It appears that Google is still tweaking its Google+ service. I noticed tonight that in addition to showing your subscriber count, Google now displays the total number of views your Google+ has received.
As I write this article, my Google+ profile has 894 subscribers and has received 42,785 views.
Total profile views can be disabled if you do not want this stat to be displayed to others. All you have to do is click on the home button that is displayed just below the Google logo. Then scroll down and click on “Settings”.
Scroll down until you come to the “Profile” section. Then simple uncheck the box for “Show how many times your profile and content have been viewed”.
My total profile page views started displaying when I logged into Google+ tonight, therefore it is clear this new statistic is enabled by default. As such, your profile will start displaying your profile’s total views unless you disable it.
Additional statistics such as this are always welcomed, however I am not sure how relevant total page views are. I think a better statistic would be average daily views. In a similar fashion to Alexa, it could be calculated over the last three months.
Though I am certainly not complaining. Here’s hoping Google continues to add more statistics like this to Google+.