In June 2011, Google entered the social networking space with the launch of Google+. In the three weeks following its announcement, Google+ amassed a user base of more than 10 million people.
The social network grabbed the #2 spot on Google’s list of fastest rising searches after Google+ and related searches like Google Plusshot up by >10,000%.
Searches for Google+ peaked the week of July 10, 2011, almost 2 weeks after its launch, and then again on September 20, 2011 with the announcement of open sign-ups.
Google Plus ‘will have more than 400m users by the end of
2012′ – will it overtake Facebook?
HOW GOOGLE PLUS HAS GROWN ACCORDING TO PAUL ALLEN
July 13 – 10million
August 1 – 20.5million
September 1 – 24.7million
October 1 – 38million (Larry Page announced ‘more than 40m users’ on Oct 13)
November 1 – 43million
December 1 – 50million
December 27 – 62million
January 1 – 65.8million (forecast)
February 1 – 85.2million (forecast)