Google+ jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

Google+ jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

Summary: According to a new report from comScore, Google+ has achieved what no other website has done before in such a short amount of time.

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The subscriber base for Google+ has climbed rapidly in the last five weeks since the social networking site first debuted. The milestone count started at roughly 10 million. Then it jumped to 20 million.

Now, comScore has announced that Google+ has 25 million  unique visitors as of July 24, which Reuters reports makes Google+ "the fastest website to reach that audience size."

In contrast, it took Facebook about three years to attract 25 million visitors, while Twitter took just over 30 months, according to comScore.

While the data show Google's latest attempt at breaking into social networking has started strongly, it may not mean the project is a long-term success. MySpace grew to 25 million unique visitors in less than two years -- faster than Facebook or Twitter.

CNET spoke with comScore analyst Andrew Lipsman about just what the 25 million visitor mark means.

"Visitors is technically what comScore reports," explained Lipsman. "If someone goes to the URL, they are a 'visitor' but not necessarily logged in as a 'user.' For all intents and purposes, users and visitors should be pretty close. For example, our reporting of visitors for Facebook matches up very closely to their 'active user' counts."

However, the terms "user" and "visitor" are still debatable at this point as one could argue that all visitors are users considering that Google+ is still only accessible by invitation only.

For a more in-depth look at who is visiting Google+ and how often, online marketing and research firm Experian Hitwise has been publishing Google+ user statistics on a weekly basis.

Since mid-July, traffic to Google+ has fluctuated and slightly slipped, but it still remains quite high. However, the overall number of male users has increased to 59 percent, and 33 percent of visits are from users between the ages of 25 and 34 for the four weeks ending on July 23.

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  • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

    G+ is dead .
    vivianvein
    • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

      @vivianvein
      Great insight!
      Droid101
    • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

      @vivianvein

      Care to share your stock picks for today too? ... So we can all avoid them.
      wraith404
    • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

      @vivianvein
      Google+ Hits to 25 million users
      http://www.technews5.com/2011/08/google-hits-to-25-million-users.html
      Google+ has hit 25 million visitors and ? despite a recent contrary report ? users are spending more time there as well, according to comScore.
      The social network, introduced on June 28, hit the 25 million visitors mark on July 24, says Andrew Lipsman, vice president of industry analysis at comScore. That means there have been 25 million unique visitors to the Google+ website, not counting mobile users. In July there were roughly 20 million Google+ users.
      jackxp7
  • Only 735 million users to go to match Facebook

    and I believe that male users are still around 75% of all users.<br><br>It's a pretty big boys club
    William Farrell
    • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

      @William Farrell

      and Facebook is where old women play Farmville.

      http://theoatmeal.com/comics/state_web_summer
      wraith404
    • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

      @William Farrell I was reading that it was 75% for the first week or so but it's more like 55-45 now according to some articles I read.
      snoop0x7b
  • I had no idea

    I had no idea that there were so many single men still living in their parents basements.
    Your Non Advocate
    • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

      @facebook@...
      :D
      Ram U
  • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

    They need to ask how its getting so many visitors. My guess is there are spam companies just creating accounts.
    LoverockDavidson
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      DarkPhoenixFF4
    • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

      @LoverockDavidson Or it could be that people like me are inviting all of their friends? I personally have invited 100 people so far. Do you want an invite? If so give me your gmail address.
      snoop0x7b
      • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

        @snoop0x7b
        I'm going to go ahead and say its because of spam companies.
        LoverockDavidson
  • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

    Thats nice, but there is still nothing on google+ to make me use it daily like facebook.
    colecrew
  • RE: Google jumps to 25 million visitors in record time

    Current situation of google+ project i cant keep my self logged in more than 10 mins..They have to include something interesting modules into it..It just looks like plain..
    prasadjachak
  • Half the news is worse than none ...

    It's no good telling us that G+ has x visitors, and that it means something, without telling us how many visitors FB has. And, more importantly, whether that number is declining.<br><br>Visitors does not mean users, and many, many of them are like me - the only one of my real life circle to have an account - not one of my FB contacts has yet moved. So I visit, but so far have done nothing.<br><br>But, of course, many of FBs members are also silent partners, it cuts all ways.<br><br>Incidentally, I got my first G+ invitation from a spammer ...<br><br>And, with my reading glasses on, male users = 59%, not 75% <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/wink.gif" alt="wink">
    Heenan73