At the beginning of April Google+ removed the option to + a page, you can now follow or nothing. Personally we think this is a good move, the + was a bit of a halfway house. (But it was also a way to say you like something without having to receive updates…)
Anyway. Now it seems Google counters have all decided to show different numbers.
The widget is showing the circles and +s figure, and for some reason there is a difference in the Followers number displayed on the dashboard and on the actual page.
Hopefully this will get fixed soon.
By: Lindsay Butler+