Google+ Passes 62 Million Users, Estimated To Hit 400 Million By End Of 2012

A flurry of activity has circled Google+ as of late, and the effects are beginning to show.  TV commercials, enhancements and cr oss promotion on Google products have helped Google+ flourish in the month of December.  Paul Allen, the self proclaimed “Google+ unofficial statistician,” has pinned the Google+ user base at 62 million as of December 27th.

This is lift of 12 million visitors within the month of December, and has Google+ posed for the largest month-to-month volume increase since October 1st.  This means that nearly 1/4th of all Google+ users (24%) have joined in the month of December.  Google+ is now growing by approximately 625,000 users a day.

Google+’s growth in 2011:

  • July 13 – 10 million
  • August 1 – 20.5 million
  • September 1 – 24.7 million
  • October 1 – 38 million
  • November 1 – 43 million
  • December 1 – 50 million
Allen also has some staggering estimation for the continued growth of Google+.  The estimate for Google+ users at the current growth rate is 293 million users by the end of 2012, but Allen is bullish on these numbers.  He estimates the acceleration will continue and predicts Google+ will end 2012 with over 400+ million users.

Image Courtesy of Paul Allen

If these numbers are remotely accurate, 2012 should be quite prosperous for Google’s newest foray into social media.  All information and Google+ stats courtesy of  Paul Allen.

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