Google+ Simplifies Follower Counts, But Confusion Remains

google-plus-numbers-featured Did you miss it? Part of this week's changes to Google+ was the debut of a new figure combining +1 counts and followers for brand pages. It's nice, but it still doesn't rectify problems with how Google+ badges are displayed and used. Counting +1's My earlier article, The Broken Follower Counts & Confusing Buttons Of Google+, looked in detail at how, until this week, Google+ Pages featured a confusing count of +1's that a brand had received, based on: +1′s of the brand’s Google+ page +1′s of ads that the brand runs +1′s of the brand’s web site home page This count di [...]

52% Of Sharing Happens On Facebook; Google +1 Has Plateaued, AddThis Says

facebook-like-featured Fifty-two percent of all sharing online happens on Facebook, about four times more than Twitter's 13.5 percent. And Google +1 sharing "has plateaued." That's according to sharing platform AddThis, which shared its 2011 Sharing Trends today. The numbers are interesting. Facebook, as you'd expect, owns the lion's share of sharing with 52.1 percent. Twitter represents only 13.5 percent of sharing on the web, but that's a whopping 577 percent (yes, five hundred seventy-seven) higher than a year ago. Tumblr's growth was even more dramatic: 1,299.5 percent between 2010 and 2011. AddThis says G [...]

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