• http://twitter.com/SeoKungFu Boris Krumov

    Whoever doesn’t see the huge, obvious elephant in the room : G+ is boring, that’s it is.

  • Anonymous

    How long will Google keep trying to force this unwanted, ill-conceived waste of time on people? Focusing on what users want? Quite clearly not.

    How long before they become a complete laughingstock amongst their users, not just the community that should be behind them (inbound marketers/webmasters).

  • Daniel Dočekal

    Reality is, that average minutes per visit on Facebook is 22 minutes and 20 secods. Somebody made huge mistake here. 

  • http://twitter.com/IMNorthSE IMNorth

    I think Google is trying to engage users into the social atmosphere by offering a multitude of products, services and add-ons that Facebook or Twitter isn’t. But they struggle to inform the public about them and there for users lose interest. Sure it’s easy to add and remove circles and manage relationships but its more difficult to engage users to feel the same sort of simpleness as Facebook offers.

    I doubt that Google will end Google+, it’s a matter of how they get users to engage and interact there rather then Facebook.


  • http://twitter.com/mark_potter mark potter

    I spend 20-30min per day on Twitter – 80% mobile.

    I spend 10-20min per day on facebook – even mix of mobile and desktop.

    I spend 45-60min per day on Google+, and 99%+ mobile. I use huddles messenger hangout – whatever they’re calling it now – constantly.

    There’s no way you can count Google+ out of this yet. Integrating into Android phones, requiring all new Google accounts to have a G+ profile, and their integration with places local etc that is forthcoming will be big drivers of their effort to come.

  • Brandon Clarke

    Personally, I don’t care how big Google + is. I have interacted and LEARNED FAR MORE from the people on Google + than I ever have from the people on Facebook. 

    Just this morning I went on and found a comment under one of Obama’s (RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT BTW) posts from a Chinese Citizen. He explained why people from China post things such as “Soap Locking” underneath politically charged articles.

    They do it because they can be banned from the Internet or even jailed if they make comments that go against their governments, so they post things that don’t make sense just to show their government that they know about the events and they are watching. 

    I could have never learned something like this on Facebook. Maybe Google + is no match for Facebook.

    But, maybe that says more about Humanity than it does about Google + .

  • Y. Mladenov

    I don’t find the data in this report (if can be called so) to be objective at all for the following reasons:
    – You are indirectly citing the Wall Street Journal which is not exactly the messiah of Web 2.0
    – The “cite” is being made with a link to a 404 and in any case leads to a page on ML.com
    – You mention FB’s and Twitter’s mobile activity and while the whole article is supposed to serve as a comparison I don’t see how you compare G+ activity in that case. With that said I don’t see how this information actually matters, so that it would deserve to be mentioned.
    – “One brand manager … recently told me that, for his organization, Google+ is all about SEO”……  For SEO’s every site is about SEO. Even with poor usability G+ has something to offer to users. I am not even going to address the “one guy told me that…” part.

    And with this brief overview of your article I would like to also state that I am no longer subscribed to your page on FB.

  • Y. Mladenov

     p.s. I even got an error while trying to sing in with my FB profile.

  • Anonymous

    I think that people are used to Facebook that’s why they spend time on it. Google+ is a new learning curve for people.  With so much information on a daily basis that happens, Google+ is just another thing to do.  I do spend some time on Google+ more than Facebook these days because Facebook is bombarding me with too many pictures of “inspirational” quotes and/or too many sales pitches.
    Linked in has been a favorite of mine for two years now.  I enjoy the groups and find people are more serious there.  Who knows?  Maybe Google+ will grow?  That is my 2 cents!

  • InfoCrawler InfoCrawler

    It’s 405 minutes per month according to comScore. That probably translates roughly to the daily average figure you quote per visit

  • http://twitter.com/AndreeaC_T Andreea Townsend

    I’m not sold on Google+…not enough to tell my clients to stay active. It serves it’s purpose with SEO, but that’s really about it. 

  • http://twitter.com/AndreeaC_T Andreea Townsend

    So this isn’t really accurate. I would venture to say that more use applications like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite. I’d like to see more data. By the way– Myspace really? Surprised to see it on the list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Dep/100002756363225 Sarah Dep

    Really I don’t know they both can

  • http://www.nerdshowandtell.com nerdshowandtell.com

    Problem is – people don’t know what they can do with google+ yet.. Hangouts are very powerful, and Google+ integration into Android, youtube, gmail, etc. will only bring it more in front of people.. These stats are never worth 2 cents.

  • adam telian

    google+ will never be a strong competitor. look at all of those sites compared to facebook, they are all very, very different. And the one that is trying to be the next facebook? It’s at the bottom of the list, not even pulling 1% the same time usage as facebook.  It’s embarrassing.  

    Also, is it 89 minutes or 98 minutes for tumblr and pinterest? you flip flopped one of those. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlanNowogrodski Alan Nowogrodski

    Deadpool in 3,2,1!

  • http://www.facebook.com/icyspearqueen Alyssa Copeland

    Google + started off with a lot of potential. And while that potential is still there, I agree that it hasn’t been really tapped into. But that’s on the users’ end as well as Google’s. I’ve seen the commercials on TV for the Hangouts and all of these new features that the company is trying to promote, but I can honestly say that I haven’t tried to use it. I think that that is what Google should be trying to focus on: getting their users to want to explore the site and all of its possibilities. 

  • http://www.stephenjury.com/ Stephen Jury

    3 mintues a month…. I’d even question that number :)