We have seen a number of statistics in the last few days on how well Google+ is doing since it’s official launch out of the so-called “field trial”. Today we got numbers from Hitwise, a digital marketing intelligence company, and they show just how successful the Google+ launch was. On Tuesday, the new social network opened its doors to the public, allowing anyone to create an account over the age of 17, instead of requiring an invite to join like they had for the first 3 months.
According to Hitwise, on Tuesday, Google+ had over 2.5 million unique visitors from the United States. This compares to an average of just 321,000 United States visits per day since launching into the field trial back in late June, representing a 778% increase in traffic. Beside just the fact that anyone can now join the social network, the large blue arrow Google placed on its search page, pointing to the Google+ link, certainly has helped push the social network to new users. In fact, Hitwise estimates that 59% of all traffic on Tuesday to Google+ came because of the blue arrow promotion.
Although it is likely the large burst in traffic has, and will continue to subside a bit as time passes, over the long run Google certainly seems to have the pull to entice millions of new users to join, even in the wake of several major Facebook additions. Other statistics provided by Paul Allen, Google+’s self proclaimed unofficial statistician, have suggested that there are approximately 43.4 million total Google+ users as of Yesterday morning.
Article originally posted at: Plusheadlines