Google+ After One Month: Will It Grow More Or Not ?

It has been a month since the most awaited social networking website made its debut. As it was predicted by various tech gurus, Google+ saw a huge success in its initial weeks. But at the end of its first month, its traffic has gone down a bit.

Google+ started its journey as the biggest threat to the social networking giant Facebook and made it go in a self defense mode. Facebook launched many new services in response to Google+ as Mark Zuckerberg feared the immense popularity that Google+ enjoyed in its initial days.

If we talk about the journey of Google+, so far it has done pretty well. The biggest achievement of Google+ is that while still being in a field trial stage and an invite only site, it managed to grab 10 million users in its first week and if some reports are to be believed, this figure rose upto 20 million in its second week.

While these facts are amazing, Google+ also saw a loss of around 3.2% of its users at the end of its first month.

The biggest challenge Google+ is facing today is that its user interface is not as simple as that of Facebook’s. Some users find it tough to adjust with the interface as they are used to the simple interface of Facebook. And furthermore, Google+ is not yet open to the organizations, which means no famous brands are there to follow.

Though this is only its first month and in future Google+ may get more traffic but the fact is that users no longer find it interesting as they have no new features to use.

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Google+ Planning To Start Social Gaming?

It seems that Google+ will not rest until it replaces Facebook as the largest social network. A recent find shows that Google+ is about to launch its gaming section and your high scores will be shared and displayed on Google+ stream. It also means that Google is planning to evolve Google+ Stream as a central gaming hub that will show results based upon your scores.

This news was first found at Google+ Help Pages where it was written that,”If you’re looking for updates shared from games, check out your Games Stream”. These words were immediately removed as this news started spreading like forest fire.

If Google+ is really going to launch this service, Facebook will have to think of something unique that could bring back its glory. Else, Facebook is sure to meet its end like MySpace did.

This new service was the center of attention ever since Google+ was launched. Vic Gundotra, senior vice president at Google Social, himself hinted that a new gaming service might be on its way.

All of us know that Facebook games have revolutionized the concept of social gaming. Millions of Facebook users play games like Farmville everyday. If Google+ wants to replace Facebook, its gaming service should be upto the scratch and that task is not easy.

We’ll keep you posted on this topic.

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Google+ App For The iPhone Is Now Available

Good news for the iPhone users! You guys can now access Google+ with an official app available in the app store from your iPhone. This app was being awaited since the launch of Google+ at the end of previous month.

Though, at the launch of Google+, Google said in a blog that iOS app was on its way but since Apple never provides time-line for its app approval proceedings, the final release date was not announced at that time. Now at last, our wait is over.

When Google initially presented the app to Apple, there were rumors that Apple may not approve it. These rumors were based on the fact that Apple has rejected some products in the past that it thinks can pose threat to the iOS and the iDevices.

We already know that Google+ has more than 10 million active users and that too in just two weeks. Now, by adding an iOS app, the number will increase for sure. Till now, only Android users could enjoy Google+ on their phones.

According to Vic Gundotra, the head of google’s social division, “This app may not be available immediately to everyone because of the high nymber of requests from users.”

We’ll keep you updated on this as soon as an update arrives.

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