Internet marketers everywhere are aghast over Google +. Some people cling to Facebook for dear life, stating nothing can ever dominate the community of 700 million and counting. While others are, in my opinion, more open-minded and realize, Google + is a big deal that is already successful and will only become more successful. I have a bit of advice for those still in denial, get on board quick because regardless of the level of success Google + has, it is going to be important to the industry.
Google + Sees Startling Growth
Google + has only been out for a few weeks and the growth is already startling. It is being estimated that Google + has already reached 10 million users. According to estimates from Paul Allen of Ancestry.com, 2.2 million users have joined in the last 32 to 34 hours. Mashable has stated that Allen arrived at this number by, “Comparing surname popularity in the U.S. with the number of users on Google+ with each surname, he can guesstimate the percentage of the U.S. population that signed up for Google+. Finally, he calculated a ratio of U.S. to non-U.S. users to generate an estimate for the number of Google+ users worldwide.”