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LinkedIn growing by two new members every second

August 5th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted by in Social media and blogging, Traffic

LinkedIn is growing by two new members every second, according to figures released yesterday (4 August).

Around 14 million people joined the business social network in the three months to 30 June.

That equates to an average of:

LinkedIn has also released impressive web traffic figures and financial results:

  • Unique visitors of 81.8 million per month, an increase of 83 per cent from the second quarter of 2010;
  • Page views of 7.1 billion, an increase of 80 per cent from the second quarter of 2010;
  • Revenue for the second quarter was $121.0 million, an increase of 120 per cent compared to $54.9 million for the second quarter of 2010.

The results represent LinkedIn’s first quarter as a public company.

 

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An article from Data Center Knowledge cites evidence suggesting that advertising networks and widgets could have been key factors in slowing news sites during the surge of internet traffic as news broke of Michael Jackson’s death.

“Keynote Systems, which provided early data on the sluggishness of news sites Thursday, released an analysis late Friday that highlighted the role of third-party content.”

Full story at this link…

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Just under tenth of UK Twitter traffic diverted to news and media sites

Today’s Hitwise report showing that UK internet traffic to the website has increased by 974 per cent over the last year (now the 291st most popular website in the UK), brings with it significant statistics for media and news sites:

  • “The amount of traffic it sends to other websites has increased 30-fold over the last 12 months.”
  • “Almost 10 per cent of Twitter’s downstream traffic goes to news and media websites.”
  • BBC News is currently the seventh most popular site visited after www.twitter.com.” (i.e through re-directs)

(Hitwise report, January 2009)

As PaidContent flags up, Twitter is proportionally more popular in the UK than in the US. “This frankly could be because there are more websites or more diverse interests in the US,” comments Robert Andrews.

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