google plus logoAllFacebook.com has a nice post comparing the traffic levels of Google Plus versus Facebook. Obviously Google Plus is still in its infancy, but its surprising how much ground it has already made, far outstripping Facebook growth in its early stages of launch.

Some highlights of the stats provided by Experian Hitwise:

  • Google Plus (plus.google.com) ranked as the number 42 most visited social networking site in the U.S. for the week ending July 16, 2011.
  • Google Plus ranked as the 638th most visited site among all sites in the U.S. last week (July 16th), up from its previous ranking as the 2404th most visited site in the U.S. the previous week (July 9th).
  • Google Plus received more than 1.8 million total visits last week ending July 16, 2011. That is an increase of 283 percent versus the previous week and an increase of 821 percent versus the week ending July 2nd.
  • 56 percent of upstream traffic to Google Plus last week came from other Google properties. Google.com accounted for 34 percent of upstream traffic to the site.

Read the full article for all the details.