On July 24, Google+ had 25 million unique visitors making it the fastest growing website ever. As Reuters reports, they’re pulling in an average of one million visitors a day with no end in sight.
Facebook took three years to get to that point, but as Reuters also points out, MySpace took only two years to reach that number and look where they are now. Faster isn’t always better.
What’s interesting about this monumental number is that I don’t see any difference in the site than I did when I joined. Actually, it’s worse. As of today, my entire Google+ stream, all the way to the bottom of the page is nothing but posts from the very informative and fun Darren Rowse of ProBlogger. Yes, he’s a talkative guy, and granted I don’t have a lot of people attached to my account, but I have to go back several weeks to see a range of posts from people.
Am I alone in this?
Google+ is using the power of their name to pull in the visitors but once they get there, how many of them are turning into users, let alone regular users? Personally, I still feel like something is missing. I don’t feel compelled to post there and finding people to follow feels counter intuitive. Usually, I’m a happy and excited early adopter but in this case, it’s just not happening.
On a random note, when I searched “millions of people” in order to find an image for this post. This came up:
Even Google’s image engine believes the hype. Do you?