Use Google Plus Ripples To Track Your Google +1s

Ever wondered if you could see who shares your Google Plus updates or how far it reaches. You can see who +1s your post very easily below the post but you don’t know how far your Google Plus google plus ripplesposts are shared or how far your updates are actually spread if you are not tagged. Well, Google’s very own Google Plus Ripples has the solution for you.

Google really has come up with the ideal name for this product. Google Plus Ripples basically tracks your post in your inner circles as well as outer circles. It gives you a diagrammatic view of how your Google Plus update has been shared. The only disadvantage about using Google Plus Ripples is you can only see the public shares. You won’t be able to see the updates that have shared privately or within some communities.

How to use Google Plus Ripples ?

Google Plus Ripples is very simple to use. All you have to do is go to Google+ Ripples and paste the link of the post or article in the url space and the ripple of that update will be shown to you.

You get to see who shared the post, who re-shared from your link and how many people it has reached. By reached, I mean you won’t be able to see who saw your post or who clicked your link, only those who shared. Still, if someone loves your post and shares it that equally means that the post has reached him/her.


Another great feature of using the Google Plus Ripples is you can observe the spread of a particular post. There is a scroll below the diagram. When you  move the scroll bar from left to right you can actually see how your update got shared around.

Why you should use Google Plus Ripples ?

Now that you know how to use Google Plus Ripples, let’s move on to why you should use this. Blogging requires studying audience and you need tools to study the audience that you have. Google Plus Ripples is as good as you get. Not only you get to see who shared your updates but you also get to see how your posts or updates got shared over a specific span of time.

Targeting key audience is the key to success in blogging and selling your own products or being a successful affiliate marketer and this is where Google Plus Ripples can really help.

Over to You. What do you think about Google Plus Ripples ? Share your views with us by dropping off a comment.

Author: Lahaul Seth

A programmer and a web developer, he is the founder of Lion Blogger. His main hobbies are web design & development and providing writing services to clients.

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  1. For some reason this doesn’t work for me, it shows ‘view post activity’ etc, but not ripple?! 🙁 Any thoughts on what I could be doing wrong??

    Blair Pettrey

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  2. Now that is a nice tool. Facebook graph is cool but then this one is really out of this world.
    Heading over to that Google ripples link to check out some of my shares.
    Thanks for making me aware of a wonderful tool.

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  3. Its neat to see the impact your G+ posts can make with this tool – didn’t know this before – very cool!

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  4. I like the fact that you can use this tool and literally see ever effect that your update has on people, where it’s went, and who’s interacted on it. Love this tool!

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  5. this looks like its going to prove very useful, when was this G+ ripples released, how did I miss it?

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  6. Google Plus is having lots of good stuff for bloggers and regular users but why this platform is not gaining as much exposure like Facebook. and One more thing about this post what URL i have to place in the box for getting the results- Article URL or Google Plus Share Post URL because it is not showing any thing by adding my Article URL…

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    • I depends on what url you have +1d publicly. If you have shared the article url then you have to paste the article url. If you have used some kind of url shoretener and then shared that url , then you have to paste that url. Hope this helps.

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      • @Lahual thanks for yu time an valuable comment but during sharing of our article on Google + we just put URL of our article it may b a shorter URL or it may be a URL that is created by us. But Google+ fetch data from our blog ans in sharing box we found our article description with thumbnail images. After this we can remove URL from and can write little description on article and then publish it. Is it matters that using of short URL or Our URL for sharing and make it more visible to others?

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  7. This is a new twist on google. I will check into it and let you know how it works for me. You are right that this could be used as a tool to help me study my audience.

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  8. Lahaul, Thanks for this information. Google Plus Ripples could really help you know your article performance and areas where you need improvements.
    It would be better if Google had a way of adding more detailed tracking to it so one would be able to know those who saw and clicked on the links of one’s articles.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Efoghor. It sure will be better for us if we get more details on the shares we get.

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