LinkedIn tops 200m members, 37m in APAC

Professional social network LinkedIn has hit 200 million members.

The site passed the 100-million mark in March 2011, driving its growth by making the site available in 19 languages and over 200 countries and territories. More than 13 million members have joined since 1 November 2012, its growth accelerating.

In a blog post, LinkedIn’s senior vice president of product and user experience, Deep Nishar, says the milestone is a reminder of the global footprint and scale of impact the site. “Members come first at LinkedIn and we remain focused on creating economic opportunity for every professional in the world,” Nishar writes. “We look forward to bringing the power of the LinkedIn network to many more professionals in the coming years.”

The site boasts 160 million unique monthly visitors globally, making it the 23rd most visited web property in the world.

More than 64% of LinkedIn members are located outside the United States, with over 37 million members in Asia Pacific.

Nishar describes the service as a “digital classroom to exchange information and foster a meaningful community to share relevant knowledge” as professionals use it increasingly as a learning as well as a job search tool.