[Paul Allen] Google+ To Record 400 Million Users By End of 2012

[Paul Allen] Google+ To Record 400 Million Users By End of 2012


Paul Allen, Ancestry.com founder has been releasing Google+ statistics since the launch of the social network by Google. Today Paul has unveiled the latest statistics of Google’s social network. He stated in a Google+ post that “Each week my team from elance runs hundreds of queries on various surnames which we have been tracking since July. We revised our model based on the actual user announcements made by Google on July 13th and Oct 13th.”

Paul:Google+ Growth Accelerating. Passes 62 million users. Adding 625,000 new users per day. Prediction: 400 million users by end of 2012.

Google+ numbers since July

July 13 – 10 million
August 1 – 20.5 million
September 1 – 24.7 million
October 1 – 38 million (Larry Page announced “more than 40m users on Oct 13th)
November 1 – 43 million
December 1 – 50 million
December 27 – 62 million
January 1 – 65.8 million (forecast)
February 1 – 85.2 million (forecast)

He further stated that “If this rate of new signups (625k daily) continues then Google+ will reach 100 million users on Feb. 25th and 200 million users on August 3. They will finish 2012 with 293 million users.”

Google has released a trio of new TV commercials promoting Google+ hangout. Google is employing all aggressive marketing strategies to get people to sign up. Google is serious about Google plus and needs the numbers as fast as possible. 2012 will definitely be the year Google+ catch up on Facebook and Twitter.