Social Media Networking Reaches Over 200 Million Users On LinkedIn
January 9th, 2013 by Christen
If you're a business - savvy, social media user like we are, then you're undoubtedly apart of the 200 Million + members announced by LinkedIn today.The business-oriented social network had reported in its last earnings call on Nov. 1 that it topped 187 million members and had been growing at a rate of 10 million to 15 million users per quarter last year. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn passed 100 million members in 2011. The rapid growth has been linked to a rate of two people joining LinkedIn about every second - that's 172,800 people joining each day! No wonder it's accomplished such rapid growth. LinkedIn's network compares with 1 billion-plus for Facebook, more than 500 million for Twitter and more than 500 million for Google Plus. Did you know that 74 million users are based in the U.S., 11 million are in the U.K., 7 million are in Canada, 18 million are in India and 11 million are based in Brazil? LinkedIn's fastest-growing country is Turkey, followed by Colombia and Indonesia. Mobile growth is strongest in China, Brazil, Portugal, India and Italy, in that order. Have you been putting off joining the rest of the world on LinkedIn? Check out these four reason, why you need to join the social networking site today! 1. To Provide the Google-verse with Positive Information About You - Your prospects, whether potential clients, employers, or partners, are already looking you up online to help them decide whether or not to do business with you. 2. To Improve Your Search Engine Optimization and Web Presence - An optimized LinkedIn profile can help connect you with prospects who didn’t know about you previously.
3. To Attract Prospects by Showing Them How You Can Benefit Them - Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile should be less about you and more about what you can do for your prospects.
4. To Show That You Are a Professional - Your potential prospects will not only be judging your profile by its content but also by the way that content is presented.Want to keep up with us on LinkedIn? Connect with Divas And Dorks on LinkedIn today! via