LinkedIn crosses 30 million membership in India

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LinkedIn has crossed 30 million-user mark in India, its largest market outside the US.

As the social networking sites users in India increases dramatically in the decade, professional networking site LinkedIn said it has crossed 30 million-user mark in India, its largest market outside the US.  It was founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003 and is headquartered at California.

In June 2011, LinkedIn had 33.9 million unique visitors, up 63 percent from a year earlier and surpassing MySpace. And globally the US based professional networking site has over 364 million members.

“This marks a 50 percent growth over the past two years. LinkedIn had 3.4 million members when it started operations in the country in 2009. India continues to be the largest market for LinkedIn after the Unites States in terms of member base,” says, Nishant Rao, LinkedIn Country Manager India, told PTI.

The 30-million members on LinkedIn represent a diverse cross-section of skills from management and human resources to testing and training and industries from tech to education and automotive, the country manager added.

The company had more than 24 million users in India and over 277 million members globally in February last year.

“We have reached a critical mass in India, a country that remains a strategic market for us. We also see a significant opportunity to collaborate with key players in India in areas like skills development, so that our members can create an even more significant impact on the economy,” Rao said.

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