Google plus is the fastest rising website in the history of internet, as reported by analytics firm comScore. It just crossed 25 million mark within a month of is launch.
Google plus has 6.5 million visitors from the U.S., followed by India with 3.6 million.
Facebook took 3 years while Twitter took 30 months to reach this mark. With Google plus, you’re getting full services of Google in single pack which is a very big advantage. The black bar at the top of Google homepage always keep on reminding of your G+ status. Moreover, Google services like Gmail also carries your G+ updates and notifications all time.
Perception of the internet users is also a contributing factor in G+ growth; they are looking for a change than the regular stuff (Facebook and Twitter).
Google rolled out Google plus in stages and to limited users, this came out as a fine marketing strategy that amplified the craze among netizens for the new service by Google. And Google plus, being a product of Google is the centre of everybody’s curiosity. Also the number of internet users is much higher as compared to what it was 5 years ago; 25 million users in 2011 would be somewhere around 18-22 million if the site was launched in 2005-06.
The biggest challenge for Google plus comes when the initial buzz and the media hype dies down and people start weighing its services. Hands-on review of features and soaring competition from Facebook would ultimately decide if Google plus is really that damn good.
Its important to note that speedy progress isn’t synonymous to success.
The biggest example is MySpace, who crossed the 25 million mark within 2 years but ultimately lost it’s market.