Google Plus to surpass 10,000,000 users tomorrow (12 July)? Some say 8.5M only

According to Paul Allen, a Google+ user, Google+ will surpass 10 million users tomorrow, 12 July.  He has been doing a Google+ user number survey on a surname basis.  He had already made estimations on 5 and 10 July that came up with the figures of 1.7 million and 4.5 million respectively.

 

What did Paul find out?

Google Plus 10 million user count

Paul drew data from the US Vensus Bureau and sampled the appearance of some surnames on Google+.  Certainly this is not an accurate method because he did not count in non-English surnames.  Besides, his sampling size was small (the 5 July survey only counted 79 surnames).  But we did get an useful idea from Paul’s survey, i.e. the growth of Google+ has been crazily fast.  He found on 10 July that some surnames had a growth of double or more:

Surname………………Monday ……………….. Saturday

Maring ………………….. 3 ………………………….. 9
Tomczyk ………………. 5 ………………………… 20
Lagana ………………… 7 …………………………. 13
Shireman ……………… 2 ………………………….. 12
Tat ………………………. 12 ………………………… 51
Tozzi …………………….. 15 ……………………….. 31
Trudel ……………………. 9 …………………………. 25
Yasin …………………….. 25 ……………………….. 52
Greb ……………………… 3 ………………………… 11
Toepfer ………………….. 3 ………………………… 13
Cullinane ……………….. 7 …………………………. 18

 

Another Estimation by Jorge Steffen

Google user count around 8 million

Another Google+ user, Jorge Steffen, used “Google Search” to find out the answer.  He searched plus.google.com for all profiles, and got a fluctuating result between 5.5 million to 8.5 million.  This is the search parameter he used:

inurl:plus.google.com/*about site:plus.google.com

I ran the same search and nested a even more fluctuating figure from 2.5 million to 6 million.  Why’s that?  I’m not sure, perhaps people are playing hide and seek with their profiles?  Google+ users could choose to block Google Search from reaching them, perhaps this is the reason.

 

Basically being silence is how Google respond to queries about product subscription, just like what they said about the Chromebook sales figure.  is No matter what, we are pretty sure that Google+ is so popular that a user figure of several million is by no means surprising.  As long as Google keeps the invitation system open to all current users, some day Google+ will be as popular as Facebook, I believe.  (Ya I know I’m a big fan of Google+, so what?)

Meet Paul here and Jorge here.

 

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