Ever wonder who's moving and shaking on the new Google+ platform? SocialStatistics.com has created an impressive widget with some very cool social insight.
With the ever increasing popularity of Google+, many have asked the question- "Who is on top?"
Before www.SocialStatistics.com, there was no easy way to tell. However, thanks to the hacking work of Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten the mystery becomes an amazingly fun and interactive reality. (You might have heard of Boris, he is also the founder of Twitter Counter, the premier statistics provider for Twitter.)
Boris' new venture...
"tracks and generates detailed statistics for 39,803 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"
To play devil's advocate for a bit, while the idea and concept are good, user adoption is always the critical component. But, with 1 million page views and 300k unique visitors in the first week I believe this app is here to stay. Especially being as G+ is not even out of beta!
Where's The Cash?
The widget makes money by allowing people to become "featured" users of the platform. Think of it as broadcasting your profile out to gain an increasingly large number of followers.
||Google+ Statistics on SocialStatistics.com
Google+ Statistics currently tracks and generates detailed statistics for 39,616 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.
Below are a few user reviews:
||Shameless self promotion coming.I am ranked 2,214 on google+ and now with over 22,000,000 people on google+ that would put me in the top 1% of people on google+.Just thought I would let you know. You may now return to your normal feed.
||See the Top 100 most popular Google+ users and add yourself to the list. Best way to get more followers...
||Does any one else find it ironic that Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, has more followers on Google+ than Larry Page, founder of Google?
||Google+ gender ratio is 86.4% male. Not even going to comment.
To connect with Boris, visit his Google+ profile at the link below.
||Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten - Google+
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||Google+ Statistics: A (very) short history
On Sunday July 3 I started coding on a top 100 list for Google+. A few days before I was invited to this new and exciting social networking experiment by Google. As I was browsing around I noticed there was a public page with a few statistics.
Still wondering what Google+ is all about? Visit the slide deck below.
Neat little video on SocialStatistics.com
More user feedback......