LinkedIn Releases New Share Button

In response to the many options for sharing content online such as Twitter and Facebook, on November 30, 2010 LinkedIn released its new share button.

linkedin share button
Photo Credit: LinkedIn

Why should you share content on LinkedIn?

According to LinkedIn (as of 11/30/10),  because LinkedIn has:

  • 85 million word wide users,
  • 7.9 million business decision makers,
  • 4.2 million corporate executives, and
  • 1.3 million small business owners.

Here’s a breakdown of the top sharers on LinkedIn by title and by industry:

sharing on linkedin by title and industry

The LinkedIn Share Button can be customized in 3 ways and has the option to track the number of shares.

linkedin share button

The Huffington Post was among the first websites to integrate a LinkedIn share button. Starting November 30, 2010, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, and the Mercury News’ are doing the same.

Will you implement the LinkedIn share button on your website? Do you think a LinkedIn Share Button is relevant?

Author: Damian Davila

Ideas and concepts from Damian Davila, Ecuatoriano thriving in Hawaii. Pro marketer and blogger. Find him at @idaconcpts on Twitter.

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