Research firm Elance put together some calculations about the growth of Google’s social network Google Plus and the statistics seem outstanding. Paul Allen, known as the founder of Ancestry.com, leads the team, and he shared their calculations on his Google Plus page.
As of Dec. 27, Allen writes, the Google Plus user base sits at right around 62 million users. This is up from the 50 million users reported on Dec. 1, demonstrating massive growth. The posting noted that 25 percent of all Google Plus users joined in December. These numbers represent a daily growth of approximately 625,000 users.
As a comparison, Facebook’s last shared user base statistic was 800 million users as of late September. Earlier this year, Twitter reported 460,000 signups per day, which has obviously shot up after its integration with iOS 5 and for other reasons.
“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,” reported Allen. “They will finish 2012 with 293 million users.”
The reason for the massive December growth for Google Plus is unclear, but it may have to do with the release of the heavily Google-integrated Galaxy Nexus phone or due to new marketing tactics surrounding the 2011 holiday season.