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The History of Google + [Infographic]

The History of Google +

Today, millions of users have either heard of or have a Google + account.  But many may not know how it all started. Although it is a fairly young social media network when compared to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, Google + already has a rich history.

June 28, 2011– Google + is in an “invitation-only” phase

June 29, 2011– Existing users were allowed to invite friends over the age of 18

July 14, 2011– Google announced that Google + had reached 10 million users

After just four weeks of being online, Google + had 25 million unique users.  Based on ComScore, the biggest market was the United States followed by India.

August 6, 2011– Google + members each had 150 invitations to give out

September 20, 2011– Google + was opened to everyone 18 and older without an invitation

At the beginning, Google Apps accounts could not be used on Google + because of the lack of support for Google profiles.

October 27, 2011– Google announced that Google + supports Google Apps users

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The History of Google +
The History of Google +

Google + became the most downloaded free app in the Apple app store in only a day. Google’s presence was growing. Google + had started with a mostly male influence between the ages of 25 and 34.

November 7, 2011– Google launched Google + pages

Google + pages are similar to Facebook Pages, allowing businesses to share their information and giving others the opportunity to communicate with corporate accounts.

January 26, 2012– Google opened Google + to teenagers (13 and older)

This brief history touches on the influence that Google + has had in the corporate world, as well as being able to bridge gaps between acquaintances.  Google + started out strong, and continues to grow as more people find out about the opportunities that Google + has to offer.

Google + pages allow businesses to communicate effectively with their customers, while expanding their online presence. Pages are unique to the owner, and can have a large impact on the pace a business grows.

Google + will continue to be a source of contact and information and grow steadily as it reaches all parts of the globe.

About Garry Grant

Garry Grant is a veteran expert in search engine optimization and the digital marketing industry. With nearly 20 years of experience, Garry has successfully built a multi-service operation at SEO, Inc., developing proprietary technologies through complex strategic solutions. He has extensive experience in key initiatives and operational responsibilities grounded in information technology and performance management.

Garry’s expertise and esteemed reputation, coupled with SEO Inc.’s impressive client success record has earned him such accolades as Entrepreneur Magazine's 2005 Hot List for the Hottest Internet Property, Inc. 500 2007 Honorary award for Fastest Growing Private Company in America, an Inc. 500 top 50 Company in San Diego, and interviews with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

Garry Grant began his online career in 1993 creating strategic Web and e-business solutions for, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel Communications, EarthLink and Artisan Motion Pictures. Today, Garry and SEO Inc.’s highly skilled digital strategists develop proprietary technology and strategic digital marketing direction for Fortune 500 companies including, SC Johnson, McAfee,, Inc Magazine, IGN, Tacorri, LPL Financial, National Kidney Foundation, G4 TV, Fuel TV and Sony, just to name a few.