LinkedIn: New 'Groups with Statistics Dashboard; LinkedIn Events' Launched

LinkedIn launched a brand new Group Statistics dashboard that delivers unique insights into groups. And it's available for every group on LinkedIn. The new Group Statistics tool focuses on three areas:Demographics: In the demographics, you can "see information about the seniority level, function/role, location, and industry of the various professionals in the group. Now it's […]

LinkedIn launched a brand new Group Statistics dashboard that delivers unique insights into groups. And it's available for every group on LinkedIn. The new Group Statistics tool focuses on three areas:

Demographics: In the demographics, you can "see information about the seniority level, function/role, location, and industry of the various professionals in the group. Now it's easy to learn which groups are local, which groups cater more to entry-level types vs. CEOs, or which groups are focused in your own industry," reveals Anita Lillie.

Growth show how the group has grown over time. Some groups with truly explosive growth this week may even earn the coveted "Sky-rocketing" badge!

Activity panel focus on comments and discussions, the heart of professional conversation in LinkedIn Groups. "You can easily see whether members start and contribute to discussions regularly. We also show you recent job and promotion counts for the group; a sizeable number of promotions often indicates that the group is being actively moderated by managers and members," said Lillie.

LinkedIn Groups statistics dashboard: Activity

LinkedIn Groups statistics dashboard:  Demographic

You can check the check out Groups Statistics for a great group here.

LinkedIn has also overhauled Events.

"First, you may be interested in the events your network is organizing - so those updates will appear in your Network Update stream. Next, your Events Home will provide an ever-evolving set of event recommendations based on your location, industry, network, and more.

Finally, there are times when you're looking for a particular event or type of event. That's why we've implemented a full-featured events search, complete with controls to filter by industry, location, and time," Jimmy Chen reveals.

LinkedIn Events

Attendees you may want to meet
Chen notes, "We've built a set of tools to highlight people at the event. For a quick glance at some valuable new connections, we've built a feature called "Attendees You May Want To Meet".

Adding he said, "If you're interested in digging deeper into the attendee list, try filtering the attendees by their industry and company to find the right person."

He said "Whether you're a large conference organizer or just hosting a brown bag session, we'll help you put your best foot forward with customizable event logos. Your event will automatically be picked up through search and Events You May Be Interested In. You can also easily share your event to your networks."

Adding, Chen explains "Once you've signed up for an event, we want to make the process as convenient as possible for you. Add the event to your calendar and find directions to the event -- you'll be making connections in no time."