Google+ Gains Nearly 10 Million Users In First 2 Days Of Being Open To The Public

A Google+ post by Paul Allen, founder of and a self-proclaimed “unofficial Google+ statistician, shows significant growth of Google’s social network since opening to the public.   These growth rates were only first seen during the first few weeks of field testing when the user numbers were very low.  In terms of the current growth spurt Allen states:

“it is clear that Google+ is absolutely exploding — 30% growth in just 2 days and with a base of nearly 30 million members already.”

His previous Google+ users estimate was 28.7 Million users on September 9th a number that has increased to 43.3 million  current users.  He also stated that “most of the growth coming in the last 2 days.”

So what does this mean? Google+ may be cementing themselves as a credible social network, but the mass exodus from Facebook just isn’t happening. Facebook is still the powerhouse network with 800 million+ users and all of the layout complaints aren’t adding up to astounding departure numbers … yet.

Other notable Google+ timeline stats are:

  • Over 1 million mark (1.7 million) – 7/4
  • 4.5 million user mark – 7/10/11
  • 10 million user mark – 7/12/11

All stats via Paul Allen

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Google: Google+


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  • Egbert Oostburg

    My question is why does facebook have to go down for G+ to succeed? Based on my experience with G+ and facebook, they each have their audiences and both will continue to grow. What G+ has in its corner is the simplicity and quality of the audience it has created. Go G+!

  • Jonatha

    WEll..keep in mind that this is the same Paul Allen, using the same silly methods, that predicted back in mid-July that Google+ had 30 million users and would pass 50 million by early August.

    In ther words, his method for estimating is not even remotely accurate. He is a shill for Google. IT is no secret that Google paid bloggers to hype their failing service early on.

  • Matthew Read

    My worry is that, although this is brilliant growth for Google+, it is just a buzz and will fade away. Remember how quickly it reached 20 million users on invite only and everyone was going mad for it, but then all of a sudden no one was on it or even talking about it anymore.

    I think the same might happen again, Google+ need to consistently create buzz around Google+ to keep people on it and off Facebook.

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