Google+ is the most trending social networking website we know. It is increasing day by day. There is a lot of SEO benefit if you/your-page are connected with other Google+ users. There may have some aplications those need google+ users’ profile ID to send message, friend request, invite to circle etc. All users are identified by its unique ID. If you know any user’s ID you can get his some public information very easily by using some google API. I had a question , how can I get all google+ user’s profile ID. I did not get the answer anywhere. I had an idea to search that. Users’ profile page is public by default and it is being indexed in search engine. So there must have an open url to get all Google+ profile page urls.
Today I was studying about robots.txt. You must know what robots.txt is. I was testing how big websites wrote their robots.txt. We know all websites keep this robots.txt in the site-root/home directory as example http://example.com/robots.txt. You can open this file from any modern website. I was testing that. http://facebook.com/robots.txt , http://yahoo.com/robots.txt , http://www.bing.com/robots.txt , http://youtube.com/robots.txt . And finally when I open http://google.com/robots.txt I found a strange thing I think. At the bottom of the file I found Sitemap: http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/profiles-sitemap.xml . Go to this url http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/profiles-sitemap.xml , You will see a list of Google+ profile sitemaps url.
http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-00000000.txt http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-00000001.txt http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-00000002.txt ............. ............. http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-00000003.txt http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-00000004.txt http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-00000005.txt
All URLs of this xml file contain all google+ users profile ID and URLs. I opened one of theme http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-00000000.txt and got thousands of google+ users profile ID.
https://plus.google.com/115760104876378620585 https://profiles.google.com/111586703185561240147 https://profiles.google.com/108497436135929981575 https://plus.google.com/117542332619869904786 https://plus.google.com/107806497307879005253 https://plus.google.com/116762862044268641152 https://plus.google.com/109312890118189207998 ............. ............. ............. https://profiles.google.com/104996531949314530238 https://plus.google.com/113597236058577536811 https://plus.google.com/103189224292074138389 https://plus.google.com/112680408234506135372 https://plus.google.com/105053403497479777398 https://plus.google.com/117606129747720141056 https://plus.google.com/114067282987478714800
These profile ID may be used for some kind of internet marketing. Some intelligent programmer may use these IDs for there their smart social media marketing applications. I don’t know how this URLs may be helpful. If any body know the benefit of it please tell me by writing a comment on this post. If anybody can use these profile IDs in any smart way please share that.
— Md Jahidul Islam (@oneTarek) September 6, 2012
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