LinkedIn reaches 300-million mark in registered users

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Apr 18, 2014 01:41 PM EDT

LinkedIn announced through an official blog post that it has just reached 300 million members worldwide. Half of these users come from countries outside of the US, according to TechCrunch.

The business social network shared the role of mobile development to its growth strategies: "Later this year, we are going to hit our mobile moment, where mobile accounts for more than 50 percent of all global traffic. Already, our members in dozens of locations including Costa Rica, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, use LinkedIn more on their mobile devices than on their desktop computers. Every day we see an average of 15 million profile views, 1.45 million job views and 44,000 job applications in over 200 countries through mobile."

The announced 300 million registered users do not include those who visit the site monthly. LinkedIn's posts states that it has 187 million unique monthly visits in the fourth quarter. As of now, the company is working on a set of mobile apps in a bid to encourage users to visit the site more often, the report explained.

Just this year, the social network has expanded to China with the beta launch of its new Simplified Chinese site. The firm wants to tap into the 140 million professionals in the Asian country, TechCrunch reported.

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