Average Number of LinkedIn First Degree Connections

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Portrait of A LinkedIn User

New users join LinkedIn as often as every 2 seconds. The question is, are they making the most use of it? Is this platform helping them in any way? These questions were asked by LinkedIn author and consultant, Wayne Breitbarth, you will be amazed at the responses.

Question: Do you pay to use LinkedIn?
• 84.4% used LinkedIn accounts for free.
• 15.4% paid to use LinkedIn.
• 0.5% were not sure of the answer.

Question: How many First Level Connections do you have?
• 8.2% had 0-50
• 11.1% had 51-100
• 15.9% had 101-200
• 13.2% had 201-300
• 18.7% had 301-499
• 21.7% had 500-999 (this was the largest group)
• 8.0% had 1000-2999
• 1.3% had over 3000
• 1.4% were not sure

Question: Do you allow your first level connection see your entire first level connections?
• 63.3% said YES
• 12.2 said NO
• 24.5% were not sure

Question: How many groups are you in?
• 35.5% are in 1-9 groups
• 25.1% are in 10-19 groups
• 9.3% are in 20-29 groups
• 4.0% are in -0-39 groups
• 7.8% are in 40-49 groups
• 17.0% are in 50 groups
• 2.0% are not sure
• 2.2% belong to no groups

Question: How many hours per week do you spend on LinkedIn?
• 52.5% spends 0-2 hours per week
• 25% spends 3-4 hours per week
• 14% spends 5-6 hours per week
• 10% spends 7-8 hours per week
• 12% spends over 8 hours per week

Question: Which LinkedIn features are the most helpful?
Who viewed your profile – 70.6%
People you may know – 65.2%
Groups – 60.6%
Direct Messaging – 48.7%
Advanced people searching – 46.5%
Searching for companies – 45.9%
“Who knows whom” – 42.4%
Network updates – 41.6%
Following companies – 35.3%
Posting status updates – 29.4%
Job function – 24.7%

Question: How has LinkedIn helped you?
• 28.3% admitted to using it to identify business opportunities.
• 38.5% built new relationship with potential clients.
• 45.0% developed relationships with people who can influence clients.
• 41.2% increased the face to face networking effectiveness.
• 35.8% increased the presence of their brands in the market place.
• 75.8% of users used LinkedIn to research individuals and companies. This was the most useful purpose.
• 70.6% reconnected with past colleagues and partners.
• 36.2% used LinkedIn to discover hidden business opportunities.

Question: Do you have a company LinkedIn Page?
33.5% said YES
58.9% said NO
7.6% were astonished

Question: How have you used your company page?
41.3% reviewed LinkedIn statistics.
53.6% displayed products and services on a separate page.
61.6% review company followers.
21.7% shared videos of company products and services.
56.5% shared status with company followers.

Question: How important is LinkedIn with respect to growing your business, network and finding a job?
4.7% says it is of no use.
9.0% say is fairly important.
24.5% says it is important.
29.0% says it is very important.
32.8% says it is extremely important.

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