LinkedIn, one of the most prominent professional networking websites, has announced that its subscriber base in India has risen to 10 million. The network, which has over 100 million members, kicked off its India operations in 2009. In spite of stiff competition from other networking websites such as Orkut and Facebook, LinkedIn India's quickly gained 10 million subscribers have certainly surprised many. Also, it has successfully managed to stand face to face with the major job portals in the country. [RELATED_ARTICLE]
LinkedIn says in its press release that it had also established a local leadership team to drive the company’s marketing solutions and corporate solutions businesses. “We have focused our efforts on creating a great user experience for our members, which helps them understand the power of their professional network in developing their own professional brand.,” says Hari V. Krishnan, country manager of LinkedIn India. “As our members here continue to use LinkedIn for everything, from networking and gaining business insights to business development & jobs, we are committed to being the exchange which connects talent to opportunity in India.”
According to LinkedIn, its India members are using interactive activities such as groups, polls and answers to “engage, collaborate and even grow business opportunities across the LinkedIn network”. The network further says several Indian brands such as Volkswagen, Jet Airways, CNN, ICICI Lombard and HopSim are using its platform to interact with the professionals.