February 12, 2014 - 16:34 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - LinkedIn has been growing rapidly in Asia-Pacific, as it announced Wednesday, Feb 12, that it just crossed 50 million registered users in the region — that’s nearly triple the number in less than three years. The company opened its regional center in Singapore in May 2011, The Next Web reports.
Last year, more than seven million new members joined the network in India alone, while across the Southeast Asia region its userbase jumped more than 50 percent to reach over nine million.
Today, nine countries in Asia-Pacific have more than a million LinkedIn members each — India has 24 million users, Australia has five million, China has about four million, Indonesia and the Philippines have over two million each, while Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand each number more than one million.
The fastest-growing demographic on LinkedIn is students, says Hari Krishnan, LinkedIn’s managing director of Asia-Pacific and Japan. There are over 30 million students on the network now, out of a global userbase of 277 million, and thousands of universities have created pages on the platform. He says that students are an important avenue of growth for LinkedIn.
As of the fourth quarter last year, mobile represents 41 percent of all traffic to LinkedIn. In the meantime, as of October 2013, more than 10 people searches are done every second from mobile devices, while over 124 LinkedIn profiles are viewed every second on handsets, and more than 30 percent of LinkedIn job views come from mobile.