Suggested User Lists based on User Interaction?
I really like this table of user interaction developed by +CircleCount
“ +Google+ Users with Highly engaging content” http://www.circlecount.com/gb/popularengagement/?minf=10000&maxf=25000000&gender=b
Rather than relying on total number of followers, which is something that has raised quite a few ‘hackles’ and comments over recent months here on G+, this table attempts to break down the relationship between total number of followers and the interaction with said followers. Counting the number of +1’s, comments and re-shares against the number of followers, the table gives a metric of engagement.
Now this is something I can really buy into. Rather than rely on the Suggested User Lists which bears little relationship between how engaging the users posts are on G+, the table attempts to show how engaging the user is on G+.
Is it statistically valid? Depends on your viewpoint of course. If you like someones image but no one else does, then the Engagement % will have little effect on your personal preferences. However, for users new to G+, or indeed for those who would like to find new people to follow, then I would argue that these tables are something with more validity than the current Suggested User Lists. With the introduction of +Google+
Gold Accounts it would appear that you will soon be able to buy your way onto the list. How can that be good for deciding who is more interesting to follow?
Rather than people chasing higher and higher numbers of followers, this CircleCount table might just be the start of a chase for more engagement
- hey it is Social Networking after all! +Mike Downes
and +Justin Hill
did some work recently on the correlation between those with high follower count and their interaction outside of Google+. These lists by CircleCount look at the engagement within +Google+
. I would be interested to hear what +Billy Wilson
thinks about this approach as I know he, like me, has questioned for some time the validity and ethics behind the generation of the Suggested User Lists by Google. How to improve the +CircleCount tables?1) Give me the opportunity to easily add the names to my circles
I would like to be able to easily add the top 50 or 100 of my chosen list to my engaging circles. I could then update my circles quite easily by removing all and re-adding the updated lists when I want more engagement.2) Allow me to break the list down by genre.
If I am only interested in Photography I would like to see how I am fairing with my fellow photographers and how engaging I am with those who like what I post.What are your ideas for improvement? How valid do you think these statistics are?
If you want to see more Google+ tips make sure you follow +Rahul Roy
who has collated a great collection. #Interaction #SuggestedUserList #google #googleplus #googleplustips