When Google+ began rendering article shares with larger images and a description back in March, there was a great deal of scuttling about, trying to determine what it took to get that treatment. If you look at my original post, there was update after update as new information was discovered and changes were affected on Google+.
While people and pages have always shown how many other people have circled them, Google has now added the ability to see how many times your profile or page has been Viewed.
+Kenneth Manesse Sr. pointed out that now, on your profile page next to your follower count, there's a new metric called Views. The metric is there for both personal profiles and business Pages.