Thursday, 10 April 2014

Google Plus adds view counts

Last week Google decided to add a view counter to everyone's Google Plus pages.

This has been seen as a good and bad addition by it's users, some thanking Google as it allows them to track how well their page is doing. Others are not pleased, as they feel it is a bid for Google to try and win them over from other social media websites.

Not to worry, if you find yourself with fewer views than you'd like, you can hide the counter. If you head into your profile settings you can untick the box that says 'Show how many times your profile has been viewed'.

At the moment it seems that the counter is updated periodically rather than in real time, meaning that you can't see immediately if something you posted gathered a lot of attention.