Views counts have been a standard feature in most social media sites like we have seen Twitter showing view counts for tweets, now Google+ added an interesting feature “View Counts” which shows with your profile, this is calculated as total views counts of the profile, posts, videos, and pictures.

These view counts can be seen under your profile name and location. For many, these stats can be interesting and valuable as to how much their profile content is being seen or visited by others.

However, if you do not want this feature to be seen by others, you can turn this off in your Google+ profile settings.

Views are helpful to determine the overall efforts you are placing in Google+ social media; you may be probably trying to build an audience with videos, posts, and content. So view counts can help to show how much success you have been getting with your efforts.

Yonatan Zunger, Chief Architect at Google+, also clarified that if you will try to game or spam the system, they will catch you and you will not be able to game the view counts.

Overall view counts is an interesting feature in addition to another Google+ feature.

On April 2, 2019, Google Shut down the consumer (personal) version of Google+, a social network by Google.