LinkedIn Hits New Milestone,Sees 50% Traffic from Mobile

Published: 21st April 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2014 01:45 AM   |  A+A-

Professional networking site LinkedIn, which counts more than 300 million users globally, said over 50 per cent of its traffic is expected from cellphones and handheld devices.

As on February, India had over 24 million.

“We know mobile is critical. Later this year, we are going to hit our mobile moment, where mobile accounts for more than 50 per cent of all global traffic,” said Deep Nishar, senior vice president (products and user experience), LinkedIn.

He added that while this was an exciting moment, the company still has a long way to go to realise its vision of creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people globally.

Its users from locations like Costa Rica, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the UK access the website more through their mobile devices than on their desktops.

On an average, 15 million profiles, 1.45 million jobs and 44,000 job applications are viewed everyday in over 200 countries through mobile.

Out of the 300 million odd users, more than half are from outside of the US. Headquartered in California, there are over 100 million users in the US for LinkedIn. The US-listed firm allows members to create professional circles to help in their career path and allows employers and recruiters to connect with people who have the skills they are looking for.

LinkedIn has started developing multiple mobile phone  applications two years ago to accommodate the different needs of its diverse member base.

It has also partnered with handset makers like Apple, Nokia and Samsung and is keenly working on adding more strategic partners.

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