Google’s social networking venture Google+ is slowly crawling and at about one year old, the network claims to have about 90 million users. This figure was disclosed by Larry Page while announcing the quarterly results of the company. Though, Google+ yet has to acquire cult following like Facebook, but its current subscriber base is impressive since the site has been open to general public for only 4 months. Facebook, on the other hand, has about 800 million users, though the site has been operational for over seven years.
Google is also doing its best to promote its network. The company is sitting on massive cash pile and it is sparing no expense. Google is also claiming that ever since network’s inception, it has added a new feature every day. Google also gloated over the fact that the site also has high engagement factor as over 60 percent of users log in daily while 80 percent log in at least once weekly.
Google has been under fire for some of its under tablet tactics for increasing the user base of Google+. The internet search giant recently started integrating Google+ results into its usual search results. Rival networks such as Twitter have insinuated that Google is using its clout for promoting its website. But despite the criticism, Google is going ahead with its tight integration process. Google+ is now also tied closely with Gmail and the company is making it mandatory for users to sign up for Google+ in order to use other Google products such as Calendar and Mail.