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Google+ Traffic, User Count Continue Growth: More Data

Chitika looks at growth since September

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Google+ Traffic, User Count Continue Growth: More Data
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The graph above is pretty much in line with the other reports and estimates we’ve been seeing regarding Google+. Google’s new social network is growing like a weed. From the looks of it, it’s growing more than ever.

This week, Google+ VP, Product, Bradley Horowitz said that people will be shocked by forthcoming announcements about the service’s growth.

This above graph comes from a new report from Chitika, which says traffic and user count is on the rise.

“Chitika Insights has covered the heavily publicized launch of Google+ amidst a variety of reported statistics, some which stated that Google+ hosted a user base comprised of over 40 Million people, others which described the fledgling social network as nothing more than a ghost town,” says Chitika’s Gabe Donnini. “Initially, traffic on Google+ saw a rapid rate of growth, but was accompanied by a period of significant decline. Since then, Chitika Insights has been regularly keeping tabs on the condition of Google+, in order to determine the relative success of the social network.”

“Between the months of September to November, Google+ saw a 118% increase in overall online activity,” he adds. “From September to October Google+ posted the biggest growth figures (55%), followed by a growth in online activity of 41% between October and November, as seen in the graph below.”

The numbers in the graph are based on Chitika’s activity index. The highest level of activity observed gets a value of 100. “The other data points are simply a function thereof,” says Donnini. The arrows represent the percentage increase in activity witnessed (sampled in the second week of each month). The firm says it used a referrer distribution methodology to conduct its report.

Chitika attributes the growth to integration among other Google services, heavy advertising, and increasing functionality and accessibility.

Based on Horowitz’s comments, we can probably expect some official numbers in the near future.

Google+ Traffic, User Count Continue Growth: More Data
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  • http://www.LAokay.com Steven G

    The growth is probably all the ghost writers creating 5, 10, 15, 20, or more accounts for all their clients or even for their own websites if they are web publishers themselves. The more that Google+ grows the more I see +1 spam on the horizon to game rankings. Just wait till the +1 viruses come out and people’s computers are turned into +1 zombies to the point that Google can’t tell what is a real +1 and what is a malware created one. The only reason somebody would think of such a thing is Google+ with the +1 button is tied into search. So when it happens, we can thank Google for making it possible.

    • Chris

      Have you even tried G+? =/

  • http://www.iphonejailbreakfaq.com iOS Blog

    Did you just said GIF+? G+ is good but full of shitty accounts..As said by Steven this is a beginning on new tactics to dominate Google search…let’s call it +1Spam…

    • Chris

      It’s people like you I try to avoid. Keep thinking that way, and stay off G+! ^_^

  • http://www.mycoffeepro.com Chase Mann

    the other commenters obviously don’t actually use Google+ or interact with it’s users because their claims are completely ignorant and baseless.

    There are a lot of great people sharing and interacting heavily on Google+ and it has steadily been increasing. The +1 button is a great way to show your support of a site and of any interaction going on on Google plus.

  • Chris

    As Chase Mann has already said, “There are a lot of great people sharing and interacting heavily on Google+ and it has steadily been increasing.” It may start off slow, but once you really start getting the hang of Google+, you’ll love it!

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