The online site has gained around 100 million new members over the past 15 months. Overall, it estimated an addition of up to 6.7 million new users each month (over the period).
It can be recalled that several months ago during the announcement of its fourth-quarter results, LinkedIn said its membership had reached 277 million. The growth in the number of its members is seen as a logical indication that the Website is continuously gaining popularity among professionals from across the globe.
Getting more popular in mobile
In a blog post, Deep Nishar, LinkedIn’s senior vice president said that it is expected that by the later part of the year, mobile users would account for over 50% of its overall global traffic. He said that by that time, LinkedIn would have hit its mobile moment.
He revealed that in many countries, most LinkedIn users access their accounts through mobile devices. Those locations include the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Singapore, Malaysia, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Nishar further disclosed that on a daily basis, 15 million users, on the average, are viewing profiles in the network. Furthermore, there are about 1.45 million job views and around 44,000 job applications facilitated mobile daily in more than 200 countries.
More data from LinkedIn
Moreover, it can be recalled that LinkedIn in the past several months estimated that it had around 139 million unique users. Those exclude users who access the SlideShare platform, which when accounted for would make the total unique monthly users in LinkedIn to reach more than 187 million. These figures still exclude mobile traffic.
Where are most job seekers and recommendations coming from? According to LinkedIn, over half of its members are based internationally. Interestingly, just over 100 million members of the site are based in the US. That number accounts for just a third of the overall current membership.
LinkedIn also revealed that about 56% of its members have identified their selves as male, while 44% are female. In comparison to data five years ago, 61% of LinkedIn users were male and only 39% were female. India is next to the US in terms of locations of members, followed by Brazil, Great Britain, and Canada.