This post is for you, please comment and suggest additions below. We consider this post to be the Ultimate LinkedIn Resource Guide for Using LinkedIn. This page is the result of more than 40 hours of work from our team here at Linked Strategies, aimed at providing a consolidated resource for anyone needing information about LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is an ever increasing Professional Network. Currently at 170+ Million users (June 2012), the platform is used by professionals around the world, including job seekers, human resource departments, sales, business development and professionals of every sort. LinkedIn is one of the world’s most ideal professional business tools online today. The following are resources for everything on LinkedIn you would need for research, resources, “How To’s”, strategies, insights and much more.
May 5, 2003
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 100 million members in over 200 countries and territories. The LinkedIn website launched in 2003 and currently counts executives from all Fortune 500 companies as members.
Connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
As of November 3, 2011, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 135 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
Fifty-nine percent of LinkedIn members are currently located outside of the United States.
There were nearly two billion people searches on LinkedIn in 2010. Based on third quarter 2011 metrics, LinkedIn members are on pace to do more than four billion searches on the LinkedIn platform in 2011.
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., LinkedIn also has U.S. offices in Chicago, New York, Omaha and San Francisco. International LinkedIn offices are located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Delhi, Dublin, London, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Paris, 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 fourteen languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,Malay, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
As of September 30, 2011 (the end of the third quarter), LinkedIn has 1,797 full-time employees located all around the globe. LinkedIn started off 2011 with about 1,000 full-time employees located all around the globe, up from around 500 at the beginning of 2010.
LinkedIn Statistics (by Linked Strategies on Youtube)
As of September 30, 2011 (the end of the third quarter), LinkedIn counts executives from all 2011 Fortune 500 companies as members; its corporate hiring solutions are used by 75 of the Fortune 100 companies.
More than 2 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages.
LinkedIn represents a valuable demographic for marketers with an affluent & influential membership.
More than 40,000 developers are using LinkedIn APIs to create innovative tools and services for professionals, averaging over two billion API calls per month.
There are now more than 180,000 unique domains actively using the LinkedIn Share button on their sites to send content into the LinkedIn platform. Referrals from LinkedIn to publisher sites around the Web are up more than 75% between June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2011.
LinkedIn members are sharing insights and knowledge in more than one million LinkedIn Groups.
As of September 30, 2011, mobile page views account for more than 11 percent of total member visits to LinkedIn.
As of September 30, 2011, hundreds of thousands of job applications have been submitted using Apply With LinkedIn.
Total revenue advanced 126 percent year on year to $139 million. This was our eighth straight quarter of accelerating top line growth and our fifth straight quarter of more than 100 percent growth.
Hiring Solutions revenue was $71.0 million, increasing 160 percent compared to the year ago period. In the quarter, hiring solutions comprised 51 percent of total revenues compared to 44 percent last year.
Marketing Solutions revenue was $40.1 million, increasing 113 percent compared to the prior year.
Premium Subscriptions revenues ended the quarter at $28.4 million, up 81 percent year-over-year.
According to comScore, unique visitors (including members and non-members) averaged 87.6 million in the quarter. In September, LinkedIn ranked as the 34th most visited website worldwide, according to comScore, up from 54th just one year ago. ComScore measured 7.6 billion page views in the third quarter.
LinkedIn Books, eBooks, Guides
The following is a list about LinkedIn books – Free, Paid, Physical & Digital. We of course have our own, including a free resource called The LinkediN Quick Start Guide eBook which you can get here http://www.linkedstrategies.com/quickstart, and our very popular book titled: LinkedIn Mastery: An All Inclusive Guide to Mastering LinkedIn, whcih you can get here http://www.linkedstrategies.com/mastering-linkedin-ebook/. The following books are some of the top books on the market about LinkedIn, please let us know which ones you like the most and why.
Leading LinkedIn Strategists, Trainers, Consultants & Speakers
The following is a list of the top LinkedIn Educators, Trainers, and Consultants that are my friends, peers, competitors and people whom I may not know, but greatly admire for what they do. I only lead with myself because I am a LinkedIn Strategist, Trainer, Consultant & Speaker. The list is in no particular order, everyone on this list is amazingly intelligent and experienced regarding LinkedIn.
We truly hope you found this post valuable and helpful. We have put a lot of sweat into it and look forward to your feedback and additions. This list is a living post. Please add your comments, make suggested additions and insights below and we will add as often as we are able!
Nathan Kievman is a highly sought after Digital Strategist, bringing a no nonsense business approach to digital and social strategies. His company, Linked Strategies is a consulting firm that specializes in measurable LinkedIn Client & Talent Acquisition Campaigns, helping companies from around the world find the fastest path to their target market today through services, training and technologies.
Having helped his clients generate more than $100 million in new deals through LinkedIn, his company specializes in using LinkedIn and Socially Verified Email strategies to deliver their clients a steady stream of highly targeted and pre-qualified appointments with top executives, CEOs, VPs, thought leaders and other key decision makers who are typically hard to reach.
Serving more than 250 clients over the past several years, Linked Strategies has helped its clients generate thousands of inbound appointments with entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives from startups to large companies such as Sony, Adobe, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Apple, Ogilvy, SAP, Cicso, HP, LinkedIn, Verizon, Facebook, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and thousands of others.
The bottom line… Linked Strategies provides you access to either a highly targeted few, or up to thousands of new prospects, high caliber talent, investor relationships or media opportunities in as little as 30 to 60 days, guaranteed.
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