Google+ came on the scene like a category 5 hurricane plowing into South Beach! Member signups exploded on Google+, and sharing content went through the roof.
This story line became so popular that there was even a parody created called Tom From MySpace Meets Mark Zuckerber in a Bar to Talk About Google+.
However, all of the excitement and explosive growth that Google+ experienced could be coming to an abrupt halt. According to Experian Hitwise, a web stats and tracking firm, Google+ logged 1.79 million visits in the United States the previous week, which amounts to a 3% decline over the previous week.
Compare this to the 283% growth that Google+ saw the week before.
Traffic however wasn’t the only negative number that Google+ posted. The site saw a 10% drop in time spent on the site per user as well to just over 5 minutes.
So is the Google+ party over?
Or is this just a speed bump in the path of Google+ becoming a dominant social media force on the web?