Google+ Now Has 50 Million Users (After Just 88 Days)

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That’s the latest tally from ‘unofficial Google+ statistician’ Paul Allen, whose figures are now being closely watched.

No, not that Paul Allen (Microsoft, American Psycho): this is the cofounder of ancestry.com who uses rare surnames to forge Google+ estimates, the latest of which now crosses a healthy 50 million.

That is, after just 88 days, a ‘breakneck’ if we’ve ever seen one.  “Since being opened to the general public (over age 18) last week, Google+ has been growing by at least 4 percent per day, meaning that around 2 million new users have been signing up each day,” Allen noted.

All of which makes this a great time to start ramping your Google+ strategy.  Because Google has a huge base to convert, starting… now.  “By integrating +1 and Circles (targeted sharing) and other Google+ functionality into its Chrome browser, Android phones (and tablets), Gmail, Google Reader, Blogger, Google Photos, and other properties, Google+ will give its more than one billion users repeated chances to sign up for and use the functionality of Google+,” Allen relayed (of course, in a Google+ post).

All of this is happening against significant product development, including more work on profiles for companies (and perhaps bands as well…)