Web traffic firm Experian Hitwise revealed that the rapid growth was marked after Google+ invited users to join without an invite from the site.
"Opening access created a massive spike in market share of visits for the site, with a 1269 per cent growth from the week ending September 17 to the week of September 24," said Director of Research at Hitwise, Heather Dougherty.
"In just one week, Google+ went from ranking as 54th most visited site in our Social Networking and Forums category to eighth place," Dougherty added.
Experian reported that Google+ had 14,977,469 visitors in comparison to Facebook's 1,758,098,904. This statistics shows that Google+ has to go a long way to to reach Facebook's level.
However, if Google+ continues such rapid growth, it can overtake established social networking sites like MySpace and LinkedIn in no time.