A little more than 3 weeks after the opening of Google+ to the public, its ship appears to be losing quite a bit of steam. In the days that immediately followed the opening of Google+ to the masses, Google+ saw an increase of 1,200% in site traffic. Now Chitika, a company analyzing Google+’s traffic, is reporting that the site traffic is down 60%.
Some people will look to say that this is Google+ failing and be quick to jump all over them. I wouldn’t rush to judgment, let’s give Google+ some time; it has only been 3 weeks. Facebook has been around for years, and we all know how fickle social communities can be. As the average social community user rushed to Google+, it may take them a while to consistently interact as they learn the format and set up their accounts.
Google+ is till a viable social community, with, at last we heard, 43 million users.As with any new product, there is still some figuring out of exactly what Google+ is really capable of and what value it can bring to the user.
What do you think of Google+? Were you a beta member or did you join on September 20th? Let us know in the comments below and as always, stay tuned to the JDM blog for more information on Google+.
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