The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||1 billion active users||via Facebook|
|Twitter:||over 500 million users||via Twopcharts|
|Qzone:||599 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
|Sina Weibo:||over 368 million users||via China Daily|
|Renren:||over 170 million users||via iResearch iUser Tracker|
|LinkedIn:||187 million active users||via LinkedIn|
|Google Plus:||100 million monthly active users||via Google|
|Tumblr:||79 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||100 million users||via TechCrunch|
|Tagged:||20 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||over 25 million users||via SmartBlog on Social Media|
|Pinterest:||over 25 million users||via AdWeek|
|Posterous:||15 million monthly users||via Posterous|
|Reddit:||46.8 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
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LinkedIn Tops 187 Million Active Users
LinkedIn just topped 187 million users and is outperforming Wall Street’s expectations, according to the company’s Q3 2012 Earnings Report. Steve Sordello wrote on the LinkedIn blog: “The last few months mark the most significant period of product development in the company’s history. This accelerated pace of innovation is fundamental to our goal of driving greater engagement on the LinkedIn platform.”
Why the jump in revenue? LinkedIn experienced major growth in its three main revenue streams:
- revenue from LinkedIn’s recruiting business (Talent Solutions, previously called Hiring Solutions) rose 95% year over year, and represented 55% of total revenue in Q3 2012
- the company’s marketing business which saw revenue growth of 60% year over year, and represented 25% of total revenue in Q3
- LinkedIn’s premium subscriptions product jumped 74% from Q3 in 2011, and represented 20% of total revenue in Q3 2012
LinkedIn also saw traffic increase more than 60% since the debut of its redesigned homepage.
According to All Things D, “the company’s outlook continues to look good” – probably a result of the major changes LinkedIn made to its Web site and profile pages late into the third quarter.
Were you surprised by LinkedIn’s Q3 results? Have you used the social networking site more often since the redesign?