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Google+ online traffic spurts 1269% in a week

Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 21:41

London: Search giant Google`s social networking site has reached a new high as the number of visitors to the site has grown by 1,269 percent.

According to web traffic tracking firm Experian Hitwise, number of visitors to Google+ has increased rapidly since the site invited users to join without an invite from a friend.

"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," Director of Research at Hitwise, Heather Dougherty, was quoted as saying.

"In just one week, Google+ went from ranking as 54th most visited site in our Social Networking and Forums category to eighth place," Dougherty added.

According to the report, Google+ still has a long way to go before it gets close Facebook`s 1,758,098,904 visits compared to its 14,977,469 visitors.

However, if the site continues to grow at this rate it is expected to quickly overtake some other social networking sites like MySpace and LinkedIn.


First Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 21:41
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