When doing research for this article, there were 1,747,172 groups on LinkedIn. With so many groups, how do you find and choose which groups to join?
Depending on how you are using LinkedIn, you may be interested in finding the largest groups to be apart of the largest groups possible. But why should anyone care about joining large LinkedIn groups?
I am so glad you asked.
Now not everyone will care about large LinkedIn groups, but some will be for very specific and strategic purposes. Being a member of a very large group(s) allows you to:
- Send messages to a mass amount of people for free, without having to use InMail. When you join a group, you will find that a vast majority of the groups allow members to message the other group members, which cane come very handy.
- Legitimately and easily send invitations to a large audience with an exceptionally high accept rate. When you are in a group with someone, it is one of the easiest, straight forward, and honest ways of inviting someone to connect with you. Especially if they are 2nd or 3rd + degree connection.
Of the top 11 largest LinkedIn groups, we found that the #1 group is for Jobs and has over 1.3 million members. The second largest has just over 800k members and the following nine groups have no less than 300k members.
- Job Openings, Job Leads, and Job Connections! – 1,387,821 members
- Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group) – 813,768 members
- Social Media Marketing – 643,385 members
- eMarketing Association Network – 530,609 members
- The Recruiter Network – #1 Group for Recruiters – 466,880 members
- Harvard Business Review – 444,075 members
- The Project Manager Network – #1 Group for Project Managers – 443,951 members
- TED: Ideas Worth Spreading – Unofficial – 371,455 members
- Telecom Professionals: LTE, M2M, OTT, Cloud Computing, Mobile VAS, Apps & Telecom – 363,861 members
- On Startups – The Community For Entrepreneurs – 363,684
- Digital Marketing – 362,804 members
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