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Thank you for the feed back and confirmation, Ruth. I hope that Google gets it stuff together soon! I will be checking out StatCounter right now! :)
Hey Anthony! I can not speak for others, but when I did my test, I only shared the link through email. That rules out thumbnail views. Good thinking, though! If you come up with any other possibilities, please share them. I have racked my brain and can come to no conclusion other than Google Analytics is misreporting the data.
Thank you for sharing that. Not that my "misery is loving company", but I feel good knowing that I wasn't the only one experiencing this.
I hope that more people comment with their experiences.
Thanks for sharing your experiences and providing me with secondary verification. It's frustrating, but at least now we know what kind of playing field we are on.
Wow, Ted...way to keep it constructive.
I'm going to go the extra mile with this one and BASH Google+. It is worthless. If you don't know why it sucks, it is YOUR understanding that we should be questioning, not Adam's. In fact, you almost MAKE Adam's point for him. He probably IS following Pete Cahsmore and other "smart people". It's because Adam and other "smart people" received early access to Google+ and they all circled each other. What is left? No family. No community. Just lazy, information sharing influencers who are all talking to themselves. THAT is the foundation that Google+ was built on, and that is why they will struggle to compete with other Social networks.
My real friends aren't there.
Your real friends aren't there.
Nobody is there.
People spend 3 minutes a month on Google+ (as of 01/2012). That is unbelievably small window for interactions of any kind and real community growth. It sounds like you have a terrific time on Google+ and I truly believe that your experience differs from my experience, however, you should know that you are in the minority.
I'm like Adam. I want Google+ to succeed. I hope something miraculous happens and everyone decides to leave Facebook and transfer their lives to Google+. I won't be holding my breath.
Only if you promise to do the same when I write a blog that sucks. :)