Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google+

Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google+

Summary: Google boasts strong second quarter earnings as CEO Larry Page reveals initial yet solid user statistics about Google+.

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Google delivered strong earnings for the second quarter today, but it is Google+ that has grasped the spotlight.

Speaking during the company's quarterly earnings webcast for investors, CEO Larry page repeatedly exclaimed how "excited" he is about Google+, the company's foray into the social networking market.

Here are just a snapshot of how successful Google+ is so far:

  • Over 10 million people have joined Google+ (as predicted)
  • Over 1 billion items have been shared and received in a single day
  • The +1 button is used on average 2.3 billion times a day

For perspective, it's only been around for a few weeks, and Google+ is still in field trial mode, only accessible on an invite-only basis. Additionally, it is the first product to represent Google's new visual redesign as seen on Google's home page and other apps such as Gmail and Calendar.

Page spoke broadly about Google+:

Our goal with Google Plus is to make sharing on the Web like sharing in real life, as well as to improve the overall Google experience. Circles lets you choose with precision who you're sharing with. Not surprisingly, this has been very well received, because in real life we share different things with different people. Hangouts allows for serendipitous interactions, like in real life when you run into a few friends. It gives you seamless and fun multi-user video, and it is really amazing. Last quarter we launched the +1 button in search results and ads, enabling users to recommend stuff they like and to have those recommendations show up in the search results of people they know.

He also noted that while the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant is not pinning all of its hopes onto Google+, Page did say that it represents on of Google's new "beautiful products that are simple and intuitive to use."

The next step for Google+ is to integrate Google's other core and established products. Page didn't offer many specifics during the webcast, except that the company is focused on "improving all of Google." For now, there's that black bar at the top of the browser window that points to each Google App.

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  • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

    Good job Mr. Page, now, kick Elyson's a** and we are lookin good.
    tatiGmail
    • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

      @tatiGmail Yes, good point ;) <a href="http://www.us-djs.net">DJ agency</a>
      mrswilliamson
  • It is fun to use.

    I have found the features easy to understand and to use. Almost intuitively you find your way around the control pannel. I feel like I'm playing with mi son's Wii console.
    joel@...
  • Trial mode and 1 million users? Uh huh.

    And why is it that ZDNet and TechRepublic are giving Google's products such huge coverage of later? Have their bloggers been paid? Another payola scandal?
    Gis Bun
    • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

      @Gis Bun
      Agreed ..... Every blogger here is a huge fan of google and/or apple..apart from these two companies every other company is a clown in the pack for these guys ... :)
      gj1118
  • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

    They need to integrate all their awesome services into Google+ ASAP...
    shellcodes_coder
  • Rather Google than FaceBook

    Zuckerberg deserves to get buried. He's shown nothing but utter contempt and disregard for users and privacy, himself having said so in no uncertain terms. I'm already on google+ and wish them all the best.
    kraterz
  • Does anybody did the math?

    1 billion items had been shared in a day by 10 million users... Do we have to believe that every user shares an average of 100 items each day??
    The use of the +1 button might be correct (but still...) because it shows up on every users' searchresults that is logged in.

    However, Google+ rocks! :-)
    belli_bettens@...
    • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

      @belli_bettens@... Yeah! Me too. Something's getting fudged. Nobody uploads 100 items per day or likes 230 things, and they've got that for an average. Here there be 'bots.
      codepoke
    • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

      @belli_bettens@... The figures are skewed... not to take away from Google+ as I find myself liking it quite a bit even if it is not - as many in the tech media are alluding to - a Facebook killer. Unless they are counting each comment as a "share" event... I follow Felicia Day and she usually has hundreds of comments on each of her entries... and she has posted 2-3 times per day.
      athynz
  • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

    Hey common folks.. facebook too counts all the shares and likes as items shared on facebook. And so does Google +. So, where is the problem ???
    deepweb
  • RE: Google's Page upbeat after 3 months on job: 10 million on Google

    ...funny how there is no +1 option to share this article on Google+...I shared it on facebook instead...can't wait for the full blown product to come to us!...the beta is SuperGoogleistic!...
    MichaelDouglasPickerign
  • Google must hack!!!

    as we so love Google and its emazing tegnology for research engine with For-Loop and other services we wish 10000000 happy plus's Users_Yah_
    albayaaabc@...