Profile views on Google+
I recently noticed when viewing my Google+ profile that Google will let you see how many times your Google+ profile has been viewed. It’s added this metric alongside the amount of followers that you have. I don’t actually use Google+ that much, but according to Google+ I’ve had almost 10,000 people view my profile page. I must be quite popular?
I’m wondering if the referrals for these views have come from the fact that Google are actually now displaying my authorship rich snippet? Well, the rich snippet appeared before — just without my picture in there.
“By Jonathan Jones – 29 Google+ Circles”
This links to my Google+ profile, so I’m querying whether my Google+ profile has received traffic from the SERPs. It’s not a massive revelation if that is the case, but it would be nice to know the percentage of traffic that referred directly from the SERPs to my G+ profile.
And of course, if you don’t want this metric to be viewable by the general public then Google have given you the option to uncheck this feature this via the Google+ settings area.
I suppose this is possibly useful as it shows how popular certain users are, of which you are now able determine by the level of traffic that one’s Google+ profile receives.