• kenwork

    Hey comScore; Why are you comparing facebook and google+ when google+ has been invite only for quite some time now.

    Do this study after google+ has an open sign up policy for a year. This data is misleading and deceptive unless you state this fact and factor it into your research. It would be much more honest to do this evaluation after google+ is open for free sign up for at least 6 months…

  • Matt McGee

    @Kenwork – I’m not an expert in searcher behavior by any means, but I think it’s safe to assume that most people who type “Facebook” or “Google+” into a search engine are already users of the service. That’s one of the oddities (IMO) about search for many years now — heavy navigational queries that really make you scratch your head. Like, “Google” being the most popular search query on Yahoo for years.

    So, rather than type plus.google.com into their browser address bar, many current users just type “google+” into Google’s search box. That’s what I would assume is happening.

  • Zato Gibson

    commenter kenwork wrote: “Do this study after google+ has an open sign up policy for a year. This data is misleading and deceptive unless you state this fact and factor it into your research. It would be much more honest to do this evaluation after google+ is open for free sign up for at least 6 months…”

    Very good point. comScore seems to be in the propaganda business these days.

  • http://www.blissseo.com.au Bliss

    I saw a tweet the other day that made me laugh quite a bit, it said, “If you quote Alexa or comScore you’re a moron!”