May 17, 2022

Ready for Some New Google+ Visitor Statistics? Here You Go!

Here’s some new Google Plus stats that Experian Hitwise shared with us. We’ve bolded a couple of the bullets that we found most interesting. You’ll also see a chart that tracks the daily number of visitors to the service.

Of course, visitors are one thing but users and more importantly users who visit and use regularly are something else. Plus, you also have to factor in users who set-up accounts, try G+ for a bit, and then move back to another service or try + to see what people are talking about and then continue to not use a social media.

Update: “Google+May Have 10 Million Users, But They’re Not Visiting Very Often” (via Business Insider)
Numbers are just numbers and Google+ is so new that most numbers are likely to be off and flucuate often. However, this article is simply an example of users vs. visitors and that even a user might not be a regular user or a user for a long period of time.

Now, some numbers:

  • Google+ ( ranked as the #42 most visited social networking site in the US for the week ending July 16, 2011.
  • Google+ was ranked as the 638th most visited site among all sites in the US last week (July 16th), up from its previous ranking as the 2404th most visited site in the US the previous week (July 9th).
  • Google+ received more than 1.8M total visits last week ending July 16, 2011. That is an increase of 283% vs. the previous week and an increase of 821% vs. the week ending July 2nd.
  • 56% of Upstream traffic to Google+ last week came from other Google properties. accounted for 34% of Upstream traffic to the site.
  • 37% of Upstream traffic to Google+ last week came from Search Engines. Email provided the 2nd largest amount of Upstream traffic accounting for
  • 57% of visits to Google+ are from Males (4 weeks ending July 16th)
  • Most visits overall to Google+ were coming from the Los Angeles DMA followed by New York City, San Francisco for the 4 weeks ending July 16th
  • Visitors from the Bowling Green, KY DMA, Portland, OR DMA and Bend, OR DMA were most likely to visit Google+ than the online population last week.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.