While this might not be rocket science to everyone else, it definitely was to me. Since starting my blog, I have been joining sites to follow through Google Friend Connect. I was doing this in hopes that I could keep track of the ones I have joined so I could go back and visit them later. That is the purpose of joining a site, right?
I went back through my settings (by clicking the “options”/”view settings” link on my GFC straight from my site) to find the sites I have joined and was unhappy when I could only view the top 50 in alphabetical order. That certainly wasn’t my goal, so I proceeded on to the Help Forum only to find out that it had been closed down for this particular product.
I decided to spend some time on Saturday researching this and actually found a way that you can view all of the sites you have joined in Google Friend Connect. I was ecstatic and I thought it was important enough to share in case there are any other people looking for this information.
*This isformation is for accounts that have a custom domain. For instance, I use @midwesternmoms.com as my email address through gmail. If you have a regular @gmail.com account, please view the updated instructions below.
Step 1: Login to your Google Account with your email and password.
Step 2: Under the “Personal Settings” section at the top click the link beside “Dashboard” that says “View data stored with this account.”
Step 3: Scroll down to “Friend Connect” and click the link that says “Sites I’ve Joined.”
Here you can find an entire listing of the sites you have joined! Not just the top 50 in alphabetical order like you can preview in your GFC settings. Hint: If you bookmark it, you can directly visit that page later if you are signed into your account.
*For users using @gmail.com accounts. (Updated 7/28/11)
Step 1: Login to Google Accounts (using the link above)
Step 2: There is a link at the bottom of the page that says “View the previous version of the Google Accounts Screen.” Click this.
Step 3: Proceed with Steps 2 & 3 above. Beside “Dashboard” choose the link that says “View data stored with this account.” Then choose your Google Friend Connect and view the sites you’ve joined.
Thanks for reading! Please comment if you have any other tips.