SEO News: Happy 1st Birthday Google+
Google+ has reached its first birthday, with around 250 million users.
Google was very quick to point out that their social network has exceeded all expectations, given the criticism that has been levelled at the network since day one.
Of the 250 million users that have registered, 150 million are active with the average Google Plus user spending 12 minutes on the service. Google has also revealed that the vast majority of users access the social network via a mobile device.
How does this compare with Facebook? Facebook launched in 2004 and has over 900 million users now.
Google+ has shown good growth in its first year, and will be pushing their social results where possible into their Search Engine Results.
From what we can see though, it is a carbon copy of Facebook in most ways, which begs the question, are Google going to use their search engine dominance to force people away from Facebook to Google+, or will users stick to Facebook and Twitter, the biggest two social networks out there, that complement each other in a unique way? Let us know your thoughts!