Whenever I do a presentation on Google+ for publishers I mention that quite a few news and content brands are among the most followed pages. The point being that Google+ does indeed offer good opportunities for audience development, engagement and content promotion.
Today I thought I’d check to see just how many news and content sites are among the top 500 pages on Google+. So I went through the most followed rankings on CircleCount to see how many fall into this category.
For the purposes of this exercise I counted traditional news organizations, lifestyle publications, Web-only news and content sites and broadcast channels/programs with a companion site.
Here is the breakdown: [Continue reading]