Google+ could have 18 million subscribers; nearly 57% are male

Google+ could have 18 million subscribers; nearly 57% are male

Summary: During its quarterly investors conference call last week, Google execs affirmed that Google+ already has 10 million subscribers and growing. Well, it possibly nearly doubled already in less than seven days.

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During its quarterly investors conference call last week, Google execs affirmed that Google+ already has 10 million subscribers and growing. Well, it possibly nearly doubled already in less than seven days.

Ancestry.com founder and self-described “serial entrepreneur” Paul Allen previously reported (ahead of Google's official announcement) that the brand-new social networking site had 10 million members. Given that the estimate turned out to be true, let's take a look at his next prediction.

Allen posted to his Google+ page yesterday that his "new-and-improved" surname formula process shows that "more than 750,000 people joined the site on Monday, bringing the total user base to just under 18 million."

Additionally, Experian Hitwise recently published the following statistics. Although some of them might come across as disappointing for a company as enormous as Google, remember that Google+ is only a few weeks old and still not open to the general public just yet.

  • Google+ (plus.google.com) ranked as the #42 most visited social networking site in the US for the week ending July 16, 2011
  • Ranked as the 638th most visited site among all sites in the US last week (July 16th) --- up from its previous ranking as the 2404th most visited site in the US the previous week (July 9th)
  • Received more than 1.8 million total visits during the week ending July 16, 2011 --- up 283 percent compared to the previous week and up 821 percent compared to the last week of June
  • 56 percent of upstream traffic to Google+ last week came from other Google properties
  • 34 percent of upstream traffic came from Google.com
  • 37 percent of upstream traffic to Google+ last week came from search engines
  • 21 percent of upstream traffic came from email
  • Most visits overall last week to Google+ stemmed from Los Angeles, followed by New York City and San Francisco

As for how the current user demographics break down, Hitwise found that 38.37 percent of visits last week came from users aged 25 to 34, and at least 57% of all users were male.

Now that Google+ has mobile apps for both iOS and Android platforms, those numbers will likely increase exponentially by next week. Not to mention once Google opens up the digital doors beyond the current invite-only status.

In comparison, Facebook has 750 million members. But with Google+ growing at this speedy rate, does Facebook have reason to seriously worry?

[image via Experian Hitwise]

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  • Maybe they should have called it Sausage

    10 million fanbois in their moms basements friending each other. great.
    Johnny Vegas
    • Good one

      @Johnny Vegas Aside from the geek boys, I dont see why anyone would want to switch from Facebook.

      Many bloggers are ticked off that Facebook is so cozy with Microsoft and so they are hyping Google+
      otaddy
    • RE: Google could have 18 million subscribers; nearly 57% are male

      @Johnny Vegas
      +1
      Ram U
    • RE: Google could have 18 million subscribers; nearly 57% are male

      @Johnny Vegas Haha +1

      I've tried +1, not impressed really, cannot see any major attraction which will move people away from Facebook. Especially when Google asks you to agree to "letting them adapt your search". <a href="http://www.uk-djs.net">DJ Hire</a> <a href="http://www.gigsource.co.uk">Entertainers</a>
      mrswilliamson
  • It's a really simple equation

    Google+ = beta-boi
    hubivedder
  • I think Google's being a little less then truthfull

    //technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/15/7089496-google-where-all-the-guys-are?gt1=43001<br><br><i>At least two sites tracking Google+ user demographics say <font color="red"> males make up more than 73 percent of the site's users.</font></i>
    John Zern
  • RE: Google could have 18 million subscribers; nearly 57% are male

    I'll bet that the percentage of male facebook users are about the same.
    kitkimes41@...
  • RE: Google could have 18 million subscribers; nearly 57% are male

    Er, so? Assuming we take Google's 10 million number, that means 5.7 million are men and 4.3 million are women. Is that really much of a discrepancy? Especially for the internet where women aren't supposed to exist?
    Aerowind
  • RE: Google could have 18 million subscribers; nearly 57% are male

    If the 57% number is true, then Google should be delighted to have such a high number of female members. From the tech sites that I have seen numbers for, the male percentage is a good bit higher. And face it, the the early subscribers have been predominantly tech-related people.
    AMS-Ray