Report: Google+ & The +1 Button Are Seeing Gigantic Growth In The US

A new study release by Compete shows an explosive growth spurt of Google+1 and Google+ that started in October.  The study represents an whopping 2 million non-mobile users across the United States which equals 1% of overall US users.  Compete looked at the stats behind the subdomains to determine unique visitors, page views and attention for the new social networking features.

As of December Google+ has seen half of the unique visitors of Twitter (20,000,000 Google+ unique visits vs 40,411,065 Twitter unique visitors in December).  Since July, unique visitors have jumped by nearly 4x:

The subdomain saw tremendous growth as well.  During the month of October (labeled 40817 below) the usage took-off with approximately 60,000,000 visits in the month of December alone:

The stats from Compete back up a previous Google+ report from Hitwise.  For more information see the full Compete report.

Related Topics: Channel: Strategy | Google | Google: Google +1 | Google: Google+ | Social Media Marketing | Statistics: Popularity & Usage | Statistics: Social Media


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  • Pixelrage

    It’s all of those affiliate marketers whose affiliate storefronts got torched by Google Panda. They’re grasping at straws for Google+’s search result favoritism *laughs*  /satire

  • Anonymous

    I dont understand the visits to “” – that’s an info page describing how +1 works.  do they possibly mean the number of +1s clicked? in which case it would be multiples of the 60mm number.  I’m confused by the second chart. like totally.
    Thom Kennon | +Thom Kennon |

  • Anonymous

    What a joke this s. The SOLE reason for the increase is Google forcing Android users to sign up.

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