How to know the list of people who gave a Google Plus One (+1) to the website. The Facebook likes people list are displayed when clicking the like count button, but +1 doesn't displays any user IDs that gave a plus? Any ideas?

  • Do you want to know for your own website, or the list of other people on a general site you don't control? Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 13:11
  • What about both of them. The priority is for my own site Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 13:15
  • Google Analytics gives you counts, but not details.
    – ale
    Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 15:29
  • Not an answer to the "my site +1's", but for a Google+ Post, you can click on the "People who +1'd this" link to get the list. (It's the link under the +1 icon that is the current number of +1s.)
    – Mufasa
    Commented Nov 7, 2011 at 17:00
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    @BusinessInelligence Blogs posts in the Blogger admin pages list +1s for posts that have been liked. Clicking on the +1 link sometimes reveal name of the person who +1-ed it. It appears that the name shows up only if users have opted to display it through some setting.
    – mvark
    Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 15:12

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I don't think it is possible to determine the identities of the people who gave a Google +1 to a website or URL, whether on your own website or one that you don't control. This wasn't announced until 27 Jun 2012 by Google, a long time after you asked your question! Now Google policy seems quite explicit (emphasis mine):

Publishers may not attempt to discover the identity of a Google+ button user unless the user consents to share his or her identity with the Publisher via a Google-approved authorization procedure. This prohibition includes identifying users by correlating Google+ button reporting data from Google with Publisher data.

For the avoidance of doubt, this prohibition includes, but is not limited to, any use of pixels, cookies, or other methods to recognize users’ clicks on a Google+ button... Publishers may not direct users to click a Google+ button for purposes of misleading users...

I don't know what Google-approved authorization procedure is referred to in the first sentence.


I'm not sure how this will be accomplished, other than by web crawlers, but Google sounds like they are serious about it:

Google may analyze Publishers' use of a Google+ button to ensure Publishers’ compliance with these policies and to facilitate Google’s development of Google+ Buttons.

Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools

Yes, it is true that you can get aggregated Google +1 activity data on your own websites from Google Analytics. The same is true for Google Webmaster Tools, for your own site or others:

Google Webmaster Tools reports on all +1 interactions for your content, regardless of whether the interaction occurs on your own domain, or on a search result listing.

However, Google Webmaster Tools also aggregates reports on +1 activity related to your content, so no further detail can be determined.

Blogger and other social sharing

As @mvark mentioned, on a Blogger blog, if one is the owner, the admin panel displays how many +1's were given to each post (URL). Sometimes the person's identity is disclosed. That seems to be dependent on a variety of factors that include

  • Designating that one's Google+ activity on non-Google and Google sites be publicly visible. This setting is in the user permissions page for one's own Google account; and
  • Possibly if one has some form of Google+ circles relationship with another user who has +1'd that same URL. I have noticed this on non-Blogger websites as well.


Here is a very recent page, from 29 October 2012, Google Developers, about Social Tracking. It has new information about Google+ tracking as well as Twitter and Facebook likes and un-likes. There is also a new Google+ private beta program, that might allow you to do what you requested, but I'm not sure who is eligible to participate in it.


There is no way you can get that,Google+ will give you the count but not the list of people with link to there Google+ Profiles.


You can find out with Google Analytics "Network Referrals". It includes "Social User Handle " and "User Profile URL".

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