Archive | July, 2011

Find out more about who’s visiting your Google+ profile

There’s been some talk recently about Google+ business profiles featuring the much sought after Google Analytics integration, but nothing has been said about existing personal profiles.

For the time being, until we find out more from Google, there are a couple of ways you can find out information about who’s visiting your Google+ profile, as well as a bit about how you’re following has grown over time. Of course without a public API, there isn’t much to go on just yet, but these services will give you a little more insight into your Google+ profile.

PlusYa

PlusYa is an url shortener, which provides you with a vanity url, as well as a little bit of of information on who’s checking out your Google+ profile. The catch, however, is that it can only give you statistics based on traffic generated through your PlusYa url. Any other traffic coming to your Google+ profile isn’t tracked.

That said, the tracking system will definitely come in handy. If you’ve placed a link to your Google+ profile on your website, shared it on Twitter, or anywhere else on the web, replacing that link with your PlusYa url will let you in on just how much traffic your profile is getting. The traffic overview can be displayed either over a 7 day period, or for the entire month.

PlusYa will also let you know where your visitors are located, with the information displayed in a handy pie chart.

A second pie chart features the source of traffic. So, for example, if you’ve tweeted out the link, you’ll know how many hits are coming from your Twitter followers, making it a great way to know which of your methods of pushing traffic to your Google+ profile are working the best. Unfortunately, any hits coming from emails are recorded as direct hits, so you won’t be able to know how much traffic your email signature is generating.

While the features are a bit on the light side, there’s more to come, and the service certainly gives you a dead-easy way to get some traffic stats without any effort on your part whatsoever.

Social Statistics

Social Statistics will give you more insight into how your follower count is growing. By signing in with your Google account, you can easily discover your growth rate. The site provides you with a graph so you can visualize your Google+ progress, as well as a day by day count of your follower increase or decrease.

Have you found any interesting ways to keep track of your personal Google+ statistics? Let us know in the comments.

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How to track your Google+ statistics

How to track your Google+ statistics

If you’re wondering how to monitor and track your Google+ statistics with a service from the guy that created Twitter Counter read on…

Social Statistics gives you an option to track your Google+ statistics by simply supplying it with you Google+ profile ID. This is how Social Statistics describe their service:

Google+ Statistics currently tracks and generates detailed statistics for 39,390 users and pulls in hundreds of the most popular posts, every second of the day, from Google+. Add yourself (see sidebar) so we can start tracking your personal Google+ statistics too. You will be able to see how many people added you to their circles, how you grow over time and where you rank in the list of popular Google+ users.

Although still in beta, this tool might be beneficial to you if you want to track your Google+ profile stats. Google+ Statistics is made by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-founder of Twitter Counter and The Next Web.

How to track your Google+ Statistics in x easy steps

1. Go to the Social Statistics website.

2. To track your Google+ statistics, you can either sign in with your Google account profile or by inputting your Google+ profile ID.

Sign in with your Google account or add your Google+ profile ID

3. Click the “Add me” button.

Click the "Add me" button to start tracking your Google+ statistics

4. Once you’ve click the “Add me” button, you’ll get a confirmation that you’ve been successfully added. If you’d like to check the historical statistics for your profile, click on the “historical statistics” link (underlined in the image below).

Success! Social Statistics is now tracking your Google+ statistics

5. Your Google+ statistics profile dashboard will display metrics like your follower graph, rank and followers/following ratio.

Dashboard with more details of your Google+ statistics

6. The profile dashboard also provides you with code which you can use on your website or blog to display your Google+ Statistics.

Google+ statistics widget code

At the time of writing this, the Google+ statistics service had 39,382 Google+ profiles being tracked. I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing this number sky-rocketing when Google+ users realise that they can do this.

Start tracking your Google+ statistics today.

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Current Content Distributed on Google+

It’s new. I know. I’m not trying to be a hater. I appreciate what Google is doing and I think Google+ will succeed. It is, however, annoying sometimes to see the breakdown of posts and what they actually do. Still, it’s great to see Tom Anderson back in the mix.

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I’m on G+ – Hanson Dodge Creative

The Social Media + PR team at Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) has been testing Google Plus (Google+) a lot. So we decided to write this remix of a rap song as our submission for what we think should be the theme song for the new social media platform. Enjoy. P.S. You get that this is a joke right?

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The Complete Google+ Cheatsheet ??? Infographic

Google+ Plus Cheet Sheet
[Via: Technostreak.com] Read more: http://www.technostreak.com/infographics/the-complete-googles-cheetsheet-info… Under Creative Commons License: Attribution

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