As for this “research,” this was just a quick spreadsheet I whipped up to see exactly what 100 companies looked like on paper. I took a list of Forbes top 100 companies (raw text) and manually Googled each one of them in private browsing. After each query, I noted the following information:
Within about 5 minutes of poking around, I found out that Google is only including the following social networks:
Now, there might be some rogue profiles out there that I didn’t catch, but I highly doubt Google is linking to Ello or Diaspora. I was however a tad surprised they did not choose to include Pinterest in their repertoire but who knows what might happen.
If you want to see the Excel spreadsheet I was working off of you can download it here. It was really quick and dirty since I did everything manually so forgive me if a few numbers are off, but I did my best. I really just wanted to get a general idea. I didn’t really have time to make up any sort of fancy graphs or anything so this is what I have.
Twitter leads the race on this one, somehow Google+ is in 3rd place but we’ll see how that works out in the coming months. There aren’t a heck of a lot of YouTube profiles, but it is definitely represented.
As far as how many companies have how many profiles, it still might be rolling out so who knows. For now I recorded the data just to see if things change over the next few months.
If I worded that weird, its been a while since I used statistical terminology.
Please note that I recorded these numbers very nan-nonchalantly, so don’t kill me if I’m off somehow. In fact, anyone has anything to add to this, please let me know!