used by those who work in information technology and services.

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has announced a new milestone (along with an accompanying infographic, below): more than 200 million members. By far, the United States boasts the most LinkedIn members, and the site is most used by those who work in information technology and services.

Trailing the U.S. and its 74 million LinkedIn members are India with 18 million accounts, the UK and Brazil, each with 11 million users, and Canada with 7 million members. LinkedIn reports it is seeing the fastest growth in Turkey, Colombia, and Indonesia.

After the IT industry, the top industries using LinkedIn are financial services, higher education, computer software, and telecommunications.

As pointed out by Liz Gannes at AllThingsD, the figure LinkedIn is touting is the number of registered members, not active monthly users (which LinkedIn won't disclose), so take that figure for what you will. On monthly active user figures among competing social networks, Facebook reports 1.01 billion, Twitter has 200 million, and Google+ claims 135 million.

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LinkedIn launched in 2003, reached 50 million users in October 2009, and 100 million members in March 2011.

This article was originally published on Search Engine Watch.

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Danny Goodwin

Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.

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