The post covers pretty much everything you need to know about G+ view counts, including:
– What view counts are and what generates them
– Why Google+ implemented them
– How to evaluate them
– Why they’ve replaced the Page +1 count
– How important they are (or aren’t!)
Reshared post from +Kristoffer Howes
How Important Should Google+ View Count be to You?
As some of you may have noticed view counts now appear on Google+ pages and profiles next to the follower count. What are Google+ view count numbers?
In this comprehensive blog post by +Mark Traphagen we get some insight into:
> What are view counts and what generates them?
> Why did Google+ implemented them?
> How do you evaluate them?
> Why have they replaced the Page +1 count?
> How important are they to you?
… a view count may be a good indication of whether or not a particular user or brand is actually creating engaging content and is active on Google+. If I see someone with a lot of followers but a relatively low view count, I’ll be suspicious that they may be gaming followers instead of earning them. – Mark Traphagen, Sr. Director of Online Marketing for +Stone Temple Consulting.
Learn more: http://www.stonetemple.com/new-google-plus-views-count-important-metric-or-vanity-of-vanities/.