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LinkedIn Lowdown – 6 Cool Facts

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LinkedIn FactsIn this month’s Advantages magazine, roving reporter Alex Palmer goes in search of tips and advice on how sales reps can use the social network to perfect prospecting.

For instance, did you know that if your goal is to increase sales, you can do yourself a huge solid simply by switching your profile’s appeal from potential employers to customers and prospects? That’s one simple way you can gain more prospects. For more, you definitely don’t want to miss this article, “Lock In Leads with LinkedIn“. And in the meantime, here are 6 cool facts about LinkedIn.

  1. May 5, 2003 – Date the site officially launched.
  2. 4,500 – Number of members after its first month in operation.
  3. 19 – Number of languages LinkedIn is available in: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
  4. 1 billion – Number of endorsements given out on LinkedIn so far.
  5. 50 million – Endorsements per week.
  • Strategic planning
  • Customer service
  • Microsoft Office
  • Project management
  • Recruiting
  • Public speaking
  • New business development
  • Marketing strategy
  • Telecommunications
  • Social media

Source: LinkedIn Press Center


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