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?

Google+ Profile views on Google+

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.

authorship rich text snippet working Profile views on Google+Recently, my face has been made visible in the SERPs. I had to wait around 3 months for this to happen whilst the following rich snippet text would appear without my G+ profile image:

“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.

Settings Google  Profile views on Google+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.

Author: Jonathan Jones

I first first started creating websites back in 2005. This led me to creating a free web hosting business in 2007, which still exists today. I ventured into creating types of websites such as blogs and forums using Wordpress, vBulletin, Invision Power Board, Drupal and Joomla. I've since worked on some of the leading brands in the UK finance sector, in the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) field, and now work for MoneySuperMarket, the #1 price comparison website in the UK. Social: Google+ and Twitter.

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  1. There are lots of amazing feature on Google plus. Future of the google plus is very bright, it can take your business to next level. Google search has given a priority to google plus. Google Plus is growing in popularity.