The 150 Largest LinkedIn groups

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This deck is the result of research I did into popular LinkedIn Groups. It contains lists of the 150 largest LinkedIn Groups categorized into 19 different topic areas. Groups obviously into job searches or recruitment have been stripped out. Enjoy.

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The 150 Largest LinkedIn GroupsCategorized into 19 different topic areas

Bill Chamberlin, Principal Client Research Analyst06 Sept 2011

2011 IBM Corporation

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The 150 Largest LinkedIn Groups

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This deck contains a list of the top 150 largest groups on LinkedIn, based on membership size as of September 5, 2011.Note: Any group clearly focused on Job Hunting / Recruitment has been stripped out.

Each of the 150 groups has also been categorized by type of topicA separate list of the 150 sorted by type of topic is also provided in this deck

Also included are the screen shot profiles of the top 20 largest groups

This research was conducted September 6-7, 2011

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The 150 Largest LinkedIn Groups

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Table of contents

The 150 Largest LinkedIn GroupsThe List of 150 The List of 150 By Topic Category/IndustryThe Top 20: Group Profiles

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The 150 Largest LinkedIn Groups*: #1 - 50

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The 150 Largest LinkedIn Groups

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Category

Title

Members

1

Finance

Finance Club

163744

2

Technology

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

127484

3

Sustainability

Green

115636

4

Finance

FinancePlus

109050

5

Real Estate

The Real Estate Networking Group

108531

6

Retail

Retail Industry Professionals Group

99639

7

Healthcare

Biotech & Pharma Professionals Network

98402

8

Energy

Linked:Energy(Energy industry expertise)

97557

9

Company

SAP Community

97145

10

Technology

Cloud Computing

91387

11

Technology

Information Security Community

91313

12

Business

Harvard Business Review

88827

13

Business

Future Trends

85257

14

Mobile

Telecom Executives Business Network

81484

15

Country

India Leadership Network

79881

16

Country

White House

74684

17

HR

HR & Talent Management Executive

71088

18

HR

H.R. Professionals

68666

19

Healthcare

Medical Devices Group

66989

20

Analytics

Business Intelligence Professionals

66389

21

Finance - Banking

Banking Careers

65340

22

Software

Open Source

64361

23

Lodging

Hotel Industry Professionals Worldwide

63520

24

HR

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

62927

25

Software

The Enterprise Architecture Network

62159

* Does not include groups focused primarily on job hunting or recruitment

Category

Title

Members

26

Software

Software Testing & Quality Assurance

62028

27

Energy

Oil and Gas People

62028

28

Technology

Cloud, VMware, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0

61935

29

Energy

Energy & Utilities Network

59950

30

Healthcare

Professionals in the Pharma and Biotech Industry

59395

31

Finance

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Network

58140

32

Company

CISCO

56790

33

Energy

Oil & Gas Industry Professionals; Energy Supply Chain

55818

34

Technology

IT Specialist Group

54196

35

Healthcare

Healthcare Information and Mgmnt Systems Society

53587

36

Company

SAP Network GLOBAL

53334

37

Company

Deloitte.

52991

38

Social

Social Media Today

52529

39

Company

HP Connections

52342

40

Country

TURKISH BUSINESS NETWORK

51751

41

Other

Learning, Education and Training Professionals Group

49098

42

Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Networking Group

47810

43

Supply Chain

Auto OEM Network

46935

44

Software

Java EE Professionals

46235

45

Other

Media & Entertainment Professionals

46141

46

Other

Linking CONSTRUCTION

45978

47

Finance - Risk

Risk, Regulation & Reporting

44978

48

Healthcare

Innovations In Health

44276

49

Business

CIO Forum

42792

50

Travel

Travel & Tourism Industry Professionals Worldwide

42308

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The 150 Largest LinkedIn Groups*: #51 - 100

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Category

Title

Members

76

Supply Chain

Automotive Management Professionals

33917

77

HR

Human Resources Professionals Worldwide

33712

78

Software

Software as a Service (SaaS) Group

33371

79

Sustainability

Clean Economy Network - Cleantech and Renewables

33365

80

Mobile

Mobile Marketing & Advertising

32707

81

Mobile

Wireless Telecommunications Worldwide

32309

82

Finance - Insurance

Insurance Professionals

32227

83

Supply Chain

Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

32116

84

Finance - Banking

Banking Connects

31885

85

Other

e-LEGAL

31640

86

Mobile

LinkedIn Mobile

31569

87

Company

Facebook User Group

31560

88

Real Estate

National Assn of REALTORS

31550

89

Other

Print Industry Networking Group

31436

90

Retail

Food, Beverage & HospitalityExecs

30796

91

Company

Accenture

30761

92

HR

SHRM Networking Group

30720

93

Business

Business Process Improvement

30450

94

Finance

The American Institute of CPAs

30442

95

Sustainability

Solar Energy Professionals - PV & Thermal

30396

96

Retail

RETAIL EXECS

30295

97

Business

ASQ - The American Society for Quality

30241

98

Business

CompliancEX

30150

99

Healthcare

Lifesciences Opportunities in US

29943

100

Business

Marketing Executives Group

29756

* Does not include groups focused primarily on job hunting or recruitment

Category

Title

Members

51

Technology

ITSM (ITIL) Professionals

41755

52

Other

Automotive Industry Professionals Worldwide

39501

53

Company

Oracle ERP User Network

39300

54

Finance

Finance Industry Professionals Worldwide

39103

55

Other

ASTD (Amer Society for Training & Development)

38957

56

Company

Google Group

38283

57

Retail

Retail Industry Professionals Worldwide

38057

58

Healthcare

Medical Device Networkers

37759

59

Analytics

Business Intelligence Group

37348

60

Software

IASA: The Global IT Architect Association

37248

61

Mobile

Telecom & Mobile VAS Professionals Worldwide

36731

62

Retail

Retail Management

35894

63

Mobile

Google Android

35771

64

Company

Microsoft Business Intelligence

35596

65

Country

India HR Forum

35581

66

Other

CPG Supergroup!

35344

67

Lodging

Luxury Hoteliers

35133

68

Business

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Network

35104

69

Real Estate

Corporate Real Estate

35092

70

Company

ORACLE CONNECTIONS

35038

71

Country

Dubai Business Network

34928

72

Finance

Financial Services Regulation

34842

73

Travel

Aviation Professionals (30,000+ Members)

34496

74

Finance

CFA Institute Candidates

34397

75

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management Group

34374

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The 150 Largest LinkedIn Groups* #101 - 150

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Category

Title

Members

126

Software

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