Google+ Over 25 Million Visitors

Several apparently conflicting reports detailing Google+’s progress have recently been released, and speculation about the data has the online marketing industry buzzing. One report indicates Google+’s rise has been monumental and unprecedented in the world of social networking, even among sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. However, despite these great gains, some reports also denote the popularity of Google+ has been waning. What is the true story here?

The truth of the matter is Google+’s popularity does appear to have hit a plateau in the U.S. market after it hit its peak around July 20th. However, Google+ is still climbing dramatically worldwide, especially in India, Canada, the U.K., and Germany. This rise accounts for the unprecedented 25 million visitors to Google+ during the first month following its launch; Facebook, by comparison, took 3 years to accumulate that number of users. To bring us back down to earth, however, those “visitors” are not necessarily “users”; on the other hand, one should keep in mind Google+ is still in Beta, and still by invitation only. Furthermore, the data regarding the number of visitors does not take into account mobile users and those using the Google+ engagement bar (the new black navigation bar).

Regardless of the number of Google+ users in the U.S., it is still too early to determine how Google+ will progress as a major social network. What is interesting to note is Google+ users are predominantly male (about 71%), in the 25-34 age group, and typically considered tech-savvy, based on their age and gender and the fact most are using Google Chrome as their browser. These demographics are consistent with internet industry leaders, and those who are up-and-coming in the tech world.

Although Google+ is less than two months old, Google is already integrating some of the “public” posts into search results, as long as the searcher is logged into their Google account. This integration demonstrates a measure of Google’s confidence in their new social network.

It will still be a while before we find out whether or not Google+ has what it takes to draw users from the ranks of social networking giants such as Facebook. Until then, we’ll be watching what new advances will continue to emerge from these fierce competitors as they battle for more social networking turf.

Titan Growth Climbing The ‘Ranks’

Titan Growth was awarded number 40 of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego by San Diego Business Journal

At a private ceremony held in downtown San Diego, Titan Growth was awarded number 40 out of the top 100 fastest growing companies in San Diego based on increases in gross revenue between 2008 to 2010.  This exclusive recognition was preceded by a national award earlier this year for No. 191 in the Advertising and Marketing subcategory for Inc. Magazine’s top 5000 companies.

Titan Growth is an internet marketing company based out of San Diego, offering advanced search engine optimization and pay per click solutions to clients globally. By keeping up with the continuous search engine evolution, Titan Growth is able to help their clients achieve better visibility and prominence across Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

“It’s been a great year,” says Danny Shepherd, president of Titan Growth. “We are honored to receive this distinction and are looking forward to our own, as well as our clients, continued growth, and success.”  As founder and president of Titan Growth, Danny accredits Titan Growth’s continued growth to hard work, client referrals, and a proprietary technology called TitanBOT, which gives the company a distinct competitive edge.

Since its startup in 2004, Titan Growth has realized steady growth and continues to evolve. While Titan Growth focuses primarily on Search Engine Marketing (SEO), they also manage Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing, as well as display ads and local search. TitanBOT, which emulates search engine spider behavior, allows Titan Growth to actively test changes to websites and ascertain their effect on rankings. With their advanced and innovative technology, evolving platform, and a strong client base, Titan Growth is gearing up for another outstanding year.