Discover your LinkedIn Start Date and LinkedIn User ID

by mikeoneil on August 2, 2009 · 76 comments

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Did you know that LinkedIn actually assigns a serial number to its users?  It’s sequential so you can tell what “order’ people joined LinkedIn.

I actually joined LinkedIn a long, long time ago.  Investigation shows that my LinkedIn user ID number is 125,841.

I actually met someone with an ID in the 10,000′s last month.  WOW!

LinkedIn also shows you when you joined, down to the date. In my particular case, that would be January 14, 2004.

So, you are probably asking one or two questions:

1. How do I see WHEN I joined LinkedIn?

You are one click away from finding out. Simply click on the LinkedIn Accounts and Settings text link.  It is at the top of every LinkedIn screen. It is shown below in the top red square.

Upon clicking, you will be at the LinkedIn Accounts & Settings Screen itself.  Your join date is shown in the second red square below.  This screen shows January 14, 2004.

Finding your LinkedIn "Join Date"
Finding your LinkedIn “Join Date”

2. “How do I find out what my LinkedIn user ID number is”?

It’s actually very easy.  The left navigation panel appears on all LinkedIn screens.  Just move your mouse over the “View My Profile” text link in the left navigation panel and then look down in the lower corner of your browser bar.  There is a long, ugly string that is actually a URL.  It contains your LinkedIn user ID number.  For example, mine says 125,841.

Finding your The LinkedIn ID Number

Finding your LinkedIn ID Number

This is what the URL string in the browser bar above looks like up close:
In a future post, I will show you a KILLER application for this information.  It is one that will help you grow your network tremendously, all on its own!
That said, please look up yourjoin date and ID number and post it below as a comment.  We would like to chart the growth of LinkedIn with REAL data points.  For example, Lori Ruff, an executive here at Integrated Alliances, joined LinkedIn on July 14, 2005 and her user ID is 3,173,651.
What are your date and number?
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  • http://www.theCopywritingPro.com Thomas

    Dang it, Mike! You edged me out by a few days…

    My Join date is January 17, 2004 and my ID number is 132,259.

  • http://www.theCopywritingPro.com Thomas

    Dang it, Mike! You edged me out by a few days…

    My Join date is January 17, 2004 and my ID number is 132,259.

  • steffenson

    User since December 13, 2004

    ID number: 1588211

  • steffenson

    User since December 13, 2004

    ID number: 1588211

  • debbieca

    User since May 1, 2006

    ID number: 5727380

  • debbieca

    User since May 1, 2006

    ID number: 5727380

  • erikahansonbrown

    My membership commenced December 3, 2003.

    My subscriber # is 75,642.

    I’m pretty close to Jon Nordmark — the only local name I knew when I joined.

    At the time I joined, I had to REALLY WORK to get people to “accept” me — they were very suspicicious of this new thing that they didn’t understand at all. It really became not worth it. IT has amused me greatly to see how many of those same people are now inviting me……and I don’t think that they even remember that I had invited them YEARS ago.

  • erikahansonbrown

    My membership commenced December 3, 2003.

    My subscriber # is 75,642.

    I’m pretty close to Jon Nordmark — the only local name I knew when I joined.

    At the time I joined, I had to REALLY WORK to get people to “accept” me — they were very suspicicious of this new thing that they didn’t understand at all. It really became not worth it. IT has amused me greatly to see how many of those same people are now inviting me……and I don’t think that they even remember that I had invited them YEARS ago.

  • farinco

    January 29, 2004; 175,770

  • farinco

    January 29, 2004; 175,770

  • Jerry

    1,277,576 joined on October 13, 2004

  • Jerry

    1,277,576 joined on October 13, 2004

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  • jhoward5186

    Dr. James M. Howard
    ID 48783376
    Startup June 29, 2009
    Happy Networking !!

  • jhoward5186

    Dr. James M. Howard
    ID 48783376
    Startup June 29, 2009
    Happy Networking !!

  • http://www.VASTPowerSystems.com Gary Ginter

    Feb. 10, 2004 as number 216,920.

  • http://www.VASTPowerSystems.com Gary Ginter

    Feb. 10, 2004 as number 216,920.

  • Gary

    I was among the first 15,000

  • Gary

    I was among the first 15,000

  • Christine

    Join date Jan 6, 2009

    I am impressed that I have been using the internet for close to 20 years but am relatively a newbie here…

    ID # 38028425 I had to go back and forth as my number is just a little long… ;^)

  • Christine

    Join date Jan 6, 2009

    I am impressed that I have been using the internet for close to 20 years but am relatively a newbie here…

    ID # 38028425 I had to go back and forth as my number is just a little long… ;^)

  • http://www.Conversify.net Monique Elwell

    Mike, you just taught me how to do this! You’re awesome.
    I am #3,760. I never new I joined so early. (Kind of never thought about it.) Now I have to run around and tell my super groovy early adapter friends what number they are and tell them to post it here!
    Best!

  • http://www.Conversify.net Monique Elwell

    Mike, you just taught me how to do this! You’re awesome.
    I am #3,760. I never new I joined so early. (Kind of never thought about it.) Now I have to run around and tell my super groovy early adapter friends what number they are and tell them to post it here!
    Best!

  • http://www.basearchgroup.com Brian Anderson

    Love Ya Mike, its been a while since we spoke, keep up the great work.
    User since June 23, 2004
    Account
    76,2009 is the number does not make since would it be 762,009 ?

  • http://www.basearchgroup.com Brian Anderson

    Love Ya Mike, its been a while since we spoke, keep up the great work.
    User since June 23, 2004
    Account
    76,2009 is the number does not make since would it be 762,009 ?

  • http://www.sakaiproject.org Michael Korcuska

    September 11, 2003
    24233

    FWIW, the founders appear to start at 1210, so I’m actually user number 23,023.

  • http://www.sakaiproject.org Michael Korcuska

    September 11, 2003
    24233

    FWIW, the founders appear to start at 1210, so I’m actually user number 23,023.

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  • http://twitter.com/TheCVClinic Tom Hackforth

    February 6th 2004
    203035

    • http://www.rocktheworldbook.com/ LoriRuff

      Tom! You’ve been on LinkedIn longer than Mike O’Neil! Congrats :) Have you had successes in that time that keep you going back?

  • http://www.rocktheworldbook.com/ LoriRuff

    Tom! You've been on LinkedIn longer than Mike O'Neil! Congrats :) Have you had successes in that time that keep you going back?

  • Meezlife

    I joined on June 9, 2009 and my ID is 47,692,408

  • http://twitter.com/R_McKinnon Rob McKinnon

    April 21st 2008
    ID:24096443

    • http://www.rocktheworldbook.com/ LoriRuff

      Congrats Rob! You came in as the economy was really turning down. I’d love to know how you’ve been making use of the tool for your professional success.

  • http://twitter.com/majidhashemi Maj Hashemi

    Dang.. they updated their interface, I can’t seen to find what my number is. I know the date, May 2007

    • http://www.integratedalliances.com loriruff

      They did but the id number is still the same in your profile url. “View” your LinkedIn profile, the look for the number following “ID=”.

      For example, my LinkedIn public url is http://www.linkedin.com/in/loriruff. However, when I click “View” my profile, the url in the address bar is http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3173651&trk=tab_pro. That means my serial user id number is 3,173,651. Therefore, I’m user number 3 million, 173 thousand, 651.

      Does that help?

  • John

    November 8, 2004
    1,418,737

  • clyde leverett

    December 5, 2006, 8648958

  • Grosjean Olivier

    Member since: November 4, 2003
    # 39035

  • http://TriggerEventSelling.com Craig Elias

    User 3,956 | May 13, 2003

    11,500+ first degree connections

    • http://www.rocktheworldbook.com/ LoriRuff

      ROCK ON!

  • Rob Conaway

    Member since: April 6, 2004, member # 445634…has it really been that long?

  • James Parker

    Joined 20th March 2009. ID 42945690

  • Dr. John Stolk

    Nice! No clue how long it was, thanks!ID number 994464 member since August 20, 2004 Dr. John Stolkwww.ec-guild.org

  • http://twitter.com/rickduggan Rick Duggan

    User since August 7, 2003.

    ID number: 14793

    • http://www.rocktheworldbook.com/ LoriRuff

      DUDE!

  • Evan Schwartz

    Wow! Didn’t realize till now I’ve been on LinkedIn for eight years(!)
    I joined Feb 23, 2004 and my ID is 264,261 – I probably missed the first 1/4 million by a couple of days at most

  • Radwa Bayoumi

    WoW…It is very useful
    I’m a member since December 8, 2009

  • Drew Peloso

    #3,699 on May 12, 2003.  And I still only have 275 connections because I only link in with people I have worked with and can vouch for reliably.  Call me old school lol.

    • http://www.rocktheworldbook.com/ LoriRuff

      OK Old school… but you have a decisive method. that’s what’s important!

  • Wayne

    Member since January 18, 2004, ID is 133247

  • http://twitter.com/schmooz_me Schmooz.me

    With the recent changes to LI — how do you check this now? 

    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/catchwater Catchwater

      For ID, just View Profile… it’s in the URL… you’re 707927 if I’m not mistaken…(you can see it in links from member search also…)

      • Tim Baker

         Right, it seems that you can still find the ID, but I have not found a way of seeing the join date.

        Tim Baker ID #500149 (just missed the first half million)

  • http://twitter.com/jeffld Jeff Darling

    Member since: January 24, 2007 ID is 9644434
    Although, I did just upgrade to premium.

  • http://twitter.com/benjaminellis Benjamin Ellis

    Member since August 29, 2003, number: 20581 – Looks like they were adding about 5-10,000 per month at that point.

  • http://twitter.com/trinemaria Trine-Maria

    Member since December 2003, number 73008

  • http://twitter.com/brynalee Bryna Lee

    thanks for the info.
    since Dec 30 2007 – # 19542639
    I see this post is from 2009 but still active. did you ever post the graph? maybe worth reposting this and seeing results now, nearly 4 years later.

  • http://www.tnl.net Tristan Louis

    User #1795 Member since May 7, 2003… so I guess tomorrow’s my 10 year anniversary as a member there.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=760259&trk=hb_tab_pro_top Kean Millward

    June 3rd 2004. 760259.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bitingspider Colin Durrant

    not convinced I see the point?

  • http://NewsBlaze.com Alan Gray

    September 25, 2004, 1170200 I ignored it until then because I thought it might be another fad – obviously, I was wrong

  • http://twitter.com/wout Wout van den Dool

    User since April 2005

    ID 2,331,438

  • Dr. Jonas Moses

    Joined in January of 2007, and can honestly state that over 90% of my professional connections, collaborations, consulting and career opportunities are a direct result of my LI profile. Actual date of membership: 1/27/2007 and member # is 9741269.

  • Jim Lattimore

    Joined Nov. 19, 2003 and I am user # 45,547.

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  • Event Magic

    Just discovered I’ve been on LinkedIn for 10 years now, and cannot point to a single reason why…perhaps to boost my spam intake? My user number is 80785 first logged in circa Xmess Eve 2003

  • http://jackyan.com Jack Yan

    I thought I was early but most of you guys have me licked: 146,253 (January 21, 2004).

  • Ryan McCoy

    2319 – Apparently I joined two days after the thing went live.

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