jmccormac - 11:33 pm on May 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
Every month, I run a survey of Irish and Irish hosted websites (approx 326K websites). The survey is comprehensive as it is part of a search engine development process and it classifies webusage. I checked the May 2013 survey and counted the links out from Irish sites. The results are interesting.
All Irish sites === Core Irish Web
Facebook: 11.28% === 21.21%
Twitter: 8.08% === 15.19%
Youtube: 3.14% === 5.91%
LinkedIn: 2.18% === 4.10%
Google+: 0.71% === 1.33%
The Core Irish Web is basically the set of active websites with holding pages, PPC parked sites, for sale sites, external redirects and compromised sites removed.
In technical terms, G+ is banjaxed when it comes to the Irish web. And if these results are replicated globally, then G+ might be another one of those Google ideas that looked good on a whiteboard.