Google recently upgraded their Google + page last Wednesday and also posted a notable status for everyone. The company claims that 170 million people have progressed to Google+. If this statement is true that would make Google + the third largest U.S. based social network in the world. This does not mean that Google+ is being used more than the other competitors though. Google does seem to be promoting Google owned content and Google+ pages more for SEO purposes.
Facebook is still way ahead with 850 million users and Twitter with 500 million. LinkedIn is not very far behind Google+ though, they have 150 million users. Their statistics are from February though, and the reps will not comment on the company’s current user base size. So users would think that Google is the third biggest social network but it really isn’t.
Google does have the third largest amount of users but not all of these users login daily or even monthly. If you were to go by monthly logins and visits Google would be behind LinkedIn and almost be at a tie with Tumblr. When measuring by monthly visits, Google would be sixth in line.
Google’s CEO, Larry Page, for Google+, claimed that the network had 100 million active users. He was not very specific with what he meant by that exactly. Google is slowly trying to be the top social network for people in the U.S. The only bad thing about it is that not a lot of people are aware of what Google + has to offer. Some reports show that Google+ had 23.1 million active users in March while Facebook had 158.9 million. Twitter had about 40.3 million and about 37.4 million for LinkedIn. About 31% of Google+ users are based in the U.S.
Will Google ever rise up past Facebook or any of the other competition networks? Only time will tell!
How often do you use Google+? Are you using this more often?