LinkedIn has gradually increased its popularity day by day and became a largest professional social network over the cyber world. Are you aware that in every second, two new users get added to the LinkedIn user base, but its bit surprising as how users are making use of this professional network and several questions have risen stating that “is LinkedIn really helpful for professionals”?
According to the below depicted visual infographic, LinkedIn offers both free and premium accounts. Of the total users, 84.4% use the free version of LinkedIn and only just 15.1% of either companies or users pay to use the services of LinkedIn and small percentage (0.5%) of users are not sure about the version of LinkedIn that they use.
When you look at the 1st level connections on LinkedIn, the largest group at 1st level includes an approximate of 500 to 999 connections and over 21.7% of LinkedIn users are connected with these large group and only 1.3% of groups on LinkedIn have more than 3000+ connections.
From the total user base of LinkedIn, 35.5% of users are connected to atleast 1 -9 groups and 25% of users are connected to 10 -19 groups. When inquired about spending time online on LinkedIn, it was reported that 52.2% of the users spend around 2 hours per week on LinkedIN.
Top 6 favorite features of the LinkedIn users are:
Who’s viewed your profile – 70.6%
People you may know – 65.2%
Groups – 60.6%
Direct Messaging - 48.7%
Advanced People Searching – 46.5%
Searching for Companies – 45.9%