Online business networking on the rise, social and dating sites down

TrendIQ has been tracking the internet presence of several social networking sites since February 2004.

The big news? Social and dating sites are down, for the most part, with the exception of, while business-oriented sites like LinkedIn (323% increase in two months), Ryze, and Spoke, are seeing huge growth.

The major reason for LinkedIn’s phenomenal growth was the launch of their integration with DirectEmployers, which added 200,000+ hiring managers into the system all at once at the end of February.