Google+ is Google’s take on social network and also targeted against Facebook. But we guess people don’t want Google everywhere especially when Google just can’t define privacy.
Google loves to collect all are data. Everything we do in the internet using Google is recorded and tracked, but nothing dangerous after all Google has no evil plans they just want to show us relevant advertisements. But, why should we trust Google with our private data?
A new study has revealed that through Google+ is boasting of it’s growing numbers, user engagement have continued to decline. Making Google+ a ghost town.
Google+ boasted an impressive 100 million users as of early April, but according to eCommerce analytics firm RJ Metrics, the social network is not the waterfall of data Google hoped it would be.
Fast Company on Tuesday revealed the findings of an RJ Metrics study that analyzed data from a sample of 40,000 public Google+ accounts in an effort to determine just how successful the crown jewel in Google’s social network portfolio really is. According to the firm’s findings, Google+ is a ghost town.
The RJ Metrics suggests that an average post on Google+ gets fewer than one “+1,” the equivalent of a “like” on Facebook, and fewer than one reply as well. Links and other items shared publicly by Google+ users are re-shared just 0.17 times per post on average. Users covered by the study averaged about one post every 12 days, and usage per user declines each month after they make their first public post.
In what is perhaps the most concerning stat from the firm’s study, about 30% of users who make a public post on Google+ never make a second one.
In a statement provided to Fast Company, a Google spokesperson claimed that RJ Metrics’s findings are not accurate.
“By only tracking engagement on public posts, this study is flawed and not an accurate representation of all the sharing and activity taking place on Google+,” the Google spokesperson said. “As we’ve said before, more sharing occurs privately to circles and individuals than publicly on Google+. The beauty of Google+ is that it allows you to share privately–you don’t have to publicly share your thoughts, photos or videos with the world.”
We think it is time Google start planning on something else. Though Google has tried forcing people into registering at Google+ they simply can’t make people engage in it.
What do you guys think? Google nosy nature caused Google+ to fail or simply because Facebook is just the place to hangout.
Maybe we do need some NOT Google alternatives.