Web traffic organisation Experian Hitwise have reported huge growth for Google+ with a increase of 1269 percent recorded within the space of a month.
Heather Doughtery, a director of research at Hitwise in the US said “Google+ emerged as the third largest site in the Social Network and Forums category last Wednesday [in the US], a day after the site went from ‘invitation-only’ to ‘open access’ available to everyone, Opening access created a massive spike in market share of visits for the site, with a 1269 per cent growth from the week ending September 17 to the week of September 24. The site … received nearly 15 million total US visits last week.”
Kitguru says: This is a good first indication that Google+ might very well be able to mount some kind of a challenge against Facebook down the line, especially if growth continues at this level. It will be difficult to maintain this momentum, but with the full might of the search engine giant behind it, nothing is impossible.