Data Monday: Google+ Statistics

by Luke Wroblewski July 24, 2011

At nearly a month old Google's latest social networking product, Google+, continues to grab headlines. Here's a compilation of statistics about how the service is doing and who is using it.

  • Last week, Google+ had 20 million unique visitors since its launch, including five million visitors from the U.S (source)
  • Google+ announced they have 10 million users who have created profiles. At 10 million users, the network already accumulated 1.3 percent of Facebook’s 750 million users in two weeks. (source)
  • Estimates indicate Google+ now has about 20 million profiles but sign-ups are slowing down. Last week we saw two days where more than 2 million signed up in a single day. If that rate had continued, Google+ would have reached 20 million users by last Sunday night. But the last four days have averaged only 948,000 new users and yesterday the site added only 763,000. Yesterday's growth of 4.47% was the slowest viral growth since Google opened up invites back on July 6th. (source)
  • 75% (or more) of Google+ users are male. (source)
  • 60% of Google+ users identify themselves as web developers or software engineers. (source)
  • Google+ users are two to three times more likely to share privately with one of their Circles than post publicly. (source)
  • Users on Google+ are sharing and receiving 1 billion items per day. Essentially, each counted “share” is the number of people who potentially see any one item. At first glance it would be easy to think that Google means one billion items are posted to Google+ on a daily basis already — which it doesn’t. (source)
  • After less than 24 hours of being live, the Google+ iPhone app hit the number one free spot in the Apple app store. (source)