With the LinkedIn Endorsements feature, it seems logical that the internal search algorithm will start to rank profiles by a combination of “popularity of skill” and “volume of endorsements.” It is critical for job searchers and business pages to determine good skills to list on their profiles so they can add relevant and popular skills to order to increase visibility. The objective being to place at the top of LinkedIn and Google search results for your skill. The maximum number of endorsements any skill can receive is 99.
LinkedIn does not provide a list of the most popular skills. However, in November, 2012 we reverse engineered the algorithm and determined 90 of the top 100 LinkedIn Skills. Although the rankings have changed, it is likely accurate for 2013. Skills ranking is now hidden by LinkedIn so this is the most recent list available. You may also be interested in the 25 top LinkedIn Skills that got people hired in 2013.
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