A jibe often directed at the social networking service Google Plus (Google+) is that it’s a virtual ghost town.
When I read that and other dismissive blog posts or stray comments I wonder whether the people making those observations have actually put any time in to using Google+.
Be that as it may, we now have some growth figures, announced by Google, that surely put a dent in the ghost town argument:
- 400 million users
- 100 million active users monthly
That’s in just one year from the public launch of the service.
As I observed today in a very short post on Google+, “Some ghost town!”
I admit I went through a period where I basically neglected Google+, but recently I took a good long look at it and decided it was well worth my while getting active on it again. I explained what I found in my post on the MYOB blog The Pulse: Google Plus revisited: a social networking service you should not ignore
If you haven’t yet used Google+, can you afford not to check it out as something that may help your business?
And if you already use Google+, I’d love to hear how you are finding it, and whether you feel it is helping you or not.
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