Google+ earns 49 million visits in December, up 55 percent from November

By on January 3, 2012, 2:00 PM

Unofficial estimates indicate that Google+ experienced its best traffic month ever in December 2011. The site garnered more than 49 million visitors in the US, according to web analytics firm Experian Hitwise in a recent Tweet.

The Tweet and accompanying chart indicate that not only was December the best month ever for the budding social network but traffic was up 55 percent from the previous month.

Experian Hitwise isn’t the only one singing praise for Google+. Last week we reported that co-founder and self-proclaimed Google+ unofficial statistician Paul Allen believed that the company had topped 62 million users at a pace of around 625,000 new members each day. ranked as the top overall web destination for US surfers in 2011 while their social network finished in 8th place in the top 10 US social networks and blogs category with an average of 8.2 million unique visitors per month. Of course these stats are highly skewed as Google+ didn’t launch until late June 2011.

There’s no doubt that the holiday season and the number of new Android device activations helped funnel traffic to the social network and it remains to be seen if that traffic will slowly die off as we look back at December in the rear-view mirror. Additionally, Google has been integrating + with several of their other properties including Piscasa Web Albums, Gmail, Reader and search to cross-promote their product lines.

At its current rate, Google+ could reach 100 million users before the end of February and double that by August.

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Guest said:

these stats keep increasing +1

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I will be joining google+ if facebook forces that stupid TimeLine crap on me, so far I have not updated to it, but the day I do, will be the day I ask all my friends to join google+ and jump ship.

matrix86 matrix86 said:

@burty, funny you say that. Some of my friends updated to timeline just to see what it was all about. They HATED it, but quickly learned that they couldn't revert back. I got messages "hey...Brandon......uh.....tell me more about this Google+"

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