23 April 2014

More than a million LinkedIn members in some Asia Pacific, Middle East countries

LinkedIn has reported that its membership has crossed 300 million in more than 200 countries and territories, 67% of whom are located outside the US. The company has added more than 23 million members since December 31, 2013.

A map on the company's website shows that there are more than 1 million LinkedIn users in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and the UAE. Indonesia and the Philippines boast more than 2 million users, and there are over 4 million users in China, over 5 million in Australia, as well as 24 million-plus in India.

In a blog post about the milestones, LinkedIn’s SVP of Product & User Experience, Deep Nishar, discusses the company’s vision of connecting all of the world’s professionals and its plans for continued growth.

"To give our members access to all business knowledge they need to be great at what they do, we have brought together content from millions of publishers through Pulse, Influencer posts from approximately 500 of the leading minds in business, and most recently, our millions of members, as we continue to roll out our publishing platform and expand LinkedIn Groups and SlideShare," Nishar said.

Nishar also noted that members in locations like Malaysia, Singapore and UAE prefer to check LinkedIn 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," Nishar said.