• http://www.apnaahangout.com/ Arun Kallarackal

    Okay, I recently read a similar report, where it stated that Facebook just held a slender advantage over Google. It stated that Facebook actually clocked a loss in this quarter and that Google actually logged a rise!

    But the Gigya report shows otherwise! I was baffled at first. But as I read the post on, I realized that Janrain, the one that claimed that Facebook just held a slender advantage, had taken into account services like YouTube, Google +, Gmail, Play Store etc.

    So, taking that fact into account there is no wonder both the reports show different data! Gigya has just considered Google + log ins only! :)

    I found the link to this article on Kingged.


  • Brad Cohen

    Brad from Janrain here. There’s a little bit wrong here, because it’s not up to us to group the different Google services under Google+, that’s just how it is, for the other report as well which has different numbers. You can’t actually login anywhere with your “YouTube” account, as you know have to use your G+ account to even login to YouTube. So reporting that we group those together is sort of a misinterpretation. Google doesn’t offer different social login options for those different services – they’re all consolidated under G+, and that’s true for anyone’s data. We actually think the difference is due to the fact that we have a more complete representation of the web in our data with more enterprise and international sites represented, as well as more sites offering a broader range of login options that match the needs of their users.

  • http://www.apnaahangout.com/ Arun Kallarackal

    Hi Brad,

    Thanks for clarifying that thing out!

  • VictorWhite

    Hi Arun,

    Google currently offers login for both Google+ and standard Google authentication, though soon standard Google authentication will be deprecated (making all Google logins Google+ logins).

    Brad’s claim about having a “more complete representation of the web” is incorrect. Here are the facts:

    – Gigya’s customer list: http://www.gigya.com/customers/
    – Janrain’s customer list: http://janrain.com/about/customers/
    – Gigya has 700 enterprise customers including 8 of the top 10 media companies in the U.S. and 50% of the comScore Top 100 U.S. Web Properties (again see client list)
    – We have customers in 46 countries across the globe (https://blog.gigya.com/a-look-back-at-2013/)
    – In 2013 alone we processed 800 million logins and registrations. We’ve processed more than 1.5 billion logins and registrations since 2009 (https://blog.gigya.com/a-look-back-at-2013/).