Google+ Now Having 62 Million Users, Adding 625,000 a Day

When it comes to the estimates about the social network’s growth, the only name that comes in our mind is that of Paul Allen. Although, he isn’t an official Google+ watcher, still his estimates have appeared close to the accurate, if not accurate in the past. He recently claims that the Google+ has over 62 million users and also the social platform is gaining 625,000 new users on daily basis. It is important to note here that Allen is also the founder of Ancestory.com.

Allen stated on his Google+ profile on Tuesday, “It may be the holidays, the TV commercials, the Android 4 signups, celebrity and brand appeal, or positive word of mouthmor a combination of all these factors, but there is no question that the number of new users signing up for Google+ each day has accelerated markedly in the past several weeks.”

The approach Allen used to make his estimates is very unique – unique in the way that he along with his staff runs hundreds of queries on surnames they have been tracking since July, and in this way surmise the growth of the network.

According to Allen, if the social network continues to grow at this rate, it will have over 100 million users by February 25, 2012, while 200 million users the August 3. He further states that the social network will reach to 300 million users by the same time next year.

Allen’s estimates, however, doesn’t give us any hint about how many of 62 million are active users of the social network. According to Experian Hitwise, the numbers of active users are also increasing, but depict the fraction of the Google+ users’ base. Hitwise says that the total number of visits to Google+ for the week ending on December 17 were 9.4 million – the most recent week tracked, clearly up from the 7.2 million visits from the week in November. But not enough to beat 15 million visits that Google+ experienced for the week ending on September 24, when the social network was opened to the public worldwide.

The last official numbers announced by Google+ was during a conference call with analyst, when Larry Page, CEO of Google announced the figures to be 40 million.

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