Google+ Statistics Show Over 1 Billion User and Building to Overtake Facebook
Tina Courtney-Brown at SiteProNews did some digging and discovered that Google+ is now home to over 1 billion registered users, which compares favorably to Facebook's 1.19 billion. It's true that Google+'s stats are somewhat artificially inflated due to Google integrating accounts for its various services. However, Courtney-Brown says over 540 million Google+ users visit their profiles every month to share photos, update their statuses, post comments, and more. And that +1 button? It's being clicked over 5 billion times a day across the web.
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That's a lot of active users, many of which are younger people. If you're a business looking to target the all-important teen and young adult demographics, you may want to reevaluate your presence on Google+.
What about mobile? According to Courtney-Brown, some 26 percent of mobile users that access the web for social reasons use Google+. We can pull more from that stat -- over 20 million unique mobile users access Google+ each and every month, and that figure is growing.
Like Facebook, Google+ is what you make of it. If you don't actively seek out people and businesses of interest to add to your circles, it will remain a ghost town even though hundreds of millions of users are accessing the site every month.