Google+ Experiences Massive Membership Growth

Although, Google+ is new to the party and doesn’t have membership as massive as Facebook, it still managed to have strongest month ever for its growth, reports an analyst. The social network is on its way to hit 400 million users by the end of 2011.

According to Experian Hitwise, Google+, the Google’s social networking platform saw a massive traffic jump in December and had doubled its traffic in a span of one month.

According to Experian Hitwise’s tweet, “Google+ total US visits reach more than 49 million in December 2011, biggest month to date & up 55% compared to Nov-11 ow.ly/i/oT3R.”

At the same time, the Experian Hitwise also tweeted on last Friday that the United States visits for Google+ have raised eight out of the last nine weeks.

The founder of Ancestory.com and analyst Paul Allen told the Daily Mail that the social platform recently exceeded the 62 million members mark. Out of these, 25% of the users signed up in the month of December alone. The search giant, however, has refused to comment on its membership numbers for this time.

If we compare the Google+’s growth rate with that of Facebook, it took four years for Facebook to reach the milestone of 60 million members. This is certainly an encouraging prospect for the Google+. Allen further stated that if Google+ continues to grow with this rate, it will have 400 million users by the end of this year.

Currently, Facebook has over 800 million active users under its belt.

With the growing popularity of Android devices, it has become relatively easy to access the search giant’s social platform. Around 700,000 units of Android devices are sold every day and the integration of Android devices with Google+ has made it really easy for users to access the social networking site.

Please let us know in the comments section whether Google+ ever will able to pass Facebook in terms of memberships. Which social network you prefer the most?

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