Google+ Engagement Analysis – April 2017

Google+ Engagement Analysis – April 2017

We have reshared yesterday a post by Gideon Rosenblatt and the following discussion was great (!
So many familiar faces and so many opinions about the last years of Google+. And Gideon had to write a new post because of the 500-comments-limit.

Ondřej Pokorný brought up the idea to check some numbers.
If you know CircleCount, you know that you don’t need to ask us twice.

We have analyzed more than 500,000 public posts of 120 profiles and got the attached chart with the following metrics: plusones (yellow), reshares (red), comments (blue) per post.

The 120 profiles are the first 120 who have commented on Gideon’s post. That’s probably not a representative subset, but these are persons who are active on Google+. At least they have written one comment in the last 24 hours 😉

It’s quite interesting to see the ups and downs compared to the different events happened on Google+ in the last years.

You can find the analysis of the posts of our page in the first comment here.
That was generated with the Dashboard PRO ( and is even more interesting because we can see how everything changed when the new Google+ UI was launched (in beta). Maybe we are doing something wrong but the analysis of the 120 profiles is showing a similar trend besides an increase last summer.

We are happy that Carter Gibson and Leo Deegan have joined the discussion on Gideon’s post and saw the passion of many Google+ users.
That passion is why we love Google+!
A bit more love for the 3rd party developers or the issue tracker would be great though 😉

All other infographics:

4 thoughts on “Google+ Engagement Analysis – April 2017

  1. The change from people-focused to interest-focused is a horrible experience for us “old timers” who developed a following for our individual style, only to be now effectively told that we’re not wanted anymore.


  2. Paul Snedden I agree, I still get some followers to my profile but some of my collections have several more than my account for this reason. I see why they did it but it just feels a little akward to have segregated follower counts sometimes.


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