Reliable industry research firm ComScore has released numbers regarding the users on Google+, Google’s new social network. According to ComScore’s findings Google+ has over 20 million members since their launch June 28th. Comscore used a “global measurement panel” of 2 million web users to determine this finding.
Although Adweek reports that there is no analysis on time spent using Google+ we can tell just by being users ourselves that people are spending a lot of time writing lengthy posts and commenting on each other’s posts.
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It’s only taken Google 3 weeks to get to 20 million users. The other interesting part is that Google+, affectionately known as G+, is still invite only. (however Gmail was by invitation for years). Other than word of mouth of users and the information in the press Google has not done any outward marketing for Google Plus, nor have they done any marketing to their over 1 billion users per month.
“I’ve never seen anything grow this quickly,” Andrew Lipsman, vice president of industry analysis at comScore, told the Wall Street Journal. Lipsman said that Twitter is the only social network that has come close to this growth however that took a matter of months, and not weeks. Although Google+ is no where near Twitter’s 200 million users or Faccebook’s 750 million users, if their rate of growth continues at this speed they will pass both of them in a years time.
Google has even attracted celebrities and well known social media figures. In fact Tom Anderson, the co-founder of MySpace, and MySpace’s first friend is a very active Google Plus user.