Marketing research firm Compete released a study depicting Google+ as half the size of Twitter, and it suggested the +1 button is now available everywhere on the Internet.
Google’s social platform launched June 28, 2011 and quickly sought to combine personal search, custom social networking, and significance to any website with a new +1 feature (similar to Facebook’s “like” button). The Mountain View, Calif.-based Company saw $37.9 billion dollars of revenue last year— an appropriate correlation to its swelling Google+ service.
The social network reached a high of 20 million unique visitors, 50 million visits, and 200 million page views in December 2011, according to Compete. Those statistics corroborate recent estimates that peg Google+ as gaining 750,000 users daily.
“It is now safe to say that Google+ is becoming an enormous success, with nearly half of the unique visitors of Twitter (40,411,065 unique visitors in December),” announced Compete…
Compete’s study also tracked the landing page for the “Google+ (google.com/+1/button also known as the sub-domain plusone.google.com)” feature, and analysis illustrated that it grew to over 40 million unique visitors in December.
“Since November, Compete has been tracking this activity and the monthly growth for the feature has been enormous,” the firm explained. “People can now publicly +1 literally any page on the Internet.”
The graphs below show the December growth for the +1 feature since its initial November 2011 tracking: