The new social network jumped 1,269 percent, going from 54th most-visited social networking site to No. 8, according to Experian Hitwise. That means that Google+ is now more popular than MySpace.
Opening access created a massive spike in market share of visits for the site, with a 1269% growth from the week ending September 17th to the week of September 24th. The site also received nearly 15 million total US visits last week.
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Heather Dougherty, director of research at Experian, wrote that the Google+ audience is moving quickly from "innovator" and "early adopter" to "early majority." She cites that many of the new populations she sees in Google+ now, such as "Hispanic Harmony" and "Striving Singles," have a lower-to-middle income profile. This change in its audience may mean it's shifting into the "early majority stage."
The site did jump from 1.1 million visits to 15 million with a week, showing that just scoring an invitation to the new social network was a barrier for many people. Now with that barrier gone, we might see just how extensive the new social network can be.