Social Networking Stats: LinkedIn Tops 187 Million Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

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 Q3 EarningsLinkedIn 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?