October 13, 2011
Google+ Users in Decline & Google's Management Doesn't Even Use It
Numbers on Google+ were on fire when they first unveiled with traffic spiking a wopping 1,200% in the first few days following its public launch on September 20, but has since plummeted by 60%, according to a report from Chitika, a data analytics company.
Chitika tracked Google+ traffic before and after the social networking service opened its gates to all users. According to a Mashable post on Google+ traffic trends, Google CEO Larry Page revealed the Facebook-challenger had 10 million users who share 1 billion items each day in mid-July. The most recent unofficial count pegged the number of Google+ users at 43 million.
And yet, what's interesting if you look at the infographic below. Look at how few Google execs in management actually use the tool with the majority of them being at zero.
If they're not embracing their own coolaid, how do they expect the rest of us to? Fear for being left behind and out of the Google (SEO) fray is what is bringing some on board, but what a tactic. See my original Google+ blog post on why I have issues despite liking some of the things they have done and are doing.
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