A recent report from RJ Metrics suggests that based on public posts from 40,000 Google Plus accounts, engagement is poor. The average public Google+ post is seeing less than one +1, less than one reply and less than one re-share.
This is just as bad as companies forcing me to ‘like’ something on Facebook before I can view whatever it is they want me to ‘like.’
Those people deserve to be counted, to know their population, not to be ‘layerized’ simply because Google seems ashamed the numbers aren’t as big as Facebook’s. Google should be proud of those people and what it has accomplished, and giving real figures would show that pride.