Since the time of its launch, there were less number of high level professionals and influencers on the LinkedIn. But from the late 2012, LinkedIn has provided an ability to all its users to follow an influencer’s group that includes Barack Obama (U.S President), Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, Tim Brown (CEO at IDEO) and Arianna Huffington (President of The Huffington Media Group) etc.
These influencers are regularly engaging with their followers and sharing their unique business insights to more than 300 professionals over the LinkedIn. The thought provoking discussions initiated by the LinkedIn influencers will create a positive impact on the professional community and helps LinkedIn in increasing their user base.
On an average, a post set by an influencer will receive 240 likes and 94 comments. The post shared by an influencer will be viewed by around 24,955 LinkedIn users. Of the total followers to every LinkedIn influencer, 29% are entry-level professionals and 49% of the followers are A-level and director level professionals.
Bill Gates, the Microsoft’s chairman has a received a record number of 1 million views for the post that he shared for the first time on LinkedIn. According to the visual graphic, the peak consumption time that most of the LinkedIn users look for an inspiration is 8 AM.
Financial services, marketing and technology services are 3 best industries that influencers are interested in sharing their insights and tips.