Google + Referrals Drop 40% Or More?

Aug 1, 2011 - 8:53 am 16 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Google Plus LogoGoogle + launched just about a month ago and early on, it was all the internet was talking about. To be perfectly honest, I still love it but it is not loving me as much.

Google Plus is my number three referrer, beating out Facebook. But over the weeks, Google Plus has been sending me less and less traffic. In fact, comparing last week to the week prior, Google + sent me 40% less traffic.

Google + Referrals

But on average, Google + is still sending me about twice as much traffic than Facebook. Keep in mind, this is a site that talks mostly about Google.

That being said, I am not the only one reporting this. A WebmasterWorld thread notes that Hitwise reported Google + traffic in general dropped 3%.

But people in the thread said their traffic from Google + to their web site dropped even as high as 50%. Have you noticed huge drops in referrals from Google + like I did and others?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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