At their recent I/O Conference for developers, Google made a pretty big user stat announcement that made my ears perk up a bit.
The 2nd quarter 2014 financial reporting season has begun and an early entrant this time around is everyone’s favorite digital behemoth Google. Although their financials we pretty much just revenue and income, there were also a few interesting tidbits about Google advertising performance mixed in.
Aside from the financials, I also had a pile of Google stats that have been building up. Now seemed as good a time as ever to get caught up a bit, so there are a bunch of new and updated stats now in my Google posts.
Below is a sampling of some of the new and updated stats. Check out the full posts also listed below for even more.
10 years ago, Gmail burst onto the scene and quickly became a formidable challenger to the AOLs, Yahoos and Hotmails of the time. Since then, Google’s signature email product has surpassed those competitors and then some, becoming the standard-bearer for ad-supported, consumer email services.
Google+ VP of Product Management, Bradley Horowitz, announced Thursday that the social network was lowering its minimum age limit from 18 to 13.
Google announced a week or so ago that any new Google accounts will be signed up for Google+, by default. Since the minimum age for a Gmail account is 13, this change in Google+ is most likely an effort to bridge that gap.
This move puts Google+’s age restrictions more in line with many of the other major social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Changing the minimum age may lead to a number of digital marketing implications, including:
The Google+ team certainly isn’t coasting through the Holiday Season. The updates to their 6-month old social network have been coming out fast and furiously and there have been a few cool ones along the way.