Google Plus : RIP ?
Google Plus, Google’s effort to compete Facebook, has already been in the slumps due to executional flaws that Google committed during and after the launch of the product.
Absence of business pages has definitely it’s role in the decline of Google+, but there are many users who never got the invite to join Google + until they gave up.
After two months of it’s launch, one can easily witness the decline in usage and the lack of interest from Google+ users. This has been proven by a research firm called 86n, which mentions that Google+ public posts declined by 41 percent over the past two months.
86n’s data indicates that the average number of public Google+ posts per day has decreased from 0.68 public posts per day between 19 July 2011 and 19 August 2011 to 0.40 public posts per day between 19 August 2011 and 14 September 2011.
Remember that these figures are for public posts only, while Google+ offers private posts too but that are believed to be of nominal rate.
Is this the time for Google to make it’s mind to not to waste resources on social network and to focus on it’s core business? Or they will put another few months before they quit?