While I was researching another blog post, I needed to dig up the list of websites I’ve +1’ed using Google+ over the years. After 45 minutes of searching, I’m now writing a blog post to help anyone else struggling to answer the question:
“Where can I find the list of sites I’ve +1’ed in Google+?”
I knew I’d seen it somewhere before. But do you think I could find it when I needed it? Of course not…
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been clicking yourself into circles, thinking the same thing I was for three-quarters of an hour… “I know I’ve seen it somewhere before. But where!?”
The problem is that your Google+ profile now looks different. The layout is different, and the tab that you would normally have clicked on that displays the list of sites you’ve +1’ed (and pretty much all the other tabs) are no longer there.
No, you’re not going crazy – the tabs have simply disappeared!
Let’s start by looking at your Google+ profile. From any page on Google, click on your avatar in the top right, then click on the Google+ Profile link. You can also just click on the following link:
This is the new Google+ profile layout. You probably remember a list of tabs underneath the banner, which included the list of websites you’ve +1’ed. And you’d be right – this is what it looked like before the update:
So after pulling my hair out for the better part of an hour, I finally found how to access those tabs again. Here’s how:
First, go to the Google+ settings page: https://plus.google.com/settings
Under the General heading at the top is the option: “Can’t find a certain setting? Try switching to classic G+”
Now, use the pulldown menu at the top left to click through to your profile, and you should see your old style Google+ profile.
Note, you can’t click through to your profile using the top right avatar menu – if you do, you revert back to the new Google+ profile layout.
To simplify matters, if you just want a simple link to click on, use this:
And if you just want a link directly to your list of +1’ed websites, this is it:
One final note, your list of +1’ed websites doesn’t need to be public. You have the option to keep the list private from within the Google+ settings page:
With the option is switched off, the list becomes hidden from your followers, but the tab will always be available to you.
I sincerely hope this has helped someone! Comment below to let me know, and don’t forget to follow WP Secured on Google+.